Department of Classical Studies

Classical Studies offers you the opportunity to explore and enjoy the ancient cultures of Greece and Rome. Whether your interests lie in the people themselves, or in their art, their literature, their history, as long as you want to learn more about the great classical forerunners of western culture, our Department has much to offer you. Here you will find some of the most interesting, unusual, and significant course material for an understanding of the ancient Mediterranean world as a parent of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the modern western world, presented to you in a variety of class types and teaching techniques.

 
Even if you do not intend to major in Classical Studies, we welcome you in any of our courses. No matter how many or how few courses you decide to take, we will endeavour to make the classical past alive and significant for you.
 
The Faculty of Arts acknowledges that we are living and working on the traditional territory of ‎ the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral), Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
 
 
  1. June 7, 2017Dr. Ron Kroeker Receives Arts Faculty's Excellence in Teaching Award 2017

    Classical Studies is delighted to share the news that Professor Ron Kroeker is one of the 2017 Arts Faculty’s Excellence in Teaching Award Winners! Ron has taught for us for ten years, across a wide array of classes, large and small, Greek and Latin, history, literature, and religion. His CLAS 104 is the largest single-section class on campus, and every year Ron introduces hundreds of students from across the University to the delights of classical mythology.

  2. Jan. 19, 2017Congratulations 2016 Award Winners!

    Congratulations to all those honoured at the Annual Wine and Cheese Gathering!

    The gathering began with an all day workshop on Hellenistic Queens. Following the workshop, the annual awards for Classical Studies students were awarded.

    The winners of prizes and scholarships for both graduate and undergraduate students were:

  3. Jan. 19, 2016Congratulations 2015 Award Winners!

    Congratulations to all those honoured at the Annual Wine and Cheese Gathering!

    The winners of prizes and scholarships for both graduate and undergraduate students were:

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Meet our people

Christina Vester

Christina Vester

Associate Professor

Education

PhD, University of Washington
MA, University of Calgary
BA, University of Calgary

Contact

cmvester@uwaterloo.ca
(519) 888-4567 x 32855
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