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2014-2015 Course Catalog

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Classics

Associate professors:R. McNeill (Ottilia Buerger Professor of Classical Studies, chair terms II and III) (on leave term(s) I), M. Smith (Religious Studies)
Assistant professor:A. Brook (chair term I)

Classics is a quintessentially interdisciplinary field of intellectual inquiry and academic endeavor. The program of the classics department emphasizes both ancient history and the careful reading and critical study of selected Greek and Latin texts, together with formal study of the languages themselves, as a basis for further study of classical literature, art, history, linguistics, mythology, culture, and civilization.

The classics department accordingly offers three related but distinct concentrations. The traditional concentration in classical languages and literatures produces potential scholars well trained in classical philology and Greek and Latin literature, and also prepares students for teaching certification in Latin. The concentration in classical civilization combines a modicum of Greek or Latin with the study of classical culture, ancient history, and Greek and Roman art for students who wish to engage with the classical world as broadly as possible. The concentration in classical linguistics is designed for students of a more scientific bent who wish to acquire a working knowledge of Greek and Latin at the same time as they undertake the formal, rigorous study of language science.

Required for the classics major

Students may elect to fulfill the requirements of their classics major by concentrating in classical languages and literatures (I), classical civilization (II), or classical linguistics (III), depending on their intellectual interests and postgraduate plans.

  1. Classical Languages and Literatures
    CLAS 110 and 225 or their equivalents, plus 42 units from advanced courses, tutorials, or independent studies in Greek and/or Latin. Students who anticipate doing graduate work in classics should choose this concentration.
  2. Classical Civilization
    1. CLAS 110 or 225, or its equivalent
    2. Two courses from each of the following three sets of courses:
      1. CLAS 150, 160, 280, 300, 310, 510
      2. CLAS 235, 250, 260, 275, 315, PHIL 200
      3. CLAS 340, 345, 350, 365, 368, 540
    3. 18 additional units selected from courses listed in section 2 and/or from other courses or tutorials in classics.
  3. Classical Linguistics
    CLAS 110 and 225 or their equivalents, and LING 150, plus 18 units from advanced courses or tutorials in classical languages and literatures and 18 additional units from courses or tutorials in linguistics (LING 320, 340, and 380 are especially recommended).

Required for the Greek and Latin minors

  1. Greek: 30 units from language and literature courses plus a six-unit tutorial in the history of Greek literature
    Latin: 30 units from language and literature courses plus a six- unit tutorial in the history of Latin literature
  2. C average in the minor

International Study

The curriculum at the “Centro” in Rome is considered to be virtually an integral part of the classics department’s program (see Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome). The classics programs at the American University of Rome and the College Year in Athens are also affiliated and approved options for study abroad in classics. Consult the department chair for more details.

Foreign language requirement

Students may fulfill the university’s foreign language requirement in Latin by taking CLAS 230: Introduction to Latin Literature or any 400-level Latin literature course (prerequisites: CLAS110 or 230, Intermediate Latin and Introduction to Latin Literature respectively), or in Greek by taking CLAS 225: Intermediate Greek Reading (prerequisite: CLAS 125: Intensive Elementary Greek) or any 400-level Greek literature course.

Humanities requirement

Students may fulfill the university’s humanities requirement by taking any classics course taught in English, CLAS 230, or any 400-level course in Greek or Latin literature.

Senior Experience in Classics

The Senior Experience in the Department of Classics may be fulfilled in a variety of ways, in consultation with the department chair and the student's advisor. Scholarly, pedagogical, creative, and experiential projects are all viable options. Possible experiences include: writing and defending a senior thesis; delivering a scholarly paper at a conference or as part of Classics Week; staging a production of a Greek or Roman play; developing a complete syllabus and teaching a sample class for a course in Latin or Greek at the secondary level; or working at relevant archaeological sites in Europe and the Mediterranean Sea region. For Senior Experiences that take place off-campus, a formal oral presentation will also be required.
Students pursuing double majors, double degrees, and education certification, are strongly encouraged to consult with their advisors and department chairs to plan and negotiate their overall senior experience as early as possible, especially if they are interested in pursuing an interdisciplinary capstone that integrates their interests in both majors, or combines their student teaching with a project in their major.


Courses - Classics

CLAS 101: Introduction to Classics

An introduction to Greek and Roman civilization. Through lecture and discussion students will engage with ancient textual sources (in translation) on such topics as ancient politics, philosophy, military history, poetry, theatre, social history, oratory, and art history. Students will learn about the variety of methodologies and sources of evidence used by Classicists to understand the ancient world.
Units: 6.

CLAS 120: Intensive Beginning Latin

An accelerated introductory course emphasizing the forms and basic syntax of Latin. Taken together, CLAS 120 and 220 provide students with the ability to read both classical and medieval Latin prose and poetry.
Units: 6.

CLAS 125: Intensive Beginning Greek

An accelerated introductory course emphasizing the basic systematic structure of Greek. Taken together, CLAS 125 and 225 provide students with the ability to read both classical and Koine Greek.
Units: 6.

CLAS 150: Survey of Greek History

A study of ancient Greek history from the Bronze Age to 146 B.C.E. Emphasis on the rise and fall of the Greek city-state as a political, societal, and cultural model. Readings include the historians Herodotus and Thucydides. All texts in English.
Units: 6.
Also listed as History 180

CLAS 160: Survey of Roman History

A study of the history of Rome from its origins through the Republic and Empire to the reign of Constantine. Emphasis on political and cultural developments and the acquisition and maintenance of empire. Readings may include Livy, Tacitus, Suetonius, and the Historia Augusta. All texts in English.
Units: 6.
Also listed as History 185

CLAS 191: Directed Study in Classics

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

CLAS 220: Intensive Intermediate Latin

A continuation of CLAS 120 with an emphasis on developing experience with reading connected passages of literary discourse, including selections from classical Latin prose and poetry. Successful completion fulfills the language general education requirement for the B.A.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: CLAS 120 or two years of high school Latin

CLAS 225: Intensive Intermediate Greek

A continuation of CLAS 125 with emphasis on developing experience with reading connected passages of literary discourse, including sections from a variety of texts and authors. Successful completion fulfills the language general education requirement for the B.A.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: CLAS 125 or its equivalent

CLAS 250: Classical Mythology

A study of classical mythology through examination of the literary mythical narratives of Greece and Rome. We will consider the form, content, and themes of these stories in order to explore the cultural significance of myth and the various ways in which myths can be interpreted. All texts in English.
Units: 6.

CLAS 260: Ancient Voices: Classical Literature in Translation

A study of specific texts selected from the corpus of Greek and Latin prose and poetry, read in English translation. Each iteration of the course will focus on a particular genre or theme in classical literature. Possible topics include: the ancient novel, death and the underworld, and Greek and Roman love poetry.
Units: 6.

CLAS 280: Warfare in Classical Antiquity

A study of the practice of warfare in classical antiquity from Homeric Greece to the Roman Empire. Topics to be considered include: Homer's Iliad and the warrior ideal, the political implications of hoplite and trireme warfare, the Persian Wars, the Peloponnesian War, the campaigns of Alexander, Hannibal, and Caesar, the organization and tactics of the Roman legion, and Roman frontier policy. Emphasis on the close interaction of military, political, and cultural developments in Greek and Roman history. All texts in English.
Units: 6.
Also listed as History 241

CLAS 300: Periclean Athens

A study of the history of Athens from the end of the Persian Wars to the execution of Socrates (479 to 399 B.C.E.). A wide range of material and topics will be considered: social and political developments, warfare, empire, diplomacy, intellectual and cultural life. Emphasis on the revolution in ideas and visions of humanity that defined the golden age of classical Greece. All texts in English.
Units: 6.
Also listed as History 235
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor

CLAS 301: Topics in Latin Literature

Close reading and study of texts selected from the corpus of Latin literature. The course will focus on a different genre, author, or theme in Latin poetry or prose each year it is offered. Possible topics include Roman satire, Roman comedy and tragedy, love elegy, and epistolary writing. Meets concurrently with CLAS 401. Not open to students who have received credit for the current topic under CLAS 401 or who need to receive credit for CLAS 401. May be repeated when the topic is different.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: CLAS 220 or three years of high school Latin

CLAS 302: Ovid

Close reading and study of Ovid’s poetry in Latin, as represented by a book of the Metamorphoses or selections from the Amores and Ars Amatoria. Discussion will be supplemented with additional primary readings in English translation and secondary scholarship. Meets concurrently with CLAS 402. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 402 or CLAS 410, or who need to receive credit for CLAS 402.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: CLAS 220 or three years of high school Latin.

CLAS 303: Catullus and Horace

Careful reading and concentrated study of selected poems by Catullus and Horace in Latin. Discussion will be supplemented with additional readings in English translation and secondary scholarship. Meets concurrently with CLAS 403. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 403 or CLAS 425, or who need to receive credit for CLAS 403.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: CLAS 220 or three years of high school Latin

CLAS 304: Virgil

Close reading of extended selections from Virgil in Latin, primarily drawn from the Aeneid, supplemented with additional readings in English translation and secondary scholarship. Emphasis on Virgil’s poetic technique as well as the political and cultural significance of his poetry. Meets concurrently with CLAS 404. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 404 or CLAS 440, or who need to receive credit for CLAS 404.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: CLAS 220 or three years of high school Latin

CLAS 305: The Fall of the Roman Republic

A study of the final decades of the Roman Republic from the sixth consulship of Marius to the assassination of Caesar (100 to 44 B.C.E.), focusing on political, social, and cultural changes during this tumultuous period. Topics include: Roman politics, social class and identity, and Republican art, literature, and thought. All texts in English.
Units: 6.
Also listed as History 242
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor

CLAS 306: The Roman Novel

Close reading and study of selected passages in Latin from the Satyricon of Petronius and the Metamorphoses (also known as The Golden Ass) of Apuleius, the two surviving examples of the ancient Roman novel. Meets concurrently with CLAS 406. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 406 or who need to receive credit for CLAS 406.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: CLAS 220 or three years of high school Latin

CLAS 307: Cicero

Close reading of a selection from the works of Cicero in Latin, supplemented with additional readings in English translation and secondary scholarship. Texts may include the Pro Caelio, the Pro Archia, and the Catilinarian Orations. Meets concurrently with CLAS 407. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 407 or CLAS 435, or who need to receive credit for CLAS 407.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CLAS 220 or three years of high school Latin

CLAS 308: Roman Historians

A study of selections from several Roman historians in Latin, chosen to emphasize specific historical events and persons depicted on Roman coins from the university’s Ottilia Buerger Collection. Meets concurrently with CLAS 408. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 408 or CLAS 415, or who need to receive credit for CLAS 408.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: CLAS 220 or three years of high school Latin

CLAS 310: Augustan Rome

An introduction to ancient Rome and Roman civilization, focusing on the Age of Augustus in all its aspects: art, literature, politics, empire, law, entertainment, and society. Emphasis on the political and cultural changes that took place during this revolutionary period. All texts in English.
Units: 6.
Also listed as History 240
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor

CLAS 315: Greek-Islamic Philosophical Tradition

After covering relevant fundamentals in Greek philosophy (Aristotle and Plato), we will proceed to later philosophers, both Greek (the Neoplatonists) and Islamic (Ibn Sina, Suhrawardi), whose work inherits the same methods and questions, Our special focus will be questions about philosophical method, the soul, and mystical experience.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Religious Studies 316
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

CLAS 321: Topics in Greek Literature

In this course we will read excerpts from one or more authors in ancient Greek. Our discussion will be supplemented with additional primary readings in English translation and secondary scholarship. Possible topics include: the ancient novel, Greek lyric poetry, and the Homeric hymns. Meets concurrently with CLAS 421. Not open to students who have received credit for the current topic under CLAS 421 or who need to receive credit for CLAS 421. May be repeated when the topic is different.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: CLAS 225 or three years of high school Greek

CLAS 322: Homer

In this course we will read excerpts from the Iliad and/or the Odyssey in Greek. Our discussion will be supplemented with additional readings in English translation and secondary scholarship. Meets concurrently with CLAS 422. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 455 or CLAS 422, or who need to receive credit for CLAS 422.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: CLAS 225 or three years of high school Greek.

CLAS 323: Greek Tragedy

In this course we will read excerpts from one tragedian (e.g. Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides) in ancient Greek. Our discussion will be supplemented with additional tragic material in English translation and secondary scholarship. Meets concurrently with CLAS 423. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 423 or who need to receive credit for CLAS 423.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: CLAS 225 or three years of high school Greek

CLAS 324: Greek Comedy

In this course we will read excerpts from one comedian (e.g. Aristophanes, Menander) in ancient Greek. Our discussion will be supplemented with additional comic material in English translation and secondary scholarship. Meets concurrently with CLAS 424. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 424 or who need to receive credit for CLAS 424.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: CLAS 225 or three years of high school Greek

CLAS 326: Plato

In this course we will read one Platonic dialogue (e.g., Symposium, Apology) in Greek. Our discussion will be supplemented with additional Platonic material in English translation and secondary scholarship. Meets concurrently with CLAS 426. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 460 or CLAS 426, or who need to receive credit for CLAS 326.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: CLAS 225 or three years of high school Greek

CLAS 327: The Attic Orators

In this course we will read excerpts from one of the fourth-century Athenian orators (e.g., Lysias, Aeschines, Demosthenes) in Greek. Our discussion will be supplemented with additional material in English translation and secondary scholarship. Meets concurrently with CLAS 427. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 485 or CLAS 427, or who need to receive credit for CLAS 427.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: CLAS 225 or three years of high school Greek

CLAS 328: Greek Historians

In this course we will read excerpts from one of the Greek historians (e.g., Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon) in Greek. Our discussion will be supplemented with additional primary readings in English translation and secondary scholarship. Meets concurrently with CLAS 428. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 480 or CLAS 428, or who need to receive credit for CLAS 428.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: CLAS 225 or three years of high school Greek

CLAS 340: Archaic and Classical Greek Art

A study of Greek art and architecture to the end of the fourth century B.C. Topics include the great sanctuaries at Olympia, Delphi, and Athens; the development of mythological narrative in sculpture and vase painting; the political and propagandistic function of Greek art; and the beginning of portraiture.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Art History 200
Prerequisite: ARHI 100 or sophomore standing

CLAS 345: From Alexander to Kleopatra: Art of the Hellenistic Age

A study of Greek and Greek-influenced art from the time of Alexander the Great to the Roman conquest of Egypt in 31 B.C. Topics include portraiture and the royal iconography of the Hellenistic rulers, the development of regional styles in sculpture, and the influence of the Romans as patrons.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Art History 202
Prerequisite: ARHI 100 or sophomore standing

CLAS 350: Roman Art

A study of the art and architecture of the Etruscans and the Romans to the end of the Roman empire. Topics include the funerary arts of the Etruscans, the art and archaeology of Pompeii and Herculaneum, developments in imperial portraiture and historical relief, technological innovations in architecture, and the beginnings of Christian art.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Art History 204
Prerequisite: ARHI 100 or sophomore standing

CLAS 363: Laughter and Pain: Greek and Roman Drama in Translation

In this course we analyze ancient plays both as great works of literature and as artifacts of a particular artistic, cultural, and political context. Students will read excerpts and complete plays in English from a variety of ancient authors, including (from Classical Athens) Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, and (from late Republican and early Imperial Rome) Plautus, Terence, and Seneca.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Theatre Arts 363, English 263
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor

CLAS 365: Archaeology of the Prehistoric Aegean

A study of archaeological investigations in the Aegean region — Greece, Crete, the Cycladic Islands, and western Turkey. Emphasis on the evidence of cultural development from Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers and Neolithic farmers and herders through the development of the Bronze Age “palace” civilizations of the Minoans and Mycenaeans.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Anthropology 324
Prerequisite: ANTH 120 or consent of instructor

CLAS 368: Ethics in Archaeology: Who owns the past?

An exploration of ethical and legal concerns surrounding archaeology: the ownership and treatment of archaeological remains and relations between archaeologists and descendent communities. Topics include the ethics and legality of collecting looting, and the antiquities market; archaeology and nationalism; repatriation of skeletons and artifacts; and professional responsibilities of archaeologists.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Anthropology 328, Art History 325
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and ANTH 120, an ARHI course (preferably ancient to Renaissance), or consent of instructor

CLAS 370: War and Humanity: Greek and Roman Epic in Translation

An examination of ancient epic literature through the study of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid, all read in English translation. Emphasis on the important features and themes of the epic genre, ancient conceptions of the hero, and the literary, cultural, and political resonance of these texts in classical antiquity.
Units: 6.
Also listed as English 265
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor

CLAS 390: Tutorial Studies in Classics

Study of topics in Greek and Latin literature, ancient history, ancient philosophy, classical civilization, and/or linguistics, arranged and carried out in cooperation with an instructor.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

CLAS 391: Directed Study in Classics

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

CLAS 399: Independent Study in Classics

Independent research on topics in Greek and Latin literature, ancient history, ancient philosophy, classical civilization, and/or linguistics, arranged in consultation with the department.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

CLAS 401: Topics in Latin Literature

Close reading and study of texts selected from the corpus of Latin literature. Meets concurrently with CLAS 301. Students taking this course at the 400-level will be held to a higher standard of reading, translation, and performance in class and on exams, and will be assigned an additional research paper. Not open to students who have received credit for the current topic under CLAS 301 or who need to receive credit for CLAS 301. May be repeated when the topic is different.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: One 300-level course in Latin or four years of high school Latin

CLAS 402: Ovid

A study of Ovid’s poetry, as represented by selections from the Metamorphoses or the Amores and Ars Amatoria (in Latin). Meets concurrently with CLAS 302. Students taking this course at the 400-level will be held to a higher standard of reading, translation, and performance in class and on exams, and will be assigned an additional research paper. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 302 or CLAS 410, or who need to receive credit for CLAS 302.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: One 300-level course in Latin or four years of high school Latin

CLAS 403: Catullus and Horace

Careful reading and concentrated study of selected poems by Catullus and Horace (in Latin). Meets concurrently with CLAS 403. Students taking this course at the 400-level will be held to a higher standard of reading, translation, and performance in class and on exams, and will be assigned an additional research paper. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 303 or CLAS 425, or who need to receive credit for CLAS 303.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: One 300-level course in Latin or four years of high school Latin

CLAS 404: Virgil

Close reading and study of extended selections from Virgil (in Latin), primarily drawn from the Aeneid. Meets concurrently with CLAS 304. Students taking this course at the 400-level will be held to a higher standard of reading, translation, and performance in class and on exams, and will be assigned an additional research paper. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 304 or CLAS 440, or who need to receive credit for CLAS 304.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: One 300-level course in Latin or four years of high school Latin

CLAS 406: The Roman Novel

Close reading and study of selected passages in Latin from the Satyricon of Petronius and the Metamorphoses of Apuleius. Meets concurrently with CLAS 306. Students taking this course at the 400-level will be held to a higher standard of reading, translation, and performance in class and on exams, and will be assigned an additional research paper. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 306 or who need to receive credit for CLAS 306.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: One 300-level course in Latin or four years of high school Latin

CLAS 407: Cicero

Close reading and study of a selection from the works of Cicero (in Latin). Meets concurrently with CLAS 307. Students taking this course at the 400-level will be held to a higher standard of reading, translation, and performance in class and on exams, and will be assigned an additional research paper. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 307 or CLAS 435, or who need to receive credit for CLAS 307.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: One 300-level course in Latin or four years of high school Latin

CLAS 408: Roman Historians

A study of selections from several Roman historians (in Latin). Meets concurrently with CLAS 308. Students taking this course at the 400-level will be held to a higher standard of reading, translation, and performance in class and on exams, and will be assigned an additional research paper. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 308 or CLAS 415, or who need to receive credit for CLAS 308.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: One 300-level course in Latin or four years of high school Latin.

CLAS 421: Topics in Greek Literature

Close reading and study of excerpts from one or more authors in ancient Greek. Meets concurrently with CLAS 321. Students taking this course at the 400-level will be assigned a research paper and will be held to a higher standard in the assessment of their contributions to class translation and discussion and their performance on exams. Not open to students who have received credit for the current topic under CLAS 321 or who need to receive credit for CLAS 321. May be repeated when the topic is different.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: One 300-level course in Greek or four years of high school Greek.

CLAS 422: Homer

Close reading and study of excerpts from the Iliad and/or the Odyssey in Greek. Meets concurrently with CLAS 322. Students taking this course at the 400-level will be assigned a research paper and will be held to a higher standard in the assessment of their contributions to class translation and discussion and their performance on exams. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 455 or CLAS 322, or who need to receive credit for CLAS 322.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: One 300-level course in Greek or four years of high school Greek.

CLAS 423: Greek Tragedy

In this course we will read excerpts from one tragedian in ancient Greek. Meets concurrently with CLAS 323. Students taking this course at the 400-level will be assigned a research paper and will be held to a higher standard in the assessment of their contributions to class translation and discussion and their performance on exams. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 323 or who need to receive credit for CLAS 323.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: One 300-level course in Greek or four years of high school Greek

CLAS 424: Greek Comedy

In this course we will read excerpts from one comedian in ancient Greek. Meets concurrently with CLAS 324. Students taking this course at the 400-level will be assigned a research paper and will be held to a higher standard in the assessment of their contributions to class translation and discussion and their performance on exams. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 324 or who need to receive credit for CLAS 324.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: One 300-level course in Greek or four years of high school Greek

CLAS 426: Plato

Close reading and study of one Platonic dialogue (e.g., Symposium, Apology) in Greek. Meets concurrently with CLAS 326. Students taking this course at the 400-level will be assigned a research paper and will be held to a higher standard in the assessment of their contributions to class translation and discussion and their performance on exams. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 460 or CLAS 326, or who need to receive credit for CLAS 326.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: One 300-level course in Greek or four years of high school Greek.

CLAS 427: The Attic Orators

In this course we will read excerpts from one of the fourth-century Athenian orators (e.g., Lysias, Aeschines, Demosthenes) in Greek. Meets concurrently with CLAS 327. Students taking this course at the 400-level will be assigned a research paper and will be held to a higher standard in the assessment of their contributions to class translation and discussion and their performance on exams. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 485 or CLAS 327, or who need to receive credit for CLAS 327.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: One 300-level course in Greek or four years of high school Greek

CLAS 428: Greek Historians

Close reading and study of one of the Greek historians (e.g., Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon). Meets concurrently with CLAS 328. Students taking this course at the 400-level will be assigned a research paper and will be held to a higher standard in the assessment of their contributions to class translation and discussion and their performance on exams. Not open to students who have received credit for CLAS 480 or CLAS 328, or who need to receive credit for CLAS 328.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: One 300-level course in Greek or four years of high school Greek

CLAS 540: Topics in Ancient Art

An examination of a particular topic in ancient art history. Students are expected to carry out independent research. The topic will change periodically. Course may be repeated when the topic is different.
Units: 6.
Also listed as Art History 400
Prerequisite: One 200- or 300-level course in art history, one course in classics, or consent of the instructor.

CLAS 545: Advanced Topics in Classics

This course examines specific issues in classical scholarship, ranging from longstanding questions of analysis and interpretation to contemporary topics of research and debate. Students will develop their familiarity with the methods of classical scholarship as they undertake independent work culminating in a research paper or book reveiw. Recommended for majors and students considering graduate study in classics.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: CLAS 220 and 225 or consent of instructor.

CLAS 590: Tutorial Studies in Classics

Advanced study of topics in Greek and Latin literature, ancient history, ancient philosophy, classical civilization, and/or linguistics, arranged and carried out in cooperation with an instructor.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

CLAS 591: Directed Study in Classics

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

CLAS 599: Independent Study in Classics

Advanced independent research on topics in Greek and Latin literature, ancient history, ancient philosophy, classical civilization, and/or linguistics, arranged in consultation with the department.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

CLAS 690: Tutorial Studies in Classics

Advanced study of topics in Greek and Latin literature, ancient history, ancient philosophy, classical civilization, and/or linguistics, arranged and carried out in cooperation with an instructor.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

CLAS 691: Directed Study in Classics

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

CLAS 699: Independent Study in Classics

Advanced independent research on topics in Greek and Latin literature, ancient history, ancient philosophy, classical civilization, and/or linguistics, arranged in consultation with the department.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

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