Greek and Latin languages as well as literature courses with readings in the original languages are taught under the aegis of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. Courses taught in English that also count toward the major are in the fields of ancient history, mythology, philosophy, art, political thought, and in the tradition of western literature. A new minor in Classical Studies has been developed for those who wish to take our courses in English, but who are unable to meet the language requirements of the major. Minors both in Latin and Greek are also currently available. Our degree in Latin Teacher Education focuses primarily on the learning of Latin, yet includes courses in history, mythology, and literature--a background that will allow secondary school Latin teachers to introduce in turn their students to the two ancient cultures that the western world recognizes as its ancestry.
Acquiring a solid background in the liberal arts by reflecting on the western tradition is naturally of great intrinsic value, yet it may also open doors to a broad range of academic and professional opportunities. Graduates of the Classical Studies program have gone on to graduate study at such institutions as the University of Missouri, the University of Chicago, Harvard University, the University of Cincinnati, and Stanford University. While some graduates have chosen to enter the field of Classics, others have gone on to careers in education, medicine, publishing, and the law. More information regarding job titles, salary information of Cougar Alumni as well as national salary information can be found at Cougar Careers . For assistance in career planning and development, please visit University Career Services .
Contact InformationDepartment of Modern and Classical Studies
454 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204