A major in Princeton University’s classics department will no longer require students to learn Latin or Greek.
Campus Reform’s Ben Zeisloft (who also writes for The Daily Wire) reported that curriculum changes in the university’s classics department “added a track in race and identity,: which the faculty said would increase “flexibility for concentrators, including eliminating the requirement for classics majors to take Greek or Latin.”
“The ‘classics’ track, which required an intermediate proficiency in Greek or Latin to enter the concentration, was eliminated, as was the requirement for students to take Greek or Latin,” faculty wrote in the May 2021 issue of Princeton Alumni Weekly. “Students still are encouraged to take either language if it is relevant to their interests in the department.”
The faculty claimed the “changes ultimately give students more opportunities to major in classics.”
The Weekly explained that Professor Frances Lee, associate chair of Princeton’s politics department, said “the idea for the new undergraduate track in race and identity was