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Welcome to Classical Studies at McGill!

Classical Studies at McGill is a boutique program in the best sense. We offer challenging undergraduate and graduate degree options taught by high profile professors who emphasize inquiry based learning and close academic interaction with their students. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students regularly participate in professional research operations. Academic excellence in training is also reflected in a very strong student exit record. Read more here.

New Course offered in Fall 2016

The Department of HIstory and Classical Studies is excited to teach a new course this upcoming fall term: CLAS 240 Introduction to Classical Archaeology. This survey course is designed to introduce newcomers to the archaeology of the study of the material culture of Greece and Rome. It will be taught by Prof. Darian Totten. Click the link below to learn more. 

CLAS 240 Intro to Classical Archaeology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


The Department of History and Classical Studies is excited to announce that Dr. Darian Totten will join the faculty as assistant professor of classical archaeology, beginning August 1, 2016. Welcome Prof. Totten!

Ancient history graduate students François Gauthier and Alex McAuley  successfully defended their dissertations in November, 2015. Congratulations Dr. McAuley and  Dr. Gauthier!

McGill Classics is proud to be a part of the Yan P. Lin Centre for the Study of Freedom and Global Orders in Ancient and Modern Worlds at McGill, sponsored through the extraordinary generosity of McGill alumni Dr. Yan P. Lin. For more on the centre, and to view its promotional video, click here