Academic Programs - Undergraduate

Classical Studies

By choosing Classical Studies, you will explore the ancient civilizations that shaped our world and influenced the way we live and think today.

explore the past to understand today

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Classics studies the languages, literatures, history, and society of ancient Greece and Rome. It also offers courses in the archaeology of ancient Egypt and the Mediterranean world.

By choosing classical studies at Acadia, you will grow your capacity to understand the modern world and the global challenges we all face.

You will explore global history through the archaeology, mythology, and cultural legacy of Greece and Rome. To help you understand this rich historical context, you will develop language skills in Greek and Latin. The classical studies program stresses critical writing and reading skills. In fourth year, you will have the opportunity to write an honours thesis based on primary research in an area of your interest.

Acadia offers a personalized education. In classical studies, you can explore your interests. Our course selection is flexible. One of the first things you will notice when you arrive on campus is that you are a big part of your small classes. That increased level of contact and participation enhances your learning. It also improves your connection to professors and your fellow students inside the classroom and beyond.

Our experienced faculty will encourage you to share your ideas. You will gain insight into the civilizations that shaped our world. You will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to address complex issues facing society.

The study of classics is an exciting journey of intellectual discovery. It will equip you with a solid grounding in the humanities that you can put to good use in many careers and your professional development.

First Year at a Glance

First semester

  • CLAS 1123
    Roman Civilization
  • ENGL 1413
    Writing & Reading Critically 1
  • LANG xx13
    Language other than English
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE xx13
    Introductory social sciences course
  • SCIENCE xx13
    Introductory science course

Second semester

  • CLAS 1113
    Greek Civilization
  • ENGL 1423
    Writing & Reading Critically 2
  • LANG xx23
    Language other than English
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE xx23
    Introductory social sciences course
  • SCIENCE xx23
    Introductory science course

Future Careers

  • Archivist
  • Civil servant
  • Historian
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Museum curator
  • Policy analyst
  • Teacher
 

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  • Comparative Religion
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  • Material and Visual Culture
  • World Literatures

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