Degree PlansCourses of InstructionCourse Lists

G.Bevan, F.Colivicchi, M.S.Cummings, C.L.Falkner, A.M.Foley, R.D.Griffith, B.J.Kavanagh, D.R.Lehoux, M.B.Reeves, C.Zaccagnino
Departmental Notes
Subject Code for Classical Studies    CLST
Subject Code for Classics   CLAS
Subject Code for Greek    GREK
Subject Code for Latin    LATN
Head of Department    A.M.Foley
World Wide Web Address
Departmental Office    Watson Hall, Room 505
Departmental Telephone    613-533-2745
E-Mail Address
Chair of Undergraduate Studies    G.Bevan

Classics refers to the study of the Greek and Roman worlds.  Multi-disciplinary in approach, it involves the studies of history, literature, archaeology, religion, mythology, drama and philosophy, in addition to the ancient languages of Greek and Latin.  Today our understanding of Greek and Roman culture is further enhanced by the latest digital techniques that increasingly pervade studies in archaeology, epigraphy, papyrology, and ancient science and medicine.  At Queen’s, students have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the latest techniques by participating in one of two archaeological excavations supervised by our own faculty, or through a variety of projects and assignments.  

Advice to Students
A good place to begin is the Undergraduate Degree Programs and Plans section of the Classics website, which outlines the requirements for various Classics Degree Plans.

The movement through, and selection of, courses for your Classics degree are dependent on a prerequisite system. You can enrol in a course if the course is not full and if you have the correct prerequisite(s), which may include specific courses taken, a specific grade in previous courses, and a required Arts and Science year level. Prerequisites for a course cannot be taken concurrently with that course.

Other planning considerations:
Not all Classics courses are offered every year, so it is important to check the Course Offerings for the upcoming academic year.

It is best to take first-year courses early in your program.  As long as you meet the prerequisites, it is possible to take upper-year courses in your second year.

Special Study Opportunities
International opportunities are available (excavations, language schools, and studies in both Greece and Italy), some of which can be found posted on our Classics Department bulletin board just outside the elevator on the 5th floor of Watson Hall.

The Department offers two of its own archaeological excavations, one in Jordan (CLST 408 - Archaeological Fieldwork Practicum I) and one in Italy (CLST 409 - Archaeological Fieldwork Practicum II).  During the summer, the Bader International Study Centre offers a Field School in British Archaeology.  This intensive five-week program incorporates two for-credit courses on Roman Britain and Medieval Britain with the practical learning experience of excavation.

For other dig and study opportunities, check out the Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin (AFOB) and Archaeological Projects in the Near East and Egypt.   You should also check out information at the International Programs Office (IPO) located in Mackintosh-Corry Hall, or by dropping by the Department and speaking with our Undergraduate Chair.

PLEASE NOTE: CLST 129/6.0 is recommended as the primary prerequisite for all archaeological excavations.

Students wishing to enrol in an approved course offered by another university related to Classical Studies or Archaeology  for credit towards their Plan should consult the Faculty of Arts and Science  office for information.

International Studies Certificate

For students wishing to enhance their degree program with an international perspective, the Faculty of Arts and Science offers a Senate-approved Certificate in International Studies, the requirements for which could be met by your Classics degree.