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Classical Studies Minor

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Program Overview

Classical studies is a pluridisciplinary field within the Humanities exploring ancient Greek and Roman worlds. The studies involve disciplines such as history, literature, religion, languages and linguistics, art history, archaeology, and philosophy and pertain to wide areas of Europe, Asia, and North Africa from ca. 2000 B.C. to 700 A.D. Classical studies at UTSC offers 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.
 
Complementary Programs: History, English, Philosophy, Art History, Anthropology

Check out future career opportunities and skills acquired from completing this program:

1. Competencies & Skills

  • Gather, review, interpret and organize information• Develop cross cultural awareness
  • Edit and proofread material
  • Evaluate ideas, theories and evidence
  • Observe and compare people/data/things
  • Interpret historical ideas in a modern context
  • Synthesize a large amount of information

2. Careers for Graduates

  • Foreign Service Officer in Federal Government
  • Market Research Analyst in Corporations
  • Public Relations Officer in Non-Profits
  • Copywriter or Biographer in Publishing
  • Journalist in Media and Broadcasting
  • Social Policy Analyst in Government
  • Tour Guide/Planner in Travel ServicesFurther Education

3. Further Education

  • History
  • Information/Library Science
  • Education
  • Classical Studies
  • Law School
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing

Program Pathway

Year 1
CHOOSE YOUR COURSES WISELY
DEVELOP YOUR ACADEMIC & RESEARCH SKILLS
  • Schedule an appointment with your Program Librarian for in-depth research assistance with your assignments.                                                    
  • Get writing and academic English support at the CTL Writing Centre.
APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE
BECOME AN ENGAGED CITIZEN (LOCALLY & GLOBALLY)
PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER
Year 2
CHOOSE YOUR COURSES WISELY
  • 1.0 credit in History and Culture courses: CLAB05H3, CLAB06H3.
  • Use Degree Explorer and meet with your Program Advisor to ensure you are on track with your degree.

DEVELOP YOUR ACADEMIC & RESEARCH SKILLS

APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE

  • Get involved in relevant opportunities on and/or off campus; apply to Work Study, or other part-time and summer jobs on CLNx (>Jobs & Recruitment).

BECOME AN ENGAGED CITIZEN (LOCALLY & GLOBALLY)

  • Check CLNx to search for Work Study (Jobs & Recruitment>Work Study) or volunteer positions on campus to gain experience and to get involved.
  • Read the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies newsletter to find out about events, volunteer and work opportunities.

PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER

  • Gain experience by applying for a summer, part-time or Work Study position via CLNx (>Jobs & Recruitment).
  • Connect with your professors and advisors early to ensure you are on track with your post-graduation plans.
  • Explore careers through the AA&CC’s Job Shadowing and In The Field programs.
Year 3

CHOOSE YOUR COURSES WISELY

  • 0.5 credit from the following Literature courses: CLAC11H3 or CLAC12H3.
  • 1.5 credits of elective courses in Classical Studies, Art History, English, Languages, Philosophy, Religion, Anthropology, with at least 1.0 credit at the C- or D-level.
  • Use Degree Explorer to ensure you are on track with your degree.
DEVELOP YOUR ACADEMIC & RESEARCH SKILLS
APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE
  • Build on your skills and knowledge through relevant events offered through your department, student groups, DSL and the AA&CC.
  • Seek out research and volunteer opportunities with faculty.
BECOME AN ENGAGED CITIZEN (LOCALLY & GLOBALLY)
PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER
Year 4 or Final Year
CHOOSE YOUR COURSES WISELY
DEVELOP YOUR ACADEMIC & RESEARCH SKILLS
  • Apply for an Academic Travel Fund through Department of Student Life (DSL) to research, present at a conference, or engage with the international academic community.
APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE
  • Attend the Summer & Full-time Job Fair in January to meet with potential employers looking to hire students for summer and full-time positions relevant to your field.
BECOME AN ENGAGED CITIZEN (LOCALLY & GLOBALLY)
  • Participate in the AA&CC’s Partners in Leadership program to learn and network with an alumni mentor about transitioning to work or further education.
PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER
  • Attend the AA&CC’s Get Hired job search conference in April/May.
  • Attend a Jobs for Grads orientation for a job search “crash course” and for access to full-time job listings.
  • Discuss your grad school plans with your professors and AA&CC staff and get your Personal Statement reviewed in the AA&CC.

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Did You Know

The ancient Greek and Roman worlds were connected to the societies of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, India & more.