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Classics

The multidisciplinary field of classics studies the languages, literature, philosophy, history, art and culture of the peoples who lived around the Mediterranean Sea in ancient times (from the Bronze Age, ca. 3000 BCE to Late Antiquity, ca. 600 CE), with a special focus on Greece and Rome during Classical Antiquity, ca. 600 BCE to ca. 300 CE. Classics was traditionally the foundation of all Humanities studies. Although Athabasca University does not offer a classics program, several Humanities courses correspond to courses taught in classics departments at other universities. Furthermore, some of these courses are cross-listed with other AU programs (eg. History), and this allows students to choose the discipline to which credit will be awarded.

Updated October 26 2018 by Student & Academic Services

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