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

ClassiCasts, Episode 3: Spencer Williams
Posted on 17 January 2020 | 12:52 pm
In this episode of ClassiClasts, Dr. Overholt speaks with Spencer Williams. Spencer is a 2011 graduate of the College of Charleston who went on to serve as a staff assistant and legislative aid to Senator Lindsey Graham on Capitol Hill … Continue reading
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ClassiCasts, Episode 2: Ryan Colley, CEO of Colley Intelligence
Posted on 9 December 2019 | 11:22 am
In this episode of ClassiClasts, Dr. Overholt speaks with Ryan Colley, CEO of Colley Intelligence, about about his job and its connection with Classics. Click the playbar below to listen to this episode: ClassiCasts is the official podcast of CofC … Continue reading
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