The deep past informs our vital present.
Much of Western culture flows from the civilizations that flourished in the Mediterranean before the birth of Christ. From politics to architecture, Western culture bears the stamp of its origins in these ancient societies. Understanding the cultural impact of these civilizations is essential to understanding the current world.
The curriculum for the major in ancient civilization, leading to a bachelor of arts degree, spans art history, Jewish studies, and philosophy, and includes classical languages and literature — you’ll gain a working knowledge of classical Greek, Hebrew, or Latin. Armed with these skills, you’ll draw connections and conclusions that link some of the oldest societies on earth with the most timely and pressing issues facing the modern Western world.