What is Europe? Why is Greek tragedy important? What is critical theory? How does something become “classical"? Has modern France overcome its colonial past? What can we learn from Latin poetry? Why is the German Enlightenment relevant today? Is there an ethics of literature? Can there be a philosophy of cinema? How do race and gender complicate our understanding of globalization?
Welcome to Classical and European Studies. We ask some of the big questions in the humanities. Foundational questions. In four programs: Classical Studies, European Studies, French Studies, and German Studies. With dedicated faculty and with students open to the world. Read more about what we do and what our students do.