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 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 four distinct “emphases” in our undergraduate major that suit a variety of students’ needs: one focuses on Greek and Latin literature, and another is less language-based, offering a broad exploration of Greek and Roman culture. Our third and fourth emphases are designed specially for those interested in archaeology or ancient Greek philosophy. The minor in Classics provides an introduction to Latin or Ancient Greek, as well as more advanced courses in literature, history, and material culture. At the graduate level, we offer a PhD in Classics with optional emphases in Literature & Theory and Ancient History.