Students have a choice of these main areas in which to focus:
Ancient Art and Archaeology emphasizes the material culture or the ancient Mediterranean Region from the perspective of anthropological archaeology and art history. Classical Civilizations combines the study of Greek and Roman history, archaeology, languages, and literature. The Greek and Roman Studies Stream is designed as a flexible major for anyone with an interest in the ancient Mediterranean world. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of Classics, students in all three streams take some courses in the other areas. We encourage serious would-be philologists and historians to follow the Classical Civilizations stream; the Ancient Art and Archaeology Honours degree is designed 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.
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.
Combined Major Program
In the Combined Major Program, a student may combine either an Honours or a Pass program in Classics and another program in Humanities, Sciences or Social Sciences . For requirements in the other discipline, the student should consult the relevant department/centre. It should be noted that not all departments/centres provide a combined major option.
Certificate Programs in Classics
Introductory Certificate in Ancient Greek and Latin Language
This one year program will be of interest to those who want to acquire an introductory knowledge of Greek and Latin either for interest or to pursue concentrated study at the university level.
It is awarded upon completion of four credits selected from a variety of first or second year Classical Greek and/or Latin, Classics, Classical Hebrew, and modern language credits.
Enhanced Certificate in Ancient Greek and Latin Language
This one year program is intended for students who have completed either the Introductory Certificate in Ancient Greek and Latin Language (or its equivalent) or a Bachelor of Arts in Classics degree. It is especially appropriate for students who wish to attend a Master of Arts program but have not achieved the required level of proficiency in Greek and/or Latin for admittance.
It is awarded upon completion of four credits of second year or above Classical Greek and/or Latin credits, along with a variety of Classics, Koine Greek, Classical Hebrew, and modern language credits.
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, 1P92, 1P94, 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.