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Classics and Archaeology

The Department of Classics and Archaeology seeks to provide students with a deeper understanding of the literary and cultural foundations of western societies by exploring their roots in the Greek and Roman classical traditions. The combined study of the languages, literature, religion, and material cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and the Near East offers students a wide-ranging and well-rounded preparation in critical thinking, analytic skills, and writing, and prepares students to contextualize the immense achievements of the past in the modern world.

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Learn more about a Major or Minor in Classics and Archaeology
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Learn about this interdisciplinary course, with an embedded internship with the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival and read the student blogs for the course and their testimonials about the internship experience
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Learn about our community partnership with the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival
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Researching for Nat Geo TV
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Learn more about this library and museum on our campus which houses historical artifacts
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Exploring the past through doctoral studies
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Check out the current course offerings from the Classics & Archaeology Department