Academic Catalog

Classics (CLAS)

CLAS 103  - Ideas and Culture: Greek Civilization  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to ancient Greek literature, thought, art, drama, and culture from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Era, with particular focus placed upon fifth century Athens.

CLAS 105  - Ideas and Culture: Roman Civilization  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to ancient Roman literature, thought, architecture, and culture from the Early Republic to the dissolution of the empire, with particular focus placed upon the Late Republic and Early Empire.

CLAS 110  - Greek and Roman Mythology in Art and Literature  (3 Credits)  

The principal Greek and Roman myths, with emphasis on their appearance in literature and art.

CLAS 202C  - Ancient Tragedy   (3 Credits)  

A study of the tragic plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.

CLAS 204  - Epic Traditions   (3 Credits)  

A comparative study of epic poetry from the ancient civilizations of Mespotamia, Greece,and Rome.

CLAS 211  - Greek and Roman Religion  (3 Credits)  

The public, personal, and mystery religions of the Greek and Romans, and the development of classical religious ideas. Crosslisted as RELG 211.

CLAS 305  - Egyptian and Near Eastern Art and Archaeology  (3 Credits)  

Using the methodologies developed by archaeologists and art historians, this course will examine the artistic and architectural traditions of Egypt and the Near East from the prehistoric through the Greco-Roman periods. Cross-listed as ARTH 305.

CLAS 310  - Women in Antiquity  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above or permission of instructor. The nature, roles, and lives of women in ancient Greece and Rome.

CLAS 351  - Special Studies in Classical Civilization  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite will vary, depending on topic. Reading and study in a specialized area of ancient culture.

CLAS 352  - Special Studies in Classical Civilization  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite will vary, depending on topic. Reading and study in a specialized area of ancient culture.

CLAS 380  - Archaeology of the Greek and Roman World  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: ARTH 114A, CLAS 103 or CLAS 105. Study of the archaeologicial excavation of the Greek and Roman world, with emphasis on the history, techniques, and ethics of classical archaeology.

CLAS 390  - Ancient City  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite: ARTH 114A, CLAS 103 or CLAS 105. The growth and development of selected urban centers in the Greek and Roman world, with emphasis on the archaeological record.

CLAS 485  - Guided Research   (3 Credits)  

Preparation of a senior thesis under the direction of the Classics faculty. Recommended for all Classics majors; required for graduation with Honors in Classics.

CLAS 491  - Individual Study   (1-4 Credits)  

Individual study under the direction of a member of the staff. Permission of the department.

CLAS 492  - Individual Study   (1-4 Credits)  

Individual study under the direction of a member of the staff. Permission of the department.

CLAS 499  - Internship  (1-4 Credits)