The Department of Classical Studies, with ten faculty members (including two visiting assistant professors, one lecturer, and one adjunct assistant professor), offers B.A. and M.A. degrees as well as a one-year post-baccalaureate program. Undergraduate majors are offered in Classical Studies, Greek, and Latin.
Affiliated Program: Religious Studies
The Program Administrator for the Program in Religious Studies is Robert M. Hill, Ph. D., of the Anthropology Department. The interdisciplinary program, which offers a B.A. degree, is designed to provide students with the methodology used to study religion as a fundamental human experience and to introduce them to the history of religious traditions in a variety of cultures. Four Tulane faculty members specialize in religious studies and are assisted by numerous others, in the Anthropology, Art, Classical Studies, History, Jewish Studies, Philosophy, and other departments. The offerings of the Religious Studies Program also overlap with those of the Asian Studies program and the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies.
Affiliated Program: Jewish Studies
Related program participation
Faculty members in the Department of Classical Studies also participate in other interdisciplinary programs such as the African and African Diaspora Studies Program (e.g., ancient Egypt and Nubia) and the Gender & Sexuality Studies Program (e.g., women in antiquity).
Subject Resource Guide
For the Religious Studies program, materials are collected on general and comparative religion as well as specific religions, with a focus on the history of religion and religion as an aspect of culture. Among a range of interdisciplinary areas, reflected in the curriculum and research interests of various departments, are religion and politics, religion in society, gender and religion, science and religion, and religious art.
For the Religious Studies Program, scholarly works are regularly collected, while certain general and popular works are considered.
For the Religious Studies Program, print, online digital, and videorecording formats are also collected. To broaden access and conserve physical space, online journals may be obtained and print subscriptions cancelled, provided that ownership or long-term access can be assured and image quality is adequate.
Videorecordings, primarily DVDs, are collected through consultation with the Head of the Music & Media Center.
Materials collected for the Religious Studies Program are primarily in modern Western European languages.
The chronological range for the Religious Studies Program also includes the period from 500 AD to the present.
For the Religious Studies Program, emphasis is placed on items published during the last five years. Older materials are selectively purchased. Out-of-print materials may be sought to replace lost materials considered significant for the collection or upon faculty request.
For the Religious Studies Program, areas of interest include Europe, the Near East, the United States, Latin America, Africa, East Asia, and South Asia.
For the Religious Studies Program, sources include the book plan with YBP; approval plans with Harrassowitz, Touzot, Casalini, and Puvill; blanket plans with selected Latin American vendors; journal subscriptions and standing orders for monographic series with these vendors and with EBSCO; and firm orders with these vendors, U.S. and European publishers, Amazon (particularly to fulfill rush requests), or, occasionally, out-of-print book dealers.
For the Religious Traditions program, tools also include reviews in journals such as Religious Studies Review and the Journal of the American Academy of Religion.