CLASSICAL STUDIES PROGRAM

Interdivisional

Website: http://classicalstudies.bard.edu

Updated August 15, 2017

 

 

Advising Faculty

 

1.     James Romm (director) Classics

2.     Thomas Bartscherer Humanities

3.     Robert L. Cioffi - Classics

4.     Lauren Curtis Classics (on sabbatical fall 17, leave of absence spring 18)

5.     Richard H. Davis - Religion

6.     Diana H. DePardo-Minsky - Art History

7.     Jay Elliott Philosophy

8.     Rana Saadi Liebert - Classics

9.     Daniel Mendelsohn - Humanities

10.   William Mullen - Classics

 

 

Program Requirements

 

Classics is an interdisciplinary field of study, approaching the study of ancient languages and civilizations from a variety of perspectives. Students concentrating in classics at Bard follow one of three focuses, depending on their particular interests. The Philological Focus involves intensive work in the ancient languages (Greek, Latin, and Sanskrit). The Classical Studies Focus centers on the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome and their influence on later Western culture. The Ancient Studies Focus includes courses on the ancient Middle East, India, or China in addition to ancient Greece and Rome.

 

Classical studies courses are organized into four different areas of concentration:

 

A) Literature/Genre, B) History/Culture, C) Philosophy/Religion/Thought, & D) Art/Architecture.

 

 

Moderation Requirements:

 

The Philological Focus

The Classical Studies Focus

The Ancient Studies Focus

 

1.     Primary Ancient Language

2.     Primary Ancient Language

3.     Classics elective

4.     Classics elective

 

1. Classics elective

2. Classics elective

3. Classics elective

4. Classics elective

 

* Courses should draw from at least 2 different areas of concentration.

 

Four courses in the languages, literature, history, philosophy, art, or religion of the ancient world.

 

 

Graduation Requirements:

 

The Philological Focus

The Classical Studies Focus

The Ancient Studies Focus

 

5.     Primary Ancient Language

6.     Primary Ancient Language

7.     2nd Ancient Language

8.     2nd Ancient Language

9.     Course from area B, C, or D

10.   Classics elective

11.   Senior Project I

12.   Senior Project II

 

5. Classics elective

6. Classics elective

7. Classics elective

8. Classics elective

9. Classics elective

10. Classics elective

11. Senior Project I

12. Senior Project II

 

* 3 areas of concentration should be studied by the time of graduation.

 

Six additional courses and two semesters of Senior Project in the languages, literature, history, philosophy, art, or religion of the ancient world, selected in consultation with the faculty adviser. At least one course should be comparative.