Course Schedule

Course Term
Course Attributes
Spring 2024
CLAS

CLAS 301B – The Literature of the Ancient Romans: Latin Literature in English Translation

Classics 301B provides an introductory survey of Latin literature through English translations. The works to be studied include some of the earliest extant ones of the republican period down to those of the mid-empire: our authors span a period of over 300 years. We will read from a variety of genres, including comedy and tragedy, epic and lyric poetry, didactic literature, satire, historiography, the novel, letters, and philosophy. Latin writers appropriated all these genres- with the exception of satire, which apparently is a Roman innovation (satura quidem tota nostra est, Quintilian 10.1.93)-from the Greeks. In doing so they creatively and self-reflexively (Latin literature is extremely "meta") adapted their Greek source texts with a view to their own audiences and artistic purposes. The study of this literature provides a dynamic point of entry into the rich and diverse cultural world of the ancient Romans-the Roman empire was an extraordinarily complex experiment in multiethnic and polylingual exchange that is only now being rivaled by globalist movements. Latin literature is also critical to appreciation of subsequent European literatures and cultures.

Section
001
Days
MoWe
Time
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
20 / 45
  • Days: MoWe
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 20 / 45
Section
001
Days
MoWe
Time
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
20 / 45
  • Days: MoWe
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 20 / 45
Section
001
Days
MoWe
Time
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
20 / 45
  • Days: MoWe
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 20 / 45
Section
001
Days
MoWe
Time
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
20 / 45
  • Days: MoWe
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 20 / 45
Section
001
Days
MoWe
Time
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
20 / 45
  • Days: MoWe
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 20 / 45
Fall 2024
CLAS

CLAS 300 – The Classical Ideal: From Greece and Rome through the 1930s

This is a course that explores the world of ancient Athens and Rome as it was viewed and interpreted in later periods. The learning activities inspire students to critically analyze and incorporate past and current art, historical, archaeological and cultural perspectives on ancient Greek life and culture. Then we learn about how people in America in the 1930s were inspired by ancient Greece. Students are expected to apply their knowledge by analyzing movies made in this period which focus on presenting classical culture in modern guise, especially those by the only major woman director of the era: Dorothy Arzner. Next, we look at ancient Rome. Since Americans have traditionally identified more with ancient Rome, we dedicate more time to the analysis of Rome and its influence. Finally, we look at the 1930s' vogue for the symbolism of classical culture in Fascist Italy under Mussolini and in Nazi Germany under Hitler.

Section
101
Days
Time
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
0 / 300
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 300
Section
101
Days
Time
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
94 / 300
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 94 / 300
Section
101
Days
Time
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
13 / 300
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 13 / 300

CLAS 340A – Introduction to Greek Art and Archaeology

This course surveys the art and archaeology of Greece from the Early Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period (ca. 3000 BC-31 BC), focusing on iconic monuments in architecture, sculpture, ceramics, and minor arts that shaped ancient Greek civilization. Monumental projects, such as temples, tombs, fortifications, as well as miniature creations in luxurious materials will be examined within their larger political, social, religious, technological, and economic contexts in Ancient Greece. Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Crete, and the Aegean are just a few of the celebrated places explored in this course.

Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
0 / 75
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 75
Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
16 / 75
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 16 / 75
Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
1 / 75
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 1 / 75
Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
1 / 75
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 1 / 75

CLAS 454 – Greek and Roman Sculpture: Symbols and Society in Antiquity

This course surveys Greek and Roman sculpture from Cycladic figurines of the 3rd millennium B.C. to Roman sculpture of ca. 300 A.D. Topics to be addressed are stylistic developments, uses of sculpture within historical settings, iconography and meaning, materials and manufacturing techniques, and sculptors and their social status. The course will also deal with modern misconceptions of the original appearance of the classical sculpture, problems of forgeries, and the impact of looting within larger discussions of cultural heritage and collecting.

Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
2 / 20
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 2 / 20
Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
0 / 20
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 20
Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Instructor
Status
Closed
Enrollment
21 / 25
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 21 / 25

CLAS 554 – Greek and Roman Sculpture: Symbols and Society in Antiquity

This course surveys Greek and Roman sculpture from Cycladic figurines of the 3rd millennium B.C. to Roman sculpture of ca. 300 A.D. Topics to be addressed are stylistic developments, uses of sculpture within historical settings, iconography and meaning, materials and manufacturing techniques, and sculptors and their social status. The course will also deal with modern misconceptions of the original appearance of the classical sculpture, problems of forgeries, and the impact of looting within larger discussions of cultural heritage and collecting.

Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
2 / 20
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 2 / 20
Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
0 / 20
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 0 / 20
Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
Date
Aug 26 - Dec 11
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
21 / 25
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
  • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 21 / 25