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Howard University
 

Department of Classics
College of Arts and Sciences
Howard University
Locke Hall 254 - Box 827
2441 Sixth Street NW
Washington DC 20059

Phone: (202) 806-6725
Fax: (202) 806-5224

 
 

 

The Department of Classics at Howard University is one of a very small number of institutions of higher learning that offers undergraduates the opportunity to study both Classics and Egyptology: the languages, literatures, histories, philosophies, art and archaeology of the ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, and Egypt. The Department offers both majors and minors as well as classes that may be taken either as electives or as divisional requirements.

The African-American tradition of classical scholarship in America is at least as old as Phyllis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Dubois, William Sanders Scarborough, and Howard's own Wiley Lane (d.1885; first black professor of Greek at Howard); and more recently, Frank M. Snowden, Jr., long-time chair of the Dept. of Classics and former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Toni Morrison (Nobel laureate in literature in 1993, a Classics minor at Howard).

Learn more about Classics at Howard...

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Princeton Review "can't overestimate the value of a Classics major"

> Read the Princeton Review article

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11th Annual Frank M. Snowden Lecture

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Department of Classics to Open a New Chapter with Academic Renewal

WAMU Radio Broadcast featuring the Department of Classics with interviews with Dr. Rudolph Hock, Dr. Norman Sandridge and Dr. Wayne Frederick, Provost
> Listen to broadcast or read transcript

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CLASSICAL ODYSSIES:
— GREECE | SUMMER 2012

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READ THE 2006-2007 HERMES NEWSLETTER

2005 Hermes Newsletter
2004 Hermes Newsletter

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