Department of Classics

DEPARTMENT OF

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2020-2021 Courses

** Please note that the term in which courses are offered and courses' instructors may change if the
University decides to offer courses online/remotely due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

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

The 2020-21 timetable is scheduled to be available on SOLUS Central on June 8th.

100-level

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. Cristiana Zaccagnino
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
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:  TBA
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:  TBA
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)
CLST 131 provides an introduction to modern archaeological field techniques and methods of analysis, with an emphasis on classical archaeology. Particular emphasis will be placed on the methods of obtaining evidence by excavation and survey, the evaluation of artifacts and ecofacts, the reconstruction of ancient environments and cultures, and attitudes towards cultural heritage. This course is recommended as a prerequisite for anyone hoping to go on an archaeological project or to work with artifacts.
NOTE: This course replaces the second term of CLST 129/6.0
INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Barbara Reeves
TEXTBOOK:  Renfrew, C. & Bahn, P. Archaeology Essentials: Theories, Methods, and Practice. 4th ed. Thames & Hudson, 2018. 
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)
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
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:  TBA
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.

200-level

Classical Studies  (CLST)

CLST 200/3.0 units - Greek History  (Fall)
Survey of the Greek World from the Late Bronze Age to the death of Cleopatra. Social, religious and political developments among the major powers, Athens, Sparta and Hellenistic kingdoms.
INSTRUCTOR: TBA
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    126 (36L;90P)
PREREQUISITE:  Level 2 or above.

CLST 201/3.0 units - Roman History  (Winter)
Survey of the basic social and political developments in Rome from kingdom to republic to empire.
INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Bernard Kavanagh
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    126 (36L;90P)
PREREQUISITE    Level 2 or above.

CLST 203/3.0 units - Myth and Religion  (Winter)
Greek concepts of the supernatural and humanity’s relationship to it. The basic myths, official and secret creeds, meaning  and social function of myth and ritual.
INSTRUCTOR:  TBA
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    126 (36L;90P)
PREREQUISITE    Level 2 or above.

CLST 204/3.0 units - Scientific and Medical Terminology  (Fall)       NEW Course!
Did you know that the English word muscle derives from the Latin word that meant little mouse? Why is a pain killer called analgesic?
This course will make you familiar with the Greek and Latin roots used in science and medicine, but also with non-scientific words commonly used in English. You will be able to understand their meaning rather than simply trying to remember it. 
INSTRUCTOR:  TBA
TEXTBOOK:  TBA

CLST 205/3.0 units - Ancient Humour  (Winter)
The techniques by which humour was created in literature and the visual arts in antiquity; social and psychological aspects of humour.
NOTE:  Also offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning Hours may vary.
INSTRUCTOR:  TBA
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    104 (2L;18G;24O;60P)
PREREQUISITE    Level 2 or above.

CLST 207/3.0 units - The Ancient Near East   (Fall)
Introduction to the civilizations of Mesopotamia, Syro‐Palestine, Egypt and Anatolia from the Bronze Age to the Greek conquest. Artistic, intellectual, social and political history.
INSTRUCTOR:  TBA
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    126 (36L;90P)
PREREQUISITE    Level 2 or above

CLST 214/3.0 units - Ancient Science  (Winter)
Ancient concepts of nature and of natural phenomena: what did the ancients (e.g. Babylonians and Greeks) know about the natural world and how did they come to know it?
INSTRUCTOR:  TBA
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    126 (36L;90P)
PREREQUISITE    Level 2 or above. 

Ancient Languages

GREK 208/6.0 units - Intermediate Greek
Review of grammar, and developing facility in translation, study of literary content and background of authors.
NOTE:  A student with 4U Greek may alternatively use this as a prerequisite and should contact the Department for  permission to register in the course.
INSTRUCTORS:  TBA (Fall) and Dr. Drew Griffith (Winter)
TEXTBOOK:  Donald J. Mastronarde, Introduction to Attic Greek (Second Edition)
LEARNING HOURS    282 (72L;210P)
PREREQUISITE GREK 112/6.0. 

LATN 209/6.0 units - Intermediate Latin
Review of grammar followed by a study of representative works of Ovid and other authors. In addition to developing facility  in translation, study of literary content and background of authors.  NOTE:  A student with 4U Latin may alternatively use this as a prerequisite and should contact the Department for  permission to register in the course.
INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Barbara Reeves (Fall) and Dr. Bernard Kavanagh (Winter)
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    282 (72L;210P)
PREREQUISITE     LATN 110/6.0.

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.

300-level

Classical Studies  (CLST)

CLST 304/3.0    Archaeology of the Classical World and Hellenistic Period      (Winter) 
Intensive study of the achievements in architecture, painting and sculpture, and town planning from 480 B.C. to 31 B.C.
INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Cristiana Zaccagnino
TEXTBOOK(S):  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    126 (36L;90P)
PREREQUISITE (CLST 102/3.0 and CLST 103/3.0) or CLST 129/6.0 or CLST 130/3.0 or CLST 131/3.0 or CLST 200/3.0 or CLST 101/6.0 or permission of the Department.

CLST 306/3.0 units - Archaeology of the Roman Empire  (Fall)
A survey of Roman material culture (art, architecture and artifacts) from the reign of Augustus to that of Constantine. An emphasis will be placed on analyzing Roman 
architecture, sculpture, urban patterns, and objects of daily life in order to better understand the political messages and social experiences of Romans during the Imperial 
period.
INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Barbara Reeves
TEXTBOOK(S):  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    126 (36L;90P)
PREREQUISITE    (CLST 102/3.0 and CLST 103/3.0) or CLST 129/6.0 or CLST 130/3.0 or CLST 131/3.0 or CLST 201/3.0 or CLST 101/6.0 or permission of the
Department. 

CLST 311/3.0 units - Greek and Roman Epic   (Winter)
Intensive study (in translation) of the major epics of classical antiquity: Homer, Hesiod, Apollonios, Vergil and Lucan in the context of the oral and literate heroic traditions.  Comparative study of English heroic poetry encouraged.
INSTRUCTOR:  TBA
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    126 (36L;90P)
PREREQUISITE    CLST 100/6.0 or (CLST 102/3.0 and CLST 103/3.0) or permission of the Department. 

CLST 321/3.0 units - World of Late Antiquity   (Fall)
Study of the rise of Christianity and the Christian reception of classical culture. 
INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Johanna MacKechnie
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    126 (36L;90P)
PREREQUISITE    CLST 201/3.0 or permission of the Department

CLST 335/3.0 units - The Hellenistic Successor Kingdoms to the Death of Cleopatra   (Winter)
Study of the Successor Kingdoms (Antigonids, Ptolomies, and Seleucids) during the period from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE until the end of the PtolemaicDynasty in Egypt with the Death of Cleopatra in 30 BCE. Topics may include the role of Greece in the new Mediterranean order, structures of Hellenistic kingdoms, Romans in the East.
INSTRUCTOR:  TBA
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    126 (36L;90P)
PREREQUISITE    CLST 200/3.0 or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSION(S)   CLST 331/3.0


Ancient Languages

GREK 321/3.0 units - Greek Prose:  Philosophy  (Winter)
Selected passages of Greek prose, usually drawn from oratory, history, and philosophy, read in the original Greek and  commented upon for their linguistic, literary, and historical significance.
NOTE:   This course is normally co‐taught with GREK 421/3.0.
INSTRUCTOR:  TBA
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    126 (36L;90P)
PREREQUISITE    A grade of C in GREK 208/6.0 or permission of the Department of Classics.

GREK 322/3.0 units - Greek Verse:  Lyric  (Fall)
Selected passages of Greek verse, usually drawn from works of epic, lyric, elegy, and drama, read in the original Greek and  commented upon for their linguistic, literary, and historical significance.
NOTE:   This course is normally co‐taught with GREK 422/3.0.
INSTRUCTOR:  TBA
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    126 (36L;90P)
PREREQUISITE    A grade of C in GREK 208/6.0 or permission of the Department of Classics. 

LATN 321/3.0 units - Latin Prose   (Fall)
Selected passages of Latin prose, usually drawn from oratory, history, and philosophy, read in the original Latin and  commented upon for their linguistic, literary, and historical significance.
NOTE:   This course is normally co‐taught with LATN 421/3.0.
INSTRUCTOR:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    126 (36L;90P)
PREREQUISITE    A grade of C in LATN 209/6.0 or permission of the Department of Classics. 

LATN 322/3.0 units - Latin Verse:  Drama  (Winter)
Selected passages of Latin verse, usually drawn from epic, lyric, elegy, and drama, read in the original Latin and commented  upon for their linguistic, literary, and historical significance.
NOTE:    This course is normally co‐taught with LATN 422/3.0.
INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Anthony D'Elia
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    126 (36L;90P)
PREREQUISITE    A grade of C in LATN 209/6.0 or permission of the Department of Classics.

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.

400-level

Classical Studies  (CLST)

CLST 405/3.0 units - The Topography of Rome   (Fall) 
The growth of Rome from the foundation to Late Antiquity based on archaeological evidence. Emphasis on developments during its classical period.
INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Fabio Colivicchi
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    126 (36S;90P)
PREREQUISITE    CLST 305/3.0 or CLST 306/3.0 or CLST 321/3.0 or CLST 340/3.0 or CLST 341/3.0 or CLST 343/3.0 or permission of the Department. 

CLST 410/3.0 units - Topics in Greek Scholarship   (Winter) 
Intensive study of a special topic, period, or author(s) in the Greek world.
INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Daryn Lehoux
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    120 (24L;12S;84P)
PREREQUISITE    Level 4 in a CLST or CLAS or GREK or LATN Plan.


Ancient Languages

GREK 421/3.0 units - Greek Prose:  Philosophy  (Winter)
Selected passages of Greek prose, usually drawn from oratory, history, and philosophy, read in the original Greek and  commented upon for their linguistic, literary, and historical significance.
NOTE:   This course is normally co‐taught with GREK 321/3.0.
INSTRUCTOR:  TBA
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS   141 (36L;105P)
PREREQUISITE    A grade of C in GREK 321/3.0 or permission of the Department of Classics. 

GREK 422/3.0 units - Greek Verse:  Lyric  (Fall)
Selected passages of Greek verse, usually drawn from works of epic, lyric, elegy, and drama, read in the original Greek and  commented upon for their linguistic, literary, and historical significance.
NOTE:   This course is normally co‐taught with GREK 322/3.0.
INSTRUCTOR:  TBA
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS   141 (36L;105P)
PREREQUISITE    A grade of C in GREK 322/3.0 or permission of the Department of Classics. 

LATN 421/3.0 units - Latin Prose   (Fall)
Selected passages of Latin prose, usually drawn from oratory, history, and philosophy, read in the original Latin and  commented upon for their linguistic, literary, and historical significance.
NOTE:   This course is normally co‐taught with LATN 321/3.0.
INSTRUCTOR:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    141 (36L;105P)
PREREQUISITE    A grade of C in LATN 321/3.0 or permission of the Department of Classics

LATN 422/3.0 units - Latin Verse:  Drama  (Winter)
Selected passages of Latin verse, usually drawn from epic, lyric, elegy, and drama, read in the original Latin and commented  upon for their linguistic, literary, and historical significance.
NOTE:    This course is normally co‐taught with LATN 322/3.0.
INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Anthony D'Elia
TEXTBOOK:  TBA
LEARNING HOURS    141 (36L;105P)
PREREQUISITE    A grade of C in LATN 322/3.0 or permission of the Department of Classics. 

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.