Welcome to USC Dornsife Classics

The Department of Classics invites students to share in the study of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and the civilizations they helped to shape. We offer an undergraduate major and minor, including honors option, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Because we are a small and collegial department, students have the opportunity to work closely with distinguished faculty and to develop individualized or collaborative research programs.

Talk by Jacob Mackey: "Virginibus puerisque canto: Children, shared intentionality, and religious transmission in pagan Rome”

Jacob Mackey will be presenting a talk titled, “Virginibus puerisque canto: Children, shared intentionality, and religious transmission in pagan Rome,” on Thursday, October 23, at 12:00 PM, in THH 118. Please RSVP to prijic@usc.edu by Tuesday at noon.

NEW Undergraduate Degree Requirements

The new major requirements ask each student to choose a TRACK of courses whose learning objectives provide distinctly different sets of skills and types of knowledge about ancient Greece and Rome.

Heaven and Earth: Perspectives on Greece's Byzantium

Heaven and Earth: Perspectives on Greece's Byzantium

Friday, May 2, 2014 - Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - UCLA at the Huffington Center, St. Sophia Cathedral, Los Angeles

New Video: Classics at USC Dornsife

Hear about the undergraduate Classics major from professors and undergrads in our new video, Classics at USC Dornsife.

Upcoming Events

Yoga with Fisher @ USC
Students Talk Back: A Politics and Public Policy Forum
ZNI Special Seminar Series: Dan Geschwind MD, Ph.D.
This, and My Heart: A Portrait of Emily Dickinson
  • Department of Classics
  • University of Southern California
  • THH 256
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0352