Princeton Drops Greek, Latin Language Requirements For Classics Majors To ‘Address Systemic Racism.’

Princeton University dropped the Greek and Latin language requirement for Classics majors in an effort to “address systemic racism.” “The Princeton faculty approved curriculum changes in the departments of politics, religion, and classics in April. Politics added a track in race and identity, while religion and classics increased flexibility for concentrators, including eliminating the requirement for classics majors to take Greek or Latin,” the university summarized in a update sent out to alumni. Explaining the changes further, Princeton described the “two major changes” for the Classics major: “The “classics” track, which required an intermediate proficiency in Greek or Latin to