Classes Offered

For more information please consult the Departmental Graduate Handbook or the Dalhousie Graduate Calendar.

Fall Term 2020

CLAS 5041: Advanced Latin Seminar: Roman Poetry I

Dr. C. Grundke 


NOTE: Class will be asynchronous. Office hours and occasional tutorial exercises will happen synchronously in timed slots. 

A Latin reading course on Roman poetry, including epics, elegies, odes, and satires. Texts will be read in Latin.

CLAS 5070: The Confessions (in Latin)

Dr. M. Fournier 


This course approaches the thought of St. Augustine through a study of various literary, philosophical and spiritual aspects of the Latin text of his "Confessions".

CLAS 5111: Advanced Greek Seminar: Tragedy II

Dr. L. MacLeod 


Note: Class will be asynchronous with a synchronous offering at published class time. 

A Greek reading course on tragedy, exploring the works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and/or Euripides. Texts will be read in ancient Greek.

CLAS 5623: Plato I

Dr. E. Diamond


This seminar involves the detailed study of a group of dialogues. The choice of dialogues varies from year to year.


Winter Term 2021

CLAS 5036: Advanced Latin Seminar: War/Peace

Dr. P. O'Brien

M: 09:05 - 11:55

A Latin reading course exploring the themes of war and peace in the works of authors such as Cicero, Virgil, Catullus, and Horace. Texts will be read in Latin.

CLAS 5060: The Consolation of Philosophy

Dr. M. Fournier

R: 14:35 - 17:25 

Boethius’ Consolation is a strange example of Menippean satire, which is itself a strange genre. This course will consider the poetry, the prose and, most significantly, how these elements are combined in order to achieve the goal of the work, which is to offer consolation to the reader.

CLAS 5609: Advanced Greek Seminar: Philosophy II

Dr. E. Diamond

W/F: 16:05 - 17:25

CLAS 5616: Advanced Greek Seminar: Philosophy II

Dr. E. Diamond

T/R: 10:05 - 11:25

A Greek reading course on philosophical texts, exploring the works of authors such as Plato and Aristotle. Texts will be read in ancient Greek.

CLAS 5817: Islamic Philosophy

Dr. A. Treiger

M: 11:35 - 14:25

Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111) is one of the greatest Muslim thinkers of all time. This course is an introduction to his thought, focusing on al-Ghazali’s “two-tier” approach to theology – exoteric theology for the masses and esoteric theology for the select few – and on his attitude to Islamic philosophy and Islamic mysticism (Sufism).

CLAS 5850: History of Neoplatonism

Dr. W. Hankey 

W: 19:05 - 21:55