Greek and Roman Studies
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
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What you will learn in this program
Greek and Roman Studies scholars ask questions such as: Why were Roman baths socially significant? What role did women play in ancient Greek funerals? Why was Caligula assassinated?
Greek and Roman Studies scholars examine the civilizations of the Mediterranean area, the Near East, and Western Europe in ancient and medieval times. During the course of your studies, you'll gain research and analytical capabilities, written communication skills, and experience studying and interpreting textual and material remains that have survived from antiquity.
As a Greek and Roman Studies graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as the civil service, the non-profit sector, and the business world. A degree in Greek and Roman Studies can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.
Courses you'll take:
Comparative Mythology, Late Roman Antiquity, Roman Religion, Rome: The Late Republic and Early Empire, Introduction to Greece and Rome
Admission requirements and information
Arts and Science Honours Academy (ASHA) - A six-course interdisciplinary program with a second language aspect and travel components.
Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.
Honours Degree - In-depth study of a specific topic completed under the supervision of a faculty member.
Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.
We study the ancient Mediterranean world through its language, art, literature, history, architecture, and physical remains. These traditions form much of the foundation of modern Western culture. Students will not only be able to study some of the great myths and societies of the ancient world, but also see how so much of what the ancient Greeks and Romans developed and bequeathed to later traditions continues to have relevance today.
Reyes Bertolin-Cebrian, PhD — Associate Professor
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The standout memory in my studies so far was achieving my first A in a Latin course, which is something I thought was beyond me. This has given me more self-confidence and motivated me to keep pushing myself harder.
Skylar O., Greek and Roman studies student
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My Bachelor of Arts degree gave me an excellent foundation, and the confidence to pursue the unconventional. The study of classics asks you to reconstruct a past from very patchy sources, and is the best training I can imagine for looking critically at — and improving — our own culture. UCalgary's Greek and Roman studies department is a supportive community with strength in ancient language preparation. Now a professor myself, I unashamedly copy teaching approaches from my professors there.