Classics Courses

Description: This course presents students with the introductory elements of ancient Greek grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for CLAS 280 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: CLAS 201.

Description: This course continues the study of Greek grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, and prepares students to begin reading ancient texts.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for CLAS 280 may not take this course for credit.

Description: This course presents students with the introductory elements of Classical Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for CLAS 290 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: CLAS 203.

Description: This course continues the study of Classical Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, and prepares students to begin reading ancient texts.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for CLAS 290 may not take this course for credit.

Description: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the civilizations of Ancient Greece and Rome, focusing on history, archaeology, literature and thought from the Late Bronze Age through to the decline of the Roman Empire.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: An introduction to the literature of ancient Greece, this course focuses on Homer and the epic cycle, the Homeric hymns, Hesiod and lyric poetry, tragedy and comedy. The texts are read in English translation.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: An introduction to the major authors of the Roman world, this course focuses on Catullus, Virgil, Horace, Ovid and Lucretius; works of the dramatists, orators and satirists may also be included. The texts are read in English translation.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: This course explores the lifestyles, customs, and daily practices of people in Ancient Greece and Rome through archaeological, historical, and literary sources.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for CLAS 221 or 222 may not take this course for credit.

(also listed as HIST 219)

Description: A political, social, economic, and intellectual history of the ancient Near East, this course surveys the period from the origins of civilization in the middle of the fourth millennium to Alexander the Great’s conquest of the Persian Empire in the latter part of the fourth century BC.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for HIST 219 may not take this course for credit.

(also listed as HIST 223)

Description: This course offers a political, social, economic, and cultural history of Greece from the Minoan‑Mycenaean period in the second millennium to the end of Classical Greek civilization in the fourth century BC, with special emphasis placed upon Athens.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for HIST 223 may not take this course for credit.

(also listed as HIST 225)

Description: This course offers a political, social, economic, and cultural history of Rome from the city’s origins to the establishment of the Roman Empire under the Emperor Augustus,

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for HIST 225 may not take this course for credit.

Description: This course provides a general overview of the material remains of ancient Greece from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period. It addresses the function, context, dating, and meaning of artifacts, as well as methods of analysis.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for CLAS 266 may not take this course for credit.

Description: This course examines the principal monuments of Egypt from the predynastic through the Pharaonic period, ending with the Roman conquest of Egypt. Aspects considered may include the pyramids and tombs, paintings, writing systems, and archaeological evidence of Egyptian contributions to science, navigation, religion, and culture.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a CLAS 298 number may not take this course for credit.

Description: This course provides a survey of the myths of the ancient Mediterranean. The focus is on Greek and Roman mythology, with attention also given to the mythologies of the Ancient Near East.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for CLAS 261 or 262 may not take this course for credit.

Description: The Bronze Age in Mainland Greece, Crete, and the Greek Islands.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: Greek grammar, syntax, and vocabulary are presented in an intensive one‑term course that enables students to begin reading ancient texts.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:

Description: Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary are presented in an intensive one‑term course that enables students to begin reading ancient texts.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:

Description: Specific topics for this course, and relevant prerequisites, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Description: Specific topics for this course, and relevant prerequisites, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: CLAS 211.

Description: This course provides an in‑depth study of Greek epic poetry from the Archaic through to the Hellenistic period. The primary focus is on early Hexameter poetry (Homer, Hesiod, and the Homeric Hymns), as well as the development of the genre in the Hellenistic period as represented by Callimachus and Apollonius of Rhodes. The texts are read in English translation.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: CLAS 212.

Description:

This course provides an in-depth study of the Golden Age of Latin poetry in the period of transition from Republic to Empire. Authors studied include Virgil, Horace, Propertius, and Ovid. The texts are read in English translation.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: CLAS 211.

Description:

Designed as an introduction to Greek drama from the origins of tragedy in the sixth century to New Comedy, this course consists of a detailed study of selected plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes and Menander. Also considered are Aristotle’s Poetics and production techniques of the Greek theatre. The texts are read in English translation.

Component(s): Lecture

(also listed as HIST 323)

Description: A political, social, economic, and cultural history of the Greek world from Alexander the Great to the Roman conquest of Greece in 146 BCE.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for CLAS 241 or HIST 224 or HIST 323 may not take this course for credit.

(also listed as HIST 327)

Description: This course offers a political, social, economic, and cultural history of the Roman Empire from Augustus to the end of the Roman Empire in the West.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for CLAS 243 or HIST 226 or HIST 327 may not take this course for credit.

Description: The ancient Greek and Roman representations of women are examined within their historical and cultural contexts. Focus is placed on the changing social roles, status and images of women in antiquity. Both visual and literary sources are used.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: CLAS 260.

Description: This course explores the cultural developments of the period (ca. 650 to 450 BCE) through its material remains.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for CLAS 263 or for this topic under a CLAS 298 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: CLAS 260.

Description: An exploration of the monuments and artifacts of Classical Greece, ca. 480 to 380 BCE, this course concentrates on architecture, sculpture, vase painting, artistic production and methods of interpretation.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: CLAS 260.

Description: An investigation of the art and archaeology of the Hellenistic age from the death of Alexander in 323 to the mid‑first century BCE, this course examines architecture, sculpture, mosaics, wall painting and the minor arts; emphasis is on the Roman influence on Greek art of the period.

Component(s): Lecture

Description:

An introduction to the artifacts and monuments of Roman civilization from the sixth century BC through the Empire (third century AD), this course examines artistic styles, techniques, function, iconography and interpretation.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course is designed to give the student on‑site fieldwork experience in either survey or excavation work. At least one month in the field is required.

Component(s): Tutorial

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: CLAS 202 or CLAS 280.

Description: In this course, students read prose works of authors such as Herodotus, Xenophon and Plato in the original Greek texts. Special attention is given to grammatical and syntactical structures of the language.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: CLAS 383.

Description: In this course, students read selected works of the ancient poets in the original Greek texts, with an emphasis on Homer and Euripides. Special attention is given to grammatical and syntactical structures of the language.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: CLAS 204 or CLAS 290.

Description: Prose works of authors such as Caesar, Cornelius Nepos, Cicero and Pliny are read in the original Latin texts. Attention is given to further study of grammatical and syntactical structures of the language.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: CLAS 391.

Description: Selected works of the Roman poets are read in the original Latin texts, with emphasis on Catullus, Ovid, Martial and Petronius. Attention is given to further study of grammatical and syntactical structures of the language.

Component(s): Lecture

Description:

Specific topics for this course, and relevant prerequisites, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Description:

Specific topics for this course, and relevant prerequisites, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: CLAS 384.

Description: Works of the Greek historians, philosophers and orators are studied in depth in the original Greek texts. While authors read vary from year to year, the primary focus is on Herodotus, Thucydides, Plato or Demosthenes. Advanced issues of grammar and syntax in addition to textual constitution, as well as broader issues of historical and literary importance, are discussed.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: CLAS 410.

Description:

Works of Greek epic, lyric or dramatic poetry are studied in depth in the original Greek texts. While authors read vary from year to year, the primary focus is on Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides or Pindar. Advanced issues of grammar and syntax in addition to textual constitution, as well as broader issues of historical and literary importance, are discussed.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: CLAS 392.

Description:

Works of the Roman historians, philosophers and orators are studied in depth in the original Latin texts. While authors read vary from year to year, the primary focus is on Cicero, Sallust, Livy or Tacitus. Advanced issues of grammar and syntax in addition to textual constitution, as well as broader issues of historical and literary importance, are discussed.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following course must be completed previously: CLAS 420.

Description:

Works of the Roman poets are studied in depth in the original Latin texts. While authors read vary from year to year, the primary focus is on Virgil, Ovid, Horace, Juvenal or Lucretius. Advanced issues of grammar and syntax in addition to textual constitution, as well as broader issues of historical and literary importance, are discussed.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: CLAS 260 and 6 credits at the 300-level in Archaeology.

Description:

This course introduces students to the most common archaeological artifact, pottery. It addresses the technology and history of Greek and Roman ceramic wares, and uses a hands-on approach to instruct students in strategies for extracting information from pottery sherds.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: CLAS 260 and 6 credits at the 300-level in Archaeology.

Description: This course examines specific topics in archaeology such as architecture, urban planning, sculpture, inscriptions, numismatics, ancient landscapes, or techniques/methodologies.

Component(s): Seminar

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under a CLAS 498 number may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Permission of the Department is required.

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to study a topic of individual interest under the guidance of a faculty member.

Component(s): Tutorial

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Permission of the Department is required.

Description: The student works with an individual faculty member in a particular area of archaeology, history or philology to produce an extensive research paper.

Component(s): Tutorial

Description:

Specific topics for this courses, and relevant prerequisites, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

Description: Specific topics for this course, and relevant prerequisites, are stated in the Undergraduate Class Schedule.

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