Department Chair: Sharon Portnoff
The Department of Classics, Arabic, and Jewish Studies houses a variety of major and minor programs. The Classics program immerses students in the world of ancient Greece and Rome through the study of the languages, histories, cultures, and material remains of the ancient Mediterranean. The Arabic Studies program offers a special focus on Arabic language, literature, and culture. Jewish Studies introduces students to the history, culture and religion of Jewish people, past and present, across the globe.