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Fall 2018 Classical Studies Courses

Courses are divided into three areas of study: Classics in English, Greek, and Latin. All available courses can also be viewed via BannerWeb. All courses are one unit (unless otherwise indicated).

Classics in English

Classics 101 - Classical Mythology
MW 1:30-2:45 pm – Laskaris
Classics 101 will introduce students to the myths of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Students will read some of the major works of Greek and Latin literature and come to understand how the Greeks and Romans used myth in their religion, literature, history, and art. Satisfies the Literary Studies requirement (FSLT). No prerequisite. 

Classics 105 – Introduction to Syntax
MW 4:30-5:45 pm – Gunkel
CLSC 105 introduces students to the study of syntax, i.e. how words are combined to form phrases, clauses, and sentences. Students learn to identify syntactic units, to analyze complex syntactic structures, and to create model grammars that generate those structures. The course does not presuppose any background in mathematics or foreign languages. Satisfies the Symbolic Reasoning requirement (FSSR). No prerequisite.   

Classics 220 – Introduction to Archaeology
TR 10:30-11:45 am Baughan
An introduction to archaeological method and theory, with special focus on the archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean basin. We will consider the history of the discipline and major advances and trends in archaeological science and interpretation while examining select case studies from the Mediterranean world (e.g., Çatal Höyük, Knossos, and Pompeii). There will be a community-based learning component centered on East End Cemetery. Satisfies the Social Analysis requirement (FSSA). No prerequisite.

Classics 302 Roman Art and Archaeology
MW 3:00-4:15 pm – Baughan
A survey of Roman art and architecture from the early republic through the late empire, and throughout the Roman world, from Spain to Syria. This course explores the meanings of ‘style’ in Roman art and the social and political significance of Roman sculpture, painting, and architecture. Satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts requirement (FSVP). Cross-listed with WGSS. No prerequisite. 

Classics 499 Independent Study
T 8:00-8:50 am – Laskaris
Available only through departmental approval prior to registration.
 

Classics in Greek

Greek 101 – Elementary Greek
MWF 12:00-12:50 pm – Simpson
Introduction to ancient Greek, the language of Homer, Plato and the New Testament.  We will use a 'reading approach' that aims at helping students develop mental habits and reading strategies that will lead to successful reading of more complex Greek in future semesters. Partially fulfills Foreign Language requirement (COM2). No prerequisite.

Greek 201 – Intermediate Greek
MWF 12:00-12:50 pm – Laskaris
We will complete our introduction to Greek grammar and embark on our first readings in unadapted Greek. Partially fulfills Foreign Language requirement (COM2). Prerequisite: Greek 102 or permission of the department.

Greek 499 – Independent Study
R 8:00-8:50 am – Laskaris
Available only through departmental permission arranged prior to registration.

Classics in Latin

Latin 101 – Elementary Latin 
MWF 10:30-11:20 am – Gunkel
Introduction to the language of ancient Rome  -- also the language of learning for over a thousand years, the source of modern Romance languages, and a wealth of English vocabulary. Partially fulfills Foreign Language requirement (COM2). No prerequisite.

Latin 201 – Intermediate Latin
Two sections: MWF 10:30-11:20 am – Vandervelde; 1:30-2:20 pm – Vandervelde
We will complete the introduction to basic language skills and embark on our first readings in unadapted Latin. Partially fulfills Foreign Language requirement (COM2). Prerequisite: Latin 102 or departmental placement.

Latin 301 – Plautus
TR 3:00-4:15 pm – Simpson
In 1986 and again in 1992 this department put on productions of Plautus' Aulularia or 'Pot of Gold.'  The central question of the play -- Can the meanest, cheapest man in Athens, who is secretly the owner of a hidden pot of gold, be moved to provide his very
pregnant daughter with a dowery so she can get married?  The videotapes of these performances will be used to give the course an immersive and performance-centered methodology. Satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts requirement (FSVP). Prerequisite: Latin
202 or departmental placement.

Latin 499 – Independent Study
W 9:00-9:50 am – Laskaris
Available only through departmental approval prior to registration.
 

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