Click on Courses to find all the AMS undergraduate classes offered in Fall 2018.
AMS: What We Teach
Courses in the department of Ancient Mediterranean Studies cover every aspect of life in ancient Greece and Rome, as well as other civilizations in the ancient and medieval Mediterranean and Near East. They come in four varieties:
• Classical Humanities (ClHum): These courses are taught in English, and include topics like ancient literature, history, philosophy, religion, and mythology.
• Art History and Archaeology (ArHA): These courses are taught in English, and include topics like Greek and Roman art and architecture, methods of archaeology, and other aspects of the material culture of the ancient world.
• Latin: These courses teach you to read the language of the ancient Romans; here you’ll encounter authors like Cicero, Vergil, Catullus, and Augustine in their original language.
• Greek: These courses teach you to read the language of the ancient Greeks; here you’ll encounter authors like Homer, Herodotus, Sophocles, and Sappho in their original language.
What Can AMS Do For Me?
Courses in our department satisfy a wide range of requirements. Here are a few of the ways AMS can help you towards graduation:
• Foreign Language: All Greek and Latin courses count towards the Foreign Language Requirement. To satisfy the requirement complete, take Greek or Latin 1100, 1200, and 2000.
• Humanities and Fine Arts: All of our ClHum and ArHA courses satisfy the Humanities and Fine Arts distribution requirement; you need 12 hours in this area to graduate.
• Writing Intensive: We offer Writing Intensive courses every semester; this fall, check out Byzantine and Islamic Art and Archaeology, Ancient World on Film, or The Classical Tradition.
• Honors: Many of our ClHum and ArHA courses, and all of our Greek and Latin courses, can be taken for Honors credit.
• Online: We teach self-paced online courses every semester. This fall, consider starting Greek and Roman Epic or Ancient World on Film.