In classics and classical studies you will investigate the crucial role which language and culture play in the formation of every human being, and especially the critical significance of Greek and Roman cultures in understanding the Bible and the Christian tradition.

Overview

You have a choice of major and minor programs in Classics (Greek & Latin together or separately), Latin education, and Classical Studies (interdisciplinary study of the ancient Mediterranean world). Course options include not only Greek and Latin at all levels, but also classical art & architecture, archaeology, ancient history, literature, and mythology.

Careers in Classics

  • Christian Ministry
  • Education
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics (including Bible translation)
  • Publishing & Editing
  • More

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Student involvement

Be a student tutor in Greek or Latin; participate in SPQR, the student classics club; join study tours or Greece or Italy in January, work with a faculty member as a pain McGregor Summer Research Fellow; do an internship with a local non-profit agency through the Comenius Program; explore options in Christian ministry through the Jubilee Fellows Program

Course Requirements 2013-14

Classics major

(48 semester hours)

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Scholarships

Dollar amounts reflect awards given for the 2014-15 academic year.

Bruce and Esther (VanManen) Drukker Family Scholarship
  • award amont: $2,000
  • junior or senior
  • GPA 2.5+
  • financial need required; preference to those also pursuing a degree in secondary education in addition to a degree in Classical Languages
  • automatic consideration
Ralph Stob and Boertje Family Scholarship
  • award amount: $1,700
  • any class level
  • GPA 2.5+
  • financial need not required; preference given to those interested in teaching Latin as a career
  • prospective students submit a letter to the Financial Aid Office (finaid@calvin.edu) describing your qualifications by February 1; returning students are given automatic consideration
Ernest Van Vugt Family Scholarship
  • award amount: $2,500
  • junior or senior
  • GPA of 3.3+
  • financial need required
  • automatic consideration
Richard and Sylvia Wevers Scholarship
  • award amont: $2,200
  • junior or senior
  • GPA of 3.3+
  • financial need not required; excelling in the study of Greek
  • automatic consideration
Martin P. and Florence DeGraaff Wiebenga Scholarship
  • award amount: $1,600
  • sophomore, junior or senior
  • GPA 3.0+
  • financial need required
  • automatic consideration
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Faculty

Young Kim

Young Kim
Assistant Professor
Department of History
HH 480
yrk3@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7568

David Noe

David Noe
Associate Professor
Department of Classics
HH 363
dcn3@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6295

Mark Williams

Mark Williams
Professor
Academic Dean for Arts, Languages, and Education
Department of Classics
SC 383C
wilm@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6203

Jeffrey Winkle

Jeffrey Winkle
Assistant Professor
Department of Classics
HH 359
jwinkle@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6813

Talk to us

Young Kim Young Kim
Program Director
Department of Classics
HH 480
yrk3@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7568

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