WLIT is the only Interdisciplinary Program in the College of Arts and Sciences.
WLIT Program is administratively part of the Department of Classics and together have created a new thematic component that studies the literature and art forms that continue the Classical tradition deep into Modern times.
WLIT has an interdisciplinary strategy that leads to the belief that literature and arts must be in permanent dialogue. Therefore apart from literature, the Program includes courses that investigate visual arts, film, music, all examined within the same interdisciplinary perspective in which culture history and aesthetic history necessarily coexist.
WLIT Program offers a wide range of courses that investigate the Ancient culture in different historical moments like Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment, Romanticism and Modernism.
Along with the Department of Classics that hosts the Program, WLIT is associated with other departments of the College of Arts and Sciences like Cognitive Science, Modern Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, History and Religion.
Apart from the usual major and minor undergraduate specialization in WLIT, more recently, WLIT has created the only interdisciplinary Program in the College that offers the possibility of graduate studies in the form of tuition waiver and TA stipend that is meant to encourage students admitted in the MA interdisciplinary Program to further refine their research and writing skills.