University of Calgary

Programs and Field of Study

Submitted by dpfitzsi on Tue, 01/22/2008 - 12:44.

Survey of Major and Minor Fields 

All BA programs in the Faculty of Humanities require completion of at least 20 full-course equivalents (20 FCE). Distribution rules require some courses to be taken (a) above 200 level, (b) in a Major Field, (c) within and outside the Faculty of Humanities, and (d) within some general subject-areas. The Major Field requirement defines between 40% and 60% of each program.

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BA Major Fields in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies take 8 FCE out of the 20 needed for a BA degree. BA Honours Major Fields take 10-12 FCE. Minor Fields (5 FCE) are optional and may be taken in conjunction with a Major Field in most degree programs throughout the University.

Greek and Roman Studies: Major, Honours Major, Minor

This is a long-established field, also known as 'Classical Studies' or 'Classics'. 'The term Classics originally referred to the major writings of the ancient Greek and Roman world, of which only a small proportion survived the disintegration of the Roman Empire. In modern times study was first focused on the literature, language and thought of the ancient world, but more recently this has broadened to include all aspects of its history and culture.

Ancient and Medieval History: Major, Honours Major

This field focuses on the political, economic and social development of the Mediterranean world and western Europe from the 3rd century BCE to the 15th century CE, including the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, and the formation of modern Europe. The field combines study in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies and the Department of History (Faculty of Social Sciences).

Greek Minor, Latin Minor

These combine 3 FCE of language study with 2 FCE in related history, literature and culture courses. They can complement programs in most faculties, especially Humanities, Social Sciences, Fine Arts, and Communication and Culture. They can also be combined with a BA Major Field in Greek and Roman Studies or Ancient and Medieval History.

Minor Field


Minor field programs in the Faculty of Arts consist of at least 5 FCE and not more than 6 FCE. Minimum requirements for Minor Field programs in the Department of Greek and Roman Studies are as follows:

Minor in Greek and Roman Studies

Same as for the BA Major in Greek and Roman Studies except that item 2 consists for FOUR half-course in Greek and Roman Studies or Greek or Latin, of which at least TWO must be at 400/500 level.

Minor in Greek

At least six half-courses in Greek and up to four appropriate Greek and Roman Studies half-courses.

Minor in Latin

At least six half-courses in Latin and up to four appropriate Greek and Roman Studies half-courses.