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: Fall 2018

*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
*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
*GRE 101 Elementary Ancient Greek
AGRE 435/735 Greek Historiography I
 GRE 699/899 Independent Study
*LATN 101 Elementary Latin
ALATN 436/736 Roman Novel
 LATN 699/899 Independent Study
*MGS 150 Modern Greek I
*Approved for General Education
N.B.  This is a tentative schedule, and is subject to change.


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

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.

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...