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Classical Studies

Faculty List

  • K. Blouin, M.A., Ph.D. (Laval and Nice), Associate Professor

Undergraduate Advisor: 416-287-7184 Email: classics-undergrad-advisor@utsc.utoronto.ca

Classical studies is a pluridisciplinary field dedicated to the study of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. It involves disciplines such as history, literature, religion, languages and linguistics, art history, archaeology, and philosophy and pertains to the study of wide areas of Europe, North Africa and Asia over several millennia (ca. 2000 B.C.-700 A.D.).

The expression "classical" is commonly used to designate the areas and periods populated or dominated by the Greeks and Romans. Yet it was also a complex, heterogeneous, permeable, mixed and constantly evolving world in which the Greeks and the Romans have always been intertwined with other peoples and cultures. Classical studies at UTSC offer students both a thorough examination of the main features of the Greek and Roman civilizations and a substantial introduction to the other peoples and cultures which were part of or interacted with it. In all courses the ancient written sources are studied in translation.

Guidelines for first year course selection
Students who intend to complete the Minor program in Classics should include CLAA04H3 and CLAA06H3 in their first year course selection.

For updates and detailed information regarding Classical Studies please visit the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies website.

Service Learning and Outreach
For an experiential learning opportunity that also serves others, consider the course CTLB03H3 (Introduction to Service Learning), which can be found in the "Teaching and Learning” section of the Calendar.