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Introduction

The field of Classics is concerned with the languages, literature, philosophy, myth, religion, politics, and history of Greece and Rome. For the linguist, Greek provides an unbroken tradition from the earliest to modern times, while Latin is the parent of the Romance languages.

Students and lovers of literature are introduced to works in every genre which have contributed form, content, and critical standards to every European literature. The philosopher encounters the seminal ideas of European philosophy clearly and simply expressed. The political scientist observes a people passionately interested in the theory and practice of politics who explored the possibilities of elitist governing groups, despotism, and democracy, singly and in a variety of combinations, in national, federal, and imperial contexts. The student of religion discovers a rich variety of religious experience, interesting in itself and for its formative influence upon Christianity and Islam. The historian surveying an entire civilization can compare it with our own and can trace the evolution of a great social experiment from its first creative phase through its mature achievement to its final period of consolidation and obsolescence. Our understanding of the present is enhanced by understanding these formative influences from the past.

The Department of Classics welcomes students of all academic backgrounds who wish to take courses in the field but do not wish to specialize in Classical Studies. Even without knowing Greek or Latin, students can profitably study Greek and Roman history or Greek and Latin literature in translation - two areas combined under the designation CLA below. Similarly, the Major and Minor Programs in Classical Civilization presuppose no knowledge of the classical languages.

Advanced work in Greek and Latin does require study of the basic language courses in sequence. These are listed later in the Calendar under the headings Greek and Latin).

The Department of Classics publishes a handbook which may be obtained from the departmental office; information about the Department is also available on the World Wide Web: http://www.chass.utoronto.ca:/classics.

Undergraduate Coordinator:

J.S. Burgess, 97 St. George Street, Room 103 (416-978-4848)

Enquiries:

97 St. George Street, Room 101 (416-978-5698)

Classics Programs

Enrolment in the programs listed below is open to students who have completed four courses; no minimum GPA is required.

Classical Civilization (Arts program)


Major program:
(6 full courses or their equivalent)
1. CLA160Y1/two of: 230H1, 231H1, 232H1, 233H1
2. Five CLA courses at the 200+ level, including at least two at the 300+ level

Minor program:
(4 full courses or their equivalent)
1. CLA160Y1/two of: 230H1, 231H1, 232H1, 233H1
2. Three CLA courses at the 200+ level, including one at the 300+ level
NOTES:
1. DRM260H1, PHL200Y1 count as CLA courses in all programs.
2. Courses drawn from FAH courses in ancient art and PHL courses in ancient philosophy may be substituted for CLA courses; up to three in major programs, up to two in minor programs.
3. GRK or LAT courses may be substituted for 200-series CLA courses; up to two in major programs, up to one in minor programs.

Classics (Arts program)


Specialist program:
(13 full courses or their equivalent, including at least one 400-series course)
1. CLA160Y1/CLA230H1, CLA231H1
2. Twelve GRK/LAT courses including five in each of GRK and LAT; four GRK/LAT courses must be at the 300+ level, and include GRK330H1, LAT330H1, and one course at the 400-level

Major program:
(7 full courses or their equivalent)
1. CLA160Y1/CLA230H1, CLA231H1
2. Six GRK/LAT courses, including two courses in each of GRK and LAT; two GRK/LAT courses must be at the 300+ level and include GRK/LAT330H1 (both recommended)

Greek (Arts program)


Major program:
(6 full courses or their equivalent)
1. CLA160Y1/CLA230H1, CLA231H1
2. Four GRK courses, including GRK330H1, with 1.5 more at the 300+ level
3. One additional CLA/GRK/LAT course (which may include DRM260H1, PHL200Y1)

Minor program:
(4 full courses or their equivalent)
1. CLA160Y1/CLA230H1, CLA231H1
2. Three GRK courses, of which at least one must be a 300+ series course

Latin (Arts program)


Major program:
(6 full courses or their equivalent)
1. CLA160Y1/CLA230H1, CLA231H1
2. Four LAT courses, including LAT330H1, with 1.5 more at 300+ level
3. One additional CLA/GRK/LAT course (which may include DRM260H1, PHL200Y1)

Minor program:
(4 full courses or their equivalent)
1. CLA160Y1/CLA230H1, CLA231H1
2. Three LAT courses, of which at least one must be a 300+ series course


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