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  • CLS 1030

    Ancient Greece I: Troy to Sparta (HUM)

    4cr
    An introduction to the history and culture of ancient Greece from the era of the legendary Trojan War to the rise of Athens and Sparta in the 5th century BCE. Students will be introduced to the various developments in Greek civilization, including art, mythology and religion, archaeology, and literature. This course is cross-listed with the History Department.
    Prerequisite: None

  • CLS 1040

    Ancient Greece II: Alexander the Great to Cleopatra (HUM)

    4cr
    An introduction to the history and culture of ancient Greece from the rise of Alexander the Great in the 4th century BCE to the conflicts with Rome and the death of Cleopatra, the last Ptolemaic queen. Students will be introduced to the various developments in Greek civilization, including art, mythology and religion, archaeology, and literature. This course is cross-listed with the History Department.
    Prerequisite: None

  • CLS 1050

    Ancient Rome I: The Rise of Rome (HUM)

    4cr
    An introduction to the history and culture of ancient Rome from the time of the Trojan War to the Roman Republic and the assassination of Julius Caesar. Students will be introduced to the various developments in ancient Roman civilization, including art, mythology and religion, archaeology, and literature. This course is cross-listed with the History Department.
    Prerequisite: None

  • CLS 1060

    Ancient Rome II: Emperors and Barbarians (HUM)

    4cr
    An introduction to the history and culture of ancient Rome from the rise of Augustus and the Roman Empire to the transformations wrought by barbarian incursions and Christianity. Students will be introduced to the various developments in Roman civilization, including art, mythology and religion, archaeology, and literature. This course is cross-listed with the History Department.
    Prerequisite: None

  • CLS 1100

    Classical Mythology (HUM)

    4cr
    Survey of the major myths of the ancient Mesopotamians, Greeks, and Romans, and their influence in art and literature.
    Prerequisite: None
    Fall

  • CLS 2200

    Classical Archaeology (HUM)

    4cr
    Classical Archaeology introduces students to the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean world as well as the latest methodologies that allow scholars to reconstruct and intrepret the past.
    Prerequisite: None

  • CLS 2300

    Greek and Roman Art and Architecture (HUM)

    4cr
    A survey of the art and architecture of the ancient Greeks and Romans, from the Greek Geometric period to the time of Constantine.
    Prerequisite: None

  • CLS 2600

    Special Topics in Roman Studies (HUM)

    4cr
    This course covers a specific area of study in the history and culture of ancient Rome. Examples: the Age of Augustus and Roman Comedy.
    Prerequisite: None

  • CLS 2700

    Special Topics in Greek Studies (HUM)

    4cr
    This course covers a specific area of study in the history and culture of ancient Greece. Examples: the Age of Pericles and Ancient Greek Drama.
    Prerequisite: None

  • CLS 2800

    Special Topics in Classical Studies (HUM)

    4cr
    This course covers a specific area of study within the field of Classics. Examples: Race, Sex, and Gender in the Ancient World; Ancient Egypt; and the Ancient Novel.
    Prerequisite: None

  • CLS 2900

    Special Topics in Archaeology (HUM)

    4cr
    This course covers a specific area of study within the field of Classical Archaeology. Examples: Divine Design and Sacred Spaces; and the Archaeology of Rome.

  • CLS 3210

    Seminar in Greek Studies (HUM)

    4cr
    An in-depth exploration of a particular period of Greek history or culture. Possible topics include Alexander the Great, Greek Drama, Greek Historians, Golden Age of Athens, and the Second Sophistic Movement.

  • CLS 3230

    Seminar in Classical Studies (HUM)

    4cr
    An in-depth exploration of a particular topic in the field of Classical Studies. Examples: Ancient Epic and Classical Reception.

  • CLS 3240

    Seminar in Archaeology (HUM)

    4cr
    This Seminar in Archaeology focuses around various themes in the study of Roman religion and the ways in which archaeological evidence, broadly construed, provides information on the religious beliefs, practices, and controversies that were inextricably linked to ancient society as a whole.

  • CLS 3250

    Field Archaeology (Trip)

    4cr
    Students gain archaeological experience in the field with an orientation that focuses on the period(s) of the site, its history, and its ancient context.
    Prerequisite: CLS 2200
    Summer and J-Term

  • CLS 3260

    Seminar in Roman Studies (HUM)

    4cr
    An in-depth exploration of a particular topic in Roman history or culture. Possible topics include the Fall of the Roman Republic, the Poetry of Virgil, Roman Historians, the Early Roman Emperors, and the Age of Constantine.

  • CLS 3310

    Greek Religions (HUM)

    4cr
    A survey of the history and practice of Greek religions in the public sphere and the relationship between religious practices, rites, and beliefs and the rich body of Greek myth.
    Prerequisite: REL 1000 or consent of instructor

  • CLS 3320

    Roman Religions (HUM)

    4cr
    A survey of the history and practice of Roman religion in both the public and private spheres, including how the Romans wove religious practices into every aspect of life.
    Prerequisite: REL 1000 or consent of instructor

  • CLS 4100

    Senior Seminar in Classics (HUM)

    4cr
    The Senior Seminar is taught and directed by one member of the department with the assistance and participation of other faculty members. The seminar will lead the student toward the completion of the senior project, which will be determined by the student and the directing professor.
    Prerequisite: Major in department
    Fall

  • CLS 4990

    Senior Thesis Completion

    0cr
    Students should register for CLS 4990 during the semester that they intend to complete their senior project.

Greek

  • GRK 1010

    Elementary Greek I (MLA)

    4cr
    Students will learn the fundamentals of ancient Greek vocabulary and grammar necessary to read texts in the original. The course prepares students to read poetry and prose from authors such as Homer, Sappho, Herodotus, Euripides, Plato, and the New Testament.
    Fall

  • GRK 1020

    Elementary Greek II (MLA)

    4cr
    A continuation of GRK 1010, with continued emphasis on the development of reading skills.
    Prerequisite: GRK 1010 or consent of instructor
    Spring

  • GRK 2010

    Intermediate Ancient Greek I

    4cr
    An introduction to the reading of continuous ancient Greek literature as well as a review of grammar and syntax. Possible readings include Homer, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Thucydides, Plato, and the New Testament.
    Prerequisite: GRK 1020 or consent of the instructor
    Fall

  • GRK 2020

    Intermediate Ancient Greek II

    4cr
    A continuation of GRK 2010, with further development of reading skills.
    Prerequisite: GRK 2010 or consent of the instructor
    Spring

  • GRK 3010

    Advanced Ancient Greek I

    4cr
    Sustained reading of a single author or text, with attention to more advanced syntax as well as style, dialect, and poetic meter.
    Prerequisite: GRK 2020 or consent of the instructor

  • GRK 3020

    Advanced Ancient Greek II

    4cr
    A continuation of GRK 3010, with further development of skills necessary to appreciate Greek literature.
    Prerequisite: GRK 3010 or consent of the instructor

Latin

  • LTN 1010

    Elementary Latin I (MLA)

    4cr
    Students will learn the fundamentals of vocabulary and grammar necessary to read texts in the original. The course prepares students to read poetry and prose from authors such as Plautus, Catullus, Caesar, Cicero, Virgil, and Ovid.
    Fall

  • LTN 1020

    Elementary Latin II (MLA)

    4cr
    A continuation of LTN 1010, with further development of reading skills.
    Prerequisite: LTN 1010 or consent of the instructor
    Spring

  • LTN 2010

    Intermediate Latin I

    4cr
    An introduction to the reading of continuous ancient Latin literature, as well as a review of grammar and syntax. Possible readings include Plautus, Catullus, Sallust, Virgil, and Horace.
    Prerequisite: LTN 1020 or consent of the instructor

  • LTN 2020

    Intermediate Latin II

    4cr
    A continuation of LTN 2010, with further development of reading skills.
    Prerequisite: LTN 2010 or consent of the instructor

  • LTN 3010

    Advanced Latin I

    4cr
    Sustained reading of a single author or text, with attention to more advanced syntax as well as style, dialect, and poetic meter.
    Prerequisite: LTN 2020 or consent of the instructor

  • LTN 3020

    Advanced Latin II

    4cr
    A continuation of LTN 3010, with further development of skills necessary to appreciate Latin literature.
    Prerequisite: LTN 3010 or consent of the instructor

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