Bulletin--Classics Discipline

CLASSICS


College of Humanities
(See Classics in the Academic Programs section for information on degrees)

Undergraduate Courses

327 The Mediterranean World (3) [GE]

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent, upper division standing, and consent of instructor. For course description, see HIST 327.

330 Ancient Epic Tales (3) [GE]

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent. Introduction to epic literature of Greece, Rome, and the Middle East. Emphasis on analysis of mythic and heroic themes, methods of composition and on aspects of history and society. Texts include the Iliad, the Odyssey, the Aeneid, and the Epic of Gilgamesh.

360 Greek and Roman Mythology (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent. Analysis and discussion of the classical myths designed to furnish background material for the Western literary and cultural tradition and to familiarize students with the nature and function of myth.

395 Roots of Bioscientific Language (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent. Study of Greek and Latin roots and word elements and the process of word formation in the technical vocabulary of various scientific fields and in medicine. Knowledge of Greek and Latin is not required.

410 Classical Culture: Greece (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent. General survey of ancient Greek culture in Classical and Hellenistic periods (5-4 c. BCE). Readings from variety of literature (tragedy, comedy, history, philosophy), and study of art and architecture.

415 Classical Culture: Rome (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent. General survey of ancient Roman culture in Republican and Empire periods (2 c. BCE-4 c. CE). Readings from variety of literature in translation (poetry, history, philosophy, drama) and study of art and architecture.

490 History of Ideas in the Ancient Classical World (3) [GE]

An interdisciplinary intellectual and cultural history of the ancient classical world of Greece and Rome from its beginnings to the death of Saint Augustine with special emphasis on the evolution of ideas, their origins, interconnections, impact, and influence.

699 Special Study (1-3)

Prerequisite: consent of major adviser and supervising faculty member. Special topics in Latin or Greek. Study is planned, developed, and completed under the direction of a member of the department. Open only to students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work in Classics.

Graduate Courses

700 Proseminar in Classical Studies: Texts and Contexts (3)

Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. An introduction at the graduate level to disciplines within classical studies (e.g., paleography, epigraphy, numismatics, archaeology, literary criticism) and their related research tools (e.g., inscriptions, coins, papyrus manuscripts, material remains).

720 Seminar in Classical Languages and Literature (3)

Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Advanced literary and linguistic analysis in the original and in translation of the chief works of classical antiquity in both prose and verse. May be repeated when authors or works vary.

898 Master's Thesis (3)

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy for the Master of Arts and recommendation of major adviser. For students writing a thesis in fulfillment of the requirement for the master's degree. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

899 Special Study (1-3)

Prerequisite: consent of graduate major adviser and supervising faculty member. Special topics in Latin or Greek. Study is planned, developed, and completed under the direction of a member of the department. Open to graduate students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work. Enrollment by petition.


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