New Minor Available: Classics
The Classics Minor is an exploration of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. This study includes the languages, history, laws, literature, philosophy, art, archeology, and religions from Mycenaean Greece to the fall of Rome. The Classics minor is for any student interested in a liberal education rooted in the liberal arts, which were born in ancient Greece and developed in ancient Rome. This minor is concerned not primarily with the acquisition of technical skill—job training—but with the permanent questions that animate the liberal arts and which were raised so memorably by the ancient Greeks and Romans, questions like, What is good? What is Just? What is beauty? What is true? This Classics minor is for the student who desires a liberal arts education, not primarily as a credential, but as a basis for a life well-lived and a lifetime of liberal learning.