Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

The Classics Program

The Classics Program

Coordinators: Peter Aicher (207) 780-4312 (, and Jeannine Uzzi (207) 780-4917 ( Offices at 11 Granite St., Portland

Classes in Spring 2012


Students can choose from among three tracks (concentrations) for the classics major:

The Classical Humanities track is an interdisciplinary major for students who value classics and its liberal arts approach to education and who wish to explore the ancient world and the classical tradition from the perspectives of a variety of disciplines.

The Classical Languages track prepares students for graduate study in classics and is especially suited for students who want intensive study in Latin and ancient Greek.

The Latin for Teachers track prepares students to teach K-12 Latin. 


In addition there are five minors to choose from that can complement almost any major at USM:

Minor in The Greek World

Minor in the Roman World

Minor in Ancient Civilization

Minor in Classical Languages

Minor in Latin


Scholarships are available to entering students who continue their study of Latin at USM.

The USM Classics Program is affiliated with Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies and its Sunoikisis Classics Consortium through which USM students may participate in innovative online courses, undergraduate student research symposia, and study away programs.