Classics

Psychology (what is the psyche anyway?). Philosophy (what does it mean to be good? What about happy?). Politics (Democracy, Tyranny and resistance to inequality, Freedom). Provocative art (Music, Drama, Poetry).

All these burning contemporary questions have a rich history. The Classics allow you to investigate these topics and questions through the life and cultural expressions of ancient Greece and Rome and the broader Mediterranean world, and to use that past to open your mind to paving novel paths for a better and more just world.


First Semester Planning

We recommend that students register for approximately 15 credits each semester and no more than 16 credits in their first semester. Your schedule should be well-balanced and include coursework from a variety of subjects. A diverse schedule will help you begin your studies in potential majors and minors; explore a breadth of new knowledge across departments at Rutgers to meet SAS Core Curriculum learning goals; and survey broader academic interests through elective courses as you work to attain the required 120 degree credits for graduation.

Your schedule will look something like this:


Expository Writing or English course per placement results (3 credits)

Major Exploration course (3-4 credits)

Major or Minor Exploration course (3 credits)

Course beyond main academic interest, such as SAS Core or elective course (3 credits)

Course beyond main academic interest, such as SAS Core or elective course (3 credits)

 Byrne or First-Year Interest Group Seminar (FIGS) (1 credit) 

 Total Credits: 15-16