About the Department

The Classics Department at Florida State University is a leading center of Classical Studies, with nationally and internationally distinguished faculty for both teaching and research. It provides undergraduate students the intimacy of a small liberal arts college, while providing graduate students the resources and experience of a large Research I university. The department is both the oldest Classical Studies department in Florida, and with nearly 100 majors and 30-40 graduate students, it is among the largest Classical Studies programs in the public university system.

The success of FSU Classics is grounded on its commitment to exceptional university instruction and internationally recognized research. Our faculty and graduate students have been awarded numerous national and university teaching accolades. FSU Classics maintains a wide range of degree programs. Coursework covers traditional emphases on the Latin and Greek languages and literature, ancient history, and, for students interested in archaeology and material culture, a wide range of hands-on experiences in the field.

At the same time, faculty are at the forefront of emerging theoretical perspectives and interpretive methodologies and embrace modern digital resources and technologies. The department’s research and teaching are particularly strong on themes of landscape and place, urbanism and urban life, gender and sexuality, society and governance, philosophy, and economy. The faculty lead internationally regarded research projects that span the wider Mediterranean world and have produced numerous important publications in the field.

This combined mission of teaching and research results in a dynamic environment that supports an engaged community of scholars and instructors. By joining FSU Classics, you are joining one of the largest and most vibrant Classical Studies programs in the US.


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