Classical Studies

College of Arts & Sciences

  • The World of Greece

    CAS CL 101

    The literature, philosophy, art, and culture of ancient Greece. 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. 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, Philosophical Inquiry and Life's Meanings, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 1 (May 25-June 30)

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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: $3020

    Summer 1 (May 25-June 30)

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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: $3020

    Summer 2 (July 6-August 11)

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  • What is a Good Life? Ancient Wisdom and Modern Insights

    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: $3020

    Summer 1 (May 24-June 30)

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  • Greek and Roman Mythology

    CAS CL 213

    A general introduction to the myths of the ancient Greeks and Romans, with particular focus on the dynamics of power and gender in the experience of religion. All texts in translation. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. Effective Fall 2019, this course carries a single unit in each of the following areas: Philosophical Inquiry and Life's Meanings, Historical Consciousness. 4 cr. Tuition: $3020

    Summer 2 (July 6-August 11)

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