Extended study of Greek and Latin stretches students’ analytical skills and deepens their knowledge of key ancient authors. Students develop critical and imaginative thinking by working with and writing about ancient material. By studying the classics, student are well prepared not only for many other courses of study but also for a wide range of
The Classics program at the Reed College is at the heart of the academic program. All first-year students at take Humanities 110, an intensive yearlong course on the ancient Mediterranean world. The classics program builds on Hum 110, and students take courses on history and archaeology, mythology, literary theory, mythology, and ancient philosophy, ancient religions, ancient art, and Greek and Latin language and literature.
During their junior year, all classics majors complete a junior qualifying exam—including a 20-page research paper in a Latin, Greek, or classics course—and are strongly encouraged to study abroad in Rome, Athens, England, or Ireland.
Classics majors have an opportunity to work closely with faculty throughout their time at Reed, particularly during the senior thesis process. Reed classics alumni have pursued a wide variety of careers, including high school and college teaching, law, medicine, journalism, library science, and more.
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- First-Year Greek
- Classical Mythology
- The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic
- Special Topics in Ancient Mediterranean History
- Archaeological Method and Theory
- Material Culture and Empire: The Archaeology of the Roman World
- Contact and Exchange in the Mediterranean: The Archaeology of the Greek World
- 48 months
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DisciplinesGeneral Studies & Classics Linguistics View 1436 other Bachelors in Linguistics in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Common Application
- Reed Writing Supplement
- Self-reported SAT or ACT scores if available (neither will be used in our evaluation)
- School Report (completed by your counselor; this form is available through the Common Application)
- Counselor recommendation
- Official high school transcripts
- Official college transcripts (for any college you have attended, whether or not you want credit for those courses at Reed)
- Two Teacher Evaluations (from two different academic disciplines; must be different from the counselor recommendation, as well)
- Early Decision Agreement
- (ED I and ED II applicants only, must be signed by the applicant, parent/guardian, and high school counselor)
International62420 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 62420 USD per year during 48 months.
National62420 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 62420 USD per year during 48 months.
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