The Ancient Mediterranean Studies Program offers concentrations in Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Latin, Greek, and Classical Languages. 

AMS  (including Archaeology majors) must have 24 hours of AMS courses 

  • 6-9 hours in courses at the 1000-2000 levels 

  • 15-18 hours in courses at the 3000-level or above 

  • Latin or Greek language courses numbered 4300 or above may be used to replace up to 2 required Classical Humanities courses 

Latin 

  • Latin 1100, 1200, 2000 (which also may be used to satisfy the foreign language requirement in the College of Arts and Science) 

  • Latin 4300 (Latin Poetry) 

  • 9 additional hours of upper-level Latin (Latin 4350 or above) 

  • 9 hours in Classical Humanities courses at the 2000-level or above 

Greek 

  • Greek 1100, 1200, 2000 (which also may be used to satisfy the foreign language requirement in the College of Arts and Science) 

  • Greek 4300 

  • 9 additional hours of upper-level Greek (4350 or above) 

  • 9 hours in Classical Humanities courses at the 2000-level or above 

Classical Languages 

  • Latin OR Greek 1100, 1200, 2000 (which also may be used to satisfy the foreign language requirement in the College of Arts and Science): this is the "primary language" 

  • 6 hours in 4000-level courses in the primary language (i.e., 4300 and one more) 

  • courses through the 4300 level (i.e., 4 semesters) in the OTHER language (Latin or Greek) 

  • 9 hours in Classical Humanities courses at the 2000-level or above 

Learning Objectives: 

In the course of their degree, all AMS majors achieve an integrated knowledge of: 

  • The primary political, social, and military events and developments in the ancient Greek and Roman world; 

  • The intellectual, cultural, archaeological, and literary touchstones of the ancient Greek and Roman world; 

  • How the ancient world has influenced, and continues to influence, later cultures. 

Students who study Latin, Greek, or Classical Languages also master: 

  • The grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the Greek and/or Latin languages, for reading and writing; 

  • The distinguishing characteristics of the various styles of the poets and prose writers active during various literary periods; 

  • The fundamental structural elements common to all languages. 

By the time of graduation, all AMS majors are able: 

  • To read critically texts and literature about the ancient Greek and Roman world. 

  • To analyze and synthesize the relevant literature and design inquiries about it. 

  • To conduct undergraduate-level research into the archaeology, literature, and culture of the ancient Greek and Roman world. 

  • To write and speak well about the content of Ancient Mediterranean Studies and their own research. 

  • To analyze and construct sophisticated arguments and to evaluate the validity and reasonableness of evidence drawn from literature and material culture. 

  • To integrate and apply to the contemporary world the histories, philosophies, material culture, stories, and rhetoric of the classical world, and to communicate their abiding importance effectively to both professional and lay audiences. 

In addition, all AMS majors have the opportunities to read and translate central Greek and Latin texts, study Greek and Roman archaeology and material culture, and to identify the resources that will help them interpret other texts and cultures.