Certificate in Ancient Languages

The certificate in ancient languages is designed to appeal to students interested in the study of ancient languages and who wish to gain an appreciation for the origin of many modern languages. Ancient languages are languages which are no longer spoken as the first language of any living person, although they may have direct descendants in current use. They remain culturally significant as languages of religion, scholarship and literature.

The certificate offers specialized, high-quality preparation for students interested in studying subjects such as archaeology, classics, history, linguistics, philosophy, and religion. The certificate will also appeal to students studying in the areas of medicine and law, providing you with the etymological roots of subject-specific terminology.


Sample courses

CLAS 1120 - Elementary Latin I
RELS 1050 - Intro to Biblical Hebrew I
RELS 1060 - Sanskrit Language Study I


Program Information

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


St. John's

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:



21 credit hours (7 courses)

Supplementary Application:


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Undergraduate Admissions and Programs

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000