Students have a choice of these main areas in which to focus:
- Ancient Art and Archaeology stream
- Classical Civilization stream
- Classical Languages stream
- Classical Studies stream
The Classical Languages stream emphasizes proficiency in Greek and Latin languages and knowledge in ancient literature. Ancient Art and Archaeology emphasizes the material culture or the ancient Mediterranean Region from the perspective of anthropological archaeology and art history. Classical Studies combines the study of Greek and Roman History, religion, and literature. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of Classics, however, students in all three streams take some courses in the other areas. We see the Classical Languages Honours degree as the one for serious would-be philologists and historians and the Ancient Art and Archaeology Honours degree as the one for students seeking to do graduate work in Classical Archaeology, Near Eastern Studies, or to obtain a certificate in Museum curatorship or the like. Students bound for graduate work in a Classics department are strongly encouraged to exceed the minimum languages requirements. Students seeking to teach Latin or Classics at the secondary level would be well positioned to do so (entrance requirements are five credits in Latin).
BA with Major Program
The BA with Major in Classics combines the study of Greek and Roman history, religion, literature-in-translation, art and archaeology. A combination of 10 credits in CLAS, LATI and/or GREE is required for the BA with Major program.
The Pass Program, a three-year degree, combines the study of Greek and Roman history, religion, literature-in-translation, art and archaeology. Seven credits labeled CLAS, GREE or LATI are required for a Pass degree, with at least one required course in Greek or Roman History at the third-year level.
Minor in Classics
Students in other disciplines can obtain a Minor in Classics by completing the following courses (with a minimum 60 percent overall average):
- one credit from CLAS 1P91 and 1P92, CLAS 1P95 and 1P97, GREE 1F00, LATI 1F00
- one credit from CLAS, GREE, LATI
- one credit from CLAS, GREE, LATI numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- one credit from CLAS, GREE, LATI numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
Master of Arts in Classics
The Master of Arts in Classics emphasizes a holistic approach to the Greek and Roman worlds and engages students in the study of languages, literature, history, and material culture.