Classics : Courses

CL 105 Introduction to Ancient Archaeology

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
A broad introduction to the archaeology of ancient Greece and Rome from the Bronze Age to the collapse of the Roman Empire. Gives particular emphasis to examining how archaeologists go about posing and answering questions.

CL 113 Myth and Religion in the Ancient World

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Provides an introduction to the mythology of the Greeks and Romans. In addition to considering the myths themselves, we study how they have been employed by ancient through contemporary cultures as reflected in areas ranging from religious and social practice to works of art and architecture.

CL 151 Medical Terminology

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
History and structure of scientific terminology; the use of Latin and Greek roots in formation of technical terms in zoology, botany, and medicine.

CL 180 Ancient Sport

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Based on material in translation, the culture of competition in the ancient world: funeral games, celebrating the winners, tragedy, the Olympics and other Greek games, the gymnasium, Roman gladiators, education in Rome, emperors and Roman games, reaction against Roman sport.

CL 202 Archaeology and Rediscovery of the Ancient World

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the material world of Greece and Rome through the study of great archaeological discoveries and archaeologists from the renaissance to the present. Relates the archaeologists and their discoveries to the general development of classical archaeology and the cultural history of the era in which they took place.

CL 205 Heroes

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The archetype of the hero as it occurs in the psychology of the life cycle, in ancient heroic literature, and in modern popular culture. Readings from Gilgamesh, the Odyssey, the Mahabharata, Beowulf, the Arthurian cycle, and the Bible. Examples from cinema, comic books, etc.

CL 210 Women in the Ancient World

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores status of women; roles in literature; their social and economic context; and the origins of contemporary stereotypes and prejudices.

CL 211 Ancient Near East and Egypt

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Topical survey of ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian cultures' contribution to Western history and thought, from the 'invention' of writing to the fall of the Assyrian Empire. Same as HIS 211.

CL 212 Survey of Greek History

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the political, military, intellectual, and social history of ancient Greece, from the neolithic beginnings to the eastern conquests of Alexander in the fourth century B.C.E.

CL 222 Greek Civilization

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Elements of Greek civilization analyzed from synchronistic and developmental views to produce a coherent image of that culture as a living and expanding entity.

CL 223 Roman Civilization

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Survey of Rome's mythical beginnings to the time of the emperors that covers the full spectrum of Roman cultural expression. Topics covered are not only literature, painting, sculpture, and architecture but also details of everyday life in the Roman world, as well as the roles played by marginal figures (women, slaves, foreigners).

CL 228 Warfare in the Ancient World

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Warfare has been a constant feature of societies and civilizations. Provides a historically anchored survey of warfare in the ancient Mediterranean civilizations, particularly those of Greece and Rome. Not simply a history of strategies and battles, our intent is to look at the wide range of issues influencing and impacted by armed conflict.

CL 235 Early and Medieval Christianity

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Surveys the development of Christianity as a historical and cultural process from its birth until the height of the Middle Ages. Emphasizes the interrelationship among religion, culture, and history; includes monasticism, the role of women, and the place of heresy.

CL 250 Roman Religion

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Religion played a major role in the daily life of ancient Romans. This course examines the pervasive role of religion and ritual in all aspects of Roman society from the early Republic to Late Antiquity. After considering the gods, mythology, origins and nature of Roman religion, the course will turn to the relationship between religion and politics (public and provincial religion, priests, emperor worship, forbidden cults and persecutions), ritual activities (sacrifices, votive offerings, prayers, funerals), religious innovations (the mystery religions, Christianity), and the nature of personal religion and superstition (rites of passage, magic, curses and amulets). These topics will be illustrated by relevant texts (manuscripts, papyri and inscriptions) archaeological evidence (temples, shrines, grave markers, burials and grave goods) and Roman religious art (religious symbolism, cult images, catacomb paintings). Students will be confronted by a society in which the boundaries of religious and secular are often blurred or impossible to determine.

CL 302 Archaeology of Assyria

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Traces the history and development of ancient Assyrians' culture; helps students see how individual strains of different cultures - the variegated peoples that make up the ancestry and contemporaries of the historical Assyrians - can be reworked by these ancient peoples to create (or force the creation of) a sense of common heritage; introduces the specific character of the Assyrian Palace and its bureaucracy; improves student skills in analyzing both written text and the visual record of an ancient culture for the purpose of writing history.

CL 303 Greece, Egypt, and the Holy Land

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the primary cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean in the second millennium B.C.E. The course concentrates on the culture of the Egyptian Empire, its external relations with the Levant and the Aegean and the development of the Canaanite and Minoan-Mycenaean civilizations. The instructors are archaeologists whose experience includes Greece, Cyprus, and Syria-Palestine.

CL 305 Greek Intellectual History

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the development of Greek intellectual life in myth, literature, philosophy, and political thought.

CL 313 Classical Mythology

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Dynamics of mythological thought, especially among the Greeks in relation to Greek religion and philosophy; deployment in literature and art.

CL 315 Epic in Translation

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Readings in translation designed to provide an understanding of the forms and particular visions of the epic genre, especially its Greek and Roman exemplars.

CL 316 Greek Drama in Translation

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Studies the major dramatic works of Greece (in English translation), the historical, philosophical, and cultural background of Greek drama, as well as its subsequent influence on Western theatre.

CL 319 Classical Topic or Author

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores, analyzes, and evaluates chosen subjects, which may be literary, historical, philosophical, etc., or have several interfaces. Subject varies from year to year.

CL 331 Roman Imperialism

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The Roman Empire lasted over 600 years, occupying most of Western Europe, much of the Middle East, Asia Minor and the northern coast of Africa. It must be considered the most successful empire in western history. Its impact can still be found in the geography, language, institutions, customs and culture of modern western society. What made the Roman Empire so great? What challenges did it face, and how did it overcome them? This course will explore how the Roman Empire formed, maintained control, the nature of its seemingly invincible army, the defense of its borders, how it dealt with rebellions and resistance, and what strategies it used to integrate its many and ethnically diverse inhabitants.

CL 332 The Athenian Empire

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Athenian Empire of the fifth century B.C.E.; consequences of its policies toward Sparta and Persia.

CL 336 Introduction to Greek Archaeology I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Remains of the Aegean littoral and their relation to the more advanced civilizations of the Near East, from earliest beginnings to ca. 700 B.C.E.; emphasizes advanced Bronze Age civilizations of Crete and Mycenae.

CL 337 Introduction to Greek Archaeology II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Surveys architecture, sculpture, and painting from ca. 700 B.C.E. to ca. 350 B.C.E. Traces the development of artistic types, towns, and sanctuaries against the setting of the history, political institutions, and public figures of the times.

CL 338 Introduction to Roman Archaeology I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Traces the development of Italic culture (early Iron Age, Etruscan, and during the Roman Republic) via avenues ranging from burial practices to urbanism.

CL 339 Introduction to Roman Archaeology II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Focuses on the Roman Empire from Augustus (d. A.D. 14) to Constantine (d. A.D. 337), considering art, architecture, and archaeology both at home and in the far-flung provinces.

CL 340 Literary Innovations of Greece and Rome

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Survey of key literary works of ancient Greece and Rome focusing on how the authors of these works introduced techniques and moods that became part of the vocabulary of Western art. Classical works from the earliest Greek poetry to drama, epic, and prose fiction of the Roman Empire will be compared with a variety of modern works to explore continuity and change in artistic craft and rhetoric.

CL 371 The Greek Theatre

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines Greek theatre from many perspectives: the surviving plays, both tragedies and comedies; the evidence of the theaters themselves and associated inscriptions; and what ancient authors wrote about theatre. Also considers questions of performance in religious festivals, actors, costumes, and audience. Same as ENG 386, TH 371.

CL 381 Alexander the Great

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines the life and world of Alexander the Great, beginning with his father, Philip, and concluding with the division of his kingdom among his lieutenants. Analyzes the sources, both literary and archaeological, for Alexander's life.

CL 408 End of Rome & Birth of Europe

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)

CL 410 Special Topics- Greek History

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Topics vary by semester. See department for course description.

CL 422 The Greek City

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
History of the Greek city as a political and social institution with attention to physical environment, economic and agricultural resources, use of urban space, public architecture, and representations of civic ideology.

CL 423 Religion and Society in Ancient Greece

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Analyzes the role of religion in the ancient Greek polis with attention to the archaeological evidence for cult practice, the representation of ritual acts in Greek literature, gender difference and religious ideology, and the ritual of life cycle.

CL 426 Achaeology Practicum: Turkey

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Practical experience in field archaeology at the Alishar Regional Project's excavation at Cadir Hoyuk, Sorgun, Turkey. The major periods studied at Cadir Hoyuk are: the Chalcolithic and its transition to the Early Bronze Period, the end of the Early Bronze and Middle Bronze periods (Assyrian Merchant Colony and Old Hittite Periods), the end of the Hittite Empire, Early Iron age ("Dark Ages"), and the late Byzantine. Field methods will be explained in Turkey and will be practiced on site.

CL 430 Ancient Economy

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines in depth the nature of economic activity in the Greco-Roman world. Places particular emphasis on the employment of general models to understand the ancient economy, and how textual and archaeological evidence has been used to develop and evaluate these models.

CL 440 Pompeii

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Systematic survey of the archaeological remains of the buried city of Pompeii. Uses the unique evidence offered by Pompeii to examine the nature of municipal life in Roman Italy, including society, economy, politics, and private life.

CL 445 Christians in the Roman Empire

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores the development of early Christianity in the context of the changing Roman Empire. Begins with the life of Jesus, considering him as a subject of Rome and continuing through the development of Christian communities in the first - third century A.D. Roman Empire.

CL 498 Undergraduate Research

Credits: 1 - 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Students collaborate with faculty research mentors on an ongoing faculty research project or conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member.

GR 101 Ancient Greek Language and Culture I

Credits: 5
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces ancient Greek, studying the essential grammar and readings in a variety of simple texts. Also deals with the Greeks' linguistic and historical background, and the cultural milieu in which the great literary and philosophical works were created. Same as RSP 110, RSP 120.

GR 102 Ancient Greek Language and Culture II

Credits: 5
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: GR 101
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces ancient Greek, studying the essential grammar and readings in a variety of simple texts. Also deals with the Greeks' linguistic and historical background, and the cultural milieu in which the great literary and philosophical works were created. Same as RSP 110, RSP 120.

GR 201 Ancient Greek Language and Culture III

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Advanced work in grammar and composition together with readings from prose and poetry. Includes selections from a wide range of authors in order to demonstrate the diversity and appeal of Greek literature. Emphasizes developing reading ability.

GR 202 Ancient Greek Language and Culture IV

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: GR 201
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Advanced work in grammar and composition together with readings from prose and poetry. Includes selections from a wide range of authors in order to demonstrate the diversity and appeal of Greek literature. Emphasizes developing reading ability.

GR 301 Homer and the Greek Epic

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Selections from the Iliad and the Odyssey. Emphasizes improving reading ability.

GR 302 Herodotus and Selections from Greek Poetry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Selections from Herodotus' Histories, and representative Greek poets, such as Sappho, Alcman, and Pindar. Emphasizes improving reading ability.

GR 401 Thucydides

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
For advanced undergraduates. Selections from Thucydides' Peloponnesian War.

GR 402 Plato

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
For advanced undergraduates. Selections from Plato's dialogues, such as Apology, Crito, Republic, Phaedrus.

GR 403 Greek Drama

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
For advanced undergraduates. Readings from the great Athenian dramatists, including Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes.

GR 404 Greek Oratory

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
For advanced undergraduates. Slander, murder, and innuendo - great political speeches and courtroom dramas from the ancient world. Selections from Lysias, Isocrates, Demosthenes, etc.

GR 407 Greek Prose

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
For advanced undergraduates. Selections could include Plato, Herodotus, Thucydides, oratory, the Greek novel, the New Testament.

GR 426 Lyric Poetry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
For advanced undergraduates. Greece's great lyric poets, including Sappho, Bacchylides, Alcman, Pindar, selections from Greek Anthology.

GR 444 Reading Greek Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
For advanced undergraduates. Topic varies from semester to semester.

LAT 101 Latin Language and Culture I

Credits: 5
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces Latin; the reading of simple texts by various Roman authors. Also deals with Roman culture and civilization, and with the influence of Latin in English vocabulary.

LAT 102 Latin Language and Culture II

Credits: 5
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: LAT 101
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces Latin; the reading of simple texts by various Roman authors. Also deals with Roman culture and civilization, and with the influence of Latin in English vocabulary.

LAT 201 Latin Language and Culture III

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Advanced work in Latin grammar with readings from Latin prose and poetry. Includes selections from a wide range of authors in order to demonstrate the richness, diversity, and appeal of Latin literature. Emphasizes developing reading ability.

LAT 202 Latin Language and Culture IV

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: LAT 201
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Advanced work in Latin grammar with readings from Latin prose and poetry. Includes selections from a wide range of authors in order to demonstrate the richness, diversity, and appeal of Latin literature. Emphasizes developing reading ability.

LAT 301 Ovid

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Selections from the work of Ovid, which includes Metamorphoses, Ars Amatoria, Herodies, Fasti, and other poems. Emphasizes improving reading ability.

LAT 302 Latin Lyric Poetry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Selections from the Latin lyric poets, from Horace and Catullus to poetry of the early Middle Ages. Emphasizes improving reading ability.

LAT 401 Roman Satire

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
For advanced undergraduates. Selections from the Roman satirical writers Horace, Juvenal, and Persius.

LAT 402 Roman Elegy

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
For advanced undergraduates. Love poetry by Ovid, Propertius, Tibullus.

LAT 404 Ciceronian Oratory

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
For advanced undergraduates. Slander, murder, and innuendo from the Roman world. Political speeches and courtroom oratory by Cicero, the Roman world's greatest public speaker.

LAT 407 Lucretius and Epicurus

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
For advanced undergraduates. Selections from Lucretius' philosophical epic poem De Rerum Natura, with a discussion of the Greek philosopher Epicurus's influence.

LAT 408 Roman Historians

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
For advanced undergraduates. Selections from Sallust, Livy, Tacitus, Caesar, Cicero, Apuleius, and Petronius.

LAT 409 Classical Latin: Prose Writers

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
For advanced undergraduates. Selections from such writers as Livy, Tacitus, Caesar, Cicero, Apuleius, and Petronius.

LAT 410 Roman Comedy

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
For advanced undergraduates. The origins of the sitcom. Selections from the Roman comic writers Plautus and Terence.

LAT 413 Virgil

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
For advanced undergraduates. Readings from Rome's greatest poet, Virgil, including selections from Eclogues, Georgies, and Aeneid.

LAT 414 Silver Latin

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
For advanced undergraduates. Selections from authors from the first century A.D., including Lucan, Petronius, Silius, Italicus, Martial, Satius, and others.

LAT 443 Reading Latin Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
For advanced undergraduates. Topic varies from semester to semester.

LAT 445 Latin Syntax and Stylistics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Engages two distinct, and yet ultimately complimentary tasks: the reading of and stylistics analysis of selected Latin prose texts.

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