Classics

B.A.
B.G.S.
Minor

Overview: 

Classics is the integrated study of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations — their languages, literature, and artistic and archaeological remains. The Wilcox Museum, run by the department, and almost as old as KU itself, is home to plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture and Greek and Roman antiquities.

In addition to training you in the classical languages of Greek and Latin, faculty will introduce you to a range of work in literary criticism and cultural studies. Archaeology and ancient art, ancient theatre, mythology, women's history, Greek and Roman humor, cultural exchange across the Mediterranean, the translation of Greek and Latin poetry, and the history of slavery, sexuality and ethnicity in ancient society — it’s all here.

Career options: 

Two undergraduate tracks — Classical Antiquity and Classical Languages — prepare you for careers in fields like archaeology, education, museum studies, library science, and for further study in subjects like history, or even law school.

The University Career Center has more information on careers to look for after you earn your degree in Classical Antiquity or Classical Languages.

 


Classics Program

http://classics.ku.edu/
classics@ku.edu
785-864-3153
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Advisor name: 
Dr. Pamela Gordon
Advisor title: 
Professor of Classics
Advisor email: 
pgordon@ku.edu
Advisor name: 
Dr. Michael Shaw
Advisor title: 
Associate Professor of Classics
Advisor email: 
mhshaw@ku.edu
Advisor name: 
Dr. Philip Stinson
Advisor title: 
Associate Professor of Classics
Advisor email: 
pstinson@ku.edu
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