The Major with a Classical Civilization concentration is intended for students who wish to study classical literature and culture without necessarily pursuing coursework in the original languages. Courses cover ancient Greece and Rome, but also other ancient Mediterranean cultures, such as the Egyptian and Hittite. Great works of epic, history, philosophy, religion, drama, and oratory, are read and discussed in translation. Courses on myth and archaeology are also offered. Courses in ancient Greek and Latin are optional, but Classical Civilization students often enjoy taking a couple semesters of an ancient language.