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University of Calgary Calendar 2013-2014 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.33 Greek and Roman Studies
4.33 Greek and Roman Studies
Overview of Programs and Procedures
Baccalaureate Degrees Offered

Degrees in Greek and Roman Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Greek and Roman Studies

BA in Greek and Roman Studies with Co-operative Education

BA Honours in Greek and Roman Studies

BA Honours in Greek and Roman Studies with Co-operative Education

Related Interdisciplinary Degrees (See separate listings)

BA and BA Honours in Ancient and Medieval History

BA Honours in Classical and Early Christian Studies.


  • A Minor is offered in Greek and Roman Studies.
  • Minors are also offered in Greek and Latin.
Introduction July 31, 2013

The Department of Greek and Roman Studies offers instruction in Greek and Latin language and literature, in Greek, Roman, and late antique history and archaeology, and in the more general area of ancient Mediterranean civilizations.

Both Greek and Latin may be started at the University. The relevant half courses are Greek 201 and Greek 203, and Latin 201 and Latin 203. Advanced placement to Greek 301 or Latin 301 may be granted at the discretion of the Department to those students who have Greek 30, Latin 30 or an equivalent background.

Students majoring in the Department are encouraged to choose a related Minor Field. Related disciplines include: Anthropology, Art, English, French, German, History, Italian, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology and Spanish. There are also related interdisciplinary minor programs such as Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation Studies.

Contact Information

Department Head: H. Sigismund Nielson

Department Office: Social Sciences 506

Phone: 403.220.5537

Fax: 403.220.9581

Email: grst@ucalgary.ca

Website: http://www.grst.ucalgary.ca

For Program Advice

For information on where to get program advice, see the Faculty of Arts website under http://arts.ucalgary.ca/undergraduate/student-support-program-resources.

In general, questions about overall programs should be addressed to the Student Success Centre(http://www.ucalgary.ca/ssc/), while questions about program details should be addressed to the Subject Advisor in the Department Office.

Admission to the Major

Prospective students wishing to enter the BA (Greek and Roman Studies) Program must meet the criteria in the section of this Calendar on A.2 “Admission Requirements” at the University of Calgary.

Admission to Honours

The Faculty of Arts procedures for Admission to Honours established in section, 3.4.3 Honours Degrees with a Major Field are applicable and provide the overall framework. The application deadline is May 1.

Credit By Special Assessment

Students seeking credit by special assessment should consult the Department regarding courses available for credit in this manner.

Overlapping Programs

Programs in Greek and Roman Studies cannot be taken in conjunction with programs in either Ancient and Medieval History or Classical and Early Christian Studies. This restriction applies to Double Majors, Combined Degrees and Second Baccalaureate Degrees and also to most Major-plus-Minor combinations. A maximum of 10 full-course equivalents is allowed in any discipline within the Major Field of Greek and Roman Studies.

Minors in Greek or Latin, however, may be taken in conjunction with degrees in Ancient and Medieval History.

Minors in Greek or Latin can only be taken in conjunction with the program in Linguistics and Language if the Language Option for that program differs from the language of the Minor.

Field of Greek and Roman Studies

The Field of Greek and Roman Studies consists of all courses labelled Greek and Roman Studies (GRST), Greek (GREK), and Latin (LATI).