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Trinity’s department of classical studies offers Bachelor of Arts in ancient Mediterranean studies, Greek, Latin, and classical Languages. The department also offers minors in ancient Mediterranean studies, Greek, and Latin. Additionally, students gain educational enrichment through internships, field trips, faculty interactions, events, and other student experiences.
The major in ancient Mediterranean studies (AMS) combines the history, art, culture and literature of the ancient world into a cohesive intellectual enterprise. Because of the major's breadth, courses from a variety of departments count towards the AMS major, making it easy to combine the study of the classical world with another major.
The major in Greek requires completion of the elementary and intermediate sequence of courses (12 hours) or the equivalent in Greek. In addition, 27 hours of courses chosen from those listed under Classics Courses in English, Greek, or Latin, including 12 upper division hours of Greek. (Courses in Latin credited towards the Greek major may also be credited towards the minor in Latin.) The major also requires electives sufficient to total 124 hours.
The major in Latin gives students the opportunity to learn and/or improve their skills and learn about the language and culture. Courses in Greek credited towards the Latin major may also be credited towards the minor in Greek.
The major in classical languages, Greek and Latin, gives students the opportunity to explore both of these ancient languages. The major also consists of Classics courses in English or other modern languages.
The minor in ancient Mediterranean students requires the completion of at least 18 hours of courses chosen from those listed under Classics in English, Greek, or Latin, of which at least 9 hours must be in the upper division. Ancient Mediterranean studies is a minor in ancient culture and does not require a language, although language courses do count toward this degree.
The minor in Greek requires completion of at least 18 hours in Greek, of which at least 6 must be in the upper division. A minimum of 12 hours toward the minor must be completed at Trinity
The minor in Latin requires the completion of at least 18 hours in Latin, of which at least 6 must be in the upper division. A minimum of 12 hours toward the minor must be completed at Trinity.