Department of Classics

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2019-2020 Courses:  100-level

Course descriptions are provisional; final versions of course syllabi will be made available to students when the class begins.

Courses available for winter term 2020

CLST 103               Introduction to Roman Civilizations

CLST 131               Intro to Arch'gy II: Methods and analysis

CLST 201               Roman History

CLST 205               Ancient Humour

CLST 309              Caravan Cities of the Ancient Near East

CLST 343              The Later Roman Empire

LATN 322/422      Latin/Advanced Latin Verse

GREK 322/422      Greek/Advanced Greek Verse


Classical Studies  (CLST)

CLST 102/3.0 units - Introduction to Greek Civilization  (Fall)
An introduction to major themes in the development of Greek civilization using the evidence of literature, history and archaeology. Some attention will be given to those aspects of ancient cultural and intellectual growth that are of significance in the western tradition.
INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Drew Griffith
TEXTBOOK:  Themes in Greek Society and Culture, edited by Alison Glazebrook and Christina Vester, Oxford University Press
LEARNING HOURS    126 (36L;90P)
EXCLUSION  No more than 6.0 units from CLST 101/6.0; CLST 102/3.0; CLST 103/3.0.

CLST 103/3.0 units - Introduction to Roman Civilization  (Winter)
An introduction to major themes in the development of Roman civilization using the evidence of literature, history and archaeology. Some attention will be given to those aspects of ancient cultural and intellectual growth that are of significance in the western tradition.
INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Sveva Savelli
TEXTBOOK(S): TBA
LEARNING HOURS    126 (36L;90P)
EXCLUSION(S)   CLST 102/3.0

CLST 130/3.0 units - Introduction to Archaeology I: Great Discoveries in Archaeology  (Fall)
Development of the discipline and most important discoveries; analysis of historic and prehistoric cultures and sites with emphasis on the ancient Mediterranean.
NOTE: This course replaces the first term of CLST 129/6.0
INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Sveva Savelli
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    126 (36L;90P) 
EXCLUSION    No more than one course from CLST 129/6.0; CLST 130/3.0

CLST 131/3.0 units - Introduction to Archaeology II: Methods and Analysis  (Winter)
Current theoretical issues; excavation and field research; analysis of material evidence for the study of ancient societies; heritage conservation and cultural property.
NOTE: This course replaces the second term of CLST 129/6.0
INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Barbara Reeves
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    126 (36L;90P) 
EXCLUSION    No more than one course from CLST 129/6.0; CLST 131/3.0

CLST 150/3.0 units - Warfare in the Ancient World  (Fall)       NEW Course!
Warfare of all kinds, from large-scale conflict between states to raids of pirates and brigands. The course will seek a wider cultural understanding of war, exploring a range of perspectives and topics, from the social ideology of war to the role of women, children, and other non-combatants.
INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Fabio Colivicchi
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    120 (36L;84P)


Ancient Languages

GREK 112/6.0 units - Introductory Greek  (Fall/Winter)
Fundamentals of grammar, syntax and etymology, for students with no or little knowledge of Ancient Greek; provides  sufficient background to read Plato, Euripides as well as the New Testament.
NOTE:  Normally not open to students with 4U Greek.
INSTRUCTORS:  Dr. Drew Griffith (Fall) and Dr. Tim Wright (Winter)
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    276 (72L;24T;180P) 

LATN 110/6.0 units - Introductory Latin  (Fall/Winter)
Fundamentals of grammar, syntax and etymology for students with no or little knowledge of Latin; provides sufficient  background to read Latin prose and poetry.
NOTE:  Normally not open to students with 4U Latin.
INSTRUCTORS:  Dr. Beatrice Poletti (both Fall and Winter)
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    276 (72L;24T;180P)


Please also see Classics course offerings through Queen's Arts & Science Continuing and Distance Studies.

For a full listing of all courses offered by the Department of Classics please go to the Courses of Instruction section of the Arts and Science ECalendar.