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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Classics at USC

USC's Annual Classics Lecture was presented by Hans-Friedrich Mueller of Union College on March 21. The Belser Award was presented to Olivia Garrett (2015). Back row: Professors Beck, Mueller, Beecroft, Sefrin-Weis, & Osborne. Front row L to R: Prof. Gardner, Olivia Garrett, Prof. Castner, Prof. McManus.

Classics Program Director
Cathy Castner


New Study Abroad Opportunity!  Archaeology in Mycenae, Greece! 

Click here for the program information

Bella Italia! Click here to see the blog of our students studying in our inaugural program in Monte Castello di Vibio, Italy.


Why study Classics?


 The classics program offers a major in classics which allows concentration in Greek or Latin languages or Classical Studies. Minors are offered in Greek, Latin, or Classical Studies. The program offers courses in Greek and Latin; courses in translation (CLAS); and courses in the departments of art history, comparative literature, history, philosophy, and religious studies to provide a variety of enhancements to the study of literature and language of the ancient world. Adjunct faculty include Erin Roberts (Religious Studies); Adam Schor (History) and Heike Sefrin-Weis (Philosophy).

Classical Studies as a Cognate

Undergraduates may select a cognate program in Classical Studies without necessarily taking either Greek or Latin; this option is particularly attractive to students in the liberal arts. The cognate consists of 12 hours selected from the courses listed below, with the following restriction: a student may not count toward a cognate in Classical Studies any course offered by the department in which the student is majoring.

Classics in Contemporary Perspectives

Major in Classics
Minor in Classics
Concentration in Greek
Concentration in Latin