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The General degree in Classical Studies requires no knowledge of the classical languages, as all primary sources may be read in translation. This particular academic plan places stress not only on ancient literature, but also on ancient history, art, and mythology, in this way providing the student with a broad knowledge of many facets of the ancient world. A 3-year general degree requires a total of 10 courses, a 4-year general degree a total of 14 courses in Classical Studies.
The Honours degree in Classical Studies is an academic plan which combines courses in Greek or Latin with courses in Classical Studies. It provides a basic knowledge of one or both of the classical languages as well as a broad familiarity with classical culture as a whole. The single honours program requires 20 courses; the joint honours program requires 16. As the Classical Studies program is specially tailored for each student, all interested students are invited to contact the Department for specific information. It is strongly recommended that students thinking of graduate work in Classics take more than the minimum number of language courses (8) required for the honours degree. Such students might consider pursuing the Languages Specialization (see next paragraph).
In the Honours Classical Studies: Languages Specialization, students with a special aptitude for languages or who are considering graduate work in Classical Studies can increase the language component of their degree, while retaining the comprehensive approach to the ancient world offered by Classical Studies courses.
The Joint Honours program provides a basic knowledge of one or both of the classical languages as well as a broad familiarity with classical culture as a whole and requires 16 courses in Classical Studies. Students should consult the University Catalog for second major requirements.
A student may combine an Honours Classical Studies program with an Arts and Business Complement. The requirements in Classical Studies are identical to the Joint Honours requirements. See Arts and Business for the requirements.
Minor plans are offered in Classical Studies, Greek, and Latin. Students interested in one of these minors are expected to complete four academic course units (eight courses) in the appropriate subject area with a minimum cumulative average of 65%. Please consult the Undergraduate Advisor in Classical Studies for the minor.
The Department offers a diploma in either Classical Studies or Classical Languages to students who complete a minimum of five academic course units (ten courses) in CLAS and/or LAT and/or GRK (at least 2.5 units at the 200-level or above) with a cumulative average of 65%. For the Classical Studies Diploma at least three out of the five academic course units must be CLAS courses; for the Classical Languages Diploma at least three out of the five academic course units must be LAT and/or GRK
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