Located on the 5th floor of Watson Hall on the beautiful Queen's campus, between Bader Lane and the new Frank Tindall sports field, is the home of the Department of Classics. This vibrant, friendly and productive department has been in this location for the last 47 years, and was one of the original subjects in the curriculum of Queen's University when the infant college had its opening at a house in Colborne Street in March 1842.
Classics is the study of Greek and Roman Civilization understood through archaeology, history, literature, drama, mythology, philosophy, science and the ancient languages of Greek and Latin. 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. It will hone your logical, intellectual, linguistic and writing skills which are so important to today's business world. A Classics degree, like other Humanities degrees, has become a program of choice as one's post-secondary education.
Our undergraduates have gone on to a variety of occupations and have been accepted in graduate programs nationally and internationally. You may choose occupations or go on to further studies in areas such as Museum Work, Archaeology, Heritage and Rescue Archaeology, Publishing, Law, Library Information Sciences, Education, Art Conservation, Private School Latin Teachers, Art Galleries, Civil Service, Policing Services, Ministerial Work, Administration, the Finance Sectors and Medicine.
Please enjoy our new website, come visit us in the department, feel free to contact any of our faculty (see our Faculty page for our experts listing), or contact us at any time with questions on our courses and programs.
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