The Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies encompasses the broader Mediterranean world, the birth of Hellenism in 18th and 19th century Europe, the spread of Arabic culture to Spain and the birth of modern Arabic and Greek literature.

One of the strengths of the department is the art and the archeology of Ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt. Another one is its history ranging from antiquity to modern times.

Finally, the department offers language courses: Latin, Arabic and Modern Greek.

The UIC Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies is located in downtown Chicago next to the Loop, in UIC’s east campus. It can be reached easily by car (off Harrison and Halsted Street) and public transport (opposite the UIC Halsted “L” stop).

The department is part of the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics. The School is comprised of six independent departments and three academic programs creating a collaborative environment for interdisciplinary study.