Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies Option
Description of the major
This major is concerned with the civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean world, including the ancient Greeks, Romans, and the peoples of Egypt and the Near East. The study of these civilizations includes their languages and literatures, history and politics, religion and mythologies, philosophies, and material culture.The Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies option is suitable for students interested in a broadly interdisciplinary study of the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean. This option does not require study of language, although students are encouraged to study the appropriate ancient languages. All students in the major are particularly encouraged to participate in one of the Penn State Education Abroad Programs and/or archaeological field schools in the Mediterranean area.