Department Chair: Carl Fisher
Department Office: McIntosh Humanities Building (MHB), Rm 515
Telephone / Fax: (562) 985‑4239 / (562) 985-4863
Faculty: Kathryn Chew, Douglas Domingo‑Forasté, Paul Scotton
Administrative Support Coordinator: Gretchen Dinger
Students desiring information should contact the department office for an appointment with the advisor.
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Classics includes the study of the languages, literatures and civilizations of ancient Greeks and Romans. Classics offers the Bachelor of Arts in Classics and minors in Classical Studies, Latin, and Greek. Within the Classics major two options are offered, Roman Civilization and Greek Civilization. Students interested in graduate school in either Classics or Classical Archaeology should consult the departmental advisor as early as possible in their academic careers.
The department recommends that some time be spent in either Italy or Greece on one of the many programs designed to familiarize students with the physical remains of these civilizations (College Year at Athens, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the Aegean Institute, the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, etc.). Courses at one of these institutions may be substituted for CSULB courses with departmental approval.