The Classics Department enjoys a reputation for outstanding teaching and scholarship. Among our faculty are several winners of prestigious teaching awards, including the Classical Association of the Middle West and South's Award for Excellence in College Teaching, the Boulder Faculty Assembly's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Chancellor's Faculty Recognition Award.
The department makes a large contribution to the education of University of Colorado undergraduates both through its major and minor programs and its popular courses in the College of Arts and Sciences core curriculum. Our faculty combine tried-and-true methods with the latest in technological innovation.
The accomplishments of our faculty in scholarship are also many and varied. They have been recognized by awards and honors ranging from book prizes to prestigious extramural fellowships to intramural honors such as the Boulder Faculty Assembly's Award for Excellence in Research. Areas of specialization span Greek and Latin literature and include Greek philosophy, Greek and Roman history, and Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman art and archaeology.
The department is housed in the beautiful new Eaton Humanities Building, which flanks Norlin Library on the campus's main quadrangle.
Students enjoy well-equipped classrooms, comfortable study spaces, and a convenient non-circulating library of basic texts and reference works.
Our community of students and faculty thrive in the relaxed and beautiful atmosphere of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Guest lectures and other special events provide frequent occasions for academic and social gatherings.