Undergraduate study in Classical Studies and Ancient History

Classical Studies and Ancient History have been combined as a single BA major from 2019.

What you can study in Classical Studies and Ancient History

You can take first year courses on broad themes in classical literature and in ancient history. In later years there are more advanced courses on topics in Egyptian, Greek and Roman political, military and social history and culture, as well as ancient literature, philosophy and art.

You are not required to study ancient Greek or Latin language for the major in Classical Studies and Ancient History, but it is encouraged. Ancient Greek language and Latin are separate BA majors, while Egyptian language is an option at Stage II and III within Classical Studies and Ancient History. You can also count some Greek or Latin courses towards a Classical Studies and Ancient History major.

Structuring your major in Classical Studies and Ancient History

You can take a major in Classical Studies and Ancient History as one of the two BA subjects in your double major, subject to approval. You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you began your BA in 2018

You can either complete the separate Ancient History and/or Classical Studies major(s) that you began in 2018, or complete the new combined Classical Studies and Ancient History major as one of your two BA majors, subject to approval.

You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018

  • For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.
  • For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.
  • For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I.

Courses

Explore the undergraduate courses you can take as part of a major in Classical Studies and Ancient History. You would normally take Stage I courses in your first year, Stage II in your second and Stage III in your third.

Required courses

You must pass the following courses as part of the Classical Studies and Ancient History major:

  • Six courses from ANCHIST 100-379, CLASSICS 100-385
  • You may also include one course from GREEK 100, 101, LATIN 100, 101 and one course from GREEK 200-204, LATIN 200-205

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

For help with planning your degree and enrolling in your courses, please contact the Arts Students' Centre.

If you would like to find out more about studying Classical Studies and Ancient History, you can contact our Undergraduate Adviser.