Classical Civilization

College of Arts and Sciences

203 Shatzel Hall, 419-372-2667

A degree in Classical Civilizations offers students the wealth and richness that the ancient Greek and Roman worlds produced as well as an opportunity to develop transferable skills in a range of areas. Students learn the 21st century skills the workforce demands, including how to become problem-solvers and critical thinkers who can analyze information, draw conclusions, see different sides of an argument, and persuasively communicate. They learn to collaborate, to have a greater awareness of themselves and of the world, and to embrace ambiguity, diversity, and difference. Majors build sound arguments and conduct independent research. These skills equip students to find a meaningful career and to lead meaningful lives. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in classical civilization are expected to:

  • Critically read, imagine, and interpret Roman literature in English translation;
  • Demonstrate competence in at least two aspects of classical antiquity, such as history, philosophy, art, or literature;
  • Apply the question—how do we know what we know?—when imagining ancient texts and cultures and in evaluating issues of current concern;
  • Demonstrate ability to critique secondary literature on the ancient world;
  • Use resources available for study of the ancient world in articulating the influence and relevance that antiquity has for us today;
  • Communicate logically and effectively, both orally and in writing.

Major, Bachelor of Arts (30 hours) - minor required - Fall 2020 course requirements

Minor (21 hours)
Choose any of the courses listed for the Classical Civilization major.