Classical Studies

College of Arts & Sciences

  • The World of Rome

    CAS CL 102

    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. All texts in translation. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Social Inquiry I, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: $2920

    Summer 2 (July 6-August 12)

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  • Latin 1

    CAS CL 111

    Introduction to grammar, forms, and vocabulary of classical Latin with reading of adapted passages from ancient texts. 4 cr. Tuition: $2920

    Summer 1 (May 24-July 1)

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  • Latin 2

    CAS CL 112

    Prereq: (CAS CL 111) or equivalent. Further study of Latin grammar, forms, and vocabulary with reading of both adapted and original passages from ancient texts. 4 cr. Tuition: $2920

    Summer 2 (July 7-August 12)

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  • The Good Life

    CAS CL 121

    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. All texts in translation. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Philosophical Inquiry and Life's Meanings, Ethical Reasoning, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: $2920

    Summer 1 (May 25-July 1)

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  • Origins of Writing

    CAS CL 205

    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. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Teamwork/Collaboration. 4 cr. Tuition: $2920

    Summer 1 (May 24-July 1)

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