The study of classical humanities, offered by Saint Louis University's Department
of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, is designed for students who want a strong
foundation in the liberal arts, as well as the opportunity for in-depth study in other
Major in Classical Humanities
Saint Louis University's classical humanities flexible curriculum complements other
majors based on a knowledge of classical languages and culture — including law, medicine,
theology, philosophy, political science, anthropology and art history — and offers
many types of tutorials and independent study options.
SLU's major in classical humanities requires 27 credit hours. You will choose from
three prerequisites in Latin, Greek — or both — and go on to take six electives from
the languages. You will also take upper-division courses relating to classical culture.
Students studying classical languages at SLU enjoy small classes and personalized
Most classical humanities graduates continue their professional study in classical
languages or in other fields. Recent graduates of SLU's classical humanities program
have entered fields such as law, theological studies, social work, art history, hospital
administration and education, following graduate programs.
Faculty in SLU’s classical humanities department are respected scholars in their fields,
coming from a wide variety of interests.
Anthony C. Daly, S.J.
Joan Hart-Hasler, Ph.D.
Claude N. Pavur, S.J.
Minor in Classical Humanities
Students can earn a minor in classical humanities after completing 21 credit hours,
including 12 hours of upper-division classical humanities courses or courses from
other departments featuring classical content.
Students have access to SLU’s Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the
Vatican Film Library on campus, as well as access to computer software and internet
support specifically for Latin and Greek studies, literary studies and comparative