Classical Studies: incl. Classical Civilization and Tradition (in English), Ancient Greek, and Latin

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  • CAS CL 262: Intermediate Greek 2: Poetry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 261; or equivalent.
    Reading of selections from the Iliad or Odyssey.
  • CAS CL 302: The Age of Augustus
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 102 or CAS CL 222; or consent of instructor.
    The culture of the age of Augustus; political institutions, literature, art, architecture, engineering works, coins, religion, social institutions and life, the role of women, and life in the Roman provinces. Some familiarity with the civilization of Ancient Rome recommended.
  • CAS CL 305: Topics in Myth
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 213.
    This course may be repeated for credit as topics change. Topic for Fall 2015: Origin Stories of the Universe and Humankind. Readings draw on a range of creation stories and myths from the Near East, Hebrew, and Greek and Roman traditions to Darwin, Freud, Creationism, and the Big Bang. N.B. Students who took this course in Fall 2014 may not repeat it for credit in Fall 2015, as the topic is the same.
  • CAS CL 306: Entheogens, Myth, and Human Consciousness
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 213; or consent of instructor.
    An examination of the role of entheogens (psychoactive substances, especially fungi, used for religious purposes) in humankind's attempts to understand realms beyond the physical, as reflected in Greco- Roman religions and in various mythologies and folklores, and as represented in art and literature from antiquity through the Renaissance.
  • CAS CL 325: Greek Tragedy and Film
    Explores Greek tragic myth's afterlife, both directly and obliquely, in cinema and in the modern literature spawning cinema: how certain Greek tragic myths have come to life as film and how "non-mythic" stories have acquired a mythic power in literary and cinematic form. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. Also offered as CAS CI 369.
  • CAS CL 328: The History of Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 101 or CAS CL 102 or CAS CL 221 or CAS CL 222.
    This course surveys the history of medical thought and practice in Greece and Rome, from the archaic to the Byzantine period. It examines developments in anatomy, pharmacology, psychology and nutrition, and analyzes texts by important ancient medical thinkers.
  • CAS CL 332: The Ancient Novel (in English translation)
    The novel, often regarded as a modern form, in fact arose in the Greco-Roman world: fictional romances, tales of action, adventure, and exotic travel (including a voyage to the moon), and comic narratives. This course studies representative novels in translation.
  • CAS CL 351: Latin Seminar
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 212; or equivalent.
    Intensive study of selected major authors. Topics change each semester. May be repeated for credit. Topic for Fall 2015: Caesar and Suetonius. Caesar's "de bello Gallico" and a few other selections from Caesar, as well as some of Suetonius' biography. Topic for Spring 2016: TBA
  • CAS CL 391: Greek Seminar
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 262; or equivalent.
    Intensive study of selected major authors. Two topics are offered 2015/2016. Students may take one or both for credit. Topic for Fall 2015: Sophocles' "Oedipus the King." Topic for Spring 2016: TBA. Also offered as CAS CL 461 in Spring 2016.
  • CAS CL 401: Senior Independent Work
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: approval of the Honors Committee.
  • CAS CL 402: Senior Independent Work
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: approval of the Honors Committee.
  • CAS CL 406: Advanced Topics in Classical Civilization
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing and two courses in classical civilization, or consent of instructor.
    Topic for Spring 2016: TBA.
  • CAS CL 451: Advanced Latin Seminar
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: two 300-level Latin seminars or equivalent.
    Advanced level Latin seminar emphasizing close reading and literary analysis. Changing topics explore a variety of texts linked by chronology, genre, or theme. Two topics are offered 2015/2016. Students may take one or both for credit. Topic for Fall 2015: Vergil's Aeneid. Close reading of selections from Aeneid. We actively develop an appreciation of the poem's beauty and historical/cultural importance, and thoroughly examine and discuss modern interpretive approaches. The epic's later influence is treated next semester, CL 520, by Professor Uden. Also offered as CAS CL 502 A1. Topic for Spring 2016: TBA.
  • CAS CL 461: Advanced Greek Seminar
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: one 300-level Greek seminar or equivalent.
    Advanced-level Greek seminar emphasizing close reading and literary analysis. Changing topics explore a variety of texts linked by chronology, genre, or theme. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Topic for Fall 2015: Isocrates' 'Panegyricus'. Reading, translation and literary as well as historical interpretation of Isocrates' speech (of 380 BCE) as a prime example of classical Greek oratory. Parts of relevant texts by Thucydides, Lysias, Plato and others are included for comparative study. Also offered as CAS CL 502 B1. Topic for Spring 2016: TBA. Will also be offered as CAS CL 391.
  • CAS CL 491: Directed Study in Classical Studies
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: approval of the Academic Advising Center and the Department of Classical Studies.
  • CAS CL 492: Directed Study in Classical Studies
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: approval of the Academic Advising Center and the Department of Classical Studies.
  • CAS CL 497: Directed Study in Latin
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: approval of the Academic Advising Center and the Department of Classical Studies.
  • CAS CL 502: Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Literature
    Topics vary. Open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students. The literature studied in both sections is read in its original language, either ancient Greek or Latin, so advanced skill in the appropriate language is required. Please contact the instructor if you are unsure if you have the appropriate knowledge of the language.Two topics are offered Fall 2015. Students may take one or both for credit. Topic for Section A1: Vergil's Aeneid. Close reading of selections from Aeneid. We actively develop an appreciation of the poem's beauty and historical/cultural importance, and thoroughly examine and discuss modern interpretive approaches. The epic's later influence is treated next semester, CL520, by Professor Uden. Also offered as CAS CL 451 A1. Topic for Section B1: Isocrates' 'Panegyricus'. Reading, translation and literary as well as historical interpretation of Isocrates' speech (of 380 BCE) as a prime example of classical Greek oratory. Parts of relevant texts by Thucydides, Lysias, Plato and others are included for comparative study. Also offered as CAS CL 461 A1 in Fall 2015.
  • CAS CL 520: Studies in Latin Literature
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 351.
    Topic for Spring 2016: The Aeneid's Reception. This course expands upon the examination of Vergil's Aeneid begun in CAS CL 451/502 A1 in Fall 2015, and examines the epic's later influence.
  • CAS CL 521: Survey of Latin Literature I
    Historical survey from archaic Latin through Republican literature; introduction to classical scholarship. For advanced students wishing to increase their language skills through extensive reading.