Ancient Studies

Learn from past civilizations and enrich your world.

This four-year Bachelor of Arts is a multidisciplinary program.

Students will be introduced to a range of sources, approaches, and theories used in the different contributing departments and disciplines.

Academic Advisor

Dr. Aven McMaster

Telephone: 705.673.1730 x 203

Email: ancs@thorneloe.ca

How to Apply
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Program Language: English

Please visit the department website for further information on Ancient Studies and Classical Studies.

Interesting Facts

  • The first person to study the effects of the environment on human health was Hippocrates in the fifth century before our era.
  • Julius Caesar was never emperor.
  • Rome is the first civilization to make extensive use of concrete.
  • In the Timaeus, Plato explains the dangers of deforestation.

Ontario High School Applicants

1 grade 12 English U/M course

5 other grade 12 U/M courses 

A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses


Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

 

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For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.


Bachelor of Arts (4 Year) in Ancient Studies

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

NOTE: In September 2015, all CLAS courses were changed to ANCS courses.  All courses kept the same numbering and are considered equivalent.

 

Specialization in Ancient Studies

ANCS 1006E         Greek Civilization

ANCS 1007E         Roman Civilization

ANCS 2216E         Approaches to the Ancient World

ANCS 3416E         Greek History: Athens and Sparta OR ANCS 3427E  Roman History: the Late Republic and Early Empire

ANCS 4416E         Greek History: Athens and Sparta OR ANCS 4427E  Roman History: the Late Republic and Early Empire

other 3000-series ANCS courses (12 cr)

other 4000-series ANCS courses (6 cr)

other ANCS/GREC/LATN courses (27 cr)

Electives (60 cr)

Notes:

  • Students must include 6 credits in linguistic awareness, 6 credits of Indigenous content, and 6 credits in the Sciences if not part of the other minor or second major. Eligible courses are available at the 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels and students should take them at the appropriate time in their studies.
  • Students may not exceed 42 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

 

Major in Ancient Studies

ANCS 1006E         Greek Civilization

ANCS 1007E         Roman Civilization

ANCS 2216E         Approaches to the Ancient World

ANCS 3416E         Greek History: Athens and Sparta OR ANCS 3427E  Roman History: the Late Republic and Early Empire

ANCS 4416E         Greek History: Athens and Sparta OR ANCS 4427E  Roman History: the Late Republic and Early Empire

other 3000-series ANCS courses (6 cr)

other 4000-series ANCS courses (3 cr)

other ANCS/GREC/LATN courses (18 cr)

Electives (78 cr)

Notes:

  • Students must include 6 credits in linguistic awareness, 6 credits of Indigenous content, and 6 credits in the Sciences if not part of the other minor or second major. Eligible courses are available at the 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels and students should take them at the appropriate time in their studies.
  • Students must complete a minimum of a minor (24 credits) or a second major (42 credits) from among their elective credits.
  • Students may not exceed 42 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.
  • Students may not choose Classical Studies as a second major or for a minor.

 

List of Ancient Studies Courses

In addition to ANCS, GREC, and LATN courses, the following will count as Ancient Studies courses:

ANTR 2095E        World Prehistory and Archaeology 

ARCL 3066E        Archaeological Laboratory Methods

ARCL 3206E        Old World Archaeological Culture History

ARCL 3207E        New World Archaeological Culture History

ARCL 3095E        Archaeology Field School

ARCL 4206E        Archaeological Themes and Problems

HIST 2026E        Historical Methods

HIST 2056E        History of Ancient Civilizations

HIST 2546E        Early Medieval Europe

HIST 4516E        Early Medieval Chronicles

PHIL 2305E        Origins of Western Philosophy

RLST 2105E        Event and Meaning in the Bible: Foundations of the Judaeo-Christian Tradition

RLST 2106E       The Bible in Context: Ancient Israel

RLST 2107E        The Bible in Context: Christian Origins

RLST 2186E        Jesus in Historical Context

RLST 3106E        Varieties of Early Christianity

RLST 3126E        The prophets of Israel

RLST 3131E        Magic, Witchcraft & Divination in the Ancient Near East

RLST 3136E        Wisdom Literature

RLST 3137E        Apocalyptic and the Book of Revelation

RLST 3156E        Exploring the Dead Sea Scrolls

RLST 3157E        Secret Gospels: the Hidden Life and Teaching of Jesus

RLST 3166E        Mark's Gospel

RLST 3176E        Gender and Family in Early Christianity

RLST 3276E        Hinduism: Origins and Development

RLST 4116E        Biblical Studies I: Interpretive methods

RLST 4117E        Biblical Studies II: Reading the Text

SREL 2126F        Le pays et le peuple de la Bible

SREL 2186F        La personne de Jésus (I)

SREL 2187F        La personne de Jésus (II)

SREL 3106F        L'Église: origines et fondements

SREL 3156F        A la découverte des manuscrits de la mer Morte

SREL 3157F        Les apocryphes chrétiens

SREL 4106F        Herméneutique

SREL 4107F        Études bibliques

THEA 2246F        Theatre History I

 

Minor in Ancient Studies

ANCS 1006E         Greek Civilization

ANCS 1007E         Roman Civilization

6 credits from any ANCS/GREC/LATN courses at the 3000 or 4000 level

12 credits from any ANCS/GREC/LATN courses at the upper year level

Year:

ANCS-1006EL - Greek Civilization ANCS-1007EL - Roman Civilization ANCS-2005EL - Greek Mythology ANCS-2016EL - Classical Mythology ANCS-2036EL - The Ancient World in Film ANCS-2046EL - Sport in the Ancient World ANCS-2095EL - Women in the Ancient World ANCS-2116EL - The Ancient Novel ANCS-2136EL - Greek and Latin Roots of English ANCS-2156EL - Magic in the Ancient World ANCS-2216EL - Approaches to Ancient Studies ANCS-2236EL - Sex and the Body in the Ancient World ANCS-2327EL - Jesus in Film ANCS-2526EL - Greek Art and Archaeology ANCS-2527EL - Roman Art and Archaeology ANCS-3046EL - Hellenistic Egypt ANCS-3406EL - Roman Law ANCS-3527EL - Roman Epic ANTR-2095EL - World Prehistory and Archaeology GREC-2116EL - Introduction to Classical Greek I GREC-2117EL - Introduction to Classical Greek II HIST-2026EL - Historical Methods HIST-2056EL - History of Ancient Civilizations HIST-2546EL - Early Medieval Europe LATN-2115EL - Introductory Latin PHIL-2305EL - Origins of Western Philosophy RLST-2105EL - Event and Meaning in the Bible: Foundations of the Judaeo-Christian Tradition RLST-2107EL - The Bible in Context: Christian Origins RLST-2186EL - Jesus in Historical Context SREL-2126FL - Le pays et le peuple de la Bible SREL-2186FL - La personne de Jésus (I) SREL-2187FL - La personne de Jésus (II) ANCS-3006EL - The Hellenistic World-From Alexander The Great to Cleopatra VII ANCS-3016EL - Xenophon and Greek Historiography: An Early Historian, Novelist and Biographer ANCS-3026EL - Theories of Myth ANCS-3056EL - Historical Figures and the Greek Biographical Tradition ANCS-3057EL - War, Imperialism & Roman State ANCS-3116EL - Ancient Greek Epic ANCS-3127EL - The Pauline Letters in the New Testament ANCS-3226EL - Greek and Roman Tragedy
ANCS-3317EL - Roman Poetry ANCS-3416EL - Greek History: Athens and Sparta ANCS-3427EL - Roman History: the Late Republic and early empire ANCS-3506EL - Special Topics in Classical Studies GREC-3226EL - Intermediate Classical Greek I GREC-3227EL - Intermediate Classical Greek II LATN-3226EL - Intermediate Latin I LATN-3227EL - Intermediate Latin II PHIL-3316EL - Medieval Philosophy RLST-3106EL - Varieties of Early Christianity RLST-3126EL - The Prophets of Israel RLST-3127EL - The Pauline Letters in the New Testament RLST-3136EL - Wisdom Literature RLST-3137EL - Apocalyptic and the Book of Revelation RLST-3157EL - Secret Gospels: the Hidden Life and Teaching of Jesus RLST-3166EL - Mark's Gospel SREL-3106FL - L'Église : origines et fondements ANCS-4016EL - Xenophon and Greek Historiography: an Early Historian, Novelist and Biographer ANCS-4056EL - Historical Figures and the Greek Biographical Tradition ANCS-4057EL - War, Imperialism, and the Roman State ANCS-4307EL - Topics in Roman Religion ANCS-4317EL - Roman Poetry ANCS-4416EL - Greek History: Athens & Sparta ANCS-4427EL - Roman History: the Late Republic and Early Empire ANCS-4527EL - Roman Epic ANCS-4887EL - Independent Studies ANCS-4995EL - Honours Thesis GREC-2116EL - Introduction to Classical Greek I GREC-2117EL - Introduction to Classical Greek II GREC-4336EL - Readings in Classical Greek I GREC-4337EL - Readings in Classical Greek II GREC-4446EL - Advanced Readings in Classical Greek I GREC-4447EL - Advanced Readings in Classical Greek II HIST-4516EL - Early Medieval Chronicles LATN-4336EL - Readings in Latin I LATN-4337EL - Readings in Latin II LATN-4446EL - Advanced Readings in Latin I LATN-4447EL - Advanced Readings in Latin II RLST-4116EL - Biblical Studies I: Interpretive Methods RLST-4117EL - Biblical Studies II: Reading the Text

Faculty members for this program may be found on the Thorneloe University website.

Individual profiles:

Dr. Aven McMaster

Dr. Guy Chamberland

Dr. Louis L'Allier