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Below you will find the list of courses offered through the College's schools, departments, and programs. This list includes important information about each course, including the course description, credit hours, prerequisites, repeatability, and more. Use the filters to narrow your search.


86 courses found. Showing results 1–10.
  • CLAS-C 101 Ancient Greek Culture (3 cr.) Examination and evaluation of the ideas of the Greeks as reflected in their traditions and way of life and in their intellectual and artistic achievements. Selection from general works and Greek authors in English translation.
  • CLAS-C 102 Roman Culture (3 cr.) Explores the culture and history of ancient Rome, both as a distinct past society, and as a cultural force that continues to shape modern life. We will focus on several questions: How was Roman society organized? How did Rome's particular history shape how Roman society developed? What was daily life like for various social classes (elite and poor, free and slace, etc.)? What was the role of religion? How do we interpret different types of evidence about he past, including written and archaeological sources? How does ancient Rome continue to shape the world we inhabit today?
  • CLAS-C 205 Classical Mythology (3 cr.) Introduction to Classical Mythology, the myths of Ancient Greece and Rome. Learn about these important societies through the lens of the stories they told about themselves. Discover the influences that resonate throughout literature, art, film, and more to shape modern society.
  • CLAS-C 206 Classical Art and Archaeology (3 cr.) Survey of the art and archaeology of classical lands from the Minoan-Mycenaean Age through classical Greece and Rome. Emphasis on the contribution of archaeology to our understanding of classical culture. Credit given for only one of ARTH-A 206, CLAS-C 206, or FINA-A 206.
  • CLAS-C 209 Medical Terms from Greek and Latin (2 cr.) Basic vocabulary of some 1,000 words, together with materials for formation of compounds, enables the student to build a working vocabulary of several thousand words. Designed for those intending to specialize in medicine, nursing, dentistry, or microbiology. Does not count toward the foreign language requirement or the distribution requirement.
  • CLAS-C 211 Ancient Athletics: Greeks, Romans, and Us (3 cr.) Introduction to Greco-Roman culture through sports and spectacle (e.g. ancient Olympics, gladiators, chariot racing) and the literary and material remains associated with them. Examines how sports shaped ancient identities and behavior as well as reflected their cultural context.
  • CLAS-C 212 Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (3 cr.) The ancient Greeks and Romans identified seven wonders of their ancient Mediterranean world. This course explores how these monuments have been interpreted and imagined from antiquity to the present, using literary and material evidence, with emphasis on technology of construction and the cultural criteria that makes a monument a "wonder."
  • CLAS-C 214 Social Networks in Ancient Cities (3 cr.) How did ancient Mediterranean people navigate social networks? This course examines the inhabitants of Greco-Roman cities and their relationships with each other. Literary sources, archaeological evidence, and modern digital tools reveal social nodes not only of intellectuals and political elites but also of understudied communities like women, slaves, and immigrants.
  • CLAS-C 305 Ethnicity, Nationality, and Race in Classical Antiquity (3 cr.) Greeks and Romans participated in a globalized Mediterranean world comprised of European, North African, and Near Eastern peoples. Drawing upon literary evidence and material remains, this course explores Greco-Roman racial categories and reactions to diversity and considers the impact of classical ideas about ethnicity and nationality on modern ideologies.
  • CLAS-C 308 Roman Law (3 cr.) R: CLAS-C 102. An introduction to Roman law and legal reasoning through analysis of legal cases on topics such as theft, damage, slavery, marriage, inheritance. Taught through casebook method requiring daily participation in discussion; other requirements include short writing exercises, exams, and papers.