100-Level

200-Level

300-Level

400-Level

The courses in this category do not require knowledge of Greek or Latin.

116 [116x]. Scientific Greek and Latin (2 cr)
Scientific and technical terminology derived from Greek and Latin, with primary emphasis on medical language and terminology.

121. Classical Antiquity in Popular Culture (3 cr)
On the representation of ancient Greek and Roman literature, mythology, and history in contemporary American popular culture, including film, television, and graphic novels.

141. Spectacle & Entertainment in the Roman World (3 cr)
This is a course on the forms of mass entertainment produced in different historical periods in ancient Rome.

180. Classical Mythology (3 cr)
Literary sources of Greek and Roman myths and their influence.
This course counts toward fulfillment of the University-wide Essential Studies and Integrative Studies requirements.

182. Alpha Learning Community Freshman Seminar (3 cr)
Requires enrollment in the Alpha Learning Community Program. CLAS 183 is normally taken in the next term.
Topics varies.
This course counts toward fulfillment of the University-wide Essential Studies and Integrative Studies requirements.

183.  Heroes, Harlots and Helots (3 cr)
Introduction to the society of the ancient Greeks and Romans through study of the family and domestic institutions.
This course counts toward fulfillment of the University-wide Essential Studies and Integrative Studies requirements.

189H. University Honors Seminar (3 cr)
Prereq: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
University Honors Seminar 189H is required of all students in the University Honors Program.
Topic varies.
This course counts toward fulfillment of the University-wide Essential Studies and Integrative Studies requirements.

209. Ancient Civilizations of the Middle East to 500 BCE (HIST 209) (3 cr)
For course description, see HIST 209.
This course counts toward fulfillment of the University-wide Essential Studies requirement.

233. Science in the Classical World (3 cr)
Prereq: Sophomore standing.

Interplay of knowledge, technology, and culture. Sources are the Egyptian, Hellenic, and Hellenistic wall-paintings, vase paintings, the artifacts, and surviving writings of, e.g. Hippocrates, Aristotle, and Vitruvius. These permit us to see the technical advances of the practitioners and to watch the slave-owning philosophers and engineers of the ancient eastern Mediterranean struggling to provide systematic explanations of these advances and of the natural world they see around them.
This course counts toward fulfillment of the University-wide Essential Studies requirement.

245.  War in the Classical World (3 cr)
Study of ancient war as practiced in Classical Greece up to Imperial Rome, with attention to weapons, tactics, strategies, leadership, and rationale.
This course counts toward fulfillment of the University-wide Essential Studies requirement.

252. Archaeology of World Civilizations (ANTH 252) (3 cr)
For course description, see ANTH 252.
This course counts toward fulfillment of the University-wide Essential Studies and Integrative Studies requirements.

281. The World of Classical Greece (ENGL 240A) (3 cr)
English translations of the great works of Greek literature which familiarizes the student with the uniquely rich and influential world of Classical Greece.
This course counts toward fulfillment of the University-wide Essential Studies and Integrative Studies requirements.

282. The World of Classical Rome (English 240B) (3 cr)
English translations of the great works of Latin literature, which familiarize the student with the uniquely rich and influential world of Classical Rome.
This course counts toward fulfillment of the University-wide Essential Studies and Integrative Studies requirements.

283. Epic Tales: The World's Heroes and Gods (3 cr)
Prereq: Sophomore standing.

Survey of epics and their meaning, ranging from ancient epics to the Medieval and Renaissance epic literature including selected epics with their criticisms and infleunces.
This course counts toward fulfillment of the University-wide Essential Studies and Integrative Studies requirements.

286. Literature of the Ancient Near East (3 cr)
Prereq: Sophmore Standing
Selections from the literary texts and records of North Africa, Mesopotamia, Palestine, and Asia Minor.
This course counts toward fulfillment of the University-wide Essential Studies requirement.

300. Introduction to Ancient Languages (3cr)
Prereq: Foreign language study or permission.

Introduction to various languages of the ancient Mediterranean World. Examples: Coptic, Egyptian.

300B. Egyptian (3 cr)
Egyptian hieroglyphics and language, grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, for reading a work, such as Khufu and the Magicians.

300E. Introduction to Coptic (3 cr)
Introduction to Coptic (Sahidic dialect), the final written phase of the Egyptian language, (ca. 100 BCE-1850 CE) in which the words were written in capital Greek letters rather than hieroglyphic characters. Equips student with a knowledge of Coptic grammar and vocabulary sufficient to interpret Coptic texts such as the Coptic Bible and the Nag Hammadi Codices at an elementary level.

305. Ancient Greek Religions (RELG 305) (3 cr)
Introduction to the religious practices of ancient Greece from the prehistoric through the classical period. Special attention will be paid to myth and ritual, as well as evidence from art history and archaeology.
This course counts toward fulfillment of the University-wide Essential Studies requirements.

307/807. Early Christianity (HIST 307/807, RELG 307) (3 cr)
Life, literature, thought, and institutions of the Christian movement from Jesus to Constantine. A critical, historical approach to the sources in English translation and how they reflect the interaction of Christian, Jew, and pagan in late antiquity. Includes the historical Jesus vis-a-vis the Christ of Faith, the impact of Paul's thought, the formation of Christian dogma, methods of interpreting canonical and extra-canonical Christian literature, the problem of heresy and orthodoxy.
This course counts toward fulfillment of the University-wide Essential Studies requirement.

312. Pagans and Christians in the Roman Empire (3 cr)
Examination of the social, political and, most particularly, the intellectual dimensions of the conflict between the old and new religions of the empire.
This course counts toward fulfillment of the University-wide Essential Studies requirement.

315. Medieval World: Byzantium (HIST 315) (3 cr)
Exploration of the key dimensions of Byzantium's social, economic and cultural developments, the role of Byzantium in world history, and the nature of the Byzantine legacy in contemporary Eastern Europe, Russia and the Balkans.
This course counts toward fulfillment of the University-wide Integrative Studies requirements.

320. The Classical World: Archaeology and Texts (3 cr)
Relation between archaeology and textural sources in classical antiquity as used to understand aspects of daily life (e.g., economy and trade, gender, ethnic identity, religion, political organization, etc.).
This course counts toward fulfillment of the University-wide Integrative Studies requirements.

331. Ancient Israel (HIST, JUDS, RELG 331) (3 cr)
Prereq: Sophomore standing or permission.

For course description, see HIST 331.
This course counts toward fulfillment of the University-wide Essential Studies requirement.

381. Ancient Novel (ENGL 381) (3 cr)
Prereq: Junior standing or permission.

English translation of the Greek and Roman novel.
This course counts toward fulfillment of the University-wide Essential Studies requirement.

398. Special Topics in Classics (1-24 cr)
Prereq: Permission. 

399. Independent Study in Classics (1-24 cr)
Prereq: Permission.

399H. Honors Course (1-4 cr)
Prereq: Candidate for degree with distinction or with high distinction or with highest distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences.

408/808. Dead Dea Scrolls (JUDS, RELG 408) (3 cr)
Prereq: JUDS/RELG 205 or 306 or permission.

Dead Sea Scrolls, including the history and thought of the Qumran inhabitants, the archaeology of Qumran, and the corpus of the Scrolls. Concentration on the reading of selected primary texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls.

409/809.  Religion of Late Western Antiquity (HIST 409/809, RELG 409) (2-3 cr)
Examination of the religious institutions, philosophies, and lifeways of the Hellenistic Age from Alexander to Constantine. Includes civic religion of Greece and Rome, popular religion, mystery cults, Judaism, Christianity, popular and school philosophies (Platonism, Aristotelianism, Epicureanism, Cynicism, Stoicism), Gnosticism. History, interrelationships, emerging world view of these movements.
This course counts toward fulfillment of the University-wide Essential Studies and Integrative Studies requirements.

410/810. Gnosticism (RELG 410) (3 cr)
Examination of the nature, history, literature, ritual and impact of the classical gnostic religions, 100 BCE to 400 CE. Extensive reading of original gnostic treatises in English translation, with particular attention to their appropriation and transformation of earlier Jewish, Christian, and pagan religious and philosophical traditions. The principal gnostic schools to be treated are Simonians, Sethians, Valentinians, Hermetics, and Manichaeans.

438/838. Topics in Old World Prehistory (ANTH 438/838) (3 cr)
Prereq: 12 hrs. anthropology.
For a course description, see ANTH 438/838.

440. Gender & Sexuality in the Ancient World (3 cr)
Ancient Greek and Roman evidence pertaining to the fields of women's studies, gender studies, and the study of sexuality.

483/883. Classical Drama (ENGL 440/840) (3 cr)
Prereq: Senior standing or permission.
Greek and Roman tragedy and comedy in translation. Refer to the Graduate Bulletin for 900-level courses.
This course counts toward fulfillment of the University-wide Essential Studies requirement.