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Literature and Language Stream
ancient literature studied in English translation
UCLR 100C: Interpreting Literature
In this foundational course of literary studies, students read closely and analyze carefully a representative variety of prose, poetry, and drama, master key literary and critical terms, and explore approaches to the analysis and interpretation of literature. Selections focus on Greek and Roman literary works and their receptions. Fulfills Tier 1 Literary Core requirement (note: Classical Studies majors and minors are exempt from this requirement).
CLST 271: Classical Mythology
This course focuses on Greek and Roman literature involving myth and how ancient and modern peoples use traditional narratives, characters, images and conceptions to explore, explain, and experiment with ideas about themselves and their surroundings in their historical, social, cultural and intellectual contexts. Fulfills Tier 2 Literary Core requirement; counts for the minor in Shakespeare Studies.
CLST 272: Heroes and Classical Epics
This course centers upon the epics of the ancient Mediterranean world, their nature and significance, and, especially, the concepts of heroes and heroism. Students examine the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey and Vergil's Aeneid and place these epic poems into their historical, social, and cultural contexts. Fulfills Tier 2 Literary Core requirement.
CLST 273: Classical Tragedy
This course introduces students to ancient Greek and Roman tragedy, the authors of those tragedies, their social, historical, and cultural contexts, and to the performance-circumstances of extant Greek drama. The works of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides are the focus. Fulfills Tier 2 Literary Core requirement; counts for the minor in Shakespeare Studies.
CLST 279: Classical Rhetoric
This course explores how ancient Greeks and Romans practiced and interrogated the 'craft of speech' (rhetorike techne), specifically persuasive speech, especially as it would be delivered in public settings. Fulfills Tier 2 Literary Core requirement.
Latin and Ancient Greek
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LATN 101: introduction to the language – no prior experience
LATN 271: solidify grammar and read real Latin texts – requires LATN 101 and 102, or substantial prior experience in high school
Latin 283: read real Latin texts – requires LATN 271, or equivalent prior experience
Latin 389: read and research real Latin texts – requires multiple Latin courses at the 200-level
GREK 101: introduction to the language – no prior experience
GREK 289: solidify grammar and read real ancient Greek texts – requires GREK 101 and 102, or substantial prior experience in high school
GREK 388: read and research real ancient Greek texts – requires multiple ancient Greek courses at the 200-level
History, Society, and Culture Stream
CLST 267 Medical and Scientific Terminology in Context
This course focuses on the ancient Greek and Latin roots of terminology relating to the sciences, especially medical science. The development and changes in the scientific paradigm are explored through readings in translation of a variety of ancient thinkers from Greece and Rome.
CLST 274 World of Archaic Greece
This course focuses on the history, as well as the literature, art, culture and society of Archaic Greece (about 750-480 BCE), the precursor of Classical Greece. Students examine the significant political, cultural and social accomplishments, as well as the events, institutions, and major figures of the age. Fulfills Tier 2 Historical Core requirement.
CLST 276 World of Classical Rome
This course investigates the historical development of the Roman people through study of their history, politics, society and culture especially in the 1st centuries BCE. and CE, the turning points of Republican and Imperial Rome. Fulfills Tier 2 Historical Core requirement; counts for the minor in Shakespeare Studies; cross-listed with ROST 276.
Art and Archaeology Stream
CLST 206 Art of Ancient Greece
This course is an introduction to the art of the ancient Greek world from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period (to c. 50 B.C.E.), focusing on major trends and developments in Classical Greek architecture, sculpture, pottery and painting through close study of individual examples. Fulfills Artistic Core requirement; cross-listed with FNAR 336.
Capstone for Majors and Minors
- required for all graduating majors as well as graduating Greek minors
CLST 383 The Humanism of Antiquity I
This course is centered on extensive readings of classical authors from Homer to Plato, tracing the evolution of aspects of human belief. Students will explore the nature of the human individual and the relationship of the human person both to the material and spiritual world while interpreting ancient Greek texts concerned with these issues and topics.