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Department of Classics & Humanities

The Department of Classics and Humanities offers interdisciplinary courses in language, literature, visual media, and culture. Through the study of texts and contexts past and present, local and global, students engage with the diversity of historical narratives, lived experiences, and perspectives that comprise "the human experience" in and across various times and places.

A Statement of Solidarity with Black Lives Matter and Against Anti-Blackness

SDSU’s College of Arts and Letters stands in solidarity with our Black communities. We denounce racism in any form and violence against Black people, and we stand firm in our belief that Black lives matter. As a community of university faculty and staff, it is our duty to actively support and advocate for solutions to systemic racism across our nation, the world, and our campus.  Read the full statement.


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Virtual Department Office Hours

10 am to noon

New Faculty for Fall 2022

Please join us in welcoming our newest additions to our department.

Kishauna Soljour

Kishauna Soljour, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Public Humanities
Meet Kishauna

Carly Maris

Carly Maris, Ph.D.
Stepsay Postdoctoral Fellow in Classics
Meet Carly

Emi Brown

Emi Brown, Ph.D.
Schuch Friends of Classics Postdoctoral Fellow
Meet Emi




Umanisti is a student organization open to all.  Its purpose is to promote the study and appreciation of the humanistic heritage. 

Adviser: Dr. Joseph Smith [email protected]


Eta Sigma Phi

Eta Sigma Phi

Eta Sigma Phi is the national undergraduate Classics honorary society. Each fall qualified students of Greek and Latin are initiated into the SDSU chapter, Zeta Gamma.

Archon Basileus (Adviser): Dr. Joseph Smith [email protected]