Classics - Undergraduate Studies
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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
In the BA program with Specialization in Greek and Roman Studies, you will be provided with 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. You get to choose your curriculum based on your personal interests. There are two profiles: Classics, which offers a complete series of courses in Latin and Greek, and Classical Studies, which offers a historical and literary survey of Greek and Roman antiquity. Note that in both cases, you must take a six-credit language course in Latin.
Major in Greek and Roman Studies
With a Major in Greek and Roman Studies, you will be provided with a foundation of knowledge about the Greco-Roman world. This multidisciplinary approach covers everything from ancient history to literature, including archeology and Latin. You will be completing a six-credit language course in Latin. You can complete your undergraduate degree by adding a second major, combining the study of Ancient Greece and Rome with another area of interest, such as philosophy or history.
Minor in Greek and Roman Studies
With a Minor in Greek and Roman Studies, you will be introduced 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. You have the option to pick courses that focus on either the world of Ancient Greece or Ancient Rome. As is the case for the major, this program allows you to complete your undergrad by adding a major or minor in another area of study.
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