Welcome to the Department of Classics
The study of the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean through their languages has been the core of humanistic learning for centuries, and constitutes the heart of both the Jesuit tradition and the liberal arts curriculum.
The Department of Classics at Georgetown is committed to the study of all aspects of the ancient Mediterranean world, ranging from ancient Greek and Latin language and literature to the history, archaeology, and art of the Greeks and Romans. The teaching and research of the departmental faculty encompass a broad range of individual specialties. Our undergraduate students pursue their interests in ancient Greek, Latin, Greek and Latin literature in translation, ancient history, and Classical archaeology.
The program in Modern Greek allows students to study the Modern Greek language from the introductory through the advanced reading level and to earn a minor in Modern Greek.
In addition to the undergraduate program, the Department of Classics offers a Post-Baccalaureate Program in Greek and Latin for qualified students who have already earned an undergraduate degree.
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