Who Are Hiram’s Classical and Medieval Studies Students?
Students in Hiram’s Classical and Medieval Studies minor are interested in the past and human history. They may be curious about ancient languages, cultures, and people.
Classical and Medieval Studies is a multidisciplinary minor deeply rooted in the liberal arts tradition. Although based in cultural history, this minor uniquely combines: Art History, Latin, English, History, Philosophy, and Political Science. For that reason, students in Classical and Medieval Studies may also pursue International Studies, History, Ethics, Philosophy, Political Science, Performing Arts, Art & Design, or one of the other academic programs that Hiram has to offer.
About the Program
These disciplines help students develop a comprehensive understanding of Classical civilization as the foundation of Western intellectual culture. Far from being singularly focused upon European culture, this minor examines the Classical tradition as a multicultural phenomenon that emanated from an ethnically, linguistically, and culturally diverse ancient world.