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Classics Courses and COVID-19

Classics


Classics is the study of ancient Greek and Roman culture – a history intertwined with the history of the world. Whatever your goals in University and beyond, you can make Classics and the study of the ancient world part of them.

Wondering what courses we’re offering this year? Find out here! 

 

What to expect from your online Classics courses

Wondering what to expect from your online courses? UWinnipeg is using the categories Nexus, Nexus+, and Live to let you know.

Nexus: The course is completely asynchronous. All materials will be made available online on Nexus for you to access and study independently. There are no expectations for you to virtually ‘attend’ any classes or sessions.

Nexus+: The course is a hybrid of synchronous and asynchronous study. Some materials will be made available online on Nexus for you to access and study independently, but you will also be expected to virtually ‘attend’ some classes or sessions (e.g., group discussions). Any of these ‘live’ sessions would occur during the dates and times listed for the course on WebAdvisor. More detailed information will be available on the course outline, or you can contact the instructor if you have any questions about how the course will run.

Live: The course is completely synchronous. You will be expected to virtually ‘attend’ all classes according to the WebAdvisor schedule as though the class were in-person.

 

Contact Us

Any other questions about Classics courses and our COVID-19 response? Get in touch with our Acting Chair, Conor Whately (c.whately@uwinnipeg.ca), or our Department Assistant, Angela McGillivray (ad.mcgillivray@uwinnipeg.ca). You can also learn more about UWinnipeg’s response to COVID-19 on the Updates and FAQs page.

 

Computer workstations and study carrels

There will be computer workstations and carrels set up this term for students who need them, for example, if you have an in-person class preceded or followed immediately by a Zoom class, if you have internet connectivity issues, or if you simply need a quiet space to study. Students are able to book two sessions per week. 

Students who wish to access computer workstations or study carrels must pre-book space using this online form.

Cleaning happens regularly, but students may be provided with wipes, etc. or can bring their own.

Find more information on the On-Campus Learning FAQ page.

 

Online tutoring

The Writing Centre (3G10, 3rd floor Graham Hall) is physically closed this term, but is open for free online/remote tutoring. Students from all departments are welcome to bring their writing assignments to the Writing Centre for a free consultation with a tutor. Tutors do not edit or fix papers, but help student writers develop their skills to edit their own work. Please email supervisor Kevin Doyle (rhettutor@uwinnipeg.ca) to make a Zoom appointment with a tutor.

Visit the Writing Centre website or download their "What We Do" PowerPoint [PDF]