Bachelor of Arts in Classics

  • Overview

    The major in classics is rooted in both the study of Greek and Latin languages and the liberal arts, the latter of which is a central component of the College’s Catholic tradition.

    The classics department provides comprehensive offerings at the intermediate and advanced level in all major classical authors, culminating in capstone 400-level courses in Virgil and Homer. It prepares students for graduate study in classics and in core liberal arts programs such as philosophy, theology, history and English—disciplines that often require a strong classical language background. In conjunction with a minor in Secondary Education, the Latin major also provides the necessary preparation for teaching Latin in high school.

     

    At a Glance

    • The range of literature studied is wide: drama, poetry, history, philosophy, politics, ancient medicine, and oratory.
    • Discussion of classical works enhances understanding of contemporary issues.
    • Courses are strongly language-oriented and require close readings in Latin and Greek of the authors studied. 

     

  • Curriculum

    The major in classics requires six courses in Latin beyond the introductory level, one of which must be the capstone Virgil course, and two courses in Greek at the intermediate level.

     

    The minor in classics is available and consists of any five courses in Latin, Greek, or classical art and archeology, one of which must be at the 300 level.

  • Some of our faculty

    • Michelle Tucci

      BA, University of Southern Maine


    • Philip Thibault

      BA, University of Southern Maine

    • Louise Rochette

      Assistant Professor of French

      MSEd, C.W. Post College
      BA, Saint Joseph’s College

    Michelle Tucci

    BA, University of Southern Maine


    Philip Thibault

    BA, University of Southern Maine

    Louise Rochette

    Assistant Professor of French

    MSEd, C.W. Post College
    BA, Saint Joseph’s College

  • Career Moves

    From education to the arts and from government to law, the opportunities for students of classics are vast.