2019-20 Pomona College Catalog 
    Dec 16, 2019  
2019-20 Pomona College Catalog

Late Antique-Medieval Studies

To be determined, coordinator

Cynthia Madrigal, academic coordinator


Late Antique-Medieval Studies (LAMS) is dedicated to a deeper understanding of the greater Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Like Classics, LAMS is multi-disciplinary, Mediterranean-focused, and grounded in the original languages, but LAMS picks up where Classics traditionally leaves off, examining the textual, visual, and material record of the Greek, Latin, and Arabic heirs to the Roman and Persian empires up into the seventeenth century. As a result, LAMS provides the “big picture” for the rise of Christianity, Rabbinic Judaism, and Islam, as well as for the ways in which these traditions processed the Hellenistic, Roman, Persian, and Germanic legacies. LAMS students have the opportunity to explore these fertile cultural encounters from a multi-disciplinary perspective with appropriate attention to the original languages, in particular, Greek, Latin, and Arabic.

The  LAMS major and minor are administered by the Classics  department. Like Classics, LAMS is a cooperative intercollegiate program. LAMS courses taught at any of The Claremont Colleges count as Pomona courses. Ancient Greek, Latin and Arabic–one of which is required for the LAMS major and minor–may be taken to fulfill the Pomona College foreign language requirement. Courses taken on the Pass/No Credit (P/NC) grading basis may not be counted toward either the major or the minor except courses which are only offered in P/NC form.


1On leave fall 2019 2On leave spring 2020 3On leave 2019-20


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