Honours Specialization in Classical Studies

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Admission Requirements:

Completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 70% in 3.0 principal courses, including Classical Studies 1000 and Greek or Latin 1000 plus 1.0 additional course, with no mark in these principal courses below 60%. Students who do not take Greek or Latin in their first year may still enter the program but should then take Greek or Latin 1000 in their second year.

Module: 9.0 courses

  • 7.0 courses in Classical Studies at the 3000 level or above or in Greek and Latin at the 2000 level or above.
  • 1.0 course in Classical Studies at the 2000 level or above.
  • 1.0 course in Greek or Latin at the 2000 level or above.

A maximum of 2.0 courses may be substituted for the courses in the first two items above from: History of Science 2151F/G, 4420F/G (Greek and Roman Medicine); Philosophy 2200F/G, Philosophy 3007F/G, Philosophy 3008F/G, Philosophy 4007F/G, Philosophy 4017F/G (Ancient Philosophy); Visual Arts History 2247E.


(1) With permission of departments or programs concerned, students may count up to 1.0 appropriate senior full-course equivalent towards this Module and another program except for the Minor and Major in Classical Studies.

(2) The minimum language requirement for this module is normally not sufficient for admittance to graduate programs in Classics/Classical Studies, which usually require a solid foundation in both Latin and Greek. Students who are considering graduate work in Classics should enrol in both Greek and Latin and combine their Honours Specialization in Classical Studies with a Minor in Greek or Latin.