You can Focus on Particular Areas within Greek and Roman Studies

As a Greek and Roman Studies student, you can take courses in Ancient History, Literature, Languages, Archaeology, Philosophy, or Religion as well as general courses in Greek and Roman Civilization.

By nature GRS students end up being generalists. However, GRS students can also concentrate on an area or areas of study that particularly interest them.

A complete list of Greek and Roman Studies courses and course descriptions may be found at the CLCV, GREK, and LATN entries in the Carleton Undergraduate Calendar. Courses offered in the current year may be found on the Current Course Outlines page.

Note that not all courses are offered in all years. For this year’s offerings, see Current Course Outlines.

Greek and Roman Civilization

The following courses offer a broad introduction to Ancient Civilization, and serve as a good foundation for further study in any area of Classics.

  • CLCV 1002 Survey of Greek Civilization
  • CLCV 1003 Survey of Roman Civilization
  • FYSM 1106 Issues in Classics
National Archaeological Museum, Athens.

National Archaeological Museum, Athens.

Ancient History

The following courses focus on Ancient History. Most of them are cross-listed with courses in the History department, so that students in History can gain credit towards their degree.

  • CLCV 2902 & 2903 History of Ancient Greece I & II
  • CLCV 2904 & 2905 History of Ancient Rome I & II
  • CLCV 3010 The Later Roman Empire (offered occasionally)
  • CLCV 3201 Studies in Greek History
  • CLCV 3202 Studies in Roman History
  • CLCV 4210 Topics in Ancient History
  • CLCV 4800 & 4801 Seminars in Greek and Roman Studies often have a historical theme.
  • CLCV 4900 Directed Readings and Research can be on a historical topic.

A new course has been proposed in peripheral issues connected to GRS, such as the history of the Persian Empire, and is currently under consideration by the university.

Capitoline Wolf. Musei Capitolini, Rome.

Capitoline Wolf. Musei Capitolini, Rome.

Ancient Literature

The following courses focus on Ancient Literature. Most of them are cross-listed with courses in the English department, so that students in English can gain credit towards their degree.

  • CLCV 2000 Classical Mythology
  • CLCV 2008 Greek and Roman Epic
  • CLCV 2010 Greek and Roman Drama
  • CLCV 3701 Studies in Greek Literature
  • CLCV 3702 Studies in Roman Literature
  • CLCV 4800 & 4801 Seminars in Greek and Roman Studies often have a literary theme.
  • CLCV 4900 Directed Readings and Research can be on a literary topic.
Augustus Caesar. British Museum, London.

Augustus Caesar. British Museum, London.

Archaeology

MINOR IN ARCHAEOLOGY (4.0 credits)Requirements

1. 1.0 credit in CLCV 1008 and CLCV 1009
2. 1.0 credit in approved electives at the 2000 level
3. 1.0 credit in approved electives at the 3000 level
4. 1.0 credit in approved electives at any level
5. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.

Approved Archaeology Electives

Note: Access to these courses is not guaranteed, and may depend on space availability and the satisfaction of other requirements such as course prerequisites.

Anthropology
ANTH 1001 Intro to Anthropology 0.5
ANTH 2035 Technology, Culture and Society also SOCI 2035 0.5
ANTH 3580 Anthropology of Material Culture and Museums 0.5

Art History
ARTH 1100 Art and Society: Prehistory to the Renaissance 0.5
ARTH 1101 Art and Society: Renaissance to present 0.5
ARTH 1200 History and Theory of Architecture 1: Prehistory to 1600 0.5
ARTH 1201 History and Theory of Architecture 2: 1600 to present 0.5
ARTH 2202 Medieval Architecture and Art 0.5
ARTH 2310 Architecture of Early Modern Europe 1400-1750 0.5
ARTH 2510 Architecture of the 18th and 19th centuries 0.5

Biology
BIOL 2001 Animals: form and function 0.5
BIOL 2005 Human Physiology 0.5

Greek and Roman Studies
CLCV 1008 Introduction to Archaeology I 0.5
CLCV 1009 Introduction to Archaeology II 0.5
CLCV 2303 Greek Art and Archaeology ARTH 2102 0.5
CLCV 2304 Roman Art and Archaeology ARTH 2304 0.5
CLCV 2305 Ancient Science and Tech TSES 2305 1.0
CLCV 3301 Archaeological Field Work I 0.5 R
CLCV 3306 Stud Greek Art ARTH 3102 RELI 3732 0.5 R
CLCV 3307 Stud Roman Art ARTH 3105 RELI 3733 0.5 R
CLCV 3400 GRS Abroad 0.5 R
CLCV 4301 Archaeological Field Work II 0.5 R

Earth Sciences
ERTH 2316 Paleoecology 0.5
ERTH 2401 Dinosaurs 0.5
ERTH 2415 Natural Disasters 0.5
ERTH 3111 Vertebrate Paleontology I: Mammalian Paleo and Evolu 0.5
ERTH 3112 Paleontology and Evolution of Lower Vertebrates 0.5
ERTH 3113 Geology of Human Origins 0.5

Geography
GEOG 1010 Global Environmental Systems 0.5
GEOG 2014 The Earth’s Surface 0.5
GEOG 3102 Geomorphology 0.5
GEOG 3108 Soil Properties 0.5

Geomatics
GEOM 1004 Maps, Satellites and the Geospatial Revolution 0.5
GEOM 2007 Geographic Information Systems 0.5
GEOM 3002 Air Photo Interpretation & remote sensing 0.5

Note: other courses may be substituted for the credits specified above when material on archaeology is central to the course. Such substitutions must be individually approved by the Greek and Roman Studies program.

Archaeologists study the geological composition of different artefacts to determine where they come from. This is a piece of pottery from the Aegean Sea seen with a petrographic microscope.

Archaeologists study the geological composition of different artefacts to determine where they come from. This is a piece of pottery from the Aegean Sea seen with a petrographic microscope.

Undergraduate students excavate a human burial at Roman site in Italy.

Archaeologists do detailed studies of artefacts, like this assortment of Roman pottery in Tuscany

Archaeologists do detailed studies of artefacts, like this assortment of Roman pottery in Tuscany

For more information on Greek and Roman Studies Abroad visit our Study Abroad page.

For more information on Archaeology at Carleton visit our Archaeological Excavation page.

Basilica Cistern, Istanbul.

Basilica Cistern, Istanbul.

Philosophy

The following courses focus on Ancient Philosophy, and are offered by the Philosophy department and cross-listed with GRS.

  • CLCV 2105/PHIL 2005 Greek Philosophy and the Western Tradition
  • CLCV 3001/PHIL 3001 Early Greek Philosophy
  • CLCV 3011/PHIL 3000 Topics in Ancient Philosophy

Students interested in Ancient Philosophy can also take the following courses, which are not cross-listed with GRS

  • HUMS 2000 Reason and Revelation. This course is an in-depth survey of Ancient Greek and Medieval Philosophy, open only to students in the Bachelor of Humanities degree.
  • PHIL 1600 History of Philosophy. This course begins with the Greeks and continues to the present day.
  • PSCI 2301 History of Political Thought I. This course begins with Plato and Aristotle, and ends with the High Middle Ages.
  • PSCI 3709 Ancient and Medieval Political Thought.
Antisthenes, founder of the Cynic school of philosophy. British Museum, London.

Antisthenes, founder of the Cynic school of philosophy. British Museum, London.

Religion

Two credits are cross-listed with the Religion program.

  • CLCV 2103 Greek Religion
  • CLCV 2104 Roman Religion
  • CLCV 3306 Studies in Greek Art
  • CLCV 3307 Studies in Roman Art

In addition, CLCV 3400, Greek and Roman Studies Abroad, normally includes trips to sacred sites of the ancient world.

Temple of Apollo, Delphi, Greece.

Temple of Apollo, Delphi, Greece.

More about what you will study

About Greek and Roman Studies Student Life