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Students in Italy during January interim

Exploring the Roots of Christianity and Modern Culture

Study classics at Calvin

Classics offers you a valuable foundation for advanced studies in:

  • off campus studiesArchaeology
  • Art History
  • Biblical Studies
  • History
  • Law & Medicine
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Theology

If you want an in-depth understanding of the Gospel in history you will benefit by studying that ancient world.

The Princeton Review ranks Classics as an excellent major for medical school, law school, and notes that Classics majors "consistently have some of the highest scores on GREs of all undergraduates." Read more here.

Read Professor Kim's new translation of St. Epiphanius of Cyprus' Ancoratus. This is the first complete English translation of Epiphanius' theological treatise, written as a letter to Christians in southern Anatolia in the 4th century. Published by The Catholic University of America Press, April, 2014.

 

PHcoverRead about the importance of classical literature for a better understanding of today's world in Professor Noe's recent chapter, "New Life from Ancient Texts" in Practically Human: College Professors Speak from the Heart of Humanities Education, edited by G. Schmidt and M. Walhout. Grand Rapids: Calvin College Press, 2012.

 

 

News

Professor Noe will be living Latin in New York City on February 15-16, 2014. See here for more about this opportunity.

Congratulations to student Landon Oakes for receiving the Angela Ryan Scholarship to study Italian in Italy last summer.

Biduum Latinum Calvinianum
This autumn the Department of Classics hosted a weekend of spoken Latin. All were welcome to attend, regardless of Latin ability. See here for quotes and images from the conference.biduumbrochure

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