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 5: Jules Riddle and MC Manning
Posted on 6 May 2020 | 10:12 pm
In this episode of ClassiCasts, Dr. Overholt speaks with current College of Charleston students and classics majors Jules Riddle and MC Manning about their experience at CofC and their thoughts about the field.   Musical Credits: Realizer by Kevin MacLeod … Continue reading
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ClassiCasts, Episode 4: Dr. Allison Sterrett-Krause
Posted on 24 February 2020 | 12:19 pm
In this episode of ClassiCasts, Dr. Overholt speaks with Dr. Allison Sterrett-Krause, an assistant professor in the Department of Classics. Dr. Sterrett-Krause is a specialist in the archaeological study of ancient glass here at the College of Charleston where she … Continue reading
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