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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Ancient Studies

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Adjunct Lecturer

Esther Doyle Read
B.A., Southern Illinois University, 1980; M.A., University of Maryland College Park, 1990


Molly A. Jones-Lewis
B.A., (cum honore) Swarthmore College, 2003; M.A., The Ohio State University, 2006; Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2009

Timothy J. Phin
B.A., UMBC, 2004; M.A., John Hopkins University, 2009

Assistant Professors

Melissa Bailey Kutner
B.A., Rice University, 2004; PhD., Stanford University, 2012

Michael F. Lane
B.A., University of Indiana, 1989; M.S.c, University of Sheffield, 1993; PhD., University of Sheffield, 2004


David S. Rosenbloom
A.B., (cum honore) Cornell University, 1984; M.A., Princeton University, 1986; PhD., Princeton University, 1992

Associate Professor Emeritus

Jay M. Freyman
B.A., Amherst College, 1964; M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1965; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1968

Marilyn Y. Goldberg
B.A., Bryn Mawr College, 1969; M.A., University of Cinnicinatti, 1972; Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College, 1977

Carolyn G. Koehler
B.A., Vassar College, 1970; M.A., Princeton University, 1973; Ph.D., Princeton University, 1979

Walter K. Sherwin  
A.B., University of Notre Dame, 1960; M.A., The Ohio State University, 1962; Ph.D., 1966

Rudolph H. Storch
A.B., Capital University, 1961; M.A., The Ohio State University, 1964; Ph.D., 1967


Courses in this program are listed under ANCS and ARCH and HIST and LATN and GREK.

Career and Academic Paths

A major in ancient studies can lead to a career in field archaeology, museum curating or teaching, and it provides excellent liberal arts preparation for many professional fields, including law and medicine. Graduates are also well-prepared for advanced studies in classics, archaeology, and ancient history.

Academic Advising

All Ancient Studies majors and minors should contact the current chairperson, Dr. Rosenbloom, for academic advising.

Honors Program

There is an honors program designed for students who want to meet additional challenges, especially those who are considering graduate school. Students must choose Option I and meet additional requirements, including a minimum of 45 credits in courses for the major. The Honors student must take ANCS 399H , ANCS 498H /ANCS 499H  in place of two upper-level courses in the major requirement, two additional three-credit, 300- or 400-level courses in Latin or Greek and 201 in the other language. For more information, contact the department chairperson.

A student must have at least a 3.5 GPA in ancient studies courses to become an Honors student.

Special Opportunities

Scholarships are available for ancient studies majors to participate in archaeological excavations, study abroad programs, and trips sponsored by the ancient studies department. For further information, contact the department chairperson. Recent travel opportunities sponsored by the department have included archaeological work in Menorca and Romania and tours of Greece, Turkey, Italy, and Spain. Students also excavated in Maryland.

Student Organizations

Ancient Studies Council

The Ancient Studies Council serves as a meeting ground for students and faculty. Events such as movie nights, visits to museums, and field trips are integrated into the academic year through the council.



    Bachelor of ArtsNon-Degree


      Ancient StudiesArchaeologyGreekLatin

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