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

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  • CAS CL 101: The World of Greece
    The literature, philosophy, art, and culture of ancient Greece and their impact on the Western tradition. Topics covered include the emergence of epic poetry; art and lyric in the Archaic Age; drama, architecture, philosophy, and political developments of classical Athens and Greece. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Philosophical Inquiry and Life's Meanings, Critical Thinking.
    • Philosophical Inquiry and Life's Meanings
    • Historical Consciousness
    • Critical Thinking
  • CAS CL 102: The World of Rome
    An introduction to the world of the ancient Romans, as viewed in their literature, culture, and art. Discusses their origins, army, family life, religion, and education, and their legacy in our own time. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Social Inquiry I, Critical Thinking.
    • Historical Consciousness
    • Social Inquiry I
    • Critical Thinking
  • CAS CL 111: Latin 1
    Introduction to grammar, forms, and vocabulary of classical Latin.
  • CAS CL 112: Latin 2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 111; or equivalent.
    Further study of Latin grammar, forms, and vocabulary.
  • CAS CL 115: Intensive Latin
    Intensive Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, equivalent to the two-semester introductory Latin sequence (CAS CL 111/112) and covered in a single semester. Completion of this course prepares students for second-year Latin courses (CAS CL 211/212).
  • CAS CL 121: What Is a Good Life? Ancient Wisdom and Modern Insights
    Close examination of literary and philosophical texts from the ancient world and modern psychology that address the question of what constitutes a good life. Themes include: selfhood and the pursuit of happiness, individualism and communities, love, and health. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Philosophical Inquiry and Life's Meanings, Ethical Reasoning, Critical Thinking.
    • Philosophical Inquiry and Life's Meanings
    • Ethical Reasoning
    • Critical Thinking
  • CAS CL 161: Greek 1
    Introduction to grammar, forms, and vocabulary of ancient Greek.
  • CAS CL 162: Greek 2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 161; or equivalent.
    Further study of ancient Greek grammar, forms, and vocabulary.
  • CAS CL 202: Warfare in Antiquity
    Examines both strategic and tactical aspects of warfare in antiquity, as well as the political, social, and economic factors that shaped or derived from the experience of ancient battle. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS CL 205: Origins of Writing
    Overview of the world's major writing systems: Egyptian and Mayan hieroglyphs; Sumerian and Akkadian cuneiform; West Semitic consonantal scripts (abjads); East Asian scripts; runes; Greek and Roman alphabets. Considerable linguistic component supplemented by historical information about ancient languages and cultures. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. Also offered as CAS LX 205. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Teamwork/Collaboration.
    • Historical Consciousness
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
    • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • CAS CL 206: Women in Antiquity
    In this class, we explore the writings, representations, rituals, powers, and spaces of women in the ancient world (Greece, Rome) and beyond, discussing literature, documentary evidence, works of art and architecture, archaeological remains, and gender theory. All texts in translation. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Social Inquiry I, Critical Thinking.
    • Historical Consciousness
    • Social Inquiry I
    • Critical Thinking
  • CAS CL 211: Latin 3: Prose
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 112; or equivalent.
    Reading of selections from Latin prose. Authors read may include Caesar, Cicero, Livy, Petronius, and Pliny.
  • CAS CL 212: Latin 4: Verse
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 211; or equivalent.
    Reading of selections from Latin poetry. Authors read may include Catullus, Ovid, and Vergil.
  • CAS CL 213: Greek and Roman Mythology
    A general introduction to the myths of the ancient classical world, with particular regard to the patterns of experience, both religious and psychological, from which they evolved. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS CL 216: Greek and Roman Religion
    Survey of ancient Greek and Roman religions and their development from earliest beginnings to the eclipse of paganism. Theories and practices of these religions, comparisons with other religions, and relationships to Judaism and Christianity. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS CL 317. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Social Inquiry I, Critical Thinking.
    • Historical Consciousness
    • Social Inquiry I
    • Critical Thinking
  • CAS CL 224: Greek Drama in Translation
    The history and development of ancient Greek theater; study of important plays in the genres of tragedy, comedy, and satyr drama by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS CL 324. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS CL 228: The History of Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome
    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. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to the course with the same name that was previously numbered CAS CL 328.
  • CAS CL 261: Greek 3: Prose
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CL 162; or equivalent.
    Reading of selections from Greek prose. Authors read may include Plato and Lysias, as well as selections from the New Testament.
  • CAS CL 262: Greek 4: Homer
    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; First Year Writing Seminar (e.g., WR 100 or WR 120) 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. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Writing-intensive Course, Research and Information Literacy.
    • Aesthetic Exploration
    • Research and Information Literacy
    • Writing-Intensive Course