Honours

As an honours student, you will have the opportunity to hone research skills through the completion of undergraduate an thesis, and become familiar with a range of methodological approaches to the study of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East.

Program Requirements

Admission into the honours program requires an overall average of 76% and the permission of the department. In addition, you are expected to maintain an 80% average in the program.

As an honours student in Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies, you are required to complete 60 credits, at least 48 of which must be at the 300- or 400-level, and 6 credits must be at 400-level. Courses must include CNRS 449 or AMNE 499, the title under which students earn six credits for their honours thesis. Students are also required to take a 3-credit language course as a part of their 60 credits.


Declaring the honours

Students with third-year status who are seeking admission to the honours program should contact the Undergraduate Advisor. Usually, students may only be admitted at the end of year three.

Students intending to pursue graduate work in their fields are strongly encouraged to begin studying ancient languages at the earliest opportunity, even if the major does not require it. In addition, students interested in archaeology are strongly encouraged to include a field school as part of their program (e.g., a course such as AMNE 399).


Students who declared honours in CNERS

The program requirements changed with the departmental name change from Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies (CNERS) to Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern studies. However, only students who declared a major or honours in CNERS in 2021W or earlier are required to choose a stream. Therefore, the streams are not part of the program for 2022W and later students.

CNERS major program streams requirements

The study of the Greek and Roman worlds' archaeology, history, and literature.

Upper-level requirements:

  • 24 credits of 300- and 400-level CLST or any of AMNE 306, 316-20, 323-27, 332-33, 345-48, 355-56, 376-77, an approved 400-level AMNE seminar (see department website)
  • 3 credits from CLST 401, 402, 403 or 404 or an approved 400-level AMNE seminar (see department website)
  • 18 credits of 300- and 400-level coursework in any of AMNE, ARBC, CLST, CNRS, GREK, HEBR, LATN, NEST, RELG, PHIL 310, PHIL 311
  • 6 credits of CNRS 449 or AMNE 499

The study of Egypt and the Near East archaeology, history, and languages.

Upper-level requirements:

  • 24 credits selected from 300- and 400-level NEST, RELG 305, 306, AMNE 311-12, 314, 351, 371-72, 382, 391-93, 471, or an approved 400-level AMNE seminar and up to 6 credits of HEBR
    3 credits of NEST 400, 401, 402, CNRS 410 or an approved 400-level AMNE seminar
  • 15 credits of 300- and 400-level coursework in any of AMNE, ARBC, CLST, CNRS, GREK, HEBR, LATN, NEST, RELG, may include up to 6 credits of ARCL
    6 credits of CNRS 449 or AMNE 499

The study of the texts and traditions of the Ancient Near East, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Upper-level requirements:

  • 24 credits of 300- and 400-level RELG, any of AMNE 331, 341, 361, 363, 366-67, 373, 383, 461-64.
    3 credits of RELG 475, AMNE 461, 462 or an approved 400-level AMNE seminar
  • 15 credits of 300- and 400-level coursework in any of AMNE, ARBC, CLST, CNRS, GREK, HEBR, LATN, NEST, RELG, and may include, with prior written approval from the CNERS Undergraduate Advisor, courses in Asian Studies (ASIA) that deal primarily with religion
  • 6 credits of CNRS 449 or AMNE 499

The study of Greek and Latin language and literature.

Upper-level requirements:

  • 27 credits of 300- and 400-level GREK and/or LATN
  • 15 credits of 300- and 400-level coursework in any of AMNE, ARBC, CLST, CNRS, GREK, HEBR, LATN, NEST, RELG
  • 6 credits of CNRS 449 or AMNE 499

The study of the material culture and major sites of Greece, Rome, and the Near East in the context of the history and societies that produced them.

Upper-level requirements:

  • 12 credits in any of CLST, NEST, AMNE 306, 316-20, 323-27, 332-33, 345-48, 355-56 (Classical Studies), AMNE 311-12, 314, 351, 382, 391-93 (Near Eastern Studies), 420, 440, 470, 471, 480
  • 12 credits of CLST 331 or AMNE 376 and CLST 332 or AMNE 377 (or CLST 330), NEST 304 or AMNE 371, and NEST 319 or AMNE 3723 credits from CLST 401 or AMNE 420, CLST 403 or AMNE 470, NEST 400, NEST 402 or AMNE 471, CNRS 410 or AMNE 472
  • 15 credits of 300- and 400-level coursework in any of AMNE, ARBC, CLST, CNRS, GREK, HEBR, LATN, NEST, RELG, and may include up to 6 credits of ARCL
  • 6 credits of CNRS 449 or AMNE 499

CNERS course codes changes

With the change of name from Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies to Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern studies, the department has unified all courses–CLST, CNRS, NEST and RELG–under a single course code, AMNE.

The above program reflects the existing BA major in Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies with a new name and the new AMNE codes alongside the previously-required CLST, CNRS, NEST and RELG codes.

For example, the courses in bolded text below represent all the AMNE courses that were previously coded as CLST:

  • 15 credits of 300- and 400-level CLST = AMNE 306, 316-20, 323-27, 332-33, 345-48, 355-56, 376-77, or an approved 400-level AMNE seminar

This ‘translation’ of codes from the old to the new allows students midway through their programs in CNERS (now AMNE) to continue completing the program requirements using the new AMNE codes. The program above is not designed for students declaring a specialization in AMNE in 2022W onward.

Advising

Advising is available to assist students who have been working towards the CNERS honours with planning their program around the updated requirements. Above all, we want to ensure that the requirements change does not disrupt student progress towards their scheduled degree completion date.

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