The program in Classics spans the many different aspects of the Greek and Roman world - its languages and literatures, its art and archaeology, its history, its religious and philosophical traditions, its social and legal forms - from the Bronze Age to the period of the late Roman Empire and early Christianity.
For students who pursue a major or minor, classics provides a solid liberal arts education that will be useful in many careers and vital to the development of their full human capacity.
For students in other disciplines, classics offers a valuable opportunity to investigate the works and traditions that have provided much of the background of their own chosen fields. Many find that working with the classical languages improves their skills as readers and writers.
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Megan Esparsa is a recipient of the Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology awarded by the Society for Classical Studies (SCS).
Classics major Allie Pohler is a recipient of the Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology awarded by the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) for Summer 2016.
The Department of Classics was honored at the 2015 GVSU Student Life Awards.
April 19, 2016
Allie Pohler and Kris Zasadil are recipients of the 2016-17 Flaschenriem Scholarship.
March 11, 2016
Prof. Diane Rayor is the recipient of a $35,000 grant to translate Euripides' "Helen."