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Classics

Classics, the study of the languages, literature, and culture of Classical Antiquity, enables the student to understand and appreciate those intellectual and artistic works of enduring significance that continue to be a major influence on the modern world.  Although a traditional major in Classics is not currently available, strong and motivated students may construct a self-designed major in 'Classical Studies' by taking the Latin courses available at Manhattanville, adding to these related courses in Classics from other departments, and combining these with a semester of cooperative study at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Oxford, England.  (Cooperative study abroad programs require special application and approval; interested students should see the Study Abroad Advisor.)  Students interested in a self-designed major in Classical Studies should consult with the head of the Classics department at their earliest possible convenience.  All self-designed majors must be approved by the Board on Academic Standards.