About the Department
The Department of Classics offers several graduate degrees designed to prepare Latin teachers for secondary school teaching in Massachusetts. An undergraduate program leads to Initial Licensure and graduate tracks for Latin and Classical Humanities in the M.Ed. are overseen by the Graduate College of Education. In addition, we have a Latin track in the M.A. in Applied Linguistics with special focus on linguistics and language acquisition.
The department will also be offering workshops for teachers on topics such as Latin pedagogy, conversational Latin, and the Advanced Placement tests.
In Summer 2012 we again will host the Conventiculum Bostoniense (July 28-Aug.5), a total-immersion week entailing conversation and active Latin. For more information, see http://www.conventiculum.org
Undergraduate students majoring in Classical Studies examine the civilizations of Greece and Rome through a program based mainly on works read in English translation. Courses in Classical Studies (designated Clsics 281, etc.) require no knowledge of Greek or Latin.
The undergraduate major in Classical Languages entails coursework in the original languages of Greek or Latin (designated Grk 211, Lat 101, etc.). This program leads to advanced study of the great literary, historical, and philosophical works of antiquity.
The department also offers minors in both Classical Studies and Classical Languages.