Study Ancient Traditions

The Department of Classics stands not only in the tradition of German philology, but also in the tradition of the medieval grammarians. These grammarians transmitted both the languages and the literatures of the ancient world to their own world of barbarization and restoration and, in so doing, created a Christian liberal arts and a Christian humanism and were responsible for the renascences of learning that marked the periods of the medieval world. We believe that Christian humanism, based on classical learning, as practiced at this University, has the same fructifying role to play in today’s world of secular barbarism as it had to play in the centuries of western European collapse and restoration after the fall of the Roman Empire.

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Summer Ancient and Biblical Languages Institute

The Summer Ancient and Biblical Languages Institute at Franciscan University offers intensive courses in Latin, ancient Greek, and Biblical Hebrew in ten and five week programs during the University’s summer sessions.

Department Faculty
Dr. Joseph Almeida

Dr. Joseph Almeida

Professor
Department Chair

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Dr. Theo Harwood

Dr. Theo Harwood

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Sarah Klitenic Wear

Dr. Sarah Klitenic Wear

Professor

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Language Placement Exams

Get information about taking the language placement exams during New Student Orientation.