This program is for the student whose interests are divided between the two fields and whose goals are not served by a major in either classics or religion. The primary fields for which the program is well suited are early Christianity (including Byzantine and medieval Christianity), Judaism in the Hellenistic period or under the Roman Empire, and pagan Greek and Roman religious practice. Before the junior year, the student considering this program should consult with a member of the Classics–Religion Interdisciplinary Committee. A request for acceptance into the major should include a statement describing the student’s rationale for combining the two fields.
Requirements for the Major
1. Greek (110, 210), 311, 312, Classics 371 (Greek history) or Classics 372 (The Hellenistic World); or Latin (110, 210), 311, 312, Classics 373 (Roman history).
2. Any 100-level religion course and two additional religion courses at the 300 level or above; Religion 201; Religion 402 (The Junior Seminar in Religion).
3. Classics–Religion 470 (thesis).