The Department of Classics and Archaeology is committed to providing students in our program with resources to help them succeed. In this section you will find information about our current courses, what to expect from department life, who to go to for academic advice, study resources, and more.
I am interested in classics and archaeology, what are my options?
What classics and archaeology courses are on offer this year?
You can find a list of our current offerings on our Programs page. A preview of next year’s courses is usually available in April and can be obtained from our Administrative Assistant upon request (please bear in mind that this is a draft document and subject to change).
What kinds of student support are offered by the department?
Brock University receives consistently high ratings for mental health support and student satisfaction. In the Department of Classics and Archaeology we contribute to this by providing a friendly and accessible learning environment to all our students. Departmental life offers many opportunities to make connections with other students in the program, faculty, and alumni. Transitioning to university or a new program can sometimes be difficult, so incoming Majors are paired with a CLAS Buddy who can help answer questions about living locally, university life, or just be a familiar face at one of our many events. Help with courses is also available through our Peer Mentors, senior students who can coach you with essay-writing, study habits, and introductory Greek or Latin.
What professional opportunities does the department provide?
Throughout the year, the Department of Classics and Archaeology provides opportunities to connect with experts in the field through its Research Seminar Series and AIA lecture program. These meetings are an important part of developing a professional network. Students are notified about these events via CLASroom, an online site for all Classics Majors and Minors at Brock. Skills-based workshops (e.g. archaeological illustration), field schools, and employment opportunities in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) are also publicised on this platform.
Research and Academic Skills Resources
The following is a list of resources you may find helpful:
- Classics and Archaeology Research Guide (links to Classics and Archaeology resources at Brock’s Gibson Library)
- Department of Classics and Archaeology Style and Citations Guide (very helpful for writing papers)
- Loeb Classical Library (online access to major works in Greek and Latin, with translations)
- Learning Skills Services (workshops on essay writing, study skills and more)
- Student Success Centre (a variety of academic and non-academic services available)
There are a number of professional organisations in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom that focus on classics and archaeology. They offer a wide range of resources including scholarships, information on summer schools, and placement services.
- Archaeological Institute of America (the leading North American organisation for archaeology and the protection of cultural heritage)
- Classical Association (UK-based, covers all aspects of Classics)
- Classical Association of Canada/ Société Canadienne des Études Classiques (the largest professional association for Classics in Canada; bilingual)
- Classical Association of the Middle West and South (geographic range covers 3 Canadian provinces and 23 U.S. States)
- Ontario Classical Association (recommended for students who may have an interest in teaching)
- Society for Classical Studies (the leading North American organisation for ancient history and ancient languages)