Ancient Worlds Cerfiticate

Athens. . . Rome. . . Jerusalem. . . Mesopotamia

The Certificate in Ancient Worlds allows students to gain a deeper understanding either of the intersections of ancient civilizations, such as Greece, Rome, and Mesopotamia, or of one particular ancient civilization. They will have the opportunity to explore these civilizations through history, politics, culture, literature, theology, art, and philosophy.

Requirements for the Certificate

The certificate requires 15 credit hours or 5 three-credit courses, including the following:

  • LST 7100 – LST Foundation: Ancient (offers a broad background in some of the key texts and ideas of Antiquity)
  • Four courses on ancient topics and/or authors chosen from the LST selections or from a wide range of choices across the graduate catalog. 

The Certificate in Ancient Worlds draws on a distinguished faculty from across the disciplines, including Walter Brogan (Philosophy), Daniel Doyle, O.S.A. (Theology/Religious Studies), Judith Hadley (Theology /Religious Studies), Christopher Haas (History), Helen Lang (Philosophy), Brian Satterfield (VCLE), and Peter Spitaler (Theology/ Religious Studies).

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Liberal Studies

The Enlightenment . . . The Renaissance. . . War and Peace. . . The Fall of the Roman Empire. . . The novels of Jane Austen. . . The American Founding. . . The plays of Shakespeare. . . The Civil Rights Movement. . . The Reformation. . . .

These are examples of ideas, books, people, and events that have truly changed the world. What is the best way to study them? History, literature, philosophy, theology, political science, languages – all of these disciplines have something important to say. But how is it possible to combine such different courses into just one master’s degree? The answer is Liberal Studies.