Student Resources

Pithos Students' Journal

Spring 2018, 17th annual volume of Pithos, a Journal of the Classics Students Association, was released April 2018 and is available for download.

"It is an easy pattern to fall into to compare our own civilization with those of the ancient Greeks and Romans and to eek out the similarities between ours and theirs..." Adriana Javier, former Editor-In-Chief

Advising Resource Center

The College of Liberal & Creative Arts established the student Advising Resource Center (ARC) to provide multiple support services to students. You can receive information regarding requirements for your degree, petitions, financial aid, tutoring, student clubs, events, careers and much more.

Advising Resource Center

Student Forum

The Classics Students Association is pleased to announce this year's Student Forum.  The Student Forum offers an opportunity for students of the ancient world, both from SFSU and from the Bay Area community, to present their research to their peers and faculty.

The Student Forum will take place 10am-2pm on Saturday, October 20, 2018 in HUM 114.  Food and drink will be provided.

  • "Blood, Milk, and Honey: Roman Female Ritualized Mourning as a Form of Funeral Offering" by Kathleen Narayan
  • "Mare Nostrum, or Is It?" by Victoria Hodges
  • "Darkness Helps Us to Feel Holy: The Classical Conception of Witchcraft in Sixteenth-Century Europe" by David Hlusak
  • "Lydopatheis: Perceptions of Eastern Feminine Appearance in Anacreontic Vases" by Stephanie Polos
  • "Applying Archaeoastronomy to 'Nyx' on the Altar of Zeus" by Luke Loper

For more information, please contact the Classics Students Association at csa.sfstate@gmail.com.

Classics Graduate Student Handbook

The Department of Classics is pleased to provide our Graduate Student Handbook for all current and prospective students.  This document is designed to help graduate students answer questions about advising and administrative processes.

The Hanbook can be downloaded here: Classics Graduate Student Handbook (pdf)

Class Schedule: Fall 2018

CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
*CLAR 250 Archaeology of the Ancient World
 CLAR 420B Greek Art and Archaeology
*CLAR 500 Ancient Egyptian Civilization
 CLAR 530 Introduction to Greek Vase Painting
 CLAR 699/899 Independent Study
CLASSICS  
*CLAS 230 Ancient Epic Tales
*CLAS 240 Greek & Roman Drama
*CLAS 260 Greek & Roman Mythology
*CLAS 280B The Ancient World in Film
*CLAS 410B Ancient Greek Literature
*CLAS 490 History of Ideas in the Ancient
Classical World
*CLAS 582B Tales from Ancient India:
Hinduism and Buddhism
 CLAS 700 Proseminar: Texts and Contexts
 CLAS 720 Plato and Greek Sexuality
ACLAS 690/890 Edit & Publish Classical Journal
 CLAS 697 Honors Thesis
 CLAS 699/899 Independent Study
ACLAS 896/896EXM Directed Reading: Classics
 CLAS 898 Masters Thesis/Creative Work
GREEK  
*GRE 101 Elementary Ancient Greek
AGRE 435/735 Greek Historiography I
 GRE 699/899 Independent Study
LATIN  
*LATN 101 Elementary Latin
ALATN 436/736 Roman Novel
 LATN 699/899 Independent Study
MODERN GREEK STUDIES
*MGS 150 Modern Greek I
 
*Approved for General Education
APaired
BCross-listed
 
N.B.  This is a tentative schedule, and is subject to change.

 

Class Schedule: Spring 2019

CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
*CLAR 250 Archaeology of the Ancient World
 CLAR 425B Roman Art and Archaeology
 CLAR 532/832 Greek & Roman Wall Painting
 CLAR 699/899 Independent Study
   
CLASSICS  
*CLAS 210 Introduction to Greek & Roman Literature
*CLAS 230 Ancient Epic Tales
*CLAS 240 Greek & Roman Drama
*CLAS 260 Greek & Roman Mythology
*CLAS 280B The Ancient World in Film
*CLAS 415B Ancient Roman Literature
 CLAS 510B The Byzantine Empire
ACLAS 690/890 Edit & Publish Classics Journal
 CLAS 697 Honors Thesis
 CLAS 699/899 Independent Study
 CLAS 896/896EXM Directed Reading: Classics
 CLAS 898 Master's Thesis/Creative Work
   
GREEK  
 GRE 202 Intermediate Ancient Greek
AGRE 465/765 Hellenistic Poetry
 GRE 699/899 Independent Study
   
LATIN  
 LATN 202 Intermediate Latin
ALATN 446/746 Roman Epic II
 LATN 699/899 Independent Study
   
MODERN GREEK STUDIES
*MGS 151 Modern Greek II
 MGS 510B The Byzantine Empire
 MGS 699 Independent Study
   
*Approved for General Education
APaired  
BCross-listed  
CTentatively Scheduled
   
N.B.  This is a tentative schedule, and is subject to change.

 

Scholarships

Scholarships available through the Department of Classics:

  • The John Ungaretti Translation Award
  • The Society for Classical and Comparative Studies Travel Scholarship
  • The Raoul Bertrand Graduate Scholarship
  • The Richard L. Trapp Undergraduate Scholarship
  • The Richard L. Trapp Graduate Teaching Fellowship
  • Graduate Teaching Associate Positions
  • Graduate Associate Positions

SFSU @ Pompeii

Learn more about the archaeological field internship programme conducted each summer at the site of ancient Pompeii, Italy!

Spring Lecture Series

2018: The 26th Annual Spring Lecture Series: The Invisible Voices: The Forgotten Majority of the Classical World

 

  • A Chorus of Fragments: Voices from the Sands of Egypt
  • Integrated but Unequal: The Census as a Lens on Roman Political Culture
  • Eutropius the Consul: Power, Ugliness, and Imperial Representation in Late Antiquity
  • Gender and Slavery in the Roman Household

Classics Students Association

The department's autonomous student group, the Classics Students Association, also contributes actively to the vibrant culture of the department by organizing its annual Spring Lecture Series, now the longest-running event on campus, and by editing and publishing the journal Pithos, the most recent volume of which is now available.

Study Abroad Opportunities

  • Pompeii, Italy, Archaeological Internship Programme
  • Archaeological Institute of America Summer programs and/or excavations
  • Summer Program in Rome: Latin, Archaeology, Roman Pottery
  • College Year in Athens
  • And More...

Campus Resources for Classics Studies

  • A diversity of resources for the study of ancient Mediterranean civilizations
  • Etruscan, Greek, and Roman Artifacts
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Coin Collection
  • UC Berkeley Classes
  • International Class Credit
  • Library and Reading Room Library

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