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Courses - Fall 2019
CLAS
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CLAS170
Greek and Roman Mythology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Cross-listed with RELS170.
Credit only granted for: CLAS170 or RELS170.
Additional information: This course cannot be taken for language credit.
An introduction to the mythology of ancient Greece and Rome. This course is particularly recommended for students planning to major in foreign languages, English, history, the fine arts, or journalism. Taught in English.
CLAS275
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Additional information: All readings will be done in English translation.
An introduction to the breadth and complexity of humor's role in society. Students will explore ancient Greek and Roman comedies side-by-side with contemporary sitcoms and movies, to learn the explanations that various disciplines have offered about why we laugh, and to understand the major impact humor has in how we see ourselves and our world.
Class will meet in ESJ 1202 with the exception of Tuesday, August 27 and Thursday, October 24; in which it will meet in TWS 1100.
CLAS311
Inventing Ancient Greek Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Cross-listed with: HIST328D.
Credit only granted for: CLAS311 or HIST328D.
Who were the ancient Greeks, and were they the founders of Western civilization' The course examines the foundations of ancient Greece. Through an analysis of the historical, archaeological, and linguistic evidence, it sheds light on the so-called Black Athena Controversy, which raised doubts about the ancient Greek contribution to Western culture. The course also focuses on the impact of modern identity politics on scholarly discussions of antiquity and the ways in which the Culture Wars of the 1980s and 1990s have influenced analyses of the ancient Greek world.
CLAS320
Women in Classical Antiquity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Cross-listed with: HIST328W, WMST320.
Credit only granted for: CLAS320, WMST320, or HIST328W.
A study of women's image and reality in ancient Greek and Roman societies through an examination of literary, linguistic, historical, legal, and artistic evidence; special emphasis in women's role in the family, views of female sexuality, and the place of women in creative art. Readings in primary sources in translation and modern critical writings.
CLAS499
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Independent Study in Classical Languages and Literatures
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.