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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2016/2017)
11.3 Classics

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11.3.1 Department of Classics Description

Programs of the Department of Classics are designed to acquaint students with the ancient Greek and Roman cultures from which Western Civilization has developed. The Department endeavours to instruct with and utilize the full range of evidence available, including texts in Greek and Latin as well as material culture. Furthermore, it is understood that a degree of access can often be achieved by studying antiquity through translated sources. The Department therefore is committed to offering a wide range of courses and programs designed to explore the many aspects of the discipline.

The following programs are available in the Department:

  1. Major in Classics

  2. Minor in Classics

  3. Honours in Classics

  4. Joint Honours in Classics

Classics course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences section under Course Descriptions, Classics and are designated by CLAS.

11.3.2 Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours. A student must meet the requirements for a departmental Major, Minor, or Honours program and also meet the Program Regulations – General and Honours Degrees for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. A student is therefore advised to consult with the Admission to the Bachelor of Arts General Degree Programs regulations, the Program Regulations - General and Honours Degrees which also includes the Bachelor of Arts General Degree Components, The Major Program, and The Minor Program regulations. Information regarding honours programs is available at Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations as well as under each department’s regulations.

A student is strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor to discuss available programs and requirements in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences including the Core Requirements, The Major Program, The Minor Program, and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations. A student is advised to declare a program of study, including a Major and a Minor, before completing the first 45 credit hours of study. Information about declaring a Major and Minor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and a list of advisors is available at www.mun.ca/hss/programs/undergraduate/ideclare.php.

11.3.3 General Degree
11.3.3.1 Major in Classics

Students for a Major in Classics are advised to choose their program in consultation with the Department.

The major program consists of a minimum of 39 credit hours in Classics courses in accordance with the following:

  1. Either Classics 1120 and 1121 or Classics 1130 and 1131;

  2. at least 3 credit hours at the 4000 level;

  3. an additional 12 credit hours at the 3000 level or above; and

  4. an additional 18 credit hours at any level. With the exception of language courses (Classics 1120, 1121, 1130, 1131), no more than 6 1000-level credit hours may be counted towards the major.

A student is encouraged to consider the Honours or Joint Honours in Classics outlined under Honours Degree.

11.3.3.2 Minor in Classics

The Minor program in Classics consists of a minimum of 24 credit hours in Classics courses in accordance with the following:

  1. At least 3 credit hours at the 3000 level or above.

  2. With the exception of language courses (Classics 1120, 1121, 1130, 1131), no more than 6 1000-level credit hours may be counted towards the minor.

11.3.4 Honours Degree

Students for Honours in Classics are advised to choose their program in consultation with the Department.

11.3.4.1 Honours Degree in Classics

The Honours Degree in Classics will include at least 60 credit hours in Classics courses and consist of the following:

  1. 12 credit hours in ancient Greek and/or Latin, selected from Classics 1120, 1121, 1130, 1131, 2200, 2300, 3200, and 3300 (Classics 3200 and/or 3300 can be used to meet the 3000-level requirements in both regulations 1. and 2.);

  2. 36 credit hours in Classics at the 3000 and 4000 level, of which at least 9 credit hours must be at the 4000 level, including Classics 4999, and;

  3. a minimum of 12 additional credit hours at any level in Classics resulting in a total of 60 credit hours. With the exception of language courses (Classics 1120, 1121, 1130, 1131), no more than 6 1000-level credit hours may be counted towards the Honours Degree.

11.3.4.2 Joint Honours in Classics

Classics may be combined with another subject to form a Joint Honours program. The Joint Honours Degree in Classics will include at least 45 credit hours in Classics courses and consist of the following:

  1. 9 credit hours in ancient Greek and/or Latin, selected from Classics 1120, 1121, 1130, 1131, 2200, 2300;

  2. 27 credit hours in Classics at the 3000 and 4000 level, of which at least 6 credits must be at the 4000 level (if a student chooses Classics as the Subject of Specialization in which to write the Honours Essay, Classics 4999 Honours Essay will count towards 3 credit hours at the 4000-level requirement); and

  3. a minimum of 9 additional credit hours at any level in Classics resulting in a total of 45 credit hours. With the exception of language courses (Classics 1120, 1121, 1130, 1131), no more than 6 1000-level credit hours may be counted towards the Joint Honours Degree.