Welcome to the Classics Program
Southwestern offers Majors in Classics, Latin, and Greek (and a Latin minor and Greek minor).
Classics students engage in an integrative course of study that gives them the flexibility to excel in a variety of careers. Some of our students go on to further study in Classics, but these rigorous majors are parts of a beautiful tapestry that set you up for careers in medicine, law, business, and many others. As a first year Latin student has put it, “Latin is such an integrated part of our language that paideia connections are everywhere, even when we don’t notice them.”
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SU student Katy Nave spent a semester in Athens studying archaeological drawing and other cool aspects of antiquity.
Grave goods recently excavated at Pylos rewrite history
SU Classics professor Hal Haskell comments on Mycenean Palace and Linear B Tablets dating to the 14th cent BCE discovered at Aghios Vassilios, south of Sparta
Advanced Latin student Morgan Gribble ’14 ends up in Rome with the SU Chorale the week a new pope is chosen