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CLAS 101 Latin and Greek in Current Use (2) A&H
Designed to improve and increase English vocabulary through a study of the Latin and Greek elements in English, with emphasis on words in current literary and scientific use. Knowledge of Latin or Greek is not required. Offered: AWSpS.
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CLAS 102 Grammar and Syntax through Latin (3) A&H
Improve familiarity with basic grammar, syntax, logic through study of mechanics of the Latin language. For Educational Opportunity Program students only. No auditors. Knowledge of Latin or Greek not required.
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CLAS 122 Gateway to the Ancient Greco-Roman World (5) A&H/SSc, DIV
Introduction to Greek and Roman ways of understanding and shaping the world. Art, architecture, literature, science, and religion are used to examine ancient ideas about the relationships between man and woman, free person and slave, native and foreigner, civilization and the natural world, mortal and divine. Offered: AWSpS.
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CLAS 205 Bioscientific Vocabulary Building From Latin and Greek (3) A&H
Designed to help students master the scientific vocabulary of their particular field by a study of the Latin and Greek roots that are used to create the majority of scientific terms. Knowledge of Latin or Greek is not required. Offered: AWSpS.
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CLAS 210 Greek and Roman Classics in English (5) A&H
Introduction to classical literature through a study of the major Greek and Latin authors in modern translation. Offered: AWSp.
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CLAS 231 Race, Identity, and the Ancient Mediterranean World (5) SSc, DIV
Explores ancient authors' perceptions of others (foreigners, "barbarians," people on the margins of their known-worlds, slaves, etc.) alongside current scholarship on ancient perceptions of race and identity. Also examines how different groups/nations in nineteenth/twenty-first centuries used their views of Greek and Roman societies to make modern claims about race, white privileges, and power. Offered: jointly with HSTAM 231.
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CLAS 239 Greece: From Ancient to Modern (5) SSc/A&H
How are Ancient and Modern Greece connected to each other? Learn about great moments in Ancient Greek culture (tyranny and democracy, tragedy and comedy, athletics and art) and the complex ways Modern Greece has drawn on this heritage by exploring ancient and modern texts and images. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 239.
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CLAS 314 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in the Ancient World (5) A&H/SSc
Examines science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine in the cultures of Greece and Rome, from the late Bronze Age to early Roman Empire.
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CLAS 320 Society and Status in Greece and Rome (5) A&H/SSc, DIV
Examines the societies of ancient Greece and Rome, with a special focus on status, class, and gender. The diversity of human experience is explored through the study of men, women, children, the elderly, slaves, housing, dress, food, sexuality, medicine, death, religion, theater, politics, law, economics, travel, warfare, art, and athletics. Offered: A.
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CLAS 324 Greek and Roman Athletics (5) SSc, DIV
Surveys Greek athletics and Roman gladiatorial events; the place of athletic and violent spectacle in ancient politics, economy, art, and literature; the role of marginalized populations (especially women, slaves, POWs, and ethnic minorities) in these events, with focus on the ongoing marginalization and disposability of female athletes and athletes of Color on campus and in the community.
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CLAS 326 Women in Antiquity (5) A&H/SSc, DIV
A broad survey of primary sources in medicine, law, philosophy, religious ritual, myth, history, and ethnography, informed by perspectives from literature, art, and archaeology. Provides students the tools to analyze the social roles of women in ancient Greece and Rome.
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CLAS 328 Sex, Gender, and Representation in Greek and Roman Literature (3) A&H/SSc, DIV
Affirmation and inversion of gender roles in Greek and Roman literature, myths of male and female heroism; marginalization of female consciousness; interaction of gender, status, and sexual preference in love poetry. Readings from epic, drama, historiography, romance, and lyric.
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CLAS 329 Greek and Roman Slavery (5) SSc/A&H, DIV
Examines slavery in ancient Greece and Rome, investigating chattel slavery and serfdom, the slave supply and slave numbers, the economic role of slavery, the legal status and treatment of slaves, the resistance of slaves, the freeing of slaves, and ideologies of and attitudes toward slavery. Offered: AWSp.
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CLAS 330 The Age of Augustus (5) A&H/SSc
Detailed study of the history and culture of the reign of Augustus, the first Roman emperor (31 BC-AD 14). Includes readings in Augustan authors such as Vergil, Ovid, and Horace as well as the study of Augustan art and architecture. Offered: jointly with HSTAM 330.
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CLAS 335 The Age of Nero (5) A&H/SSc
Detailed study of the history and culture of the reign of the Roman Emperor Nero (AD 54-68). Includes readings in the historian Tacitus' account of Nero, as well as in authors such as Petronius, Lucan, and Seneca, and consideration of the artistic and architectural achievements of the period. Recommended: HSTAM 111, HSTAM 302, HSTAM 312, or HSTAM 313; CLAS 122, CLAS 320, CLAS 329, or CLAS 330 Offered: jointly with HSTAM 335; AWSpS.
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CLAS 345 Modern Ways To Write About The Ancient World (5) A&H
Development of expertise in expository and persuasive writing through study of Ancient Greek and Roman literature and culture. Recommended: a strong interest in ancient Greece and Rome is recommended. Offered: Sp.
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CLAS 360 Jews, Greeks, and Romans in the Ancient World (5) A&H
Examines the interactions between populations of Jews, Greeks, and Romans in the ancient Mediterranean from the late Bronze Age through the early Talmudic period, informed by perspectives from literature (religious and secular), art, and archaeology. Offered: jointly with JEW ST 360.
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CLAS 369 Epic Emotions: Emotions in the Epic Poetry of Ancient Greece and Contemporary India (5) A&H
The Iliad and the Mahabharata through the emotional worlds of the epics. Parts of the two epics supplemented by contemporary work on psychology of emotions and modern creative receptions of epics in literature and film. Topics include language of emotions, trans-cultural comparisons, and emotions that drive the narratives and shape the conflict of the two epics (fear, love, grief, anger, etc.) Offered: AWSp.
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CLAS 399 Study Abroad: Classics (3-15, max. 20) A&H
For participants in Classics overseas study programs. Specific course content determined by assigned faculty member. Credit not applicable to majors in the Classics Department without approval.
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CLAS 405 Undergraduate Seminar in Classics (5, max. 15)
Seminar on a broadly defined topic in classics. Includes reading in Latin or Greek as appropriate for individual students. Additional readings of works in English translation and works of scholarship chosen to give undergraduate majors familiarity with research methods and perspective on the discipline.
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CLAS 410 The Classical Tradition (3-5) A&H
Study of the Classical Tradition, including the reception of ancient Greek and Roman texts, objects, and ideas within the history of Western literature, art, thought, and scholarly disciplines. Exploration of its interrelationship with the ethos of the various ages in which significant developments occurred. Offered: AWSp.
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CLAS 420 Freedom in Ancient Rome and the Modern World (3/5) SSc/A&H, DIV
Examination of the concept of 'freedom' in Ancient Rome, from its founding in the eighth century BC to the fourth century AD. Special attention to comparing the Roman perspective with some modern views of 'freedom', including (but not limited to) the United States from its founding to the present day. Recommended: HSTAM 111, 302, 312, or 313; CLAS 122, 320, or 329 Offered: jointly with HSTAM 420; AWSpS.
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CLAS 422 Intellectual History of Classical Greece (5) SSc/A&H
Uses Plato's Republic as a core text to explore a range of issues of ancient and contemporary interest, such as justice, political theory, education, gender, and the nature of the soul. Besides the Republic and other works of Plato, reading are taken from Homer, Hesiod, the dramatists, and other authors. Taught in English.
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CLAS 423 Gender and Heroism in Ancient Greek Thought (5) A&H/SSc, DIV
Examines gender and heroism as mutually constitutive categories in Greek thought, and ways in which they work to uphold or subvert power structures among men and women in their various statuses under patriarchy. Topics will include the multiple conceptions of male and female heroism (mythic, epic, tragic, comic, philosophical, religious) and the ways they are endorsed or critiqued in a variety of literary and philosophical texts. Recommended: Previous coursework in Classics at the 200- or 300-level Offered: AWSp.
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CLAS 424 The Epic Tradition (5) A&H
Ancient and medieval epic and heroic poetry of Europe in English: the Iliad, Odyssey, and Aeneid; the Roland or a comparable work from the medieval oral tradition; pre-Greek forerunners, other Greco-Roman literary epics, and later medieval and Renaissance developments and adaptations of the genre. Choice of reading material varies according to instructor's preference. Offered: jointly with C LIT 424.
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CLAS 427 Greek and Roman Tragedy in English (5) A&H
Study of the development of Greek and Roman tragedy, with extensive readings in representative plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Seneca.
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CLAS 428 Greek and Roman Comedy in English (5) A&H
Readings from the comedies of Aristophanes, Plautus, and Terence.
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CLAS 430 Greek and Roman Mythology (3/5) A&H
Principal myths found in classical and later literature. Offered: AWSp.
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CLAS 432 Classical Mythology in Film (5) A&H
Comparison and discussion of classical myths and modern films inspired by them. Promotes access to the reading of classical mythology. Analyzes significant differences between ancient literary and modern cinematographic representations of the myth.
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CLAS 435 The Ancient Novel (3) A&H
Reading and discussion of the principal Greek and Roman novels, the earliest European prose fiction, with attention to earlier literature and to imperial culture.
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CLAS 445 Greek and Roman Religion (5) SSc/A&H
Religion in the social life of the Greeks and Romans, with emphasis placed on their public rituals and festivals. Attention is given to the priesthoods, personal piety, rituals of purification and healing, and the conflict of religions in the early Roman Empire. Many lectures illustrated by slides. Offered: jointly with RELIG 445.
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CLAS 465 Roman Topography and Monuments (5/10, max. 10) A&H
Material remains of ancient Rome from the archaic period through the imperial age. Conducted in Rome as part of a study abroad program run by the Department of Classics. May only be taken for credit once. Offered: ASpS.
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CLAS 490 Supervised Study (1-6, max. 18)
Individual study in classical topics by arrangement.
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CLAS 495 Senior Essay (1-3, max. 4) A&H
Usually written in conjunction with another course in the final year of study in the major.
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CLAS 496 Special Topics (2-5, max. 15) A&H
Offered occasionally by visitors or resident faculty.
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CLAS 510 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Classics (3-5, max. 25)
Advanced work on Greek and Latin studies in English translation. Offered: AWSpS.
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CLAS 520 Seminar (5, max. 45)
Advanced comparative work on Greek and Latin materials studied in both original languages.
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CLAS 525 Proseminar (5)
Introduces graduate students to the chief subfields, together with their various methodologies and resources, of the broad discipline of classical studies.
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CLAS 540 Topics in Greek and Latin Literary History (5, max. 25)
Reading of a range of Greek and Latin texts by various authors.
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CLAS 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
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CLAS 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)
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