Classics and Ancient Civilizations: Classics
The Classics programme includes Greek and Latin literature and/or linguistics, and a limited number of courses from the cultural-historical disciplines. Students in Classics take at least 45 EC in Greek and Latin literature or linguistics (including a Master’s thesis of 20 EC), with at least 10 EC seminars/tutorials for each language. The programme also contains an elective course, in which cultural-historical subjects (Ancient History, Classical Archeology, or Ancient Philosophy) and/or languages may be included.
Classics is a specialization of the Master’s programme in Classics and Ancient Civilizations. This Master programme is unique in the Netherlands in the breadth of its subject matter, the historical periods covered and the multidisciplinary approach of its study. Characteristic for the Master is its focus on reading ancient texts in their original languages, and discussing the different interpretations the texts allow. The student may specialize in one of four tracks: