Why Study Classical Studies at Concordia?
The field of classics is the study of the ancient Mediterranean world, especially the civilizations of Greece and Rome – the fountainhead of the Western experience. As the original interdisciplinary subject, it encompasses an enormous variety of human experience: language, poetry, myth, history, philosophy, religion, archaeology, art, and more.
Join the rising number of students who recognize the importance of studying classical languages. At Concordia, you may satisfy your language requirements with two sections of Latin or Greek.
Whether you are looking for an increased vocabulary or a more complete understanding of medical and scientific language, classical studies will introduce you to the origins of most English, French and Italian words. In fact, Latin is the largest contributor to the English language as source of 90 percent of English words over two syllables.
Classes on classical literature, mythology, archaeology, and history provide models of how differently people at another time and place could go about their lives, offering a unique perspective than is available from just studying the modern world. Stretching your mind by seeing the world in a new way, thinking critically about what you are learning, discussing your ideas, and writing about them (the things you do in Classical Studies classes) provide tangible benefits.
In the classics classrooms, you will be taught by faculty who have dedicated their lives to developing engaging teaching perspectives. You’ll find yourself retracing the origins of Western thought through balanced and compelling lectures and class discussions.
You may join the national honorary classics society Eta Sigma Phi, and travel with faculty to Greece and Italy. Regardless of where you find your niche, our department offers ideal preparation for a multitude of careers including medicine, law, ministry, languages, art, elementary and secondary school teaching, or to attend graduate school in a variety of fields.