Study the past to open doors to the future

One of the most prestigious degrees at the University of Arizona, Classics boasts a high number of top-performing graduates. The field of Classics examines the languages, literatures, cultures, art, history, religion, and material remains of the ancient Mediterranean world and their ongoing global impact.

The University of Arizona offers the B.A. in Classics with options in Classical Civilization, Greek, or Latin. Its premier M.A. in Classics offers emphases in Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Classical Philology, Latin Pedagogy, or Latin Philology. Students may also earn Secondary School Latin Teaching Certification through the College of Education.

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Dr. Courtney Friesen is conducting a study abroad in Orvieto for Summer 2017. You will be able to take the courses: RELI 280 - Introduction to the New Testament: History, Religion, and  Literature (Gen Ed Tier 2 Humanities)  CLAS/RELI 306 - The...
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During the summer of 2016, University of Arizona Classics faculty and graduate students, along with other archeologists on their international team, excavated human bones at a sacrificial altar to Zeus on Mount Lykaion in Greece. The team believes...
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Six Graduate Students from U of A Classics will present at CAMWS in Kitchener, Ontario (University of Waterloo) April 6-8, 2017. CAMWS (Classical Association of the Middle, West, and South) is one of the premier professional organizations in the...
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5:30pm @ The University of Arizona Poetry Center Lecture by David Gilman Romano & Mary E. Voyatzis (with Arum Park & Courtney Friesen) DEAN’S RECEPTION TO FOLLOW During the summer of 2016, University of Arizona Classics faculty and graduate...
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An insatiable curiosity about all things human and cosmic drove Thomas D. Worthen’s life. In the 1950s he entered the academy at Cal Tech as an avid student of astronomy and physics (he also played on the football team there), and following a...
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Please join us for the upcoming Tucson Humanities Festival, October 10-17. All event information can be found on the festival’s website, humanitiesfestival.arizona.edu. All events will be at the UA Poetry Center (http://poetry.arizona.edu), unless...
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Funding is available to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Classics and Religious Studies courses offered in Orvieto, Italy in Summer 2017. The full list of eligible courses is below. This funding can cover all expenses related to study...
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