Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
The Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations (AMC) program at Rice offers a challenging, interdisciplinary major that explores the worlds of the ancient Greeks, Romans and Jews and the cultures of the Christians and Muslims in their formative periods.
Students are immersed in more than two millennia of some of the world’s most influential civilizations, while studying their histories, arts, religions, philosophies, economies, literatures, languages and political systems and evaluating their contributions to the modern world. With AMC’s highly integrated curriculum, you’ll acquire a broad perspective on the beginnings of the society in which we live today. AMC stresses the critical evaluation of ancient evidence through close reading of ancient texts and the careful examination of art and material culture. Writing and research play an important role in the AMC curriculum, as students explore and share their interests. Through debate and discussion, students and professors analyze ancient ideas for their own sake and for how they have helped shape the West.
For more information, visit amc.rice.edu