The Ancient Mediterranean Studies minor includes the study of ancient history and languages, including Biblical Hebrew, ancient Greek and Latin. The period covered extends from the Paleolithic to the fall of the Roman Empire in the West in A.D. 476, and the field’s geographical boundaries cover the coasts of the Mediterranean and the civilizations which arose in the Mediterranean hinterlands.
The disciplines concerned with the Ancient Mediterranean have formed the core of the Western liberal arts for centuries.
The Ancient Mediterranean Studies minor incorporates courses drawn from the Anthropology, Art History, English, Foreign Languages, Geography, History, Jewish Studies, Philosophy, and Religious Studies programs, offering students an opportunity to specialize in the disciplines of antiquity. The Ancient Mediterranean Studies minor helps students majoring in various fields to focus their interests and gives coherence to their programs.
Trained to integrate the past with the present, students of antiquity are found not only in their traditional havens-universities, museums, archaeological projects, and research centers-but also as valuable team members in such diverse fields as international business, public educational programs, documentary filmmaking, publishing, marketing, mass communications, medicine, and the law.