Undergraduate Courses for Winter 2015

Courses in Greek & Roman Studies


CLAS 1051- Gods in Classical Mythology
An introduction to some of the major myths of ancient Greece and Rome, with particular attention to the gods. The myths will be studied with reference to their social and historical contexts, literary and artistic representations, and modern theories of interpretation.
TIME: M, W, F 2:00pm - 2:50pm - Dr. A. Williams

CLAS 1200 - Introduction to Roman Civilization
This course introduces the student to social, political, and legal institutions, the growth of the Roman Empire, Roman art, literature, and religions, as well as Rome's pervasive influence in the modern world.
TIME: M, W, F 3:00pm - 3:50pm - TBD

CLAS 2042 - History of the Roman Empire (cross-listed with History 2042)
A survey of Roman history from the death of Julius Caesar to the rise of Constantine, with special reference to the society and politics of the early Imperial period.
TIME: M, T, Th 1:00pm - 1:50pm - Dr. T. Allen

CLAS 2900 - Science & Technology in the Ancient World
An introduction to significant developments in ancient Greek and Roman science and technology with emphasis on interpreting the primary evidence, including written sources (in translation) and material remains, assessing the historical context, and considering the nature of advancements.
TIME: T, Tr 2:00pm - 3.15pm - Dr. M. Nikolic

CLAS 3030 - Greece and Persia
A study of relations between Greece and Persia from the foundation of the Persian Empire to the death of Alexander the Great.
TIME: M, W, F 2:00pm - 2:50pm - Dr. K. Simonsen

CLAS 3405 - Tragic Drama in Greece and Rome
This course is detailed examination of the tragic dramas of ancient Greece and Rome. A selection of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Seneca will be read in English translation. Topics to be discussed include the development of ancient tragedy, its literary, performative and thematic traditions, its representation of social and historical conditions, and its influence on later tragic drama.
TIME: M, W, F 11:00am - 11:50am - Dr. B. Levett

CLAS 3600 - Ancient Myth and Cult (cross-listed with RelSt 3600)
This course develops the students’ knowledge of myth and material culture by examining specific religious sites in the Greek and Roman world as foci of ritual practice. Students will learn to integrate knowledge of the physical remains with the literary and ritual evidence in order to obtain a more integrated understanding of religious life in ancient Greece and Rome.
TIME: M, W, F 10:00am - 10:50am - Dr. A. Williams

CLAS 4020 - Seminar in Greek Literature & Culture - CANCELLED


This course examines the origins of the western intellectual tradition from the first investigations into material reality by the Milesians to the advent of Socrates, including such influential thinkers as Heraclitus, Parmenides, Zeno, and the Sophists. Subjects of study include such topics as the origins of the physical universe (and humankind’s place within it), the limits of knowledge and the role of language in philosophy. The course will consist of student presentations, class discussion and informal lecture. Students will be graded on the basis of participation in discussion, a class presentation and a final term paper.

TIME: T, Th 10:30am - 11:45am - Dr. B. Levett

Courses in Greek and Latin Language


CLAS 1121 - Elementary Latin II
A continuation of the work begun in Elementary Latin I. (Prerequisite: CLAS 1120)
Section 1: M, W, F 10:00am - 10:50am - Dr. M. Nikolic
Section 2: M, T, Th 12:00pm - 12:50pm - Dr. A. Williams

CLAS 1121 - Elementary Ancient Greek II
A continuation of the work begun in Elementary Ancient Greek I. (Prerequisite: CLAS 1130)
TIME: M, T, W, F 9:00am - 9:50am - Dr. K. Simonsen

CLAS 3200 - Advanced Latin
Refines the skills developed in Intermediate Latin, and applies them to selected readings of Latin authors. (Prerequisite: CLAS 2200)
TIME: TBD in consultation with instructor and students - Dr. M. Nikolic

CLAS 3300 - Advanced Ancient Greek
Refines the skills developed in Intermediate Ancient Greek, and applies them to selected readings of Greek authors. (Prerequisite: CLAS 2300)
TIME: TBD in consultation with instructor and students - Dr. K. Simonsen

CLAS 4210 - Latin Historians

TIME: TBD in consultation with instructor and students - Dr. M. Nikolic

CLAS 4310 - Greek Epic Poetry

TIME: TBD in consultation with instructor and students - Dr. K. Simonsen