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 305: Topics in Myth
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 213.
    This course may be repeated for credit as topics change. Topic for Fall 2014: 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.
  • 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 319: History of the Greek Language
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CG 112 or CAS CL 162; or the equivalent of one year of ancient or modern Greek.
    Presents a comprehensive historical approach to the Greek language, tracing and elucidating major changes with attention to structure, grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and elements of style. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS CL 519.
  • 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.
  • CAS CL 346: Early Christian Latin Literature
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: one 300-level Latin course or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
    Introduction to the reading and interpretation of important works of early Christian literature (3rd -- 6th centuries) in Latin, for students of classics (esp. Latin), theology, and related historical disciplines. The focus is on language, literary form, relation to 'classical' literature, and historical contexts. Topics vary. Also offered as CAS CL 546.
  • 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 2014: Horace's Poetry and His World. Topic for Spring 2015: TBA.
  • CAS CL 391: Greek Seminar
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 262; or equivalent.
    Intensive study of selected major authors. May be repeated for credit. Topic for Fall 2014: Xenophon's "Anabasis of Cyrus." Written around 380 BCE, the Anabasis is a model of Attic Greek prose and a source on Xenophon's life and on Greek history, especially Graeco-Persian relations, around the turn of the fifth century.
  • CAS CL 396: Early Christian Greek Literature
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: one 300-level ancient Greek course or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
    Introduction to the reading and interpretation of important works of early Christian literature (1st --6th centuries) in Greek, for students of classics (esp. Greek), theology, and related historical disciplines. The focus is on language, literary form, relation to 'classical' literature, and historical contexts. Topics vary. Also offered as CAS CL 596.
  • 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 2015: 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. May be repeated for credit. Topic for Spring 2015: Livy, Machiavelli, and the Creation of the Republic. Analysis of the first decade of the history and of Machiavelli's reading of the early books in the "Discourses on Livy."
  • 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 Spring 2015: TBA.
  • 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. Topic for Spring 2015: TBA.
  • CAS CL 519: History of the Greek Language
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CG 112 or CAS CL 162; or the equivalent of one year of ancient or modern Greek.
    Presents a comprehensive historical approach to the Greek language, tracing and elucidating major changes with attention to structure, grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and elements of style. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS CL 319.
  • CAS CL 520: Studies in Latin Literature
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 351.
    Topic for Spring 2015: Livy, Machiavelli, and the Creation of the Republic. Analysis of the first decade of the history and of Machiavelli's reading of the early books in the "Discourses on Livy."