Classics - Undergraduate Studies
Did you know?
Those who study of Ancient Greece and Rome are studying the foundations of Western civilization. The Greeks gave us democracy, philosophy, rhetoric, the foundations of science and mathematics, theatre and literature. To the Romans we owe the foundations of law, architecture and city planning.
Programs of Study
Honours BA in Greek and Roman Studies
The BA program with Specialization in Greek and Roman Studies provides a multidisciplinary perspective on the Greco-Roman world that includes the study of ancient languages (Latin and Greek), Greek and Roman history and literature, and an introduction to the archeology, art history and religions of Ancient Greece and Rome. Based on their interests, students choose one of two options: Classical Literature, which features a curriculum entirely in Greek and Latin; or Classical Studies, which presents a historical overview of Ancient Greece and Rome. Note that in both cases students must take a six-credit language course in Latin.
Major in Greek and Roman Studies
Like the Honours BA, the Major in Greek and Roman Studies provides a foundation of knowledge about the Greco-Roman world. This multidisciplinary approach covers everything from ancient history to literature, including archeology and Latin. Students are required to complete a six-credit language course in Latin. Students who choose this major can complete their undergraduate degree by adding a second major, combining the study of Ancient Greece and Rome with another area of study, such as philosophy or history.
Minor in Greek and Roman Studies
The Minor in Greek and Roman Studies introduces students to the major facets of the Greco-Roman world, namely its language and literature, history and civilization, archeology and art history, and mythology and religion. Students have the option of picking courses that focus on either the world of Ancient Greece or Ancient Rome. As is the case for the major, the Minor in Greek and Roman Studies allows students to complete their undergraduate degree by adding a major or minor in another discipline.
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