Course Sequence - Honours BA in Greek and Roman Studies

This program unlocks the secrets of Western civilization and the origins of the Western world by studying ancient texts in their original Greek or Latin. Not only do students benefit from small classes and a close-knit student community, they also have access to a departmental reading room and an on-campus museum that provides volunteer opportunities for first-hand experience with the classical milieu and museum work.  

The Honours BA with specialization in Greek and Roman Studies has mandatory courses in Greek and Latin. Greek and Latin are prerequisites for any graduate work in classics or classical studies.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

The Greek and Roman Studies program at the University of Ottawa leads to an honours bachelor’s degree, which requires the equivalent of four years of university studies and 120 credits (40 courses).

Bachelor’s degree

  • Honours BA with Specialization in Greek and Roman Studies FI 

Minor

  • Minor in Greek and Roman Studies

FI French Immersion stream available.

Language of instruction

Offered in English and French, this program has mandatory courses in Greek and Latin. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Greek and Roman Studies program gives you a highly regarded educational foundation that can lead to a rewarding career in virtually any field. Apart from employment in the field of classics and related fields, such as museology and archeology, our graduates find employment opportunities in such diverse fields as government, law, teaching, computer training and business.

What can I do with my studies?

(www.sass.uottawa.ca/en) is a tool that provides information on career opportunities for students with a background in classical studies.

 

HONOURS BA WITH SPECIALIZATION IN GREEK AND ROMAN STUDIES - 120 CREDITS (4 YEARS) 

Note

1 This course has variable topics. Students may take this course twice
2 This course has variable topics and may be taken several times if the themes are different.
Note: Those wishing to continue on to an MA in Classical Studies at the University of Ottawa should have completed a minimum of 18 course credits of ancient language courses (Greek, Latin), from which 12 course credits from one language and 6 course credits from the other as optional courses.

3 credits = 1 course

  Total 1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Total

120 credits 

(40 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

30 credits

(10 courses)

Core courses

12 credits

(4 courses)

ENG1100 Workshop in Essay Writing

3 course credits from:
PHI1101 Reasoning and Critical Thinking
PHI1301 Philosophy: Ideas and Arguments

3 credits from:
AHL1100 Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1
AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1
ENG1120 Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
ENG1121 Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
3 credits from:
AHL1100 Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1
AHL1900 Initiation aux études interdisciplinaires en Arts / Introduction to interdisciplinary study in the Arts1
PHI1102 Moral reasoning
PHI1103 Fundamental Philosophical Questions
PHI1104 Great Philosophers
PHI1302 Philosophy: Themes and Texts

 

 

 

First module

Greek and Roman Studies

60 credits

(20 courses)

LCL1101 Latin
LCL1102 Latin II

 

 

CLA2101 The Beginnings of Greek Civilization
CLA2102 Athens, Persia and Sparta
CLA2103 The Republic
CLA2104 The Early Empire
CLA2130 Introduction to Greek Literature
CLA2131 Introduction to Latin Literature

 

 

Choose profile: Classics or Classical Studies

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Classics Profile:
LCL2103 Latin III
LCL2151 Ancient Greek I
LCL2152 Ancient Greek II
LCL3102 Latin IV

Classical Studies Profile:
CLA2110 Archaeological Methods and Techniques
CLA2323 Greek Mythology

Classics Profile:
LCL3151 Ancient Greek III
LCL3152 Ancient Greek IV
LCL4100 Latin Authors2
LCL4150 Greek Authors2

Classical Studies Profile:
CLA3110 Topics in Ancient History2
CLA3130 Topics in Greek and Latin Literature in Translation2
CLA4150 Ancient History Seminar2
CLA4151 Seminar in Ancient Literature in Translation2

Classics Profile:
6 optional course credits in classical studies (CLA) or classics (LCL)

Classical Studies Profile:
6 optional course credits in classical studies (CLA) or classics (LCL)

Classics Profile:
12 optional course credits in classical studies (CLA) or classics (LCL) at the 3000 or 4000 level

Classical Studies Profile:
12 optional course credits in classical studies (CLA) or classics (LCL) at the 3000 or 4000 level

Second module

Minor 

0 or 30 credits (0 or 10 courses)

Optional minor added after first year.
Students have the option of adding a minor (30 credits) in any of a number of disciplines offered at the Telfer School of Management or at the faculties of Arts, Engineering, Science, Health Sciences or Social Sciences.
Note that secondary school prerequisite courses may be required for the second program

Electives

12 or 42 credits 

(4 or 14 courses)

If Classics Profile:
In the minor option, students must take 12 elective credits (4 courses).
In all other cases, students must take 42 elective credits (14 courses).

Electives

12 or 42 credits 

(4 or 14 courses)

If Classical Studies Profile:
In the minor option, students must take 18 elective credits (6 courses).
In all other cases, students must take 48 elective credits (16 courses).
 

  

CLASSICS PROFILE  

LCL2151 Ancient Greek I
LCL2152 Ancient Greek II
LCL2101 Latin III
LCL3151 Ancient Greek III
LCL4100 Latin Authors1
LCL4150 Greek Authors 1

 Topics covered in this course vary: it may be taken several times if the topics are different.

 

CLASSICAL STUDIES PROFILE

CLA2110 Archaeological Methods and Techniques
CLA2323 Greek Mythology
CLA3110 Topics in Ancient History I 1
CLA3130 Topics in Greek and Latin Literature in Translation 1
CLA4150 Ancient History Seminar 1
CLA4151 Seminar in Ancient Literature in Translation 1

 

LIST OF OPTIONAL COURSES 

CLA1101 Greek Civilization 
CLA1102 Roman Civilization
CLA2105 Introduction to Classical Archaeology
CLA2110 Archaeological Methods and Techniques
CLA2120 Greek Art
CLA2121 Roman Art
CLA2122 Greek Wisdom
CLA2145 Theatre History I: From Ritual to Profession
CLA2323 Greek Mythology
CLA2335 Western Europe from the 5th to the 15th Century
CLA2380 Greek philosophy or the Birth of Philosophy
CLA2382 Bible and Culture II: Texts and Traditions of Early Christianity
CLA2383 Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity
CLA3000 Stage archéologique I/Archaeological Fieldwork I
CLA3110 Topics in Ancient History I 1
CLA3130 Topics in Greek and Latin Literature in Translation 1
CLA3140 The Celtic Iron Age
CLA3163 Women in Early Christianity
CLA3333 Religions of the Graeco-Roman World
CLA3370 Plato: the Philosopher as Legislator
CLA3380 Aristotle on the Search for Happiness
CLA3900 Stage archéologique II/Archaeological Field Work II
CLA4121 Seminar in Ancient Art 1
CLA4150 Ancient History Seminar 1
CLA4151 Seminar in Ancient Literature in Translations 1
LCL2151 Ancient Greek I
LCL2152 Ancient Greek II
LCL2101 Latin III
LCL3151 Ancient Greek III
LCL4100 Latin Authors 1
LCL4150 Greek Authors 1

Note

1 The topics covered in this course may vary : it may be taken several times if the topics are different.

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