Many modern ideas about politics, law, war, sexuality and even athletics come from the ancient Greeks and Romans. Our Classical Studies majors dive deep into those ancient civilizations, while at the same time sparking new ideas and understanding of the present. They study the historical, literary, linguistic and religious elements of Greece and Rome and choose from two concentrations: language or culture. Qualified students may also join the Theta Delta chapter of Eta Sigma Phi — the national honor society for classical studies.
What Makes Seton Hall Special?
Professor Mary Balkun shares what sets Seton Hall apart.
Study Greek or Latin authors in their original languages. Explore English translations of ancient texts. Examine the Greco-Roman world from the third millennium B.C. to the Middle Ages. Our curriculum touches on every aspect of history and culture in these ancient worlds, including language and literature, philosophy, religion and mythology, science, politics, drama and art. In this small program, faculty members get to know each student — and make sure students’ individual needs and goals are met.
Classical Studies is home to diverse and influential faculty members who are specialists in ancient Greek and Roman languages, literature, philosophy, religion, mythology, science, politics, history, drama, art and architecture. Our faculty plays an important role in the University Honors Program as well as in cross-disciplinary programs in Asian Studies, Italian Studies, Russian and East European Studies, and Latin American and Latino/Latina Studies. We recognize that quality teaching and research are a primary responsibility, and our faculty is devoted to excellence in undergraduate and graduate instruction, as well as to fostering close teacher–student relationships.
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As one of the country's leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall has been developing students in mind, heart and spirit since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Seton Hall is a place that nurtures compassionate leaders who are prepared to make a difference in the world.
Seton Hall offers all the advantages of a large research university - a national reputation; challenging academic programs; notable alumni; state-of-the-art facilities; renowned faculty; and extensive opportunities for internships, research and scholarship - with all the benefits of a small, supportive and nurturing environment.
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