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FOUNDED IN 2000, Grand Valley’s Department of Classics offers a strong undergraduate major and works closely with students to encourage success in all walks of life.
The Department of Classics is a unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Classics faculty are highly qualified specialists who contribute to the program in Classics and other programs, pursue active research agendas, and offer leadership and service to the to the University, the profession, and the community.
The program in Classics is large enough to offer a complete preparation for students seeking a wide range of postgraduate and career opportunities. Yet it remains small enough to allow our faculty and staff to get to know all of our students individually and to work with them closely.
This student-centered approach is something we encourage: it fosters collaboration and mutual respect and promotes cooperation, discussion, and intellectual interaction. These are the hidden, and often neglected, elements of a first-rate education.
In the bargain, students profit from a practical education that offers valuable pre-professional training and marketable job skills:
Through the department, Grand Valley State University holds institutional memberships in The American Philological Association, The Classical Association of the Middle West and South, The American Academy in Rome, The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, and The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome.
Allie Pohler received a $1,000 scholarship from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS).
Prof. Charles Pazdernik collaborated on a new translation of one of the most important legal works in the history of western law.
Stoics Week prompted participants to think about who they really are.
Two articles by a GVSU Classics professor and an alumna appear in the journal Translation Review