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Joint Honours Component Classics (36 credits)

Offered by: History and Classical Studies     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

Students wishing to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs". 

Prior to registering for each Joint Honours component, students should consult an adviser in each department for approval of their course selection and their interdisciplinary research project (if applicable). For Classics, see the Undergraduate Adviser.

According to Faculty regulations, Joint Honours students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and maintain a minimum program GPA of 3.00.

Complementary Courses (36 credits)

36 credits taken from the five thematic areas of Classics: Classical Languages, Classical Literature, Ancient History, Philosophy and Religion, Modern Greek with the specifications described below. For course choices, see the course lists provided for each area.

24 credits minimum in Classical Languages with a minimum of 3 credits at the 400 level.

A minimum of 6 credits in each of two of the following areas:
- Classical Literature
- Ancient History
- Philosophy and Religion
- Modern Greek

A maximum of 15 credits of 200-level courses.

Note: The same course may not count toward more than one thematic area requirement.

Classical Languages - Latin

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  • CLAS 210 Introductory Latin 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A course designed for beginners with little or no background in Latin. Introduction to basic grammar, vocabulary, morphology. Reading of simple sentences and connected passages.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Martin Sirois, François Gauthier (Fall)

    • Pre-requisite(s): Not open to students who have taken CLAS 210D1/D2 prior to September 2016.

  • CLAS 215 Intensive Introductory Latin (6 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A course designed for beginners with little or no background in Latin. Intensive introduction to grammar, vocabulary, morphology; the reading of sentences and connected passages. Equivalent to CLAS 210 and 212.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • CLAS 310 Intermediate Latin 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Review of Latin grammar, morphology, syntax, and vocabulary while introducing students to techniques and strategies for reading Latin poetry and prose.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Charles Gladhill (Fall)

  • CLAS 312 Intermediate Latin 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Continued mastery of the language, with emphasis on translation of Latin texts.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 310 or permission of the instructor.

  • CLAS 315 Intermediate Latin 2: Selections (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A study of selected works in Latin. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 310 or permission of the instructor

  • CLAS 410 Advanced Latin: Authors (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Translation and discussion of selections from ancient Latin literature written by a single author or several authors closely linked by genre or historical period. Emphasis on developing reading proficiency. Texts change from year to year. Course may be taken more than once.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Charles Gladhill (Fall)

    • Pre-requisite(s): CLAS 312 or permission of instructor

    • This is a language course. Reading knowledge of Latin is expected.

  • CLAS 412 Advanced Latin: Themes (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Examination of a theme or problem in Roman literature, culture or history through the translation and discussion of ancient Latin texts. Emphasis on close reading and analysis of ancient Latin. Texts change from year to year. Course may be taken more than once.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Michael Fronda (Winter)

    • Pre-requisite(s): CLAS 312 or permission of instructor

    • This is a language course. Reading knowledge of Latin is expected.

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Classical Languages - Ancient Greek

  • CLAS 220 Introductory Ancient Greek 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A course designed for beginners with little or no background in ancient Greek. Introduction to basic grammar, vocabulary, morphology. Reading of simple sentences and connected passages.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Martin Sirois (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken CLAS 220 D1/D2 prior to September 2016.

  • CLAS 222 Introductory Ancient Greek 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Continued introduction to ancient Greek grammar, vocabulary, and morphology. Reading of more complex sentences and longer connected passages.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Martin Sirois (Winter)

    • Pre-quisite(s): CLAS 220 or equivalent

    • Restriction(s): Not open to student who have taken CLAS 220D1/D2.

  • CLAS 320 Intermediate Ancient Greek 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Review of grammar, vocabulary, and syntax of Ancient Greek through translation of selected ancient texts.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Lynn Kozak (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 220 or permission of instructor

  • CLAS 322 Intermediate Ancient Greek 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Continued mastery of the language, with emphasis on translation of ancient Greek texts.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Martin Sirois (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 320 or permission of the instructor

  • CLAS 422 Advanced Ancient Greek: Themes (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Examination of a theme or problem in ancient Greek literature, culture or history through the translation and discussion of ancient Greek texts. Emphasis on close reading and analysis of ancient Greek. Texts change from year to year. Course may be taken more than once.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Martin Sirois (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 322 or permission of instructor

    • This is a language course. Reading knowledge of Ancient Greek is expected.

Classical Literature - Classics (CLAS)

  • CLAS 200 Introduction to Ancient Greek Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Survey of ancient Greek literature in translation from Homer to Second Sophistic, covering the key genres and texts of the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Imperial eras. The material to be discussed includes Archaic epic, lyric and elegy; Classical tragedy, comedy and historiography; Hellenistic poetry, and literature of the Roman Imperial period.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Martin Sirois (Fall)

  • CLAS 203 Greek Mythology (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A survey of the myths and legends of Ancient Greece.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: François Gauthier (Fall)

  • CLAS 208 Introduction to Roman Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Survey of Roman literature in translation from Plautus to Augustine, covering the key genres and texts of the Republican and Imperial eras.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • CLAS 300 Ancient Drama and Theatre (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A synchronic study of ancient Drama from Greece to Rome with a focus on historical and performance context in addition to literary interpretation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • CLAS 309 The Greek and Roman Novel (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A study of the ancient novel, including Petronius, The Satyricon, Apuleius, The Golden Ass and Longus, Daphnis and Chloe.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • CLAS 312 Intermediate Latin 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Continued mastery of the language, with emphasis on translation of Latin texts.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 310 or permission of the instructor.

  • CLAS 315 Intermediate Latin 2: Selections (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A study of selected works in Latin. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 310 or permission of the instructor

  • CLAS 320 Intermediate Ancient Greek 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Review of grammar, vocabulary, and syntax of Ancient Greek through translation of selected ancient texts.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Lynn Kozak (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 220 or permission of instructor

  • CLAS 322 Intermediate Ancient Greek 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Continued mastery of the language, with emphasis on translation of ancient Greek texts.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Martin Sirois (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 320 or permission of the instructor

  • CLAS 370 Gender in the Ancient World (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : An exploration of gender roles in the Ancient Mediterranean world.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • CLAS 380 Ancient Greek Religion (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Focuses on the history of Greek religion in the Classical Period. Particular attention will be paid to the Greek concept of divinity, local pantheons, civic festival calendars, the topography of myth and ritual, ideas concerning the afterlife, mystery cults, oracles and games and the literary representations of religion.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Charles Gladhill (Winter)

  • CLAS 412 Advanced Latin: Themes (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Examination of a theme or problem in Roman literature, culture or history through the translation and discussion of ancient Latin texts. Emphasis on close reading and analysis of ancient Latin. Texts change from year to year. Course may be taken more than once.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Michael Fronda (Winter)

    • Pre-requisite(s): CLAS 312 or permission of instructor

    • This is a language course. Reading knowledge of Latin is expected.

  • CLAS 422 Advanced Ancient Greek: Themes (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Examination of a theme or problem in ancient Greek literature, culture or history through the translation and discussion of ancient Greek texts. Emphasis on close reading and analysis of ancient Greek. Texts change from year to year. Course may be taken more than once.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Martin Sirois (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 322 or permission of instructor

    • This is a language course. Reading knowledge of Ancient Greek is expected.

  • CLAS 490 Greek and Roman Historiography (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Seminar on the works of the Greek and Roman historians (in translation) who founded a new literary genre for the exploration of past and present events; interpretation of their approaches towards history and theories for their study.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: 3 credits in Classics at the 300 level or up or permission of instructor.

Classical Literature - Other Departments

Classical Literature courses are also taught under the subject codes of English (ENGL), French (FREN), and Philosophy (PHIL).

  • ENGL 347 Great Writings of Europe 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of selected texts that significantly enhance understanding of English literature.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Kenneth H Borris (Winter)

    • Winter

  • ENGL 370 Theatre History: The Long Eighteenth Century (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of dramatic forms and genres and theatrical practices from the Restoration through the 18th century to the Romantic period.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 447 Crosscurrents/English Literature and European Literature 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Comparative study of English and European literature. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Fall

  • PHIL 354 Plato (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An examination of some of the philosophical problems (those in logic, epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics, e.g.) found in a selection of Plato's dialogues.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Stephen Menn (Winter)

  • PHIL 355 Aristotle (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An examination of selected works by Aristotle. The course considers issues in moral philosophy as well as those found in the logical treatises, the Physics and Metaphysics, and in the philosophy of mind.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Marguerite Deslauriers (Winter)

Ancient History - All Departments

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Ancient History courses are taught under several subject codes including: Anthropology (ANTH), Art History (ARTH), Classics (CLAS), History (HIST), and Religious Studies (RELG).

  • ARTH 209 Introduction to Ancient Art and Architecture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Survey of ancient art and architecture: pre-historic Europe, ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Focus is on issues of political power, gender, sexuality, race, the formation of individual and group identities, and the relation between the body and social space.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • CLAS 203 Greek Mythology (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A survey of the myths and legends of Ancient Greece.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: François Gauthier (Fall)

  • CLAS 240 Introduction to Classical Archaeology (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Introduction to the archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman Mediterranean through a survey of major sites, artifacts and monuments. Emphasis on archaeological theory and methodology.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Darian Totten (Fall)

  • CLAS 345 Study Tour: Greece (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A study of Greek history and culture through the sites and monuments of ancient Greece. Includes preparatory meetings, site and museum visits, and specialized lectures on site.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisites:Permission of instructor.

    • Course includes preparatory class meetings at McGill followed by study tour in Greece. Typically offered in alternating summers.

  • CLAS 380 Ancient Greek Religion (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Focuses on the history of Greek religion in the Classical Period. Particular attention will be paid to the Greek concept of divinity, local pantheons, civic festival calendars, the topography of myth and ritual, ideas concerning the afterlife, mystery cults, oracles and games and the literary representations of religion.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Charles Gladhill (Winter)

  • CLAS 404 Classical Tradition (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Examines the evolution of Classical Antiquity's social and cultural status from the 17th c. to the present day. Particular consideration is given to the processes of the ongoing professionalization of history and archeology as academic disciplines, the emergence of new political usages of the past, the transformation of cultural practices from the Grand Tour to the modern museum and tourism.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Anastassios Anastassiadis (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 202 or related courses or permission of instructor

  • CLAS 490 Greek and Roman Historiography (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Seminar on the works of the Greek and Roman historians (in translation) who founded a new literary genre for the exploration of past and present events; interpretation of their approaches towards history and theories for their study.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: 3 credits in Classics at the 300 level or up or permission of instructor.

  • HIST 205 Ancient Mediterranean History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A survey of Mediterranean history from the Bronze Age until the 6th century AD, focusing on Greek and Roman civilization.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Michael Fronda (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HIST 209 prior to September 2006.

  • HIST 305 Ancient Mediterranean Warfare (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Comparative study of ancient military history, warfare and imperial strategies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • HIST 323 History and Sexuality 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Antiquity to Early Modern Europe. The cultural meanings and social institutions that create the historical context for sexual behaviours. Possible topics include: Greek homosocial and homosexual culture; sex and citizenship; wives and concubines in the ancient world; Christianity and aestheticism; misogyny and gender in Medieval Europe; adultery and lineage.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Nancy F Partner (Winter)

  • HIST 368 Greek History: Classical Period (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The Classical period of Greek history, from the end of the Persian wars to the death of Alexandra the Great (479-323 BC).

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Hans Beck (Fall)

  • HIST 369 Greek History: Early Greece (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Historical study of the period from the Mycenean Age to the end of the Archaic Age.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • HIST 375 Roman History: Early Empire (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The history of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Michael Fronda (Winter)

  • HIST 376 Roman History: Later Empire (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The history of the Roman Empire from Marcus Aurelius to Justinian.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • HIST 379 Greek History: Hellenistic Period (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The Hellenistic Greek world from Alexander the Great to the period of the Roman conquest.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • HIST 391 Roman History: Republic (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : History of the Roman Republic from its foundation through the death of Julius Caesar.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 205 or HIST 231 or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-451

  • HIST 400 Ancient Greece, Rome and China (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A comparative analysis of the political cultures of ancient Greece, Rome and China, c. 500 BCE to 500 CE, exploring societal distinctions through topics such as the role of historical traditions, power configurations, public oratory, elite representation, funerary rites and political spaces.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • HIST 407 Topics in Ancient History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An in-depth look at various topics in ancient history.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Hans Beck (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: 3 credits in Ancient history at the 300-level or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to Honours students in History.

  • HIST 449 Medicine in the Ancient World (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The evolution of ideas about the human body, disease, and therapeutics, and the diverse practices of medicine in Graeco-Roman antiquity (ca 800BC - ca 600CE), with particular attention given to their social, political, cultural and religious context.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 349 or an introductory course in Ancient Greek or Roman history

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HIST 452 and HIST 453

  • HIST 550D1 Ancient History: Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Topics in ancient Mediterranean history, focusing on Greek and/or Roman society.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): 6 credits at the 300 or 400 level in Ancient history or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Honours students or advanced undergraduates who have permission of the instructor. Also open to graduate students.

    • Not open to students who have taken or are taking HIST 551.

    • Students must register for both HIST 550D1 and HIST 550D2. No credit wil be given for this course unless both HIST 550D1 and HIST 550D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

  • HIST 550D2 Ancient History: Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Topics in ancient Mediterranean history, focusing on Greek and/or Roman society.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): 6 credits at the 300 or 400 level in Ancient history or permission of instructor. HIST 550D1.

    • Restriction: Honours students or advanced undergraduates who have permission of the instructor. Also open to graduate students.

    • Not open to students who have taken or are taking HIST 551.

    • Students must register for both HIST 550D1 and HIST 550D2. No credit wil be given for this course unless both HIST 550D1 and HIST 550D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

  • RELG 326 Ancient Christian Church AD54 - AD604 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Significant persons and events from Nero's reign to the papacy of Gregory I. Attention to major Christian centres within the Roman Empire before Constantine, to the development of the Eastern Byzantine Church, and to the growth of the papacy in the West. Leading Christian theologians and thinkers will be studied.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Ian H Henderson (Winter)

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Philosophy and Religion

Philosophy and Religion courses are taught under several subject codes including: Classics (CLAS), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science (POLI), and Religious Studies (RELG).

  • CLAS 203 Greek Mythology (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A survey of the myths and legends of Ancient Greece.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: François Gauthier (Fall)

  • CLAS 380 Ancient Greek Religion (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Focuses on the history of Greek religion in the Classical Period. Particular attention will be paid to the Greek concept of divinity, local pantheons, civic festival calendars, the topography of myth and ritual, ideas concerning the afterlife, mystery cults, oracles and games and the literary representations of religion.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Charles Gladhill (Winter)

  • PHIL 345 Greek Political Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An examination of the ethical and political theories of ancient Greece, especially those of Plato and Aristotle.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken POLI 333

  • PHIL 350 History and Philosophy of Ancient Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : Topics in ancient pure mathematics (geometry and number theory), "mixed mathematics" (astronomy, music theory, optics, mechanics), and/or natural science (including medicine), studied with a view to philosophical issues raised by the content of ancient science and/or by the logic of scientific argument.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • PHIL 353 The Presocratic Philosophers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An examination of the surviving fragments of the presocratic philosophers and schools of philosophy, as well as later reports of their views.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Eric Lewis (Winter)

  • PHIL 354 Plato (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An examination of some of the philosophical problems (those in logic, epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics, e.g.) found in a selection of Plato's dialogues.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Stephen Menn (Winter)

  • PHIL 355 Aristotle (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An examination of selected works by Aristotle. The course considers issues in moral philosophy as well as those found in the logical treatises, the Physics and Metaphysics, and in the philosophy of mind.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Marguerite Deslauriers (Winter)

  • PHIL 452 Later Greek Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An examination of some of the major post-Aristotelian schools of philosophy. Texts from the Peripatetic, Stoic, Epicurean, Sceptical, Platonic, and medical traditions may be considered. Problems in logic, ethics, physics, epistemology, and metaphysics will be addressed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • PHIL 453 Ancient Metaphysics and Natural Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An examination of central themes of ancient metaphysics and/or natural philosophy as treated by two or more contrasting philosophers or philosophical traditions - probably including Plato and/or Aristotle, and possibly including some Hellenistic or post-Hellenistic schools.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Marguerite Deslauriers (Fall)

  • PHIL 454 Ancient Moral Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An examination of central themes of ancient moral theory as treated by two or more contrasting philosophers or philosophical traditions - probably including Plato and/or Aristotle, and possibly some Hellenistic or post-Hellenistic schools.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • PHIL 551 Seminar: Ancient Philosophy 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course on a philosopher or philosophical issue articulated in antiquity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: at least one course in ancient philosophy and the specific requirements of individual instructors

    • Restriction: Seminars are open only to graduate students and final year Philosophy Majors, Honours and Joint Honours students, except by written permission of the Department

  • POLI 333 Western Political Theory 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The major themes and writers in the political theory of classical antiquity. The political ideas of Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, and the Hellenistic philosophers will be explored through the significant texts of this period.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Cameron Cotton-O'Brien (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: POLI 231 or POLI 232 or PHIL 240 or at least two political science courses at the 300 level; or permission of the instructor

    • Note: The field is Political Theory.

  • RELG 201 Religions of the Ancient Near East (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Introduction to the religions of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Syria-Palestine (excluding Israelite religion) from the fourth to first millennium B.C.E. Themes that will be discussed include: gods and goddesses, divine kingship, deification of kings, temple cult, death and afterlife, magic, piety, oracles, prayer, lament, myth and epic.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Éric Bellavance (Fall)

    • Fall

  • RELG 202 Religion of Ancient Israel (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An examination of the religion of Ancient Israel by a study of selected texts (narratives, laws, prophetic sayings, wisdom traditions, and psalms) from the Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament in translation.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Gerbern Oegema (Winter)

    • Winter

  • RELG 210 Jesus of Nazareth (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A critical study of selected ancient and modern accounts of the aims and person of Jesus. Attention will be given also to the question of the historical sources and to the relationship between faith and history.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Frederick Tappenden (Fall)

    • Fall, Winter and Summer

  • RELG 280 Elementary New Testament Greek (6 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An introduction to the grammar and syntax of New Testament Greek.

    Terms: Fall 2016, Winter 2017

    Instructors: Daniel Giorgio (Fall) Daniel Giorgio (Winter)

    • Summer

    • Open to students in the Honours and Major programs in Religious Studies. Other Arts and Science students may take the course as an elective outside their faculty, in accordance with Arts and Science regulations.

  • RELG 326 Ancient Christian Church AD54 - AD604 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Significant persons and events from Nero's reign to the papacy of Gregory I. Attention to major Christian centres within the Roman Empire before Constantine, to the development of the Eastern Byzantine Church, and to the growth of the papacy in the West. Leading Christian theologians and thinkers will be studied.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Ian H Henderson (Winter)

  • RELG 381 Advanced New Testament Greek (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A review of grammar and syntax with an emphasis on rapid reading of sections chosen from different parts of the New Testament.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Frederick Tappenden (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: RELG 280 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 70%

  • RELG 482 Exegesis of Greek New Testament (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An intensive seminar in exegesis on the basis of representative passages chosen from different parts of the New Testament.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Frederick Tappenden (Winter)

  • RELG 502 Greco-Roman Judaism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : The religion and literature of wisdom and apocalyptic traditions, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Philo and Josephus, with special attention to the Jewish matrix of Early Christianity.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Gerbern Oegema (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

  • RELG 583 Hellenistic Religious Texts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Translation and discussion of Hellenistic Greek texts pertaining to the study of topics in Early Christianity and Greco-Roman religions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: RELG 482 or permission of the instructor.

Modern Greek

  • CLAS 230D1 Introductory Modern Greek (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A course for beginners.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Georgios Kellaris (Fall)

  • CLAS 230D2 Introductory Modern Greek (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : See CLAS 230D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Georgios Kellaris (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 230D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both CLAS 230D1 and CLAS 230D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • CLAS 331 Intermediate Modern Greek 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Oral and written competence in the language at the intermediate level through the study of grammar and vocabulary. Excerpts from literature, film and music introducing the civilization of modern Greece.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Georgios Kellaris (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 230 or similar course or permission of the instructor

  • CLAS 333 Modern Greek Poetry (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Selected works of 20th Century Greek poets - Kavafy, Seferis, Elytis, and others.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 230 or permission of the instructor

  • CLAS 335 Modern Greek Culture and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Offers a panorama of Modern Greek culture and society through the study of a corpus of documents in Greek pertaining to the year's thematic topic. It is a continuation of CLAS 331.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 331 or permission of instructor

    • The language of instruction is English but readings are in Greek. A certain oral fluency in Greek is expected in order to be able to comment and participate in discussions.

  • CLAS 404 Classical Tradition (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Examines the evolution of Classical Antiquity's social and cultural status from the 17th c. to the present day. Particular consideration is given to the processes of the ongoing professionalization of history and archeology as academic disciplines, the emergence of new political usages of the past, the transformation of cultural practices from the Grand Tour to the modern museum and tourism.

    Terms: Winter 2017

    Instructors: Anastassios Anastassiadis (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 202 or related courses or permission of instructor

Classics Topics Courses

The following Classics topics courses change topic each time they are taught. Consult the course instructor and Classics Adviser to verify toward which thematic area(s) the course may count for the term in which it is taken.

  • CLAS 347 Special Topics in Classics (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A study of a topic in ancient Greek or Roman literature and culture. Ancient texts taught in translation; students require no knowledge of ancient Greek or Latin. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • CLAS 348 Topics: Classical Archaeology (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Study of a theme, subject, or question, concentrating on selected physical sites, monuments, artifacts, or other case studies in classical archaeology.

    Terms: Fall 2016

    Instructors: Darian Totten (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): HIST 205 or CLAS 240 or permission of instructor

    • This course may occasionally be taught during the summer term at a site or sites in the Mediterranean as a field studies course.

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