Honours in Classics

An Honours Degree in Classics provides advanced knowledge of the civilizations and languages of ancient Greece and ancient Rome. Students will be able to explore ancient world-views, literature, art, philosophy, technologies, and social and political institutions, to think about the continuing legacy of classical civilization in the modern world, and to attain a high level of competence in Latin and/or Ancient Greek. An Honours Degree provides the ideal basis for continuing with graduate work in Classics as well as other fields and professions.

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.