MCL - Classics

►SPRING 2021 undergraduate courses

►SPRING 2021 graduate courses


***Tune in to FM 88.1 or go online to every Wednesday, 3-4pm for "Classical Musings," a radio show run by the students of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures and dedicated to promoting the joys of studying the Greek and Roman Classics and the ways in which these ancient perspectives have influenced and can shed need light on much of our modern global environment.***

2020-21 Bluegrass Classics Lecture Series Website 

The Classics program offers an undergraduate major and minor in both the B.A. and B.S. degrees. Students pursuing a major or minor in Classics study Latin and/or Ancient Greek, Ancient History, Mythology and Folklore, and Ancient Philosophy. Classics courses may also contribute to a minor in Folklore and Mythology in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures. On the graduate level, the program offers an M.A. in Classics and an M.A. in Teaching Latin, through the Department’s Master of Arts in Teaching World Languages Program (MATWL). We are also home to the UK Institute for Latin Studies which offers a unique graduate level certificate program featuring the use of active speaking to gain a superior command of Latin and a broad sweep through the entire tradition of Latin from antiquity to the present day.


To offer our students:

  • excellent teaching in Latin and Ancient Greek language and literature.
  • opportunities to explore contacts with other Classical Languages such as Hebrew and Arabic, but also Chinese and Sanskrit.
  • a full range of course on Ancient Greek texts from the Archaic to the Classical, Hellenistic and Imperial periods and on Latin texts from the earliest inscriptions to Neo-Latin masterpieces.
  • unique opportunities for advanced Latin education through the active, spoken use of the language and the sweep of Latin from antiquity through to the present day.
  • a wide variety of courses in Greek & Roman culture and civilization, including Mythology, Religion, Gender and Sexuality, Law and Politics, Race and Ethnicity,
  • an understanding of the Classical past and how this heritage forms and remains vital to contemporary society and culture.
  • interdisciplinary education integrated into the Classics major in History, Philosophy, Art History and other disciplines. 



Officers of the Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures are:

1055 Patterson Office Tower
University of Kentucky
Lexington KY 40506-0027
ph: 859-257-3761
fax: 859-257-3743

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