FACULTY OF ARTS

CLASSICS PROGRAMS AND REGULATIONS

Programs of the Department of Classics are designed to acquaint students with the ancient Greek and Roman cultures from which our Western Civilization has developed. The Department provides instruction in the Greek (Classical and New Testament) and Latin Languages and Literatures. In addition, the Department offers a wide selection of courses in Greek and Roman Studies which are primarily intended for students who desire an acquaintance with the ancient world without a knowledge of the languages.

GENERAL DEGREE

MAJOR IN CLASSICS

This program emphasizes the learning of classical languages as a means to study ancient literary and historical texts. Candidates for a Major in Classics shall decide their program in consultation with the Department.

Students who wish to pursue a Major in Classics will take either Classics 1120 and 1121 or Classics 1130 and 1131 and at least 30 additional credit hours in Classics, of which at least 18 credit hours must be in either Greek or Latin. A total of at least 18 credit hours in Classics must be at the 3000 level or above.

MAJOR IN GREEK AND ROMAN STUDIES

This program emphasizes the study of Greek and Roman civilization through the close reading of ancient texts in translation.

Candidates for a Major in Greek and Roman Studies will complete their programs in consultation with the Department Head.

1) Classics 1050 or 1100 or 1200
2) Either a) or b):
a) Classics 1120 and 1121
b) Classics 1130 and 1131
3) Fifteen credit hours in courses at the 2000 level.
4) Eighteen credit hours in courses at the 3000 level or above.

MINOR IN CLASSICS

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Classics will take 24 credit hours in Greek and Roman Studies courses. In place of any of these the student may substitute courses in Greek or Latin.

HONOURS IN CLASSICS

Candidates for Honours in Classics shall consult the Department before finalizing their program.

1) Classics 1120 and 1121 and Classics 1130 and 1131;

2) At least 9 credit hours selected from Classics 2200, 2205, 2300, and 2305;

3) Classics 4998 or 4999;

4) At least 36 additional credit hours in Classics at the 3000 level or above, of which 18 must be in Latin or Greek. Classics 2202 and 2302* may be substituted for courses at the 3000 level.

* Inactive Course

JOINT HONOURS IN CLASSICS

Classics may be combined with another subject to form a Joint Honours program. The Joint Honours Program in Classics shall include at least 51 credit hours in Classics, including the following.

1) Classics 1120 and 1121 or Classics 1130 and 1131;

2) At least 6 credit hours selected from Classics 2200, 2205, 2300, 2305;

3) At least 30 additional credit hours in Classics at the 3000 level or above, of which at least 15 must be in Greek or Latin. Classics 2202 and 2302* may be substituted for courses at the 3000 level.

* Inactive Course

HONOURS IN GREEK AND ROMAN STUDIES

Candidates for Honours in Greek and Roman Studies shall consult the Department before finalizing their program.

1) Classics 1050 or 1100 or 1200;
2) Either a) or b):
a) Classics 1120 and 1121
b) Classics 1130 and 1131
3) 15 credit hours in courses at the 2000 level;
4) 36 credit hours in courses at the 3000 level or above, including 4998 or 4999.

JOINT HONOURS IN GREEK AND ROMAN STUDIES

Greek and Roman Studies may be combined with another subject to form a Joint Honours program. The Joint Honours Program in Greek and Roman Studies shall include at least 51 credit hours in Classics.

1) Classics 1050 or 1100 or 1200;

2) Either a) or b):
a) Classics 1120 and 1121
b) Classics 1130 and 1131

3) 15 credit hours in courses at the 2000 level;

4) 27 credit hours in courses at the 3000 level or above.

PREREQUISITES

NOTE: Although there are no formal prerequisites for any course in Greek and Roman Studies, students are encouraged to ensure that they have adequate preparation for the courses numbered above 3000 in which they intend to register.

1) Classics 2200 is the normal prerequisite for Classics 2205.

2) Classics 2205 is the normal prerequisite for any Latin course in the 3000 or 4000 series.

3) Classics 2300 is the normal prerequisite for Classics 2305.

4) Classics 2305 is the normal prerequisite for any Greek course in the 3000 or 4000 series.

In special circumstances, prerequisites may be waived with the permission of the Head of the Department.

Medieval Studies 3000 may be substituted for a Greek and Roman Studies course in both the Classics degree programs (Honours, Joint Honours and general degree) and the Greek and Roman Studies degree programs (Honours, Joint Honours and general degree).


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