Department Chair: Stacie Raucci
At Union, students explore in depth the extraordinary civilizations of the ancient near east, Greece, and Rome – their art, architecture, economics, history, languages, law, literature, mythology, philosophy, politics, religion and science. In contrast to more traditional programs, many of your courses will go beyond the "classical" realm to explore such other ancient civilizations as Sumerian and Babylonian, Egyptian, Hebrew, Hittite and Persian. Students undertake coursework in the ancient languages (Greek, Biblical Hebrew and Latin), leading to study of ancient texts in the original language, with opportunities to minor in Greek, Latin, and classical civilization. Courses also provide the basis for majors and minors in religious studies and numerous other interdisciplinary options. Recent interdisciplinary majors have combined classics with such fields as biology, computer science, economics, English, French, history, mathematics and philosophy.