James Newhard, Interim Chair
About the Department
Classics is the study of the languages and cultures of Greece and Rome, which necessarily encompass the Mediterranean world and Europe. Therefore, Classics by nature is interdisciplinary, multi-cultural, and international. It has been a core component of the College’s curriculum since its founding, but its view of culture is diverse and innovative, – everything from Greek and Latin literature, to their cities, science, philosophy, religion, politics and history, to digital humanities and computer modeling of geophysical and archaeological information. Classics joins together the past and present in order to think creatively about the future.