Why Undergraduate Classics?
Over 60 percent of all English words have Greek or Latin roots. In the sciences, it is 90 percent. Latin is also the foundational language for French, Italian, and Spanish, and other Romance languages. So, study of the ancient languages provides students with excellent communication skills for use in any field, including business, law, medicine, journalism, public administration, and so on.
Much of western culture originated in ancient Greece and Rome, including, for example: democracy, science, mathematics, philosophy, drama, and the writing of history. In studying these ancient societies, we learn the foundational concepts and contexts that produced some of the most important triumphs of human civilization.
In addition, the Greco-Roman world has been referred to as the archetypal multiculture. The Roman empire included all the peoples living around the Mediterranean Sea and the widely disparate cultures of not only Europe but also Asia, the Near East, and North Africa. Rome was thus a cultural melting pot, giving us invaluable lessons for today’s society.
Perhaps the best reason to study Classics is the well-trained mind that results. Studying the Classical tradition necessarily involves rigorous training in the languages; immersion in superb literature and art; and sophisticated literary, historical, and philosophical study. Our majors develop the following skills:
- strategic and tactical thinking: the ability to anticipate outcomes from hypothetical situations
- political awareness: an understanding of how power differentials between groups are used to achieve desired outcomes
- critical judgment: the ability to construct a logical argument, identify cause and effect, and spot the difference between rhetoric and substance
There is a reason why students who major in the Classics program of Rutgers University routinely score higher on the GRE and other standardized tests: studying Classics makes you smart.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Word Power
- Medical Terminology
- Ancient Greece
- Greek Civilization
- Roman Civilization
- Greek and Roman Mythology
- 48 months
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DisciplinesLanguage Studies Ancient History General Studies & Classics View 532 other Bachelors in General Studies & Classics in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Online Application
- A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
- Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
- Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
- English Proficiency Examination Requirements
- Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration
International29736 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
National29736 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
In-State12536 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.
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