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Classical Humanities

Learn about the languages, literatures, and cultures of the ancient Greeks and Romans and enrich your perspective on ideas and experiences in our present day.

Why Study Classical Humanities?

Through the classical humanities minor, you will gain an understanding of how the legacy of the Greeks and Romans influences nearly every aspect of contemporary culture, from our public architecture to our favorite action heroes.

Degrees & Offerings

Classical Humanities

  Vermillion Main Campus

Take Latin and Classical Humanities courses as you expand your understanding of the legacy of the Greeks and Romans. Courses include Ancient Rome, Greek Art and Archaeology, and Latin and Greek language.

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At the University of South Dakota, our Department of History houses numerous disciplines that exist at the intersection of curiosity, research, writing, storytelling and the human experience. Find the answers to your questions about people, events, institutions and values with the guidance and support of our exceptional faculty.

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David Burrow



Imperial Russia
Modern Europe
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Elise Boxer

Director-Inst of Amer Indian
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Kurt Hackemer

Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost


19th Century American Military & Naval History
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Sara Lampert

Associate Professor
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Mark Madsen

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Molly Rozum

Associate Professor, R.Nelson Distinguished Professor

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