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What is Classics?

Information on Spring/Summer 2014 courses now available.

Deadline for
Applying to Graduate
is April 30, 2014.  

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Classics refers to the study of the Greek and Roman worlds.  Multi-disciplinary in approach, it involves the studies of history, literature, archaeology, religion, mythology, drama and philosophy, in addition to the ancient languages of Greek and Latin. Today our understanding of Greek and Roman culture is further enhanced by the latest digital techniques that increasingly pervade studies in archaeology, epigraphy, papyrology, and ancient science and medicine.  At Queen’s, students have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the latest techniques by participating in one of two archaeological excavations supervised by our own faculty, or through a variety of projects and assignments.  

It can be said that studying Classics can lead to a wider appreciation of human values and achievements, and a more objective understanding of ourselves and our times.  Our undergraduates have gone on to a variety of occupations and have been accepted in graduate programs nationally and internationally.

Consider Classics for your choice as a Major, Medial, or Minor concentration or as your focus for your general BA degree.  Feel free to contact any of our faculty (see our Faculty page  for our experts listing), or come visit us in the department with questions you have about our courses and programs.  The Department of Classics at Queen’s is located on the 5th floor of Watson Hall on Queen's campus, between Bader Lane and the new Frank Tindall sports field.  

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Department of Classics, 505 Watson Hall
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6.
P: 613.533.2745 | F: 613.533.6739