Greek and Roman Studies

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About Us Christine
Christine Brown '14, a student of Classical Greek, helps out at the Major/Minors Fair. 

 The Greeks and Romans carried their ideas from Britain to Sudan and from Portugal to Iran, fusing indigenous traditions with their own, thereby creating a remarkably diverse and yet culturally distinct world. The western imagination is rooted in this foundation, historically providing inspiration in all aspects of life, including language, literature, law, art, architecture, politics, philosophy, music, and theater, as well as notions of nationality, gender, and race.

Greek and Roman Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with linguistic skills through the study of the Greek and Latin languages, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of Greece and Rome. Students will be prepared to further their interests in language, literature, and history at the postgraduate level, whether in this field or others, including medicine, education, law, public service, journalism, publishing, library science, theology, and more. See what our alumni are doing.

A Major and Minor are offered. Students intending to major or minor in GRS should consult with the Director to determine the best course plan for their needs and time, since not all courses are offered each semester. Only courses in which students earn a "C" or higher may be included in the major or minor. Study abroad and archaeological field work opportunities are available and strongly encouraged. Some requirements may be satisfied abroad. Approved study abroad programs include: The College Year in Athens, Arcadia in Greece, Bilkent University in Turkey, Summer Session at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and the American University in Rome.


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