In addition to taking at least three semesters of Latin, our majors have the option of exploring a wide variety of courses using different approaches, including historical (History of the Ancient Mediterranean), literary (Homeric Banquet), archaeological (Pompeii), and artistic (Greek Art History). Some of our courses offer a combined approach (such as our Words and Works of Greece/Rome series, which uses both archaeology and literature to study the past), while others focus more specifically on topics, like mythology (Damn the Gods) or sexuality (Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World). You also can set up an independent study with Max or Susan if we do not already offer a course you want.
The Department offers two courses that fulfill the Language component of the Perspectives on Diversity Requirement, ANCS 112 and 113; six courses that fulfill the International component of the Perspectives on Diversity requirement, ANCS 130, 221, 222, 241, 315 and 371; and seven courses that fulfill the Writing Intensive Requirement, ANCS 155, 241, 350, 351, 356, 357 and 358. The Department also offers Earlham Seminars.