David C. Yates, Ph.D., Chair
Visiting Associate Professor
Michael Gleason, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Jennifer Lewton Yates, Ph.D.
Both languages offered by Greek and Roman Studies-Ancient Greek and Latin-fulfill the foreign language requirement for the B.A. degree, the Non-Native Language Compass Requirement, and the requirements for Phi Beta Kappa. Students who have had Greek or Latin in high school must take a placement test administered by the department before registering for any class. To make satisfactory progress and register for the next course in a language sequence, all students must earn a final grade of D or better from the first through third semester language courses.
2000-level courses are intended for third-semester work. Intermediate readers (e.g. 4th through 6th semester) should take 3000-level courses. 4000-level courses are for advanced students (5th semester or beyond) and are taught together with 3000-level classes but include instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper.
Greek and Roman Civilization (GRCV) courses are conducted in English; they are open to all students for elective and credit/no credit. Different courses in this sequence will be offered from semester to semester.
Those who intend to go to graduate school in Greek and Roman Studies / Classical Studies should take as many Greek and Latin courses as possible.
Majors and minors are encouraged to travel abroad as part of their curriculum, either by traveling to Greece and/or Italy at the end of the spring term with one of the Millsaps College faculty-led abroad courses, or by studying for a summer or semester in Italy or Greece.