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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.



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Darya Ardehali

SDSU Mundt Peace Scholars Engage in Humanitarian Work in South Africa

Students made impacts during their eight-week service-learning internships in Cape Town.

Last summer humanities major, Darya Ardehali, was one of eight SDSU students who spent eight weeks with various organizations working to help solve some of South Africa’s most pressing issues—a transformative event in her life. 

Read the full story on SDSU NewsCenter.




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

Adviser: Dr. Emi Brown [email protected] and Dr. Carly Maris [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]