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Courses Taken at Queens University

CLST 100/6.0
Introduction to Classical Literature
Ancient Greek and Roman literature in translation: Homers Iliad and Odyssey and Greek drama; Vergils Aeneid
and selections from other Latin authors. Reference to ancient customs, history, mythology, thought.
CLST 102/3.0
Introduction to Greek Civilization
An introduction to major themes in the development of Greek civilization using the evidence of literature, history
and archaeology. Some attention will be given to those aspects of ancient cultural and intellectual growth that are of
significance in the western tradition.
CLST 103/3.0
Introduction to Roman Civilization
An introduction to major themes in the development of Roman civilization using the evidence of literature, history
and archaeology. Some attention will be given to those aspects of ancient cultural and intellectual growth that are of
significance in the western tradition.
CLST 129/6.0
Introduction to Archaeology
Development of the discipline, methods of discovering and recovering materials through excavation, evaluation of
such materials and reconstruction of original environments. Historic and prehistoric sites; contribution of
archaeology to the knowledge of the past.
CLST 200/3.0
Greek History
Survey of the Greek World from the Late Bronze Age to the death of Cleopatra. Social, religious and political
development among the major powers, Athens, Sparta and Hellenistic kingdoms.
CLST 201/3.0
Roman History
Survey of the basic social and political developments in Rome from kingdom to republic to empire.
CLST 203/3.0
Myth and Religion
Greek concepts of the supernatural and humanitys relationship to it. The basic myths, official and secret creeds,
meaning and social function of myth and rituals.
CLST 205/3.0
Ancient Humour
The techniques by which humour was created in literature and the visual arts in antiquity; social and psychological
aspects of humour.
CLST 208/3.0
The Levant from the Late Bronze Age to the Coming of Rome
Social, cultural, and political history of the eastern Mediterranean littoral from the 15 th to the 1st centuries BCE;
particular emphasis on the problems of the early Jewish state.
CLST 214/3.0
Ancient Science
Ancient concepts of nature and of the natural phenomena: what did the ancients (e.g. Babylonians and Greeks) know
about the natural world and how did they come to know it?
CLST 303/3.0
Archaeology of Early Greece
Study of the remains from the Bronze Age to the end of the archaic period. Emphasis of the revival of architecture,
painting and sculpture.
CLST 304/3.0
Archaeology of the Classical World and Hellenistic Period
Intensive study of the achievements in architecture, painting and sculpture, and town planning from 480 B.C. to 31
B.C.

CLST 305/3.0
Archaeology of the Etruscans and Early Romans
This survey of the material remains of early Italy will focus on the early Iron Age, Etruscan, and Roman (Regal and
Republican) cultures. Each cultures art, architecture, urban patterns, and burial practices will be investigated in
terms of the changing political and social conditions affecting those societies.
CLST 306/3.0
Archaeology of the Roman Empire
A survey of Roman material culture (art, architecture and artifacts) from the reign of Augustus to that of
Constantine. An emphasis will be placed on analyzing Roman architecture, sculpture, urban patterns, and objects of
daily life in order to better understand the political messages and social experiences of Romans during the imperial
period.
CLST 311/3.0
Greek and Roman Epic
Intensive study (in translation) of the major epics of classical antiquity: Homer, Hesiod, Apollonius, Vergil and
Lucan in the context of the oral and literate heroic traditions. Comparative study of English heroic poetry
encouraged.
CLST 312/3.0
Greek and Roman Drama
Intensive study (in translation) of representative works from the ancient theatre, both tragic (Aeschylus, Sophocles,
Euripides, Seneca) and comic (Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, Terence). Comparative study of English drama of
the classical tradition encouraged.
CLST 334/3.0
Fourth Century Greece to the Death of Alexander
Study of Greek history in the century following the end of the Peloponnesian War in 404 BCE. Topics may include
the crisis and renewal of the Greek polis; the Spartan hegemony, the rise of Thebes, the Second Athenian League,
and the failure of hegemonic policies; the end of the Achaemenid Empire; the rise of Macedon; and the campaigns
of Alexander.
CLST 335/3.0
The Hellenistic Successor Kingdoms to the Death of Cleopatra
Study of the Successor Kingdoms (Antigonids, Ptolomies, and Seleucids) during the period from the death of
Alexander the Great in 323 BCE until the end of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt with the Death of Cleopatra in 30
BCE. Topics may include the role of Greece in the new Mediterranean order, structures of Hellenistic kingdoms,
Romans in the East.
CLST 340/3.0
The Roman Republic
Emergence of Early Rome and the social and political growth of the Republic.
CLST 341/3.0
The Roman Empire
Intensive study of the Empire to the reign of Marcus Aurelius. Politics of the imperial courts: administration and
Romanization of the provinces.
CLST 343/3.0
The Later Roman Empire
Intensive study of the Later Roman Empire from the reign of Septimius Severus to the death of Theodosius I
(395CE). Topics include the Severan dynasty, the crisis of the Third century, the Tetrarchy, and the Christianisation
of the Roman Empire.
CLST 404/3.0
The Topography of Athens
The growth of Athens from the Neolithic period to Late Antiquity. Emphasis on social and political developments
and personal aspirations which determine the cityscape.
CLST 405/3.0
The Topography of Rome
The growth of Rome from the foundation to Late Antiquity based on archaeological evidence. Emphasis on
development during its classical period.

DRAM 100/6.0
Introduction to the Theatre
An exploration of stage production, acting, directing, playwriting, theatre history, dramatic analysis and criticism
through use of plays chosen from various periods and representing different styles and genres. Opportunities given
for practical projects.
GPHY 102/3.0
Earth System Science
This course introduces the major concepts studied in Earth System Science. The fundamental processes and
interrelationships between the atmosphere, oceans, biosphere and the lithosphere are investigated to serve as a basis
for understanding the natural systems, particularly at or near the Earths surface.
GREK 112/6.0
Introductory Greek
Fundamentals of grammar, syntax and etymology, for students with no or little knowledge of Ancient Greek;
provides sufficient background to read Plato, Euripides as well as the New Testament.
HIST 124/6.0
Canada in the World
An introduction to major themes and events in the history of Canada placed in a North American and world context.
Topics include relations between natives and newcomers, comparative colonialism, the emergence of nation-states
and new social and cultural identities. Assignments emphasize analysis of historical texts and development of
research and writing skills.
HIST 205/3.0
The Atlantic World
This course explores the interconnected nature of the Atlantic World between 1492 and 1860, and breaks away from
traditional emphases on the nation-state and other constructed boundaries. Topics will include migration, imperial
rivalries, and plantation economies, systems of labor, resistance, race, class, gender, religion and ideologies of
revolution.
HIST 216/3.0
U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction
The Civil War has been the defining moment in American history. This course examines the political, cultural and
social origins of the conflict. Experiences of the war itself for both soldiers and civilians, studies the unfinished
revolution of Reconstruction, and considers the legacy of the Civil War and Reconstruction in the contemporary US.
HIST 221/3.0
Jewish and World Civilizations (until 1492)
A thematic-chronological history of Jews; political, social, religious and cultural interactions with the ancient near
east, Hellenism, Rome, Christians, and Muslims; the biblical background; the rise of rabbinic Judaism and its
opponents; communal life; gender Diaspora cultures.
HIST 222/3.0
Jewish and World Civilizations (since 1492)
The resettlement of Jews in Europe; modernization of Jewish life and culture and resistance to it in Western and
Eastern Europe, North America, Palestine, Middle East, and State of Israel; heresy, political emancipation,
developments in antisemitism, enlightenment, secularization, Zionism, radicalism, modern religious movements.
HIST 250/6.0
The Middle Ages
An introduction to the main themes of Western history between the fall of the Roman Empire and the 15 th century.
HIST 280/6.0
Gender in North American History
A survey of the history of gender in North America. Examines topics such as patriarchy and the unequal status of
women, masculinity, racial and ethnic relations, and sexuality. Also considers the impact of gender on historical
events and phenomena such as industrialization, class conflict, World War II and the Cold War.
HIST 286/3.0
Latin America from 1850 to Today: The Modern Era
A survey of Latin American history from 1850 to the recent past. Major events of the 20 th century will be examined
in historical context, with special attention to issues of development, nation building, and political and social
conflict.

HIST 295/3.0
The Holocaust
The background and processes of the destruction of the Jews of Europe between 1933 and 1945. Themes to be
covered include: modern anti-Semitism, Jewish communities in the inter-war era, Nazi racial policies, the Judenrat,
the organization of the death camps, the attitudes of the Christian churches, the role of collaborators, the ideology of
mass murder and the questions of compliance, resistance, and silence.
HIST 299/3.0
China since 1800
An introduction to Chinas recent history, offering interpretive frameworks for issues such as the competence of the
Qing government, population growth, revolutionary movements, Mao Zedongs leadership, and economic
expansion.
LATN 110/6.0
Introductory Latin
Fundamentals of grammar, syntax and etymology for students with no or little knowledge of Latin; provides
sufficient background to read Latin prose and poetry.
PHIL 233/3.0
Greek Philosophy
This course will survey central works of Ancient Greek Philosophy from Thales and the other Pre-Socratics through
the seminal works of Plato and Aristotle, and may include examples of later works by Post-Hellenic Philosophers
including Plotinus, the Stoics and the Skeptics.
PHIL 261/3.0
Philosophy of Mathematics
A discussion of some ontological and epistemological problems associated with mathematics.