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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

Timothy Johnson
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 their history and politics, to digital humanities and computer modeling of geophysical and archaeological information. read more

Department News

First Classics Club Meeting of the Year: August 27, 6PM (RAND 301B)
Posted on 20 August 2014 | 8:13 am
Come join us for the first Classics Club meeting of the year! We’re a club dedicated to the fellowship of all lovers of the Classical World, not just Classics majors and minors. See you there on Wednesday, August 27, 6PM (RAND … Continue reading
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Arethusa Speaks: Classics Alumna Featured in “The College Today”
Posted on 20 August 2014 | 7:56 am
College of Charleston alumna, actor and playwright Colie McClellan ’10 brought her one-woman show “They Call Me Arethusa” to Piccolo Spoleto this summer with money she raised through a Kickstarter campaign. The play, which deals with dating and domestic violence … Continue reading
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