Classical Studies

Veni, vidi, vici.

Our program covers a period of over 4,000 years in ancient history, literature, archaeology and civilizations.

Academic Advisor

Dr. Aven McMaster

Telephone: 705.673.1730 x 203

Email: ancs@thorneloe.ca

Office: Secretary: Susan Moores, 705.673.1730 x 100

How to Apply
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Program Language: English

Interesting facts:

  • The words "computer" and "digital" are derived from Latin, the language of the Romans.

  • Among the languages still spoken Greek is the oldest (followed by Chinese).

  • The Iliad and the Odyssey are two poems which circulated for 400 years without being written down.

  • The first atomic theory was created 2400 years ago.

  • The words "ecology" and "economy" both come from the same Greek root meaning "household".

  • Lucian of Samosata is one of the first writers to describe a trip to the moon, 1800 years before Jules Verne.

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.

 

Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

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 Classical Studies

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

 

Specialization in Classical Studies

All students entering a BA program as of September 2017 are required to take 6 credits each of linguistic awareness, scientific literacy and indigenous content as per the regulations.

Although the requirements have been slotted in first year in the description below, students may fulfill them at any time during their studies.

Eligible courses are available at the 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels and students should take them at the appropriate time in their studies.

Courses fulfilling these requirements may be taken as electives or as part of a minor, concentration, major or specialization. 

First Year

   ANCS 1006E         Greek Civilization*
   ANCS 1007E         Roman Civilization*
   GREC 2115E        Introduction to Classical Greek #  (or GREC 2116 AND GREC 2117)
                            OR   
   LATN 2115E         Introductory Latin#
   6 elective credits in the Sciences
   6 elective credits in Indigenous content (starting 2017)
   6 elective credits

*  ANCS 1006 and 1007 are not required in the specialization; however, students are advised to take them as they provide a broad overview of the field and preparation for upper year courses.

# Students are advised to take either Greek or Latin in the first year of their program; students who plan to pursue an MA in Classical Studies should consider taking both languages in first year and taking additional language courses in the upper years of the program.

Upper Years

   ANCS 2216E        Approaches to Anciet Studies

   ANCS 3416E         Greek History : Athens and Sparta

                                      OR

   ANCS 3427E         Late Republic and Early Empire

   ANCS 4416E         Greek History : Athens and Sparta

                                      OR

   ANCS 4427E         Late Republic and Early Empire

   GREC 2115E        Introduction to Classical Greek (or GREC 2116 AND GREC 2117) (if not taken in first year)

   GREC 3226E         Intermediate Classical Greek I

   GREC 3227E         Intermediate Classical Greek II  

   LATN 2115E          Introductory Latin (if not taken in first year)

   LATN 3226E          Intermediate Latin I

   LATN 3227E          Intermediate Latin II

   9 credits in ANCS at the 3000 level

   6 credits in ANCS at the 4000 level

   12 additional credits in ANCS/GREC/LATN

   36 elective credits

#             Students must complete both GREC 2115 and LATN 2115 by the end of the second year of the program; those students who completed both in first year must complete an additional 6 credit elective in the upper years of the program.

Note:    Students may not exceed 42 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

 

Major in Classical Studies

   ANCS 1006E         Greek Civilization*

   ANCS 1007E         Roman Civilization*

   ANCS 2216E        Approaches to Anciet Studies

   ANCS 3416E         Greek History : Athens and Sparta

                                      OR

   ANCS 3427E         Late Republic and Early Empire

   ANCS 4416E         Greek History : Athens and Sparta

                                      OR

   ANCS 4427E         Late Republic and Early Empire

   GREC 2115E        Introduction to Classical Greek

                                   OR

   GREC 2116E and GREC 2117  Introduction to Classical Greek I and II

   LATN 2115E          Introductory Latin

   GREC 3226E         Intermediate Classical Greek I     AND    GREC 3227E         Intermediate Classical Greek II 

                                            OR

   LATN 3226E          Intermediate Latin I         AND      LATN 3227E          Intermediate Latin II

   6 credits in ANCS at the 3000 level

   3 credits in ANCS at the 4000 level

   6 additional credits in ANCS/GREC/LATN courses

   72 elective credits

* ANCS 1006 and 1007 are not required in the major; however, students are advised to take them as they provide a broad overview of the field and preparation for upper year courses.

Note:

  • 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 choose Ancient Studies as their second discipline.
  • Students may not exceed 42 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

 

Bachelor of Arts (3 Year) in Classical 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.

Concentration in Classical Studies 

All students entering a BA program as of September 2017 are required to take 6 credits each of linguistic awareness, scientific literacy and indigenous content as per the regulations.

Although the requirements have been slotted in first year in the description below, students may fulfill them at any time during their studies.

Eligible courses are available at the 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 levels and students should take them at the appropriate time in their studies.

Courses fulfilling these requirements may be taken as electives or as part of a minor, concentration, major or specialization. 

First Year

   ANCS 1006E         Greek Civilization 
   ANCS 1007E         Roman Civilization
   6 elective credits in the Sciences
   6 elective credits in Indigenous content (starting 2017)
   12 elective credits

Upper Years

   GREC 2115E        Introduction to Classical Greek  (or GREC 2116 AND GREC 2117)

                      OR

   LATN 2115E Introductory Latin 

   6 credits in ANCS at the 3000 level

   18 additional credits in ANCS/GREC/LATN courses 

   30 elective credits

 

Note:    Students may not exceed 42 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

 

Minor in Ancient Studies
   ANCS 1006E Greek Civilization
   ANCS 1007E Roman Civilization
   6 credits of ANCS at the 3000 or 4000 level
   12 credits of ANCS at the upper year level
 

Certificate in Classical Studies (30 credits)

The 30 credit certificate program is designed for those with a desire to broaden their knowledge of the classical world for their own enjoyment or as a complement to their studies in other disciplines. The program is offered to full- and part-time students who are not enrolled in a specialization, major, or concentration aprogram in Classical Studies, as well as to students with a B.A. who wish to undertake additional study in Classical Studies. Students may count a maximum of 12 transfer credits towards this certificate.

 

Year:

ANCS-1006EL - Greek Civilization ANCS-1007EL - Roman Civilization GREC-2116EL - Introduction to Classical Greek I GREC-2117EL - Introduction to Classical Greek II LATN-2115EL - Introductory Latin ANCS-2005EL - Greek Mythology ANCS-2016EL - Classical Mythology ANCS-2046EL - Sport in the Ancient World ANCS-2095EL - Women in the Ancient World 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-2526EL - Greek Art and Archaeology ANCS-2527EL - Roman Art and Archaeology GREC-3226EL - Intermediate Classical Greek I GREC-3227EL - Intermediate Classical Greek II LATN-3226EL - Intermediate Latin I LATN-3227EL - Intermediate Latin 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-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-3527EL - Roman Epic GREC-4336EL - Readings in Classical Greek I GREC-4337EL - Readings in Classical Greek II LATN-4336EL - Readings in Latin I LATN-4337EL - Readings in Latin II 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 GREC-4446EL - Advanced Readings in Classical Greek I GREC-4447EL - Advanced Readings in Classical Greek II LATN-4446EL - Advanced Readings in Latin I LATN-4447EL - Advanced Readings in Latin II

Faculty member profiles may be found on the Thorneloe University website

Guy Chamberland

Dr Louis L'Allier

Dr Aven McMaster

Dr Robin Nadeau

Allan Daoust

Dr Sally Katary

Dr Liz Warman