Department of Classics

A Journey of Discovery

Porter's Gate with Greek Inscription Since the founding of the College in 1770, Classics has been a core component of the undergraduate curriculum. Currently, the Department of Classics offers two undergraduate majors – the A.B. degree for students interested in Greek and Latin language, and the B.A. degree for students who are primarily interested in Greek and Roman culture and civilization. More

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Message from the Chair

James Newhard
Department Chair
Welcome to one of the most engaging places on campus, where students and faculty together study two of the world's intriguing cultures from a variety of perspectives - everything from a close analysis of Greek and Latin documents, to the history and politics fo the Greeks and Romans, to digital humanities and computer modeling of geophysical and archaeological information. Read more.

Department News

CofC Classics Student Perspective: Chandler Spearman
Posted on 15 November 2019 | 2:46 pm
In this video, Chandler Spearman, a classics major at the College of Charleston, discusses his experiences studying classics and with classics faculty.   Thanks Dr. Michael Overholt for producing this video!
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Lucia Johnson-Vest and Edward Vest Provide Lasting Impact to CofC Classics
Posted on 15 November 2019 | 2:14 pm
Recently, the College Today featured the lifelong passions of Lucia Johnson-Vest for both the classical world and supporting students. She and her husband, Edward Vest, have been long-standing supporters of classics at the College of Charleston.
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