Undergraduate Courses

The course prefix, number and title are followed by the credit hours of the course and the prerequisites (if any). (H) identifies the satisfaction of the Humanities general education requirement. Some classes may satisfy the Writing, Diversity, or International requirement; check with the registrar.

Civilization Courses in Translation

CLA 2100 The Glory that was Greece.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
A broad cultural view of the classical Greek world. Greek sources read in translation. (H)

CLA 2120 The Grandeur that was Rome.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
Provides a multi-faceted introduction to the culture of Rome. Primary source material read in translation. (H)

2521 Classical Antiquity and Sustainability.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
An examination of classical antiquity, applying methods and theories of sustainability to explore the impact of the ancient greeks and romans on their environment, and focusing on the distribution of wealth, social stratification, land use, and classical representations of the natural world. (H)

CLA 3111 Athens: Its Topography and Monuments.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
An examination of the topography and monuments of ancient Athens emphasizing material remains and literary evidence. (H)

CLA 3114 Greece Today and Yesterday.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
An interdisciplinary course examining various aspects of ancient and modern Greek life and culture. (H)

CLA 3151 Pompeii: An Archaeological Laboratory.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
Study of the material remains of a Roman town through an examination of the excavated finds: architecture, wall-paintings, and inscriptions. (H)

CLA 3160 Ancient Egypt.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
Study of the civilization, culture and monuments of ancient Egypt from prehistoric times to the New Kingdom and Late period.

CLA 3161 Introduction to Hieroglyphics.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
A beginners course in Egyptian hieroglyphics of the middle kingdom. Also designed for students with no former instruction in ancient languages.

CLA 3433 The Athenian Democracy.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
Study of ancient Athens from c. 650-322 bce with attention to political, social and cultural institutions of democracy, drawing on primary sources and modern theory to explain democratic changes from archaic to classical period. (H)

CLA 3434 Classical Greece.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
Study of social, political, and cultural developments of classical greece from the Persian wars to the death of alexander (500-322 bce). (H)

CLA 3500 Sport and Recreation in the Ancient World.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
Examination and discussion of sport and recreation in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds with an emphasis on archaeological and ancient literary sources.

CLA 3501 Women in Classical Antiquity.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
The status of women in antiquity will be examined in light of modern thinking on the subject of women’s roles in society. (H)

CLA 3504 Gender and Sexuality in Classical Antiquity.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
Explores perceptions of masculine and feminine in ancient greece and Rome and discusses these stereotypes in their political, social, economic and cultural context. (H)

CLA 3700 Classical Archaeology.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
Illustrated lectures on archaeology, its process of discovery and methods. History of major archaeological exploration in Mediterranean lands compared with extant literary information. (H)

CLA 3791 The Ancient City: Greek Cities.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
The development of the cities of Classical Greece from Minoan centers through Byzantium. All aspects of city life are covered: design, building techniques, culture and ideas. (H)

CLA 3793 The Ancient City: Roman Cities.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
A study of the cities of the Roman Empire, from founding of Rome to the establishment of Constantinople as Eastern capital. Emphasis on life in imperial Rome and in European and North African cities. (H)

CLA 3930 Special Topics in Classical Civilization.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None. May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of 9 credits.
An examination of various aspects of Greek and Roman culture based on the ancient sources, literary and archaeological.

CLA 4931 Classics Capstone
Credits: 3; Prereq: declared Classics majors only; at least 18 credits of CLA and/or CLT, and at least 8 credits of Latin or ancient Greek.
Introduction to the scholarly literature on a significant topic in classics. Students will write a research paper showing proper use of primary and secondary sources on the topic.

CLA 4905 Individual Study.
Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: Consent of instructor. May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of 9 credits.
Reading, conference and reports. All work done in translation.

CLT 3042 Health and Life Sciences Terminology.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
An intensive study of Greek and Latin word roots, suffixes and prefixes, and how they are used and combined to form the specialized vocabulary of the various health and life sciences.

CLT 2044 Greek and Latin Elements in English Vocabulary.
Credits: 3; Prereq: One semester of a foreign language (recommended).
An introduction to the study of Greek and Latin roots and affixes, whether borrowed from Latin/Greek directly or by way of French or native English cognates. (H)

CLT 3123 Survey of Roman Literature.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
Critical study of the development of Roman literature. Includes readings in such authors as Plautus, Cicero, Catullus, Vergil, Ovid and Tacitus, read in translation. (H)

CLT 3291 Greek Drama.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
The classical Greek theater. Archaeological remains of important theaters. Selected plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes and Menander read in translation. (H)

CLT 3340 Greek and Roman Epic.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
The origin, development, and importance of ancient epic. Emphasis on Homer and Vergil, read in translation. (H)

CLT 3370 Myths of the Greeks and Romans.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
The development, importance, and influence of Graeco-Roman mythology. The main Greek and Latin literary sources read in translation. (H)

CLT 3371 Religions of the Graeco-Roman World.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
The development, importance and influence of Greek and Roman religion and cult practice. The main literary and epigraphical sources read in translation. (H)

CLT 3531 Legendary Rome.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
Myths and history associated with Rome’s early foundation stories and examine works of literature about Rome’s foundation in their political, social and cultural context.

CLT 3421 Classics and Science Fiction.
Credits: 3; Prereq: CLA 2100 or CLA 2120 or CLT 2044. Study of science fiction’s origins in Greek and Roman texts to investigate the influence of Greco-Roman literature on modern works of science fiction.

CLT 3510 Ancient World in Film.
Credits: 4; Prereq: None.
Examination of the film and television characterizations of the ancient world and how these accord with the facts, as we know them through historical and archaeological evidence. Viewing of selected movies along with background readings, lectures and discussion. (H)

CLT 3930 Special Topics in Classical Literature.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None. May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of 9 credits.

CLT 4905 Individual Study.
Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: Consent of instructor. May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of 9 credits.

GMT 4110 The Literature of Byzantium.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
Overview of major genres of byzantine literature (patristic literature, oratory, historiography, chronicle, hagiography, hymnography, epic poetry) from the years 330-1453.

GMT 3223 Lovers in Greek Novel.
Credits: 3; Prereq: Sophomore Standing.
An examination of ancient greek and byzantine novels that feature the adventures of virtuous young lovers, while they handle with sophistication issues of ethnicity and identity, as well as political and social concerns.

GMT 3513 Greece in the European Context in the 20th Century.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
Overview of Greek politics, society, and culture in the 20th century.

Classical Greek Language

GRE 1120 Beginning Ancient Greek 1.
Credits: 4; Prereq: None.

GRE 1121 Beginning Ancient Greek 2.
Credits: 3; Prereq: GRE 1120.

GRE 1130 Accelerated Beginning Ancient Greek 1.
Credits: 5; Prereq: None.

GRE 1131 Accelerated Beginning Ancient Greek 2.
Credits: 5; Prereq; GRE 1130 or equivalent.

Literature in Ancient Greek

GRW 2211 Intermediate Greek Prose.
Credits: 3; Prereq: GRE 1121 or GRE 1131.
Readings from selected Attic Greek prose authors designed to aid students in the transition from grammar to connected prose passages.

GRW 2220 Intermediate Greek Poetry.
Credits: 3; Prereq: GRE 1121 or GRE 1131.
Readings selected from Homer or tragedy designed to aid students in the trasition from grammar to connected verse passages.

GRW 2240 New Testament Greek.
Credits: 3; Prereq: Some knowledge of Greek and consent of the instructor.
Review of grammar and forms. Readings from several books of the New Testament. (H)

GRW 3102 Survey of Greek Literature 2.
Credits: 3; Prereq: GRE 1122 or equivalent.
Study of representative texts from various periods of Greek literature. (H)

GRW 3301 Greek Drama.
Credits: 3; Prereq: A 2000-level Greek course or equivalent. May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of 9 credits.
Selected plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles or Euripides. (H)

GRW 3501 Plato.
Credits: 3; Prereq: GRE 1122 or 1131, or equivalent.
Study of Plato’s Meno and Apology. (H)

GRW 4330 Greek Lyric Poetry.
Credits: 3; Prereq: Two 3000-level Greek courses or equivalent. May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of 6 credits.
Translation and analysis of Greek lyric poetry from Archilochus to Bacchylides. (H)

GRW 4340 Homer and Greek Epic.
Credits: 3; Prereq: Two 3000-level Greek courses or equivalent. May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of 6 credits.
Translation and analysis of selections from Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. (H)

GRW 4380 Greek Historians.
Credits: 3; Prereq: Two 3000-level Greek courses or equivalent. May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of 6 credits.
Translation and analysis of selections of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon and Plutarch. (H)

GRW 4700 Greek Orators.
Credits: 3; Prereq: Two 3000-level Greek courses or equivalent. May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of 6 credits.
Translation and analysis of selections from Lysias, Demosthenes and Isocrates. (H)

GRW 4905 Individual Work.
Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: GRE 1122 or 1131 or equivalent. Reading, conference and reports. May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of 9 credits.

GRW 4930 Studies in Greek Literature.
Credits: 3; Prereq: Two 3000 level Greek courses or equivalent. May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of 9 credits.

Modern Greek Language

GRK 1130 Beginning Modern Greek 1.
Credits: 5; Prereq: none.

GRK 1131 Beginning Modern Greek 2.
Credits: 5; Prereq: GRK 1130 or equivalent.

GRK 2200 Intermediate Modern Greek 1.
Credits: 3; Prereq: GRK 1131, GRK 1122, or equivalent.
Readings in modern Greek literature, history and culture. (H)

GRK 2201 Intermediate Modern Greek 2. S.
Credits: 3; Prereq: GRK 2200 or equivalent.
Readings in modern Greek literature, history and culture. (H)

GRK 4300 Modern Greek Literature Since 1830.
Credits: 3; Prereq: None.
Advanced study of representative Modern Greek prose, poetry, and drama in the original from independence (1830) to the present; the course combines the study of Modern Greek language with readings, analysis, and discussion of major literary works.

GRK 4905 Individual Work in Modern Greek.
Credits: 1 to 4; Prereq: GRK 1122 or GRK 1131. May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of 9 credits.

Classical Latin Language

LAT 1120 Beginning Latin 1.
Credits: 4; Prereq: None.
Intended for students with little or no background in Latin. Others enrolling in the course will be required to take it for an S-U grade.

LAT 1121 Beginning Latin 2.
Credits: 3; Prereq: LAT 1120 (grade of C or better, or S) or equivalent work.

LAT 1104 Beginning Latin 3.
Credits: 3; Prereq: LAT 1121 (grade of C or better, or S) or equivalent work.
Suitable for students with some high school Latin.

LAT 1130 Accelerated Beginning Latin 1.
Credits: 5; Prereq: None.
Intended for students with little or no background in Latin. Others enrolling in the course will be required to take it for an S-U grade.

LAT 1131 Accelerated Beginning Latin 2.
Credits: 5; Prereq: LAT 1130 (grade of C or better, of S) or equivalent.

LAT 3202 Survey of Latin Literature 1.
Credits: 3; Prereq: LAT 1104 or LAT 1131 (grade of C or better, of S) or equivalent.
Readings of representative texts from Latin literature from the Republic to the Age of Augustus.

LAT 3203 Survey of Latin Literature 2.
Credits: 3; Prereq: LAT 1104 or LAT 1131 (grade of C or better, of S) or equivalent.
Readings of representative texts from Latin literature from the Age of Augustus to the end of the empire.

Classical Literature in Latin

LNW 2321 Introduction to Vergil.
Credits: 3; Prereq: LAT 1104 or LAT 1131 or 2 years of high school Latin. May be repeated with a change of content up to 6 credits.
Readings in Vergil’s Eclogues, Gerogics and/or Aeneid, with emphasis on introducing the student to Vergilian style, diction poetic techniques and basic genre differences. Review of Latin grammar and syntax.

LNW 2560 Readings in Latin Literature.
Credits: 3; Prereq: LAT 1104 or LAT 1131 or 2 years of high school Latin. May be repeated with a change of content up to 6 credits.
Examination of various aspects of Roman life through readings in Latin literature (with a focus on either special subjects, authors, genres, or periods) and a review of Latin grammar. (H)

LNW 2630 Latin Love Poetry.
Credits: 3; Prereq: LAT 1104, LAT 1131 or 2 years of high school Latin or permission of instructor.
Translation and interpretation of selected poems of Catullus and a thorough review of Latin grammar. (H)

LNW 3220 The Ancient Novel.
Credits: 3; Prereq: A 2000 level Latin course, advanced placement or equivalent high school study. May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of 6 credits.
Readings from Petronius, Apuleius or the Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri. (H)

LNW 3310 Roman Drama.
Credits: 3; Prereq: A 2000 level Latin course, advanced placement or equivalent high school study. May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of 6 credits.
Translation and analysis of the comedies of Plautus and Terence or the tragedies of Seneca. (H)

LNW 3320 Roman Elegy and Lyric.
Credits: 3; Prereq: A 2000 level Latin course, advanced placement or equivalent high school study. May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of 6 credits.
Selected poems of Catullus, Horace, Tibullus, Propertius or Ovid. (H, I)

LNW 3360 Roman Satire.
Credits: 3; Prereq: A 2000 level Latin course, advanced placement or equivalent high school study. May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of 6 credits.
Translation and analysis of the Roman satirists Horace, Persius, Juvenal or Martial. (H)

LNW 3380 The Roman Historians.
Credits: 3; Prereq: A 2000 level Latin course, advanced placement or equivalent high school study. May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of 6 credits.
Readings in Latin from one of the following Roman historians: Sallust, Caesar, Livy or Tacitus. (H)

LNW 3490 Medieval Latin.
Credits: 3; Prereq: A 2000 level Latin course, advanced placement or equivalent high school study. May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of 6 credits.
Readings from Medieval Latin 350 to 1200 A.D. (H)

LNW 3644 Cicero.
Credits: 3; Prereq: A 2000 level Latin course, or advanced placement or equivalent high school study. May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of 6 credits.
Essays, speeches and letters of Cicero. (H)

LNW 3660 Vergil and Roman Epic.
Credits: 3; Prereq: A 2000 level Latin course, advanced placement or equivalent high school study. May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of 6 credits.
Translation and analysis of selections from Vergil’s Aeneid in the light of his epic techniques and the spirit of the Augustan Age. (H)

LNW 3930 Studies in Latin Literature.
Credits: 3; Prereq: A 2000 level Latin course, or advanced placement, or equivalent high school level Latin. May be repeated with a change of content up to a maximum of 6 credits.