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Classical Civilizations, B.A.

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  • 48 months
Spokane, WA, United States
The Department of Classical Civilizations is one of the oldest academic departments at Gonzaga University and explores the human experience in antiquity and how the achievements of the distant past have shaped the modern world.
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Combining the study of ancient languages (Latin, Greek) and contemporary societies, the program provides a strong understanding of – and appreciation for – the classical world’s rich influence on the cultures and heritage of Western civilization. Courses study the history, material culture, mores and values of ancient civilizations, while classroom discussions challenge you to apply this knowledge to issues relevant today.

By examining the languages and ethnically diverse societies of the past, the program expands your global perspective, preparing you for careers in a world that is increasingly multicultural and interdependent. Our graduates are well-positioned for professions in fields such as politics, ethics, business, law, sciences and education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Latin
  • Republican Latin Prose Authors
  • Virgil
  • Medieval Latin
  • The Ancient City
  • Greek Archaeology
  • Athens in the 5th Century BC
  • Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World
  • The Roman Republic
  • The Roman Empire
  • History of Ancient Philosophy
  • The Ancient City

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • The department of Classical Civilizations offers a Bachelor of Arts degree and a minor.
  • Students who elect to pursue a major degree in this program must choose a focus in either Latin or Greco-Roman Civilization.
  • Participating students are thus required to complete a balanced curriculum divided between the study of ancient languages (Latin, Greek) and their contemporary societies.
  • The program’s courses are by nature interdisciplinary, with application to the sciences, art, theater, literature, philosophy, religion, politics, and government. Moreover, through addressing relevant issues of gender, ethnicity, 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1350 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1350 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1350 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spokane

  • 880 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

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