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Course Schedule for CLASSICS - Spring 2015
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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1326 CLAS-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairman are required for enrollment.
1883 CLAS-402-01 Senior Thesis 1.00 IND Reger,Gary TBA TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  A continuation of Classics 401 for students pursuing honors in the Classics major. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the chair are required.
1327 CLAS-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
2057 CLCV-111-01 Intro Classical Art/Archaeolgy 1.00 LEC Risser,Martha K. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM MC - AUD ART  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  A survey of the art and archaeology of the classical world, from the Neolithic period through the Roman Empire. Topics of discussion include sculpture, pottery, painting, architecture, town planning, burial practices, and major monuments, as well as archaeological method and theory.
2177 CLCV-222-01 Ancient Mediterranean Cities 1.00 LEC Risser,Martha K. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM SH - S201 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  This course traces ancient urbanism from the development of Neolithic sedentism to the massive cities of the Hellenistic kingdoms and the Roman Empire. We will examine both primary and secondary texts, together with evidence from art and archaeology, to assemble a composite view of urban life and the environmental, topographical, political, cultural, and economic factors that shaped some of the most impressive cities ever built, many of which remain major metropolitan centers today.
2400 CLCV-227-01 Drinking & Dining in Antiquity 1.00 SEM Risser,Martha K. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM LSC - 131 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  This course offers a history of banqueting in the ancient Mediterranean world, from communal feasts at religious festivals to the private banquets of the Greek symposium, and the Roman convivium. Using primary ancient sources (literary texts, artistic representations, and archaeological finds), we will examine the roles of dining and drinking in ancient societies and social ideologies. What, for instance, was the significance of food and drink offerings in tombs and images of banqueting in funerary art? Where did the custom of reclining to dine originate, and what social implications did it carry? And, of course, what kind of food and drink was consumed at these banquets?
2220 CLCV-242-01 Kings, Tyrants, Emperors 1.00 LEC Regan,Amanda R. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM SH - N215 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  From the Homeric lords to the pharaoh-kings of Hellenistic Egypt to the emperors of Rome, one-person rule played an essential part in both political discourse and political reality in the ancient Mediterranean world. What differentiated a good autocrat from a bad one—a “king” from a “tyrant”, in the developing political rhetoric of classical antiquity, which we have inherited? Investigations in this course may include the terminology for such autocrats, primarily “king”, “tyrant”, and “emperor”; theoretical treatments of autocratic rule by Plato, Aristotle, and Polybius; and the representation of autocrats in literary and visual art, historical sources, and archaeological remains.
2059 CLCV-311-01 Aegean Bronze Age 1.00 LEC Cancelled ART  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course explores the art, architecture, and archaeology of the Aegean Bronze Age, with a focus on the Minoan and Mycenaean cultures. Topics covered include the techniques and methods of Bronze Age artists and architects, the influence of Egypt and the Near East on Aegean culture, governmental structures, issues of race and gender, funerary customs, religion, and evidence for cannibalism and other cult practices.
2116 CLCV-325-01 Philosophy of Tragedy 1.00 SEM Ewegen,Shane M. W: 6:30PM-9:10PM LSC - 136 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Throughout the history of Western philosophy, ancient Greek tragedy has continued to be a source of great fascination. This course shall focus on a number of philosophical analyses of ancient tragedy, including those offered by Plato, Aristotle, Nietzsche, Hegel, and Heidegger. Additionally, several ancient Greek tragedies will be read in order to test the validity of these philosophical analyses. We will see that philosophy itself, owing to this preoccupation with tragedy, takes on a tragic character through the guise of some of these thinkers.
1033 CLCV-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND Risser,Martha K. TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1709 GREK-101-01 Intro Class & Biblical Greek I 1.50 LEC Safran,Meredith E. MWF: 11:30AM-12:45PM MECC - 260 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  A course in the fundamentals of classical Greek, designed for those who begin the language in college.
2060 GREK-324-01 Greek Oratory 1.00 LEC Regan,Amanda R. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM MC - 309 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Greek 102 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
  Review of grammar and reading of selected texts by Athenian orators of the fourth century BCE.
2375 GREK-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2061 HIST-116-01 The Rise & Fall of Roman Rep 1.00 LEC Reger,Gary MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM MC - AUD GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  By about 300 BCE the Roman state had in place its republican institutions, and began the expansionist process by which the Romans came to control the Mediterranean basin. Four hundred years later, the Roman empire extended from Britain to Egypt, but the state running that empire had undergone fundamental social, political, and cultural changes. This course traces the processes that created the empire and transformed the Roman world, with special emphasis on the interplay of political and social phenomena. We will look closely at primary sources on which our knowledge of these changes is based.
1091 LATN-102-01 Intermed Grammar Reading Latin 1.50 LEC Safran,Meredith E. MWF: 1:15PM-2:30PM MECC - 260 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Latin 101 or appropriate score on the placement exam.
  This course begins with a brief review of material covered in LAT101, then proceeds to cover complex subordinate clauses involving the subjunctive, indirect statement, and varieties of participial constructions, in addition to further vocabulary acquisition. Students begin to read passages from ancient Latin literature, such as Julius Caesar’s Gallic Wars, Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura, the Res Gestae of Augustus Caesar, and Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
2250 LATN-325-01 Livy's History of Rome 1.00 SEM Safran,Meredith E. MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM MECC - 260 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  LATN 203 (formerly 221) or and equivalent course, or permission of instructor.
  This course introduces students to selections from Livy's magnum opus Ab urbe condita, which treated Roman history from the fall of Troy down to the author's lifetime, as the Roman Republic gave way to Augustus' new Roman Empire. In addition to gaining familiarity with Livy's prose style and the distinction between history and historiography, we will consider the interpretations of recent translators, the apparatus criticus, scholarly commentary, and select secondary literature.