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Mount Holyoke College

Bachelor On Campus
48 months
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54400 USD/year
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The department offers four majors: classics, Greek, Latin, and ancient studies. A Bachelor in Classics from Mount Holyoke College combines the study of both ancient Greek and Latin with courses in ancient history, art, philosophy, politics or religion.

Overview

 A Bachelor in Classics from Mount Holyoke College means to study the ancient Greek and Latin as well as the literature, history, and culture of the ancient Greek and Romans throughout the Mediterranean world from about the eighth century BCE to the fifth century of our own era (c. 476 CE). 

The department offers four majors related to the ancient Mediterranean: 

  • classics (emphasizing the ancient languages)
  • ancient studies (interdisciplinary)
  •  Greek
  •  Latin

 Both Greek and Latin can be used to satisfy the language requirement, and they are often required for graduate degrees. “But,” you say, “they are dead languages!” Hardly. English is filled with Latinate words, and Greek is the basis of most scientific terminology. 

Furthermore, as long as people read Homer, Plato, Greek tragedy, the New Testament, Catullus, Virgil, Ovid, and Tacitus—to mention just some of the greatest hits in Greek and Latin—these ancient languages remain very much alive.So, too, literary genres (such as epic poetry, tragedy, and history), political institutions and ideals (such as democracy and free speech), as well as principles of philosophy and science are all part of the rich legacy that the ancient Greeks and Romans handed down to western Europe.Nor do you have to learn Greek and Latin to study classics. The department offers courses whose readings are entirely in English as well as those that require the study of an ancient language. You can also find courses related to classics in the departments of art history, history, philosophy, politics, and religion.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Cleopatra: "The Not Humble Woman"
  • Gods and Mortals: Ancient Greek and Roman Myth
  • Greek Tragedy, American Drama, and Film
  • Athenian Democracy and Its Foes
  • Ancient Rome
  • Knowing God
  • Politics and Greek Tragedy
  • Socrates Against the Sophists
  • Independent Study

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Mount Holyoke Writing Supplement (optional)
  • Secondary School Report, including official high school transcript
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Evaluation Forms (from core academic courses)
  • Midyear Report (due February 15, as applicable)*
  • Standardized Test Scores (optional)
  • Art Supplement (optional)
  • English Proficiency Requirements for non-native English speakers
  • Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)
  • Interview (optional, but strongly encouraged)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    54400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

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