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Faculty of Arts (2012/2013)
10.5 Classics

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, the course descriptions for courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Head of the Department.

In special circumstances, prerequisites may be waived with the permission of the Head of the Department.

Classics courses are designated by CLAS.

10.5.1 Greek

1130

Elementary Ancient Greek I

is an introduction to the grammar and syntax of ancient Greek, with particular attention paid to the acquisition of basic skills in reading, composition, and aural comprehension.

CR: the former CLAS 130B

1131

Elementary Ancient Greek II

is a continuation of the work begun in Elementary Ancient Greek I.

CR: the former CLAS 130B

PR: CLAS 1130 or its equivalent

2300

Intermediate Ancient Greek

is a continuation of the grammar, syntax, reading, and composition completed in the elementary program.

PR: CLAS 1131

2302

Readings in New Testament Greek

(same as Religious Studies 2302)

CR: Religious Studies 2302

3300

Advanced Ancient Greek

refines the skills developed in Intermediate Greek and applies them to selected readings of Greek authors.

CR: the former CLAS 2305

PR: CLAS 2300

4300

Greek Tragedy

PR: CLAS 3300

4305

Greek Comedy

PR: CLAS 3300

4310

Greek Epic Poetry

PR: CLAS 3300

4315

Attic Orators

PR: CLAS 3300

4320

Greek Lyric Poetry

PR: CLAS 3300

4325

Greek Historians

PR: CLAS 3300

4340

Greek Philosophical Authors

PR: CLAS 3300

4355-4365

Special Topics in Greek Readings

will have authors and readings selected by the Department.

PR: CLAS 3300

4370

Hellenistic Poetry

PR: CLAS 3300

4391

Special Authors

PR: CLAS 3300

4999

Honours Essay

is a requirement of the Honours program.

PR: CLAS 3300

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).
10.5.2 Greek and Roman Studies

For the following courses, no knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. Students are strongly advised to have completed at least one 1000- level or 2000-level Greek and Roman Studies course before registering in any 3000-level or higher Greek and Roman Studies course.

Although there are no formal prerequisites for any course in Greek and Roman Studies, students are encouraged to ensure that they have adequate preparation for the courses numbered above 3000 in which they intend to register.

Medieval Studies 3000 may be substituted for a Greek and Roman Studies course in both the Classics degree programs (Honours, Joint Honours and general degree) and the Greek and Roman Studies degree programs (Honours, Joint Honours and general degree).

1051

Gods in Classical Mythology

is 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.

CR: the former CLAS 1050

1052

Heroes in Classical Mythology

is an introduction to some of the major myths of ancient Greece and Rome, with particular attention to the heroes. The myths will be studied with reference to their social and historical contexts, literary and artistic representations, and modern theories of interpretation.

CR: the former CLAS 1050

1100

Introduction to Greek Civilization

is a general illustrated survey of the origins and evolution of Ancient Greek Civilization. The course introduces the student to Greek social and political institutions, religion and myth, and achievements in art, philosophy, science and literature, as well as the influence of Ancient Greece on the modern world. This course may be offered as a research/writing course. Prior to registration a list of courses which may be used as a research/writing course will be posted on the website of the Faculty of Arts at www.mun.ca/arts.

1200

Introduction to Roman Civilization

is a general illustrated survey of the origins and evolution of Ancient Rome. The 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. This course may be offered as a research/writing course. Prior to registration a list of courses which may be used as a research/writing course will be posted on the website of the Faculty of Arts at www.mun.ca/arts.

2010

Greek Art and Architecture

is an introduction, through illustrated lectures, to the study of the art and architecture of Ancient Greece.

2015

Roman Art and Architecture

is an introduction, through illustrated lectures, to the study of the art and architecture of Ancient Rome.

2020

History of the Hellenistic World

(same as History 2034) is a survey of the history of the Mediterranean world and the Near East from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC until the incorporation of the Kingdom of Egypt in the Roman Empire in 30 BC. Particular attention is given to the influence of the new monarchies on political, social and cultural developments in both Greek and non-Greek communities.

CR: History 2034

2025

Introduction to Ancient History

same as History 2020) is an introduction to the history of ancient city-states, kingdoms and empires, including economic, social, political and cultural developments.

CR: History 2020

2035

History of Classical Greece

(same as History 2035) is a survey of Greek History from the Bronze Age to the death of Alexander the Great, with special reference to the social and political institutions of the fifth century B.C.

CR: History 2035

2041

History of the Roman Republic

(same as History 2041) is a survey of Roman history from the early monarchy to the death of Julius Caesar, with special reference to the society and politics of the late Republican period.

CR: History 2041, the former CLAS 2040, the former History 2040

2042

History of the Roman Empire

(same as History 2042) is 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.

CR: History 2042, the former CLAS 2040, the former History 2040

2055

Women in the Ancient World

is an examination of the role of women in ancient Mediterranean civilizations from the perspectives of social and political history and culture. Critical assessments of relevant scholarship and methodologies will be included.

2400

Literature of Ancient Greece

introduces students to Greek Literature from the Archaic to the Imperial Periods. Students will study epic poetry, drama and other genres typical of these periods. Students will also be introduced to important themes, methodologies and scholarship. This course may be offered as a research/writing course. Prior to registration a list of courses which may be used as a research/writing course will be posted on the website of the Faculty of Arts at www.mun.ca/arts.

CR: the former Classics 3110, the former English 3110

2500

Literature of Ancient Rome

introduces students to Latin Literature from the Republican to the Late Antique Periods. Students will study epic poetry, drama and other genres typical of these periods. Students will also be introduced to important themes, methodologies and scholarship. This course may be offered as a research/writing course. Prior to registration a list of courses which may be used as a research/writing course will be posted on the website of the Faculty of Arts at www.mun.ca/arts.

CR: the former English 3111, the former Classics 3111

2701

History of Ancient Philosophy

(same as Philosophy 2701) is a survey of the origin and development of Western philosophy among the Greeks and Romans.

CR: Philosophy 2701

2900

Science and Technology in the Ancient World

is 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.

3010

Greek Religion

(same as Religious Studies 3010) is a study of the role of religion in the private and public life of the Greek world.

CR: Religious Studies 3010, the former CLAS 3121, the former Religious Studies 3121

3020

Roman Religion

(same as Religious Studies 3020) is a study of the role of religion in the private and public life of the Roman world.

CR: Religious Studies 3020, the former CLAS 3121, the former Religious Studies 3121

3030

Greece and Persia

is a study of relations between Greece and Persia from the foundation of the Persian Empire to the death of Alexander the Great.

3040

Socrates and Athens

is an introduction to and examination of Socrates within the context of Athenian political, social, cultural, intellectual, and religious life, and against the background of the fifth-century enlightenment and the sophistic movement.

3050

Augustus and Rome

is a course that examines the Age of Augustus (27 B.C. to A.D. 14) which witnessed not only Rome's greatest achievements in literature and art but also the replacement of republican government by a monarchy; this course, based on original sources, examines the period through its most powerful and influential figure.

3150

Early Christian Thought: The First Five Centuries

(same as Religious Studies 3150) is an advanced study of selected themes and personalities in Christian thought and literature from the second to the sixth centuries. Particular attention will be given to the controversies centring on the doctrines of the Trinity and the Person of Christ.

CR: Religious Studies 3150

3270

Christianity and the Roman Empire

- inactive course.

3405

Tragic Drama in Greece and Rome

is a 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.

CR: the former Classics 2805

3410

Comic Drama in Greece and Rome

is a detailed examination of the comic dramas of ancient Greece and Rome. A selection of plays by Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus and Terence will be read in English translation. Topics to be discussed include the development of ancient comedy, its literary and thematic traditions, its representation of social and historical context, and its influence on later comic drama.

CR: the former Classics 2810

3415

Epic Poetry in Greece and Rome

offers a detailed and in-depth study of the epic poetry of ancient Greece and Rome. The course will examine the poems of Homer, Apollonius of Rhodes and Virgil in English translation. Instructors may include additional poems. Topics to be discussed include the development of epic poetry, its literary traditions and its role in Greek and Roman society.

CR: the former Classics 2060

3420

Lyric Poetry in Greece and Rome

is a study of Greek and Roman poetry often conventionally termed ‘lyric’, including such genres as choral and solo songs, elegy, epigram, love poetry, and others. A selection of important works from Archaic Greece to Augustan Rome will be studied with reference to their social and literary contexts.

3500-3510

Special Topics in Classics

will have topics determined by the Department.

3580

Bronze Age Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean

- inactive course.

3600

Ancient Myth and Cult

(same as Religious Studies 3600) 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.

CR: Religious Studies 3600

3700

The Ancient World in Film

examines the representation of the history and cultures of the ancient world in film. A selection of films will be studied and extensive reference will be made to the ancient evidence which informs them. The ancient world’s impact on modern Western society will be considered together with the film industry’s recasting of the ancient world in response to modern social and historical developments.

3710-3729

Special Topics in Classics

is available only as part of the part of the Harlow Campus Semester.

3900

Greek and Roman Medicine

examines the medical theories and practices of the ancient Greek and Roman world by taking account of ancient texts (in translation) as well as evidence from material culture, including art and architecture. Topics may include the relationship between science and medicine, concepts of health and illness, the role of the healer, practical applications, gender differentiation of patients, and legacy of ancient practices.

4000

Seminar in Greek History and Society

- inactive course.

4010

Seminar in Roman History and Society

is a seminar in Roman History and Society.

4020

Seminar in Greek Literature and Culture

is a seminar in Greek Literature and Culture.

4030

Seminar in Roman Literature and Culture

is a seminar in Roman Literature and Culture.

4100-4109

Special Topics in Greek and Roman Studies

will have topics announced by the Department and may include field studies in topography, Greek and Roman art and architecture, archaeology, and related areas, to be held in the Mediterranean and other regions of Graeco-Roman influence.

PR: permission of the instructor and the Head of the Department

4999

Honours Essay

is a requirement of the Honours program.

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).
10.5.3 Latin

1120

Elementary Latin I

is an introduction to the grammar and syntax of Latin, with particular attention paid to the acquisition of basic skills in reading, composition, and aural comprehension.

CR: the former CLAS 120A

1121

Elementary Latin II

is a continuation of the work begun in Elementary Latin I.

CR: the former CLAS 120B

PR: CLAS 1120 or its equivalent

2200

Intermediate Latin

is a continuation of the grammar, syntax, reading, and composition completed in the elementary program.

PR: CLAS 1121

3200

Advanced Latin

refines the skills developed in Intermediate Latin, and applies them to selected readings of Latin authors.

CR: the former CLAS 2205

PR: CLAS 2200

4202

Medieval Latin

(same as Medieval Studies 4021)

CR: Medieval Studies 4021

PR: CLAS 3200

4205

Latin Lyric Poetry

PR: CLAS 3200

4210

Latin Historians

PR: CLAS 3200

4215

Latin Orators

PR: CLAS 3200

4220

Latin Hexameter Poetry

PR: CLAS 3200

4225

Latin Epistolography

PR: CLAS 3200

4235

Latin Philosophical Authors

PR: CLAS 3200

4240

Latin Drama

PR: CLAS 3200

4245

Latin Elegiac Poetry

PR: CLAS 3200

4250

Latin Satire

PR: CLAS 3200

4265-4275

Special Topics in Latin Readings

will have authors and readings selected by the Department.

PR: CLAS 3200

4291

Special Authors

PR: CLAS 3200

4999

Honours Essay

is a requirement of the Honours program.

PR: CLAS 3200

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).