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HELN Courses

Browse through the database below to explore courses that will fulfill certain degree requirements in the Hellenic Studies program.

When registering for classes on the Course Timetable website, be sure to carefully read through the "Notes/Additional Fees" section of each course you select. This section contains important details on delivery methods for each course during the Fall/Winter 2021-2022 term. Remember that REMT & ONLN are completely online courses and LECT, TUT, BLEN and SEMR could have in-person components.

Not all of the courses below will necessarily be offered in any given year. For more information, please consult the relevant supplemental calendars. Subject to course exclusion and Faculty regulations, you may also complete courses offered outside of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies for credit in HELN.

Note: We urge you to ensure you have complete all prerequisites for each course you wish to take. Prerequisites will not be waived for HELN.

AP/GKM 1000 6.00
INTRODUCTION TO MODERN GREEK

This course teaches the fundamentals of modern Greek: the writing system, pronunciation, basic forms and syntax. It also introduces simple conversation, reading and writing. Note: Not open to students who obtained their high school graduation ...

AP/GK 1000 6.00
ELEMENTARY CLASSICAL GREEK

This course is designed for those who have little or no training in Classical Greek. In this course, students acquire the fundamentals of reading Classical Greek through practice with translation, vocabulary, grammar, syntax, composition, and ...

AP/HUMA 1100 9.00
WORLDS OF ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME

AP/HUMA 1105 9.00
MYTH & IMAGINATION IN GREECE & ROME

Note: Successful completion of this course fulfills General Education requirements in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.The mythical narratives of the ancient Greeks and the Romans constitute a continuous tradition that extends from ...

AP/HUMA 1110 9.00
GREEK & BIBLICAL TRADITIONS

Note: Successful completion of this course fulfills General Education requirements in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.A study of early Mesopotamian, Greek, Jewish and Christian literature (1) to understand its original meanings and ...

AP/HUMA 1115 9.00
TRANSFORMATION OF ANCIENC LITERATURE

Note: Successful completion of this course fulfills General Education requirements in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.Many great writers have reused the literature of the past in order to create new works of ...

AP/HUMA 1710 6.00
THE ROOTS OF WESTERN CULTURE

Note: Successful completion of this course fulfills General Education requirements in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.This course begins by considering the look back into such ancient times when stories were reworked and ...

AP/GK 2000 6.00
INTERMEDIATE CLASSICAL AND BIBLICAL GREEK

The course concentrates on building knowledge of grammar and vocabulary with the aim of reading passages in original Greek by the end of the year. The first part of the course consists of review of ...

AP/GKM 2000 6.00
INTERMEDIATE MODERN GREEK

This course is designed to improve the student's oral and written command of the modern Greek language. Short texts relevant to modern Greek culture will be read and analyzed.This course is designed to improve the ...

AP/PHIL 2010 3.00
ORIGINS OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY

An examination of the origin and early development of western philosophy. The works of the first philosophers, the Pre-Socratic, will be introduced and contextualized, providing an indispensable background to Plato and Aristotle, and the continuing ...

AP/PHIL 2015 3.00
PLATO AND ARISTOTLE (WINTER)

Plato and Aristotle are two of the pillars of philosophy. This course will introduce students to some of their most influential theses and works with a special emphasis on Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. ...

AP/HIST 2100 6.00
ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME

This course offers a general introduction to the history of ancient Greece and Rome. It surveys the ancient world from the Greek Bronze Age in the second millennium B.C. until the fall of the Western ...

AP/HIST 2110 6.00
ANCIENT NEAR EAST

Civilization began in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) and then Egypt. Shortly thereafter, civilizations developed all over the Near East (modern Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, and Iran). This course surveys major developments in the political, social, ...

AP/HUMA 2110 9.00
EGYPT IN THE GREEK & ROMAN MEDITERRANEAN

Note: Successful completion of this course fulfills General Education requirements in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.An examination of Egypt and Egyptians in the imagination and history of the cultures of the Greek ...

AP/HUMA 2830 9.00
FOUNDERS OF CHRISTIANITY

An introduction to the literature and history of the early Christian communities in Palestine, Syria, Asia Minor, Greece and Rome. The varieties of early Christian thought and practice are examined in terms of their religious, ...

AP/GK 3030 3.00
GREEK EPIC POETRY

CROSSLISTED COUSE: AP GK 4030 Readings from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.PREREQUISITE: AP/GK 2000 6.00 or permission of director of classical studies.

AP/GK 3080 3.00
LATER GREEK PROSE

CROSSLISTED COURSE: AP GK 4030 PREREQUISITE: AP/GK 2000 6.00 or permission of director of classical studies.

AP/HUMA 3100 6.00
GREEK DRAMA AND CULTURE

A survey of ancient Greek drama in translation. The plays will be looked at mainly in terms of structure, of religious thought, and of political expression.

AP/HUMA 3105 6.00
GREEK AND ROMAN RELIGION

This course explores literary and archeological evidence for practices associated with honouring the gods in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds. We will be attentive to variations in practice and belief from one locale to another ...

AP/HUMA 3115 6.00
MYTH IN ANCIENT GREECE: TEXTS AND THEORIES

This course examines Greek myths of gods and heroes in their social, religious and historical contexts through close reading of primary texts and visual representations and through analysis of modern comparative, psychoanalytical and structuralist theories.

AP/HIST 3125 3.00
SPORT & SOCIETY IN ANCIENT GREECE

This course studies the place of athletic competition in ancient Greek society, with a particular focus on the Archaic and Classical periods and on the Panhellenic games, of which the Olympic Games were the most ...

AP/HIST 3355 6.00
MODERN GREECE

This course examines the main political, economic and social events that shaped the history of Modern Greece. The journey into Modern Greek History begins in the sixteenth and seventeenth century and explores the integration of ...

AP/HIST 3356 6.00
Greeks in the World. A history of Greek migration and diaspora in the 20th Century

This course examines the history of migration from Greece to North America, Australia and Europe from the end of the nineteenth to the end of the twentieth century using case studies, concepts and theories of ...

AP/HIST 3357 6.00
GREECE, A MODERN HISTORY

Learn about major developments in European and world history by focusing on the history of Greece in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The course includes visits to historical sites, museums, research centres in Athens and ...

AP/HIST 3385 3.00
Empires and colonialism in the Modern Mediterranean

This course introduces students to modern Mediterranean history through the colonial expansion of Britain, France and Italy from the late eighteenth nineteenth until the middle of the twentieth century. The end of the colonial era ...

AP/GKM 3600 6.00
MODERN GREEK LITERATURE & CULTURE AFTER INDEPENDENCE

A general survey of the development of Greek literature and culture from the early 19th century, as they related to contemporary Greek consciousness. Further practice and study of modern Greek.

AP/PHIL 3600 3.00
ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY

Plato's Republic is the first known systematic account of an utopian society in western literature. It is arguably the most influential and famous philosophical and political treatise ever written. The Republic expounds Plato's conception of ...

AP/HIST 4010 6.00
COLLOQUIUM IN ANCIENT GREEK & ROMAN HISTORY

Advanced colloquium on selected topics in Ancient Greek and/or Roman History. Topics vary from year to year. Please consult the Department of History supplemental calendar for further details.

AP/PHIL 4030 3.00
SEMINAR IN ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY (WINTER)

This seminar course closely examines an important work of one of the great ancient philosophers. Alternatively, it may also focus on an important area or theme of ancient philosophy including, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and political ...

AP/HIST 4122 6.00
WAR & SOCIETY IN ANCIENT GREECE

This course examines the phenomenon of war in ancient Greece, with particular emphasis on its social impact, concentrating on the late Archaic and Classical periods (650-338 BC).This course is restricted to History, Classical Studies or ...

AP/GK 4130 3.00
GUIDED READINGS IN GREEK AUTHORS

An independent reading program with material chosen in accordance with the interest of the student. PREREQUISITE: Six credits of Ancient Greek at the 3000 level and permission of the Coordinator of the Classical Studies programme.

AP/GK 4130 6.00
GUIDED READINGS IN GREEK AUTHORS

An independent reading program with material chosen in accordance with the interest of the student. PREREQUISITE: Six credits of Ancient Greek at the 3000 level and permission of the Coordinator of the Classical Studies programme.

AP/GK 4140 6.00
HONOURS ESSAY

Open only to Honours candidates in Classics, Classical Studies or Hellenic Studies. PREREQUISITE: Six credits of Ancient Greek at the 3000 level and permission of the Coordinator of the Classical Studies programme.

AP/HIST 4140 6.00
PROBLEMS IN HELLENISTIC HISTORY

Selected topics in one or more areas of concentration in the history of the Mediterranean world of Alexander the Great and his successors. This course is restricted to History, Classical Studies or Hellenic Studies Honours ...

AP/HIST 4375 6.00
TOPICS IN MODERN GREEK HISTORY

The seminar focuses on the Greek war of independence in the 1820sto train history students in the study and research of liberal revolutions of the nineteenth century. The course firstly provides an introduction to the ...

AP/GKM 4600 6.00
MODERN GREEK CULTURE: LITERATURE, CULTURE, CINEMA & THEATRE

Reading of selected modern Greek short stories, novels and dramas from the 20th century. This course focuses on the interrelationship between Greek cinema and literature.