Ancient History Programs and Courses


Ancient History 

History courses (HIST) that focus on ancient Greece and/or Rome may be counted toward a Classics degree program. Students interested in ancient history may also choose to complete a History degree program (Minor, Major, Honors, Joint Honors) that concentrates on the Greek and Roman world. It is recommended that students consult with a History program advisor to design a course of study that emphasizes ancient Greece and Rome while fulfilling all degree requirements for the program. Please consult the History Programs page for specific program requirements.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete HIST 205,preferably in their first year, before taking 300-level or higher courses in Ancient History.

Ancient History: Course Offerings

Introductory Course

HIST 205 Ancient Mediterranean History

Intermediate Surveys, Greek

HIST 369 Greek History: Early Greece
HIST 368 Greek History: Classical
HIST 379 Greek History: Hellenistic

Intermediate Surveys, Roman

HIST 391 Roman History: Republic
HIST 375 Roman History: Early Empire
HIST 376 Roman History: Later Empire

Intermediate Surveys, Thematic

HIST 323 History of Sexuality I

Advanced and Honours Courses

HIST 400 Ancient Greece, Rome, China
HIST 407 Topics in Ancient History
HIST 449 Ancient Medicine
HIST 450 Methods in Ancient History
HIST 451 Ancient Mediterranean City-States
HIST 550 D1/D2 Ancient History Seminar/Research