Classical Studies

Veni, vidi, vici.

Overview

Conquer the language of the ancient world, delve into Greek and Roman writings, ideas, and artifacts.

Examine the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean, particularly the ancient Greeks and Romans, covering a period of over 4,000 years. Study the ancient Greek and Latin languages to understand artifacts from the ancient world. Discover languages, literature, drama, mythology, religion, history, sport, philosophy, and gender issues.

Apply knowledge of Latin to understand the vocabulary, structure, and development of many modern languages, including Canada's two official languages.

Participate in summer programs throughout North America and archaeological excavations around the Mediterranean.

Key Features

Learn one of the oldest spoken languages in the world.
Develop the ability to think critically and improve language and communication skills.
Study some of the greatest literary works, such as the Iliad and the Odyssey, two poems which circulated for 400 years without being written down, and Lucian of Samosata, one of the first writers to describe a trip to the moon, 1800 years before Jules Verne.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Archaeology
  • Civil service
  • Graduate studies
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Library and museum work
  • Public relations
  • Research
  • Teaching

Many of these careers can be found in the public and private sector.
 

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