Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Overview of Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics Postsecondary Programs

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics programs at accredited colleges and universities focus on Greek and Latin literature. The dual degree postsecondary programs also focus on culture, philosophy and written and spoken arts during the Medieval period. For example, Greek and Roman empires are examined in detail during the programs. If you have an appreciation for history, culture and the arts, you may find it rewarding to major in Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. Many colleges and universities offer classroom as well as distance learning programs. Study abroad and you can visit actual physical locations of places examined during the programs.

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics Classes and Learned Skills

Specific core courses you may be required to take to graduate from Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics programs vary by school. However, types of core courses you may take include:

  • Roman Life and Culture
  • Greek and Roman Epic
  • Gender and Sexuality in Antiquity
  • Classical Myths
  • Greek Literature
  • Latin Literature
  • Greek History
  • Greek Archeology
  • Greek and Roman Religion
  • Roman History
  • Roman Archeology
  • Classical Archeology
  • Topography and Monuments of Athens
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Sound of Language
  • Child Language Acquisition

Interpretation, translation and foreign language skills are types of skills you can gain when you enroll in and complete Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics programs. You can also gain the skills teach ancient history courses at high school and colleges.

Levels of Education Available for Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

You can earn undergraduate and graduate degrees in Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. Types of undergraduate degrees you can earn include an Associate in Foreign Languages and Literatures, Bachelor of Arts in Classics, Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages and Literatures or a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics. Types of graduate degrees you can earn include a Master of Arts in Classics, Master of Arts in Language Interpretation and Translation with a concentration in Classics and Classical Languages, Doctorate in Classics or a Doctorate in Classics and Classical Languages with a concentration in Linguistics.

Outlook for Careers in Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Jobs you can work after you get Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics degrees are as a linguist, interpreter, translator, teacher, historian, journalist or arts reviewer. From 2008 through 2018 the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects jobs for interpreters and translators to grow by 22 percent. As of May 2008 the median annual salaries interpreters and translators earned were $38,850, with the top 10 percent of the professionals earning annual wages that exceeded $69,190.

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