Department of Classics

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2020-2021 Graduate Course Offerings   

Fall 2020

CLAS 800   Research Forum I  -  Required; usually taken in the first semster of the MA degree
Coordinator: Dr. Barbara Reeves
Discussion of the principal research problems and methodologies in the field of Classical studies. Presentation of faculty research and visiting speakers. Weekly meetings.

CLAS 815   Archaeology of the Roman Army  -  Dr. Barbara Reeves 
The goal of this course is to familiarize graduate students with the wide range of materials available for studying the Roman army. The Roman army constitutes one of the most documented groups from the ancient world. Forts, inscriptions, and military paraphernalia have been found in all parts of the former Roman Empire. A rich collection of ancient literary texts relating to Roman military practices has also survived. By studying this material, students will learn not just about the Roman army, but about the range of materials available for studying the ancient world in general. 

CLAS 860   Ancient Science  -  Dr. Daryn Lehoux  
The course explores Greek and Roman approaches to understanding the natural world. The course will introduce students to issues in the ancient sciences by examining in detail a group of related ancient texts, both in terms of scientific content, as well as intellectual and cultural contexts. Themes will be developed with an eye to contemporary issues in political and social history, and to the history and philosophy of science and technology. PREREQUISITE: Permission of Instructor required in advance.

GREK 821   Greek Verse: Lyric  -  Dr. Kale Coghlan
Textbook:  David Campbell's Greek Lyric Poetry

LATN 81xx   Prose  -  Dr. Beatrice Poletti
An intensive study of Sallust's Bellum Catilinae


Winter 2021

CLAS 802   Research Forum II  -  For students in the final year of the MA
Coordinator: Dr. Barbara Reeves
Seminar for sharing upper year students’ research ideas. Discussion of scholarly abstracts, outlines, and presentations culminating in each student’s final presentation of their research to the department in a conference format.

CLAS 805   Topography of Rome  -  Dr. Fabio Colivicchi
The growth of Rome from the Neolithic period to Late Antiquity based on archaeological, literary, epigraphical evidence. (May be offered jointly with CLST 405*. There are additional requirements for students at the graduate level but these are determined at the onset of the course.)

GREK 819   Greek Prose: Philosophy  -  Dr. Kale Coghlan 
Readings in Plato.

LATN 812   Latin  Verse: Epic  -  Dr. Anthony D'Elia
Likely a study of Lucretius - to be confirmed.

Summer 2021

Note:  Summer excavations can only be offered if the relevant federal, provincial and Queen's COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.

CLAS 808   Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum I  -  Dr. Cristiana Zaccagnino    
An intensive six-week study of archaeological methods and interpretation while participating in a fieldwork project run by a member of the Classics Department. Students will actively contribute to the project with scientific reports and stratigraphic records. COST: students are expected to pay their own travel costs and a course fee to be determined. (6.0 credit units)

CLAS 809   Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum II  -  Dr. Fabio Colivicchi
An intensive study of archaeological methods and interpretation at a fieldwork project in Italy under the supervision of a member of the Classics Department. Students will actively contribute to the project with scientific reports and stratigraphic records. COST: students are expected to pay their own travel costs and a course fee to be determined.

CLAS 810   Archaeological Fieldwork Practicum III: Stobi, Macedonia  -  Dr. George Bevan
This course is an intensive study of archaeological and cultural heritage recording methods at a fieldwork site in the Balkans under the supervision of a member of the Department of Classics. COSTS: Students are expected to pay their own travel and accommodation costs. (6.0 credit units)


Courses offered by Classics-affiliated faculty in another department

GPHY 845   Spatial Data Measurement and Collection  -  Dr. George Bevan  (Winter 2021)
This course examines the application of one or more geomatics techniques to problems in earth measurement. Topics may include Total Station Surveying, Satellite Positioning, Aerial Photography, Photogrammetry, LiDAR, methods of field data collection, and deformation monitoring. Specific applications may be drawn from fields such as archaeology, architecture, geomorphology, and regional mapping. Previous photogrammetry experience not required. More info here.

HIST 886   Topics in Early Modern Europe I  -  Dr. Anthony D'Elia  (Fall 2020)
This graduate seminar examines topics in the political, social, economic, cultural and intellectual history of Early Modern Europe from the Renaissance to the French Revolution. Topics may include the rise of the modern state, the age of exploration and colonialism, revolution, gender and sexuality, intellectual and religious life, and economic transformation


More information about our graduate courses can be found in the School of Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.