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Courses in Greek

GRK 101

Elementary Greek I

The essentials of grammar and selections from important authors with reading and lectures on the cultural background.

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1 course

GRK 102

Elementary Greek II

A continuation of GRK 101. Includes readings from Greek authors. Prepares for GRK 205 or 211. Prerequisite: GRK 101 or permission of the department.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language GRK 101 or permission of the department 1 course

GRK 205

Greek Prose and Poetry

Review of grammar and reading from representative Greek authors, usually including Homer or Plato. Prerequisite: GRK 101-102. May be repeated for credit.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language GRK 101-102 1 course

GRK 211

New Testament Greek

Readings from the New Testament and from contemporary Christian, Jewish and pagan religious literature; the style and vocabulary of Hellenistic Greek. Prerequisite: GRK 101-102 or permission of instructor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language GRK 101-102 or permission of instructor 1 course

GRK 451

Greek Reading

Reading selected according to the interests and abilities of the students. One topic offered each semester, usually chosen from Homer (Iliad or Odyssey), lyric poetry, Greek tragedy, Herodotus, Thucydides or Plato. Exercises in prose composition may be included. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit.

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Permission of instructor 1/2-1 course

GRK 452

Greek Reading

A continuation of GRK 451.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1/2-1 course

Courses in Latin

LAT 123

Elementary Latin I

An introduction to Latin grammar with emphasis on the development of reading knowledge. Includes discussions of Roman life and culture.

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1 course

LAT 124

Elementary Latin II

A continuation of LAT 123. Includes readings from Latin authors. Prepares for LAT 223. Prerequisite: LAT 123 or permission of the department.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language LAT 123 or permission of the department 1 course

LAT 223

Introduction to Latin Prose

Combines a thorough review of Latin grammar and the introduction of authentic Latin prose texts. Teaches strategies for translation of Latin prose. Texts may cover a wide range of genres and periods. Prerequisite: LAT 124 or two years of high school Latin (entering students should take the Latin placement exam during orientation) or permission of instructor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language LAT 124 or two years of high school Latin (entering students should take the Latin placement exam during orientation) or permission of instructor. 1 course

LAT 224

Introduction to Latin Poetry

An introduction to Latin poetics, combined with continued review of Latin syntax and morphology. Translation and analysis of selected texts from authors such as Catullus, Ovid, Martial, or Vergil. Prerequisite: LAT 124 or two years of high school Latin (entering students should take the Latin placement exam during orientation) or permission of instructor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language LAT 124 or two years of high school Latin (entering students should take the Latin placement exam during orientation) or permission of instructor. 1 course

LAT 331

Readings in Latin Prose

Advanced reading in Latin prose authors. Sample topics might include philosophical texts, the works of Cicero, or the Roman Novel. The course may include exercises in prose composition. May be repeated for credit if the topic changes. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Normally follows Latin 224 or four years of high school Latin.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Permission of instructor. Normally follows Latin 224 or four years of high school Latin. 1 course

LAT 332

Readings in Latin Poetry

An advanced seminar on one of the following topics: (A) Latin Lyric poetry, with readings from Horace and Catullus; (B) Roman Satire, a history of the only uniquely Roman literary genre, with readings from Lucilius, Horace, and Juvenal; (C) Roman Elegy, with readings from Catullus, Propertius, Tibullus, and Ovid. May be repeated for credit if the topic changes. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Normally follows Latin 224 or four years of high school Latin.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Permission of instructor. Normally follows Latin 224 or four years of high school Latin. 1 course

LAT 341

Roman Drama

Selected plays by Terence, Plautus, and Seneca in both the original Latin and in translation. Study of the history and development of Roman drama and its relationship with Greek drama. May be repeated for credit if the topic changes. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Normally follows LAT 224 or four years of high school Latin.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Permission of instructor. Normally follows Latin 224 or four years of high school Latin. 1 course

LAT 390

Topics in Latin Literature

An examination of a particular theme, author, or period in Latin literature. This course may include both prose and poetry. Topics may include (for example): Neronian literature, Medieval Latin, and Literature of the Late Republic. This course may be taught in conjunction with the Sunoikisis Classics consortium.

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1 course

LAT 431

Roman Historians

Selections from Livy, Sallust, Tacitus, or Suetonius in Latin and in translation, either concentrating upon an individual author or presenting a survey of roman Historiography. Examination of the process of evidence-gathering and writing history in ancient Rome. May include prose composition. May be repeated for credit if the topic changes.

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1 course

LAT 432

Vergil

An examination not only of Vergil's great masterpiece, The Aeneid, but also his lesser works, the Ecologues and Georgics. Discussion of the pastoral and didactic traditions, as well as the history of Roman Epic poetry. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Normally follows LAT 224 or four years of high school Latin.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Permission of instructor. Normally follows Latin 224 or four years of high school Latin. 1 course

Courses in the Classics in English

CLST 100

Greek and Roman Mythology

The principal myths and legends of the ancient world, with consideration of the nature of myth, the social origin and evolution of myths, their relation to religion and philosophy and their use in literature and art.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities 1 course

CLST 120

The Ancient Mediterranean World

The Mediterranean world from the beginning of civilization to the end of the Roman Empire: Ancient Near East, Classical Greece, Hellenistic Age, Roman Republic, Roman Empire and the Emergence of Christianity. May count towards European Studies minor.

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Arts and Humanities 1 course

CLST 161

Introduction to Mediterranean Archaeology

This courses introduces students to the history, theory, and practice of Mediterranean archaeology. The course covers three areas: the rediscovery of Classical antiquity and its effect on European cultural and intellectual development; the basics of field methodology, including the use of technology; and the ethical role of the archaeologists in the interpretation and preservation of cultural remains. Offered in alternate fall semesters. Priority given to first-year students and sophomores.

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Social Sciences 1 course

CLST 183

Off-Campus Study Project

Winter or May Term off-campus study project on a theme related to classical studies.

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variable

CLST 197

First-Year Seminar

A seminar focused on a theme related to the study of classical studies. Open only to first-year students.

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1 course

CLST 200

Topics in Classical Studies

Study of a specific topic in Mediterranean civilizations or literature. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

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1 course

CLST 253

Greek Civilization

This course may have one of the following concentrations: A. survey of Greek civilization; B. Greek religion; C. public and private institutions of ancient Greece. May be repeated for credit with departmental approval when the concentration changes. Only one topic may be applied toward the Group 4 requirement.

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Arts and Humanities 1 course

CLST 254

Roman Civilization

This course may have one of the following concentrations: A. survey of Roman civilization; B. Roman religion; C. public and private institutions of ancient Rome. May be repeated for credit with departmental approval when the concentration changes. Only one topic may be applied toward the Group 4 requirement.

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Arts and Humanities 1 course

CLST 256

The Impact of Empire: Augustus to Constantine

This course will explore the following interconnected questions: How did Rome govern the enormous empire? How did Rome change the cultural and political map of the Ancient Mediterranean World? To what extent and how did the presence of the Roman rule transform the local and regional cultures? How did the expansion of the Empire have a reverse impact on the 'Roman Culture'? How were the 'barbarians' viewed at Rome?

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Arts and Humanities 1 course

CLST 262

Egyptian, Aegean and Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

This course studies the art and archaeology of the early civilizations of Egypt, the Near East, the Aegean Sea, and Italy. The course begins with Paleolithic occupation in the Mediterranean, continues through the invention of agriculture and the first communities in the Neolithic, and follows the rise of the first cities and Empires through the Mediterranean-wide collapse that occurred at the end of the Bronze Age (ca. 1100 BC). Offered in alternate spring semesters.

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Arts and Humanities 1 course

CLST 263

Greek, Etruscan and Persian Art and Archaeology

This course covers the art and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean from the end of the Bronze Age (ca. 1100 BC) to the death of Alexander the Great (323 BC). The course examines the major cities, sanctuaries and burial grounds of the Persians, Assyrians, Israelites, Greeks, and Etruscans. Special attention is given to the growth of urbanism and international trade during this period and their effects on material culture. Offered in alternate fall semesters.

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Arts and Humanities 1 course

CLST 264

Hellenistic and Roman Art and Archaeology

This course examines the artistic and architectural monuments of the Hellenistic kingdoms and the Roman world from the death of Alexander the Great through the end of the western Roman Empire (323 BC-AD 476). Issues may include: the archaeology of the economy and trade, the question of romanization (the archaeology of imperialism), iconography of political power, the material experience of everyday life, and the art of engineering. Offered in alternate spring semesters.

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Arts and Humanities 1 course

CLST 300

Topics

The advanced study of a specific topic in Mediterranean civilizations or literature. Recent courses have treated such topics as Plato on Love and Pleasure, Gender in the Greek and Roman World, Damnation and Salvation, Socrates--The Mind and the Myth, Great Archaeological Discoveries, Greek and Roman Law, and Ancient History and Film. May be repeated for credit with topic changes. Information on upcoming topics courses can be found on the departmental Web page.

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1 course

CLST 310

Topics in Mediterranean Archaeology

A study of a specific topic in Mediterranean archaeology. Recent courses have treated such topics as Pompeii, the Archaeology of North Africa, and the Archaeology of Israel. May be repeated for credit with topic changes. Information on upcoming topics courses can be found on the department web page.

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1 course

CLST 361

GIS and Mediterranean Archaeology

This course introduces students to methods, theories and practice in archaeology and information technology, especially GIS (Geographic Information Systems). In addition to discussion sessions on survey archaeology, GIS and archaeology, and information systems in archaeology, students work in groups to complete and archaeological practicum in which they design and implement a research project and then use GIS to display and analyze their data. The course is offered on-line (synchronously) in conjunction with three other colleges.

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1 course

CLST 454

Senior Seminar

A seminar on a specific topic in the field of classical studies. Students will complete a major paper or project in conjunction with the course. Open only to majors.

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1 course

CLST 455

Independent Senior Thesis

Outstanding students in Classical Civilization, Latin, or Greek may choose to complete an intensive independent research project in their senior year. The project culminates in a written thesis (approx. 30-40 pages) and a public presentation of their research. The thesis is directed by a faculty member in the Department of Classical Studies. Thesis proposals must be approved by the Department of Classical Studies before a student can register for CLST 455.

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1 course