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Classics Courses

Current Courses:

Fall 2017

Winter 2018

Catalog Courses:

110 Introduction to Mythology: (4)

Introduction to the myths of ancient Greece and Rome, the cultural context of these myths, and contemporary approaches to studying myth. Lectures include discussion of history, literature, and art.

188 Introduction to Classical Archaeology: (4)

Introduction to the archaeology and material culture of the Ancient Greeks and Romans

199 Special Studies: [Topic] (1-5R)

201 Greek Life and Culture: (4)

Uses literary sources, art, and architecture to examine Greek civilization from Mycenean times to the conquest of Rome.

202 Roman Life and Culture: (4)

Examines Roman civilization from the founding of Rome in the 8th century B.C. to the victory of Constantine and his religion early in the 4th century A.D.

301 Greek and Roman Epic: (4)

Analysis of the heroic tradition and epic themes in the Homeric poems, the works of Hesiod, and the Aeneid. Emphasis on literary criticism and intellectual history.

302 Greek and Roman Tragedy: (4)

Examination of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and perhaps Seneca from the viewpoint of literary criticism and intellectual history.

303 Classical Greek Philosophers: (4)

Introduction to the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle from the viewpoint of Greek intellectual history.

310 Early China, Ancient Greece: (4)

Examines the relationship between knowledge and wisdom in literature
produced by two different ancient civilizations, Greece and China, from
c.1000 B.C.E. to 86 C.E. Shankman. Offered alternate years.

311 Death and Rebirth in Greece and India: (4)

Introduction to some of the major texts of the Greco-Roman and Indian literary traditions as a basis of inquiry into the nature of ancient conceptions of the afterlife. Calhoon. Offered alternate years.

314 Gender and Sexuality in Antiquity: (4)

Introduction to construction of the categories of norms of Western sexuality through study of Greek and Roman attitudes toward gender roles, homo- and heterosexuality, the family, and privacy.

330 Greek and Roman Archaeology: [Topic]: (4)

A course of variable content focusing on issues and methods of Mediterranean archaeology from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity. Repeatable twice for a maximum of 12 credits when the topic changes.

399 Special Studies: [Topic] (1-5R)

401 Research: [Topic] (1-21R)

403 Thesis: (1-21R)

405 Reading and Conference: [Topic] (1-21R)

407/507 Seminar: [Topic] (1-5R)

408/508 Colloquium: [Topic] (1-21R)

409 Supervised Tutoring: (1-21R)

410/510 Experimental Course: [Topic] (1-5R)

503 Thesis: (1-16R) P/N only.

Prereq: second-year proficiency in Greek or Latin.

601 Research: [Topic] (1-16R) P/N only

602 Supervised College Teaching: (1-5R)

605 Reading and Conference: [Topic] (1-16R)

606 Special Problems: [Topic] (1-16R)

607 Seminar: [Topic] (1-5R)

608 Colloquium: [Topic] (1-16R)

609 Practicum: [Topic] (1-16R)

610 Experimental Course: [Topic] (1-5R)

611 Introduction to Philological Methods: (4)

Introduces graduate students to methodological approaches for the study of
antiquity, employing faculty expertise in literary criticism, ancient art,
historiography, epigraphy, ancient philosophy, and paleography.

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