May 31, 2021
Princeton University’s classics department is getting rid of its language requirement, meaning that classics majors will no longer need to learn Latin or ancient Greek to obtain their degree.
A Princeton Alumni Weekly article reports that the curriculum changes were approved in April. Not only was the Latin or Greek requirement eliminated, so was the “classics track,” an advanced concentration that asked interested majors to demonstrate an intermediate proficiency in either language.
Undergraduate studies director and classics professor Josh Billings claimed that these eliminations would enrich the community’s intellectual life, give more students an