Welcome to the Classics Department! We are happy you have decided to pursue a concentration in Classics, and we look forward to getting to know each of you over the next two years. Please take a look around the website and be sure you know where to find information on the requirements of your particular track within the department, important dates and deadlines, library resources for Classicists, and travel opportunities – and check in regularly to learn more about the activities and news of our students, faculty, and alumni. If you have questions at any point, please be in touch with our Undergraduate Coordinator, Jill Arbeiter, or with the Departmental Representative, Professor Andrew Ford.
Your studies in your junior year will be anchored by the department’s majors seminar. The goals of the majors seminar are fourfold:
- to help you explore a range of topics and methodologies of study within Classics
- to introduce you to faculty members in the Department and the range of their expertise and research interests
- to help you develop strategies for research and writing your independent work
- to foster community among incoming concentrators
Independent Work Guide
Sight translation from Greek or Latin. This examination is given in the beginning and end of the junior year; it will be graded pass/D/fail.