Interest in Classics is currently enjoying a renaissance, thanks in part to modern fictional characters such as Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, whose creators were inspired by the classical past.
Behind this literary phenomenon are compelling academic reasons to study Classics. Students in the Classics department can learn how to read Classical and Medieval Latin, Classical and koine (New Testament) Greek, and Biblical Hebrew. They study the civilizations that were foundational for the Western world in literature from Homer to Boethius, law, medicine, architecture, science, history, religion, theater, the fine arts, and much more. The interdisciplinarity inherent in the study of the Classical world enables students to gain a broad base of knowledge and critical thinking skills, which are excellent preparation for the current labor market as well as for lifetime learning.
We offer our students the advantages of a private setting in the public sphere through individualized attention, a rigorous curriculum, multiple opportunities for study abroad, an active program of undergraduate research, and a committed faculty engaged in outreach, teaching and research.
Learning goes beyond the classroom, whether students are involved in Latin teaching internships in local schools, in peer tutoring for Latin and Greek students, in undergraduate research, or in investigating local historical and environmental issues through the Ancient Gardens/Archaeology Club.
We welcome visits from prospective students, and invite you to sit in on a class, meet current Classics students, and discuss the Classics program at UNC Asheville with members of the faculty.
Artisans and Craft in Ancient Etruria
A Symposium in Honor of Dr.Nancy De Grummond
June 23, 2013
List of Speakers