Classical Studies - Student Spotlight

cas_carrollJoseph Carroll
Minor: Classical Studies

"I began taking Latin in high school and it's blossomed into a love of all things ancient. Here, I've been able to design a major in classical studies by putting together interdisciplinary classes - history, philosophy, and language, for example. Right now, I'm studying ancient medicine and philosophy, which has some fascinating material in it about the ancients' views of the human body. Not a lot of answers but it fosters a lot of questions. I'm also taking a course in Latin prose, which is a one-on-one class with Dr. Rosivach. The professors are incredibly intelligent and are always available to help their students. The opportunities for internships are ample. I'd like to continue on to grad school and get my doctorate, then teach classics someday. I'd consider that a real privilege."