- Did you know the ancient Greeks used analog computers, or that the Romans invented concrete that sets underwater?
- Who created writing, and why?
- How did people navigate before GPS, and even before maps?
- When were bread, wine and beer invented?
- How did they build the pyramids?
- Who invented pants?
We like to think of ourselves as “advanced” and in some ways we are, but most of the truly monumental accomplishments of humanity, the things that laid the foundations that underlie virtually everything in the modern world, were created by people that lived thousands of years ago.
How’d they do that?
Ancient Practices is a unique interdisciplinary minor
The Ancient Practices program is designed to allow students in any major to explore that question. You can select courses that allow you to explore aspects of life in the ancient world that are relevant to your own interests, while simultaneously satisfying core curriculum requirements and/or requirements associated with your own major.
The goal of this program is to allow students like you to explore what life was like for people who lived in the distant past, while also acquiring a unique qualification that will ensure you stand out among your peers once you graduate.