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Degree Requirements

Classics


We have outlined some of the requirements for a 3-Year, 4-Year, or Honours major (Classical Languages or Classical Civilization), or a minor (Language Stream or Civilization Stream) in Classics.

Please note that many of our classics civilization courses are also cross-listed with other departments, and so may be taken for credit under the cross-listing departments’ numbers by majors who are in danger of exceeding their maximum number of credits in Classics. 

Learn more about 3-Year BA, 4-Year BA, Honours BA, and Minor requirements for Classics in our Academic Calendar entry

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3-Year Major Requirements

Single Major: Minimum 30 credit hours/maximum 48 credit hours in the Major subject

Double Major: 30 credit hours in Classics and specified number of credit hours in the other department/program

Combined Major: Minimum 48 credit hours from two (2) different majors with not less than 18 credit hours from each major subject

Programs of study are available in two different areas: Classical Civilization and Classical Languages (Latin and/or Greek). Students majoring in Classical Civilization are encouraged (but not required) to take a minimum of three (3) credit hours of Introductory Latin (CLAS-1100) or 3 credit hours of Introductory Greek (CLAS-1200). Students majoring in Classical Languages must have 30 credit hours in Latin and/or Greek.

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4-Year Major Requirements

Single Major: Minimum 48 credit hours/maximum 66 credit hours in the Major subject

Double Major: Minimum 48 credit hours in each Major subject as specified by the department/program

Combined Major: Minimum 60 credit hours from two (2) different majors with not less than 24 credit hours from each major subject

Programs of study are available in two different areas: Classical Civilization and Classical Languages (Latin and/or Greek). Students majoring in Classical Languages must have 36 credit hours in Latin and/or Greek. Students majoring in Classical Civilization are encouraged (but not required) to take a minimum of three (3) credit hours of Introductory Latin (CLAS-1100) or three (3) credit hours of Introductory Greek (CLAS-1200). 

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Honours Major Requirements – Classical Languages 

Single Honours: Minimum 54 credit hours/maximum 78 credit hours in the Honours subject

Minimum 30 credit hours in upper-level (3000/4000) Honours subject courses of which a minimum of 21 credit hours must be at the 4000 level

Double Honours: Minimum 36 credit hours in each Honours subject

Minimum 21 credit hours in 4000 level Honours courses in the Classics component of the double Honours

For the requirements of the other Honours subject, consult the department involved 

Required Courses for BA Honours in Classics (Classical Languages):

CLAS-4400(3) Thesis

Students, particularly those intending to pursue graduate studies in Classics, are advised to take as many 4000 level courses in the two languages as possible. All 3000 level courses in the two languages are also offered at the 4000 level, and will be supplemented for Honours students to meet the requirements of the Honours program.

In addition to the Thesis, Honours students in the Classical Language stream may use the following 4000 level courses towards their degree requirements:

  • CLAS-4000(3) Advanced Studies in Classics and Classical Archaeology
  • CLAS-4101(3) Drama of the Republic
  • CLAS-4102(3) Poetry of the Republic
  • CLAS-4111(3) Prose Literature of the Republic
  • CLAS-4112(3) Prose Literature of the Augustan Age
  • CLAS-4122(3) Lyric Poetry of the Augustan Age
  • CLAS-4123(3) Epic Poetry of the Augustan Age
  • CLAS-4131(3) Poetry of the Empire
  • CLAS-4141(3) Prose Literature of the Roman Empire
  • CLAS-4212(3) Archaic Greek Lyric
  • CLAS-4213(3) Archaic Greek Epic
  • CLAS-4221(3) Archaic Greek Tragedy
  • CLAS-4222(3) Archaic Greek Comedy
  • CLAS-4231(3) Ancient Greek History
  • CLAS-4232(3) Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • CLAS-4241(3) Ancient Greek Oratory
  • CLAS-4251(3) Hellenistic and Imperial Prose
  • CLAS-4252(3) Hellenistic Poetry
  • CLAS-4256(3) Tutorial in Ancient Language and Literature

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Honours Major Requirements – Classical Civilization

Single Honours: Minimum 54 credit hours/maximum 78 credit hours in the Honours subject

Minimum 30 credit hours in upper-level (3000/4000) Honours subject courses of which a minimum of 15 credit hours must be at the 4000 level

Double Honours: Minimum 36 credit hours in each Honours subject

Minimum 15 credit hours in 4000 level Honours courses in the Classics component of the double Honours

For the requirements of the other Honours subject, consult the department involved

Required Courses for BA Honours in Classics (Classical Civilization):

CLAS-1011(3) Greek Society

CLAS-1012(3) Roman Society

CLAS-2701(3) Classical Mythology

At least two (2) of:

  • CLAS-2301(3) The History of Archaic Greece
  • CLAS-2303(3) The History of the Roman Republic
  • CLAS-2302(3) The History of Classical Greece
  • CLAS-2304(3) The History of the Roman Empire

At least nine (9) credit hours of Latin and/or Ancient Greek

At least 12 credit hours from:

  • CLAS-2000(3) The Heroic Age of Greece
  • CLAS-2003(3) Roman Art and Architecture
  • CLAS-2002(3) Greek Art and Architecture
  • CLAS-2004(3) Rise of the Old World Civilization
  • CLAS-2901(3) Introduction to Ancient Art and Art History
  • CLAS-2910(3) Introductory Classical Archaeology: Principles and Practices
  • CLAS-3260(3) Advanced Classical Archaeology: Issues
  • CLAS-3901/4901(3) Advanced Ancient Art and Art History and Controversies
  • OR another course in Material Culture with permission of the department 

AND

CLAS-4400(3) Thesis 

In addition to the above, students must complete 15 credit hours at the 4000 level (including 3 credit hours from the required CLAS4400(3) Thesis) for Single Honours and 15 credit hours at the 4000 level for Double Honours.

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Minor Requirements – Language Stream 

Minor: 18 credit hours in the Minor subject, with a minimum of 12 credit hours above the 1000 level

 

Required Courses (Latin focus):

CLAS-1100(3) Introductory Latin I

CLAS-1101(3) Introductory Latin II

CLAS-2100(6) Intermediate Latin Texts

Either two (2) of:

  • CLAS-3101(3)/4101(3) Drama of the Republic
  • CLAS-3102(3)/4102(3) Poetry of the Republic
  • CLAS-3111(3)/4111(3) Prose Literature of the Republic
  • CLAS-3112(3)/4112(3) Prose Literature of the Augustan Age
  • CLAS-3122(3)/4122(3) Lyric Poetry of the Augustan Age
  • CLAS-3123(3)/4123(3) Epic Poetry of the Augustan Age
  • CLAS-3131(3)/4131(3) Poetry of the Empire
  • CLAS-3141(3)/4141(3) Prose Literature of the Empire

OR two (2) of:

  • CLAS-3255(3) Topics in Greek and Latin
  • CLAS-3256(3)/4256(3) Tutorial in Ancient Language and Literature (when the works studied are Latin)
  • Both of these courses can be taken more than once.

 

OR

 

Required Courses (Greek focus):

CLAS-1200(3) Introductory Greek I

CLAS-1201(3) Introductory Greek II

CLAS-2200(6) Intermediate Greek Texts

Either one (1) of:

  • CLAS-3212(3)/4212(3) Archaic Greek Lyric
  • CLAS-3213(3)/4213(3) Archaic Greek Epic
  • CLAS-3221(3)/4221(3) Ancient Greek Tragedy
  • CLAS-3222(3)/4222(3) Ancient Greek Comedy
  • CLAS-3231(3)/4231(3) Ancient Greek History
  • CLAS-3232(3)/4232(3) Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • CLAS-3241(3)/4241(3) Ancient Greek Oratory
  • CLAS-3251(3)/4251(3) Hellenistic and Imperial Prose
  • CLAS-3252(3)/4252(3) Hellenistic Poetry

OR two (2) of:

  • CLAS-3255(3) Topics in Greek and Latin
  • CLAS-3256(3)/4256(3) Tutorial in Ancient Language and Literature (when the works studied are Greek)
  • Both of these courses can be taken more than once. 

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Minor Requirements – Civilization Stream 

Minor: 18 credit hours in the Minor subject, with a minimum of 12 credit hours above the 1000 level

Required Courses:

Six (6) credit hours at the 1000 level

Six (6) credit hours at the 2000 level

Three (3) credit hours at the 3000 level

Three (3) further credit hours at any level

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