The field of classics is the study of the ancient Mediterranean world and the civilizations of Greece and Rome – the foundation of the Western intellectual experience. Latin is the largest contributor to the English language as the source of 90 percent of English words over two syllables.
Love of Words
Classics majors completely master grammar. Legal and medical terminology, and complex vocabulary words, all have their roots in Latin and Greek.
Ana Mitrovici ’06
Pursuing Ph.D. in Roman Art and Architecture, University of California – Santa Barbara
Classical Studies & French Majors; Philosophy Minor
I credit Concordia for opening my eyes to the wonders of true discovery – the discovery of the self – as I experienced it through new ideas in the classroom and with travel opportunities abroad. I hope I am able to impart to my students some of the same enthusiasm and curiosity I encountered at Concordia.
Michele Hockett '10
Graduate School for Community Sustainability, Michigan State University
Classical Studies & Sociology Major; Theatre Art Minor
My research focuses on international development in agriculture in Malawi, East Africa. I could never have gotten to this point in the pursuit of my vocation without the foundation that was laid at Concordia. With the support and influence of my professors, I was able to study abroad where I fell in love with international work.