Undergraduate Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Classics

The Bachelor of Arts in Classics is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the means to explore the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean and Near East, including Egypt.

The Department of Classics offers the following degrees and programs.

  • B.A. in Classics
  • Minor in Classics
  • Minor in Modern Greek Studies
  • Teaching Credential Single Subject Latin
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Class Schedule: Spring 2018

*CLAR 250 Archaeology of the Ancient World
 CLAR 425B Roman Art and Archaeology
*CLAR 500 Egyptian Civilization
 CLAR 570/870 Archaic Greece
 CLAR 699/899 Independent Study
*CLAS 230 Ancient Epic Tales
*CLAS 240 Greek & Roman Drama
*CLAS 260 Greek & Roman Mythology
Magic in the Ancient Mediterranean World
*CLAS 415B Ancient Roman Literature
ACLAS 690/890 Edit & Publish Classics Journal
 CLAS 697 Honors Thesis
 CLAS 699/899 Independent Study
 CLAS 720

The Tradition of Nature
in Greco-Roman Culture

 CLAS 896/896EXM Directed Reading: Classics
 CLAS 898 Master's Thesis/Creative Work
 GRE 202 Intermediate Ancient Greek
AGRE 445/745 Greek Drama I
 GRE 699/899 Independent Study
 LATN 202 Intermediate Latin
ALATN 450/750 Roman Drama
 LATN 699/899 Independent Study
*MGS 151 Modern Greek II
 MGS 350B Greece and the Balkans
 MGS 699 Independent Study
*Approved for General Education
CTentatively Scheduled
N.B.  This is a tentative schedule, and is subject to change.


Spring Lecture Series

2017: The 25th Annual Spring Lecture Series: Society on Display: Celebration, Procession and Protest


  • A Journey in Triumph, A Journey in Sorrow: Two Exiles Return to Rome
  • Gateways to Rome: Architecture and Topographical Display in Aeneid 6 and 7
  • The Voice of the People in Latin Epic and Tragedy
  • Festival and Spectacle: Processions in the Early Greek World

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 took place 10am-2pm on Saturday, November 4, 2017, in HUM 288.  Food and drink were provided.

  • "Proto Femism in the Lysistrata" by Perry Fenton
  • "Living with Uncertainty: A Proposal for the Deconstruction of Bronze Age Frescoes" by Victoria Hodges
  • "You Can Bilocate: Uncanny Movement on Greek Vaces" by Andrew Love
  • "Animal Imagery in Alcman's Parthenion 1" by Kathleen Narayan
  • "Dyonysian Mimesis: Cross Dressing and the Symposium" by Stephanie Polos

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

Class Schedule: Fall 2017

CLAR 250 Archaeology of the Ancient World
CLAR 420 Greek Art and Archaeology
CLAR 565/865 Monuments of the Eternal City: Ancient Rome
CLAR 699/899 Independent Study
CLAS 230 Ancient Epic Tales
CLAS 240 Greek & Roman Drama
CLAS 260 Greek & Roman Mythology
CLAS 280 The Ancient World in Film
CLAS 410 Ancient Greek Literature
CLAS 490 History of Ideas
CLAS 582 Tales from Ancient India: Hinduism and Buddhism
CLAS 690/890 Edit & Publish Classical Journal
CLAS 697 Honors Thesis
CLAS 699/899 Independent Study
CLAS 896/896EXM Directed Reading: Classics
CLAS 898 Masters Thesis/Creative Work
GRE 101 Elementary Ancient Greek
GRE 430/730 Greek Oratory I
GRE 699/899 Independent Study
LATN 101 Elementary Latin
LATN 301 Latin Prose and Poetry
LATN 735 Roman Epistolography
LATN 699/899 Independent Study
MGS 150 Modern Greek I
N.B.  This is a tentative schedule, and is subject to change.


Minor in Modern Greek Studies



Advisors: Martha Klironomos (mkliro@sfsu.edu), David Leitao (dleitao@sfsu.edu)

Total Units for the Minor: 17-19 units

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...