The Department of Classics offers courses in Greek and Latin languages and classical literature, as well as ancient history and other aspects of classical culture and life. The department acquaints students with the cultural achievements of the classical world that have served as the basis for Western society.
The study of classical antiquity can serve as a strong base for a liberal arts education, and can be a rewarding supplement to any field, regardless of the student’s eventual career goals. A major or minor in classics can especially enrich programs in law, medicine, philosophy, religion and history.
Date posted: June 19th, 2015
5 questions with…Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities Director Peter Knox
JUNE 19, 2015
After completing his undergraduate degree in English and Classics at Harvard University, Peter Knox was ready to follow in his father’s footsteps and become an attorney. But before he headed off to law school, Knox learned he’d been awarded a fellowship—one he hadn’t even applied for—to study for a year in Europe, spending a term at Cambridge University and traveling around Greece and Italy. […Read more]
Date posted: May 14th, 2015
The Department Office will be open during June and July at the hours listed below:
Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Friday, 8:30am – 3:00pm
*Closed M-F 12:30pm – 1:00pm for lunch […Read more]
Date posted: April 23rd, 2015
Date posted: April 14th, 2015
The Department of Classics would like to congratulate the following majors, minors and graduate students for receiving the 2015 departmental awards!
|Ricardo Apostol||Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am – 10:30am|
|Florin Berindeanu||Wednesdays and Fridays 11am – 1pm|
Tuesdays and Fridays 10am – 11am
Wednesdays 1pm – 2pm
|Paul Iversen||On Leave|
|Peter Knox||Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30pm – 3:30pm|
|Jenifer Neils||By Appointment Only|
|Rachel Sternberg||Thursdays 3pm – 4pm|
|Timothy Wutrich||Wednesdays 3:15pm – 5:15pm|
Any students who would like to meet with faculty members outside of their posted office hours should email the faculty member directly to set up an appointment.
Nicholas Kristof defends the study of humanities in his New York Times article, “Starving for Wisdom.”
Applications for the Fall 2015 Graduate Certificate Program in Classics at CWRU are now being accepted. For more information please visit the Graduate Certificate Program Website.