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The Department of Classics at UCSB includes 10 full-time faculty members whose interests range across the Greek and Roman worlds. We teach a wide variety of undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Greek and Roman culture, society, history and archaeology, as well as a broad curriculum of Greek and Latin language and literature.

We offer three distinct “emphases” in our undergraduate major that suit a variety of students’ needs: one focuses on Greek and Latin literature, another is less language-based and offers a broader exploration of Greek and Roman culture, and a third is designed specially for those interested in archaeology.

In memoriam: 

We are saddened by the death of Emeritus Professor Robert Renehan (on 26 April, 2019, a day after his 84th birthday). Bob joined the department in 1977 and retired in 2007. He was a distinguished textual critic. Read his obituary here.