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What exactly is the classical studies and humanities major?

I’ve been exploring different majors at my college and I came across the Classical Studies and Humanities major. What exactly does the major entail, and what are the career aspects for this major?
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Natasha’s Answer

In recent years, a broad range of sectors (from public sector to big tech) have come to embrace the diversity of background of their workforce. That has also entailed the realization that the humanities train members of society (i.e., students and graduates) to contribute to a broad range of industries. These areas of study train future workers and leaders in critical thinking, cognitive analysis, empathy, social analysis, organizational dynamics and systems.

The important requirement is to understand how you would like to apply that academic training to a job, once you graduate. Will you be trainer, a designer, an organizational change consultant, an economist or policy research analyst?

Think of the role that you envision yourself in four or five years after graduation. Based on that image, consider where the best opportunities are being created. Think of emerging cities and states as well.

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Wynter’s Answer

I am not very familiar with this major either but I did a bit of research and it seems as though classical studies and humanities is the study of human culture and knowledge. It is presented in the varying views of language, literature, art, archaeology, history and culture. Classical studies focuses on civilization, art, literature, and religion of The ancient world.

As far as the career choices go with this major, Archeologist, Sociologist, Historian, Political Scientist are a few options I have found during my research. To see specific details to what encompasses these different career choices, please refer to the link below!

https://www.worldwidelearn.com/online-education-guide/arts-humanities/classical-studies-major.htm

I hope this helps!

Thank you so much! Seems like a very interesting major! Alyssa D.

I think that if you are interested in it, you can take some courses your freshman year and see if you want to commit to the major. Alternatively, you can take courses in this area but major in another subject, such as history or anthropology. Alexandra Grashkina-Hristov

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Alexandra’s Answer

Here is a good link that provides a discussion of this major. As they say, this is a major combined with other types of studies such as history and anthropology:

https://classics.dartmouth.edu/undergraduate/majors-and-minors/classical-studies

You can look at different careers with this major such as teaching, research in the areas of the humanities, you could consider going into politics and law, or journalism and writing in general.

Thank you so much ! Alyssa D.

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