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Ancient Worlds Certificate

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), Helen Lang (Philosophy), Brian Satterfield (VCLE), and Peter Spitaler (Theology/ Religious Studies).