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Joint Honours Component Classics (36 credits)

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

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". The Joint Honours Component Classics emphasizes the study of ancient Greek and Latin: proficiency in both languages is required, advanced coursework is required in at least one of the classical languages. The program is designed for students who wish to pursue graduate studies in classics or related disciplines (such as ancient History), or for graduate programs that require proficiency in ancient languages.

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

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • CLAS 201 Greece and Rome (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Classics : Introduction to ancient Greek and Roman civilization, focusing on key themes, problems, and methods of the discipline of classical studies.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Kozak, Lynn (Fall)

  • 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 2021

    Instructors: Totten, Darian (Fall)

  • 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 2021

    Instructors: Kaloudis, Naomi (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 220 or permission of instructor

  • CLAS 500 Classics Seminar (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Classics : Seminar on a topic in ancient Greek or Roman literature and society. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Kozak, Lynn (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Open to U2 or U3 Honours students and MA students or by permission of instructor

Complementary Courses (24 credits)

24 credits of Classics (CLAS) or related courses according to the following stipulations:
Minimum 6 credits advanced Ancient Greek and/or Latin.

  • 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 2021

    Instructors: Kozak, Lynn (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 2022

    Instructors: Kleinman, Brahm (Winter)

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

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

  • CLAS 419 Advanced Latin: Post-Classical (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Classics : Translation and examination of Latin text(s) from the Late Antique, Medieval or Renaissance period.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): 6 credits of 300-level Latin or permission of instructor.

  • CLAS 420 Advanced Ancient Greek: Authors (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Classics : Translation and discussion of selections from ancient Greek 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 2021

    Instructors: Sirois, Martin (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): CLAS 322 or permission of 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 2022

    Instructors: Wendt, Heidi (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 322 or permission of instructor

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

  • CLAS 429 Medieval Greek (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Classics : Readings by Greek authors writing during the Late Imperial through Byzantine periods

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): CLAS 312 or permission of instructor

NOTE: Maximum 15 credits complementary courses at the 200 level.
NOTE: Maximum 9 credits of non-CLAS courses.

Note: students may count a maximum total of 12 credits of non-CLAS McGill courses and/or classics courses not taken at McGill (transfer credits) toward the program.

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