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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

Classics Day 2018
Posted on 28 September 2018 | 1:52 pm
On Saturday, November 10, the Department of Classics will be proud to host ‘Classics Day’ in conjunction with the Fall Forum of the South Carolina Junior Classical League. Schedules and information available.
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The College Today – Latin Gate turns ‘L’
Posted on 21 May 2018 | 4:22 pm
For 50 years, College of Charleston faculty, students, and visitors have entered campus by walking underneath the immortal words of Vergil. Interim Dean Johnson provides commentary in ‘The College Today“.
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