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Title Instructor Quarter Day, Time, Location GER
CLASSICS 87
Egyptomania! The Allure of Ancient Egypt Over the Past 3,500 Years (HISTORY 244)
Why does Egypt fascinate us? From Napoleon¿s invasion to Katy Perry¿s latest music video, we have interpreted ancient Egyptian history and mythology...
2014-2015 Winter
Thursday
4:15pm - 7:05pm
200-107
WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 88
Origins of History in Greece and Rome (HISTORY 114)
(Formerly CLASSHIS 117.) The beginnings and development of historical writing in the ancient world. Emphasis on major classical historians and...
2014-2015 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
11:00am - 11:50am
110-112
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 101G
Advanced Greek: Plato's Phaedrus
(Formerly CLASSGRK 111.) The course will be an intensive and extensive reading of this intriguing dialogue. Focus will center on making sense of the...
2014-2015 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
3:15pm - 4:45pm
110-204
Language
CLASSICS 101L
Advanced Latin
(Formerly CLASSLAT 111.) Full description TBD. Classics majors and minors must take for a letter grade and may repeat for credit with advance...
2014-2015 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
11:00am - 12:30pm
20-21B
Language
CLASSICS 101L
Advanced Latin
(Formerly CLASSLAT 111.) Full description TBD. Classics majors and minors must take for a letter grade and may repeat for credit with advance...
2014-2015 Autumn
Friday
11:00am - 11:50am
20-22K
Language
CLASSICS 102G
Advanced Greek: Lyric Poetry
(Formerly CLASSGRK 112.) Invectives, love songs, drinking songs, elegies, and choral odes from 700-500 B.C.E. Readings include Sappho, Alcaeus,...
2014-2015 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
12:35pm - 2:05pm
200-124
Language
CLASSICS 102L
Advanced Latin: Livy
(Formerly CLASSLAT 112.) Livy's Book VI tells the history of Republican Rome from 390 to 367 BCE, years of profound change in Roman society, as the...
2014-2015 Winter
Friday
11:00am - 11:50am
240-202
Language, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 103L
Advanced Latin: Latin Lovers
(Formerly CLASSLAT 113.) Four brilliant writers¿¿Gallus, Tibullus, Propertius, and Ovid¿¿composed poetry on the thrills and pangs of love and loss:...
2014-2015 Spring
Monday Wednesday
9:00am - 10:30am
50-52E
Language
CLASSICS 103G
Advanced Greek: Scientific Writing
(Formerly CLASSGRK 113.) Euclid and Archimedes. Reading texts from Greek science. The relationship between form and meaning in the presentation of...
Netz, R
2014-2015 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
12:35pm - 2:05pm
110-204
Language
CLASSICS 103L
Advanced Latin: Latin Lovers
(Formerly CLASSLAT 113.) Four brilliant writers¿¿Gallus, Tibullus, Propertius, and Ovid¿¿composed poetry on the thrills and pangs of love and loss:...
2014-2015 Spring
Thursday
2:15pm - 3:05pm
50-51B
Language
CLASSICS 104A
Latin Syntax (CLASSICS 204A)
(Formerly CLASSLAT 175A/275A.) Intensive review of Latin syntax. Begins Autumn Quarter and continues through the fifth week of Winter Quarter. See...
2014-2015 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
9:00am - 10:50am
80-113
CLASSICS 104B
Latin Syntax (CLASSICS 204B)
(Formerly CLASSLAT 175B/275B) Intensive review of Latin syntax. Began with 104A/204A in Autumn Quarter and continues through the fifth week of Winter...
2014-2015 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
9:00am - 10:50am
70-72A1
CLASSICS 105A
Greek Syntax: Prose Composition (CLASSICS 205A)
(Formerly CLASSGRK 175A/275A.) Review of Greek grammar and instruction in Greek prose composition skills. Begins sixth week of Winter Quarter and...
2014-2015 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
12:35pm - 2:05pm
110-204
CLASSICS 105B
Greek Syntax: Prose Composition (CLASSICS 205B)
(Formerly CLASSGRK 175B/275B.) Review of Greek grammar and instruction in Greek prose composition skills. Begins sixth week of Winter Quarter and...
2014-2015 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
9:00am - 10:30am
110-204
CLASSICS 112
Introduction to Greek Tragedy: Gods, Heroes, Fate, and Justice (TAPS 167)
(Formerly CLASSGEN 110.) Gods and heroes, fate and free choice, gender conflict, the justice or injustice of the universe: these are just some of...
2014-2015 Winter
Monday Wednesday
2:15pm - 3:45pm
110-112
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 121
Ecology in Philosophy and Literature
(Formerly CLASSGEN 116.) The basic principles of ecological thinking, exploring the ways that different writers represent and relate to the natural...
2014-2015 Winter
Monday Wednesday
12:35pm - 2:05pm
110-112
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-EthicReas, WAY-A-II, WAY-ER
CLASSICS 123
Ancient Medicine
Contemporary medical practice traces its origins to the creation of scientific medicine by Greek doctors such as Hippocrates and Galen. Is this...
Not given this year
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 124
Ancient and Modern Medicine
Imagine a world where the Universe has a built-in purpose and point. How would this belief impact man's place in nature? Imagine a world where...
Not given this year
GER:DB-Hum
CLASSICS 136
The Greek Invention of Mathematics (MATH 163)
(Formerly CLASSGEN 103.) How was mathematics invented? A survey of the main creative ideas of ancient Greek mathematics. Among the issues explored...
2014-2015 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
11:00am - 12:30pm
380-380X
GER:DB-Hum
CLASSICS 137
Ancient Dance and its Modern Legacy (CLASSICS 237, TAPS 165C, TAPS 265C)
Descriptions of dance in the Greek and Greco-Roman world; theories about dance in antiquity; dance and the senses; modern and modernist dancers and...
2014-2015 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
2:15pm - 3:45pm
WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 142
Emperor, Explorer, and God: Alexander the Great in the Global Imagination (RELIGST 109)
(Formerly CLASSGEN 109.) This course will survey the changing image of Alexander the Great from the Hellenistic world to the contemporary. We shall...
2014-2015 Spring
Monday Wednesday
3:15pm - 5:05pm
260-002
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 143
Images of Women in Ancient China and Greece (CHINGEN 143, CHINGEN 243, CLASSICS 243)
(Formerly CLASSGEN 153/253.) Representation of women in ancient Chinese and Greek texts. How men viewed women and what women had to say about...
2014-2015 Spring
Monday Wednesday
2:15pm - 3:30pm
200-201
GER:EC-Gender, WAY-ED, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 145
Early Christian Gospels (RELIGST 132D)
An exploration of Christian gospels of the first and second century. Emphasis on the variety of images and interpretations of Jesus and the good...
2014-2015 Winter
Monday Wednesday
9:00am - 10:15am
70-72A1
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 146
Winged Bulls and Sun Disks: Religion and Politics in the Persian Empire (CLASSICS 246, RELIGST 229, RELIGST 329)
Stretching from India to Ethiopia, the Persian Empire¿the largest empire before Rome¿has been represented as the exemplar of oriental despotism and...
2014-2015 Winter
Monday Wednesday
3:15pm - 5:05pm
School of Education 208
GER:DB-Hum
CLASSICS 147
Priests, Prophets, and Kings: Religion and Society in Late Antique Iran (CLASSICS 247, RELIGST 309)
This course is designed as a broad introduction to the religious and social history of the Sasanian Empire, encompassing the period from 224-651 CE...
Not given this year
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 148
Imperishable Heroes and Unblemished Goddesses: Myth, Ritual, and Epic in Ancient Iran (CLASSICS 248, RELIGST 209E, RELIGST 309E)
Designed as a broad introduction to the world of ancient Iran, students will be introduced to the Indo-European inheritance in ancient Iranian...
Not given this year
GER:DB-Hum
CLASSICS 150
Majors Seminar
(Formerly CLASSGEN 176.) Required of Classics majors and minors in junior or senior year; students contemplating honors should take this course in...
2014-2015 Winter
Monday Wednesday
11:00am - 12:30pm
Green Library 351
GER:DB-Hum
CLASSICS 150
Majors Seminar
(Formerly CLASSGEN 176.) Required of Classics majors and minors in junior or senior year; students contemplating honors should take this course in...
2014-2015 Winter
Friday
11:00am - 11:50am
110-204
GER:DB-Hum
CLASSICS 150
Majors Seminar
(Formerly CLASSGEN 176.) Required of Classics majors and minors in junior or senior year; students contemplating honors should take this course in...
2014-2015 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
11:00am - 12:30pm
Encina West 108
GER:DB-Hum
CLASSICS 151
Ten Things: An Archaeology of Design (ARCHLGY 151)
(Formerly CLASSART 113/213.) Connections among science, technology, society and culture by examining the design of a prehistoric hand axe, Egyptian...
2014-2015 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
8:00am - 8:50am
320-105
GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 153
Ancient Urbanism (ARCHLGY 153, URBANST 119)
(Formerly CLASSART 112/212.) Archaeology of Greek, Roman and early Islamic cities and urbanism in the Mediterranean and western Asia. Comparison...
2014-2015 Winter
Monday Wednesday
2:15pm - 3:45pm
50-51B
WAY-SI
CLASSICS 154
Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Maritime Archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean (ARCHLGY 145)
(Formerly CLASSART 145.) Why do we care about shipwrecks? What can sunken sites and abandoned ports tell us about our past? Focusing primarily on...
2014-2015 Winter
Thursday
1:15pm - 2:05pm
240-201
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 158
Iconoclasm (ARTHIST 209C, ARTHIST 409, CLASSICS 258, REES 409)
Iconoclasm, iconophobia, and aniconism as markers of cultural transformation of the Mediterranean in the 7th-9th centuries. The identity crisis in...
2014-2015 Spring
Tuesday
2:15pm - 5:05pm
CLASSICS 159
Appropriations of Greek Art
Upper division seminar. The history of the appropriation of Greek art by Rome, the Renaissance, Lord Elgin, and Manet. Enrollment limited to 6....
Not given this year
CLASSICS 161
Archaic Greek Art (ARTHIST 101)
In the decades 480-460, just before work began on the Parthenon, the sculptor Myron, creator of the Discus-Thrower, was even more celebrated for his...
2014-2015 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
9:30am - 10:45am
Art4
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 162
Empire and Aftermath: Greek Art from the Parthenon to Scopas (ARTHIST 102, ARTHIST 302)
The class begins with the art, architecture and political ideals of Periclean Athens, from the emergence of the city as the political and cultural...
2014-2015 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
9:30am - 10:45am
Art4
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 163
Greek Art In and Out of Context (ARTHIST 203)
The seminar considers Greek artifacts in the context of Greek life (including the life of the workshop), and the endless ways in which craftsmen...
2014-2015 Autumn
Monday
2:15pm - 5:05pm
Art103
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 168
Engineering the Roman Empire (ARCHLGY 118)
(Formerly CLASSART 117.) Roman monuments and monumental space were designed to impress. This class explores the interrelated aesthetics and...
2014-2015 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
11:00am - 12:30pm
320-107
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 169
Archaeology of Britannia (ARCHLGY 169)
Life in the Roman Empire: this course is a broad introduction to the archaeology of one of the best known provinces of the empire.
2014-2015 Spring
Monday Wednesday Friday
9:00am - 9:50am
Encina West 202
CLASSICS 171
Byzantine Art and Architecture, 300-1453 C.E. (ARTHIST 106, ARTHIST 306)
(Formerly CLASSART 106/206.) This course and its study trip to the Getty (Los Angeles) to view the new Byzantine exhibition explores the art and...
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 172
Art & Architecture in the Medieval Mediterranean (ARTHIST 105, ARTHIST 305)
Chronological survey of Byzantine, Islamic, and Western Medieval art and architecture from the early Christian period to the Gothic age. Broad art-...
GER:DB-Hum
CLASSICS 173
Hagia Sophia (ARTHIST 208)
By employing a methodology based in psychoacoustics, semiotics, and phenomenology, this course explores the relationship among sound, water, marble,...
GER:DB-Hum
CLASSICS 174
Art and Religious Experience in Byzantium and Islam (ARTHIST 209, ARTHIST 309)
This course presents a comparative study of Christian and Islamic paradigms (sixth to the thirteenth centuries) in the construction of religious...
GER:DB-Hum
CLASSICS 175
Architecture, Acoustics and Ritual in Byzantium (ARTHIST 208C, ARTHIST 408C, MUSIC 208C, MUSIC 408C, REES 208C, REES 408C, RELIGST 208C, RELIGST 308C)
Onassis Seminar "Icons of Sound: Architecture, Acoustics and Ritual in Byzantium". This year-long seminar explores the creation and operations of...
WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 181
Classical Seminar: Origins of Political Thought (CLASSICS 381, PHIL 176A, PHIL 276A, POLISCI 230A, POLISCI 330A)
(Formerly CLASSHIS 133/333.) Political philosophy in classical antiquity, focusing on canonical works of Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero....
2014-2015 Winter
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-ER
CLASSICS 183
Economy and Economics of Ancient Greece (ECON 114)
(Formerly CLASSHIS 114.) Cultural and political background for Athens of the 5th and 4th century BC. Athenian economy of the 4th century BC. Economic...
Amemiya, T
2014-2015 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
9:00am - 10:50am
Econ 139
GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 184
Ancient and Modern Slavery
The ancient Greeks and Roman created the largest and most durable slave system in world history. It formed one of the foundations of classical...
2014-2015 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
3:15pm - 4:45pm
110-204
CLASSICS 196
Humanities+Design: Visualizing the Grand Tour (CLASSICS 396, DLCL 396, HISTORY 336E)
Study of the eighteenth-century Grand Tour of Italy through visualization tools of the digital age. Critical readings in both visual epistemology and...
CLASSICS 201G
Advanced Greek (CLASSICS 101G)
The primary focus of this class will be Euripides' Medea. Accordingly, we will read the classic tragedy from cover to cover, in Greek. In order to...
CLASSICS 201G
Survey of Greek Literature: Archaic Greek
(Formerly CLASSGEN 208A.) Required two-year sequence focusing on the origins, development, and interaction of Greek and Latin literature, history,...

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