BA in Classics:
The Concentration in Classical Tradition
The Classics Department:
Concentration in the Classical Tradition. Established 2012.
The Classical Tradition concentration within the Classics BA shifts the participating students' primary attention fromt he study of the Ancient World to the legacy of that world in the centuries following the fall of the Roman Empire until the present day. The relevant courses will study the various ways that subsequent civilizations and movements have drawn on the classical world, for a wide range of purposes (some good, some nefarious), and with an equally wide range of effects. The Classical Tradition in its various manifestations has become an important area of study within Classics departments across the nation, in line with the emphasis on reception studies in general within the humanities, as well as the comparative aspect of global history (e.g., imperial histories). The program in Classical Tradition studies at CWRU draws on the expertise and research interests of several members of the departmental faculty, some of whom specialize in post-ancient culture in Europe and beyond. The emphasis of the courses is on the interdisciplinary study of literature and material and visual culture, including architecture and film. The program is designed to make extensive use of the rich resources of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Learn more.