Sample Syllabi

Classics 1051 - Gods in Classical Mythology - Fall 2018


Classics 1130 - Elementary Greek I - Fall 2018


Classics 2041 / History 2014 - History of the Roman Republic - Fall 2018


Classics 2300 - Intermediate Ancient Greek - Fall 2018


Frequently Asked Questions

(That aren't answered by the syllabus)

"Can I hand in my assignment early?"









"Do I need a Latin dictionary for introductory Latin?"







"How do you pronounce your last name?"















"I'm interested in Classics, but what can I do with a Classics degree?"



Yes, you absolutely can!  Talk to me and ask if there are any follow-up instructions that you might miss by handing it in early, but in most cases it should be no problem.

(This question is most often asked by someone who is going to be out of town, or who has many other assignments due in the same week.)





No.  Your textbook has a vocabulary section which is an ideal reference, whereas a full dictionary contains words which you may not yet have learned how to use properly.





  Racette   -  Campbell

rah-SEHT - KAM-bell


For those who remember listening to music on tape:

'Racette' rhymes with 'Cassette', with the same emphasis.


Click 'play' to hear it:









This is a very common question!  I often speak with individual students to explore how studying classics will fit with their unique skills, ambitions and interests.  As a place to start your investigation, here are some great answers from a number of universities in different countries:


University of Cambridge, England


Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada


University of North Carolina, United States:


University of Stellenbosch, South Africa