CLASSICAL STUDIESCourses listed as classics (CLAS) are entirely in English and require no knowledge of an ancient language. Greek, Latin, and Sanskrit all involve the study of the language itself.
|Course No.||CLAS 101|
|Title||The Rise and Fall of Athens|
|Professor||William Mullen / Christopher Callanan / Eric Orlin / Zara Martirosova / Beth Cohen|
|Schedule||Mon Wed 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm OLIN 102|
This course will utilize a cross-disciplinary perspective in order to examine one of the most dramatic moments in the development of the Western tradition, Athens in the fifth century BCE. During this period, Athens developed from a small and relatively unimportant city-state into a power that dominated the Aegean basin. She created political, artistic, literary and intellectual traditions which continue to reverberate throughout the world today; democracy, tragedy and comedy, the classical style of sculpture and architecture, rhetoric and philosophy all find their origins in this city at this time. Yet while she was nurturing high-minded ideals, Athens embarked on a ruthless campaign of imperialist conquest and excluded a majority of her residents from a share in these glories. The Athenian awareness of the tension between the ideal and reality is indicated in her art and literature, and examining both this tension and the Athenian self-awareness will serve as a focal point for the course. In addition to examining the sculpture and monuments erected by the Athenians on the Acropolis, we will read many of the great works of Greek literature, including Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Thucydides, and Plato. Two hours of class will be lecture-oriented, with the class splitting into smaller groups for a third hour each week in order to provide opportunity for deeper discussion. Several art lectures will be given in the new Greek Galleries of the Metropolitan Museum; free transportation will be provided.
|Course No.||CLAS 215|
|Title||Roman Love Poetry|
|Schedule||Mon Wed 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm OLIN 303|
|Course No.||CLAS 250|
|Title||Rhetoric and Public Speaking|
|Schedule||Tu Th 11:30 am - 12:50 pm LC 208|
|Course No.||GRE 102|
|Title||Basic Greek II|
|Schedule||Mon Tu Th 10:20 am - 11:20 am LC 120|
|Course No.||LAT 102|
|Title||Foundational Latin Experience II|
|Schedule||Mon Tu Th 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm OLIN 308|
By the end of this class, students will be able to hold their own
in conversation in Latin, write tolerably well and also, with the
aid of a dictionary, read most Latin authors. This course forms an indivisible sequence with Latin 101.
Prerequisite: Latin 101 (see the professor before registration if you think you have the equivalent of the prerequisite)
|Course No.||LAT 202|
|Title||Vergil's Aeneid - Book IV|
|Schedule||Tu Th 11:30 am - 12:50 pm LC 120|
|Course No.||REL 225|
|Schedule||Tu Th 10:00 am - 11:20 am OLIN 302|
Prerequisite: Sanskrit 101-102 or equivalent.