The undergraduate program in Ancient Studies is part of the Center for Ancient Studies. It offers a minor, the chief intent of which is to allow students to do significant and structured interdisciplinary work in ancient studies and to acquire an understanding of several ancient civilizations and the ways in which they are examined and analyzed. The adviser for the minor is responsible for ensuring that each student’s program of study remains coherent and logical, although there is considerable flexibility within the bounds of the requirements. Courses may be selected that deal with different periods and methodological approaches, as well as a variety of geographical areas that the requirements demand. Each student’s course of study is designed on an individual basis, in accordance with his or her needs and interests. A number of CAS departments and programs, as well as institutes and centers, are directly involved in this program: Anthropology, Art History, Classics, Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies, English, Hebrew and Judaic Studies, History, Irish Studies, Linguistics, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, and the Alexander S. Onassis Program in Hellenic Studies.
To request declaration of a minor, CAS students should visit the host department. To request declaration of a cross-school minor, CAS students should complete the online Minor Application available in their Albert Student Center. Students may also use the Minor Application in Albert to request cancellation of a CAS or cross-school minor.