Classical Studies

JEANETTE FREGULIA, PH.D.

JEREMY JOHNSON, PH.D.

WILLIAM B. PARSONS JR., PH.D.

ELVIRA RONCALLI, PH.D.

WILLIAM MARK SMILLIE, PH.D.

Mission and Goals

The Classical Studies program operates under the aegis of the Department of Languages and Literature. The program is designed to prepare students with a major/minor concentration for advanced study in the Classics and related fields. The program also serves the needs and interests of a range of students from other majors and from the community at large, for whom the study of Greek or Latin satisfies a personal interest or complements their academic pursuits. The knowledge, discipline, critical thinking and problem solving skills developed through the Classical Studies program are widely applicable and adaptable to the exigencies of an ever changing world; they engender habits of mind and heart well appreciated by a broad spectrum of graduate and professional programs and employers, and promote personal satisfaction, life-long learning, and intellectual and spiritual enlightenment.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Classical Studies program will produce graduates who:

  1. Read, understand, and interpret a classical language
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Greco-Roman culture
  3. Connect with other disciplines and expand knowledge
  4. Develop insight into their own language and culture
  5. Participate in wider communities of language and culture