Classics is an interdisciplinary and intercollegiate major. Courses are taught by faculty at Pitzer, Scripps, Pomona, and CMC. The Classics curriculum provides opportunities to study the diverse cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East from the Bronze Age through late antiquity from multiple perspectives–through ancient literature (in the original languages and in English translation), art and material culture, philosophy, and history. Several courses also examine the “afterlife” of antiquity–its reception and reinterpretations in the modern world.
Pitzer Adviser: M. Berenfeld.
AP Credit: One course credit toward graduation is awarded for scores of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement Examination in Latin (Vergil and Latin Literature).
Study Abroad: Pitzer students with an interest in Classics are encouraged to apply to study abroad at the Intercollegiate Classics Center in Rome or the College Year in Athens. Students should consult with their advisers about plans to study abroad.