Ancient Mediterranean studies is the study of ancient history and languages, including
Biblical Hebrew, ancient Greek and Latin. The period covered extends from the Paleolithic
Age to the fall of the Roman Empire in the West in A.D. 476. The program’s geographical
boundaries cover the Mediterranean coasts and includes 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.
A minor course of study allows you to complement your major with a broader body of
knowledge. You can pursue your personal passion and academic interests while still
fulfilling the requirements of your major discipline. Enhance your resume and transcript
and make yourself a more marketable job candidate by building your knowledge base
and broadening your educational experience.