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Greek and Roman Studies is one of the most flexible and all-encompassing disciplines at the University of Victoria. Students combine the study of language, literature, history, and archaeology to better understand the ancient Mediterranean world, a time and place surprisingly similar to our own. For example, archaeological evidence and written sources show that people in the past struggled with issues related to technology, the environment, religious diversity and intolerance, and the role of the individual and the state.
Courses in our department help students demonstrate a control of language and the historical perspective useful in virtually any career. In the business world, employers increasingly state their desire to hire humanists who can think independently, conduct research, and express themselves clearly. And while a UVic degree in Greek and Roman Studies certainly better prepares students for professional lives as educators, public servants, doctors, investment bankers, or web designers, studying the Greek and Roman past will also make more thoughtful and articulate members of society.
Students earn Bachelor of Arts degrees in Greek and Roman Studies (General, Major and Honours) and in Greek and Latin Language and Literature (Major and Honours). We also offer the M.A. and PhD degrees. Click on the links to the left for more information about the Department, its faculty and its programs; information about the new PhD program will be available shortly on this site. If you have any questions, you can contact the Graduate Adviser, Dr. Ingrid Holmberg (email@example.com) or the Undergraduate Adviser, Dr. Cedric Littlewood (firstname.lastname@example.org). Upcoming events are listed in the box on the right.
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New PhD Program
The Department of Greek and Roman Studies is proud to announce that it is now offering the PhD degree, and that it is accepting applications for 2014-15. The PhD program offers specializations in the sub-disciplines of Classical Archaeology, Ancient History and Classical Languages and Literature. The Department has also identified four core themes which reflect the research interests of the faculty: 1) Interconnectivity in the Ancient Mediterranean; 2) Technology in the Ancient World; 3) Social and Economic History; and 4) Gender and Identity Studies. More detailed information about the PhD program online shortly.