Choose your spring 2022 classical studies courses!
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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. ** WRITING INTENSIVE section available in spring 2022
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 283: Classical Comedy and Satire
In this course, students engage with great literary works of the ancient world that combine social criticism with humor. Students will encounter such authors as Aristophanes, Menander, Terence, and Petronius, and their works, including the historical, social and cultural conditions implicated with each work. Fulfills Tier 2 Literary Core requirement; counts for the minor in Shakespeare Studies
Latin and Ancient Greek
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LATN 102: continues the introduction to the language begun in the fall in LATN 101 or equivalent prior experience
Latin 284: 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 102: continues the introduction to the language begun in the fall in GREK 101 or equivalent prior experience
GREK 286: solidify grammar and read real ancient Greek texts – requires GREK 101 and 102, or other substantial prior experience
GREK 351: 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. ** WRITING INTENSIVE in spring 2022
CLST 275 World of Classical Greece
This course investigates the history, literature, art, culture and society of Classical Greece (c. 480 B.C.E. to c. 300 B.C.E.), the origin of so much that has impacted western civilization; its primary focus is Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.E. Fulfills Tier 2 Historical Core requirement; counts for the minor in Shakespeare Studies.
CLST 362 Roman Law
This course investigates the history, scope, principles and components of Roman civil and private law from the archaic period to Justinian's codification. Students should be able to explain Roman legal and civil procedure, including the legal concepts of property, the person, family law, and legal obligations and issues, including contracts, civil wrongs, etc. Cross-listed with PLSC 371, counts for minor in Sociolegal Studies. ** WRITING INTENSIVE in spring 2022
Art and Archaeology Stream
CLST 207 Art of the Roman World
This course is an introduction to the art of the Roman world from c.3000 BCE to c. the fifth century CE. It focuses on major trends and developments in Etruscan, Roman and later Greek art, including architecture, painting, mosaic, and sculpture through close study of individual examples. Fulfills Artistic Core requirement; cross-listed with FNAR 337.
Capstone for Majors and Minors
- required for all graduating majors as well as graduating Latin minors
CLST 384 The Humanism of Antiquity II
This course is centered on extensive readings of pertinent classical authors from early Rome to the High Empire, 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 Latin texts concerned with these issues and topics.