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Titlesort descending Instructor Quarter Day, Time, Location GER
THINK 54
100,000 Years of War
If you had been born 10,000 years ago, the chance that someone would kill you was more than 1 in 10, but if you were born in the twentieth century AD...
2015-2016 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
12:00pm - 12:50pm
260-113
THINK, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 103G
Advanced Greek: Aristophanes' "The Frogs"
(Formerly CLASSGRK 113.) Classics majors and minors must take for a letter grade and may repeat for credit with advance approval from the Director...
Shoshitaishvili, B.
2015-2016 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
260-301
Language
CLASSICS 102G
Advanced Greek: Funeral Orations by Lysias, Gorgias, Thucydides and Plato
(Formerly CLASSGRK 112.) The funeral oration (epitaphios logos) is an important genre of speech whose performance in Classical Athens involved...
2015-2016 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
120-414
Language
CLASSICS 101G
Advanced Greek: Plato on Poetry
(Formerly CLASSGRK 111.)  Plato¿s discussions on poetry's inspiration, performance, and its relationship to philosophy had an immense influence on...
2015-2016 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
110-114
Language
CLASSICS 103L
Advanced Latin: Letters of Cicero and Pliny
(Formerly CLASSLAT 113.) We will read selections from the letters of Cicero and Pliny, and explore the lives and careers of both statesmen as well...
2015-2016 Spring
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
260-301
Language
CLASSICS 101L
Advanced Latin: Tacitus
(Formerly CLASSLAT 111.) We will read Book 4 of Tacitus¿ "Annals", a crucial piece in this famed historian¿s bleak depiction of the Roman empire. We...
2015-2016 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
60-119
Language
CLASSICS 102L
Advanced Latin: Virgil's Eclogues and Georgics
(Formerly CLASSLAT 112.) Detailed reading of Virgil's poems written before the Aeneid. Discussion of poetic style and to Triumviral and Augustan ...
Cazzadori, L.
2015-2016 Winter
Language, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 102L
Advanced Latin: Virgil's Eclogues and Georgics
(Formerly CLASSLAT 112.) Detailed reading of Virgil's poems written before the Aeneid. Discussion of poetic style and to Triumviral and Augustan ...
Parker, G., Taniguchi, L.
2015-2016 Winter
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
70-72A1
Language, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 216
Advanced Paleography (HISTORY 315, RELIGST 329X)
This course will train students in the transcription and editing of original Medieval and Early Modern textual materials from c. 1000 to 1600,...
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...
2015-2016 Spring
Monday Wednesday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
110-204
GER:DB-Hum
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...
CLASSICS 34
Ancient Athletics
(Formerly CLASSGEN 34.) How the Olympic Games developed and how they were organized. Many other Greek festivals featured sport and dance competitions...
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 237
Ancient Dance and its Modern Legacy (CLASSICS 137, 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...
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...
WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 380
Ancient Empires
What is an empire? How did they begin? Why have some imperialists been successful, while others failed dismally? Why do some people collaborate with...
Morris, I.
2015-2016 Winter
Wednesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
Green Library 351
CLASSICS 81
Ancient Empires: Near East
Why do imperialists conquer people? Why do some people resist while others collaborate? This course tries to answer these questions by looking at...
2015-2016 Autumn
WAY-SI
CLASSICS 384A
Ancient Greek Economic Development (POLISCI 430A)
(Formerly CLASSHIS 330A.) Drawing on Herodotus and other literary sources, ancient historians have traditionally seen classical Greece as a very...
CLASSICS 384B
Ancient Greek Economic Development (POLISCI 430B)
(Formerly CLASSHIS 330B.) Drawing on Herodotus and other literary sources, ancient historians have traditionally seen classical Greece as a very...
CLASSICS 378
Ancient Greek Law and Justice (POLISCI 337L)
The development and practice of law and legal procedure in the ancient Greek world, emphasizing the well documented case of classical Athens....
2015-2016 Spring
Tuesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
McCullough 126
CLASSICS 178
Ancient Greek Political Thought
This class traces some of the intellectual roots of modern political thought to authors of classical antiquity, such as Herodotus, Thucydides, Plato...
Pyzyk, M.
2015-2016 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
360-361A
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...
WAY-SI
CLASSICS 377
Animation, Performance, Presence in Medieval Art (ARTHIST 411)
(Formerly CLASSART 311.) This course will explore concepts of animacy, performance, and presence in the art of Byzantium, focusing on the concept of...
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....
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.
CLASSICS 167
Archaeology of Roman Slavery
The archaeology of Roman slavery embodies a paradox: slavery was ubiquitous in Roman society but did not leave distinct material traces that...
CLASSICS 372
Archaeology of Roman Slavery (ARCHLGY 342)
(Formerly CLASSART 342.) The archaeological study of Roman slavery has been severely limited by a focus on identifying the traces of slaves in the...
Trimble, J.
2015-2016 Winter
Tuesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
110-112
CLASSICS 353
Archaeology: Post-Humanist Agendas (ARCHLGY 353)
How do people and their artifacts connect? Just what is the subject of archaeological history? A seminar reviewing the latest materialist approaches...
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 318
Aristophanes: Comedy, and Democracy
(Formerly CLASSGEN 304.) Intensive study of three plays in Greek (Knights, Peace, Ecclesiazusae) and the rest of the corpus in English, with...
CLASSICS 315
Aristotle and the Object of Mathematical Reasoning (PHIL 318)
The concept of definition plays a central role in Aristotle's treatment of both philosophical and scientific inquiry, as well as explanation. A...
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 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 376
Art, Ekphrasis, and Music in Byzantium and Islam (ARTHIST 405)
Focus is on the interrelation of art, architecture, verbal description, poetry, and music, including the singing of psalms and recitation of the Qur'...
CLASSICS 328
Augustine on Memory, Time, and the Self
(Formerly CLASSGEN 336.) This course examines Augustine's "Confessions" as an autobiographical discourse. It investigates his theories of memory and...
2015-2016 Spring
Thursday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
110-112
CLASSICS 35
Becoming Like God: An Introduction to Greek Ethical Philosophy
(Formerly CLASSGEN 35.) This course investigates key ethical philosophies in classical Greece. After reading several Greek tragedies (representing...
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-EthicReas, WAY-ER
CLASSICS 1G
Beginning Greek
(Formerly CLASSGRK 1.) No knowledge of Greek is assumed. Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language.
2015-2016 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
10:30am - 11:20am
110-114
CLASSICS 2G
Beginning Greek
(Formerly CLASSGRK 2.) Continuation of CLASSICS 1G. Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language.
2015-2016 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
10:30am - 11:20am
110-112
CLASSICS 3G
Beginning Greek
(Formerly CLASSGRK 3.) Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language. Prerequisite: CLASSICS 2G or equivalent placement. CLASSICS 3G fulfills...
2015-2016 Spring
Monday Wednesday Friday
10:30am - 11:20am
110-112
Language
CLASSICS 1L
Beginning Latin
(Formerly CLASSLAT 1.) Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language. No previous knowledge of Latin is assumed.
2015-2016 Autumn
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30am - 10:20am
320-106
CLASSICS 2L
Beginning Latin
(Formerly CLASSLAT 2.) Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language. Prerequisite: CLASSICS 1L or equivalent placement.
2015-2016 Winter
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30am - 10:20am
Sequoia Hall 200
CLASSICS 3L
Beginning Latin
(Formerly CLASSLAT 3.) Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language. Prerequisite: CLASSICS 2L or equivalent placement. CLASSICS 3L fulfills the...
2015-2016 Spring
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30am - 10:20am
Encina Hall C464
Language
CLASSICS 6G
Biblical Greek (JEWISHST 5, RELIGST 171A)
(Formerly CLASSGRK 5.) This is a one term intensive class in Biblical Greek. After quickly learning the basics of the language, we will then dive...
2015-2016 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
9:00am - 10:20am
20-21B
CLASSICS 7G
Biblical Greek (JEWISHST 5B)
(Formerly CLASSGRK 6) This is a continuation of the Winter Quarter Biblical Greek Course. Pre-requisite: CLASSICS 6G (Formerly CLASSGRK 5) or a...
2015-2016 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
110-101
CLASSICS 171
Byzantine Art and Architecture, 300-1453 C.E. (ARTHIST 106, ARTHIST 306)
(Formerly CLASSART 106/206.) This course explores the art and architecture of the Eastern Mediterranean: Constantinople, Jerusalem, Alexandria,...
2015-2016 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
9:00am - 10:20am
McMurtry Building rm 350
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 244
Classical Seminar: Rethinking Classics (DLCL 321)
Literary and philosophical texts from Antiquity (including Homer, the Greek tragedians, Plato, Aristotle, Virgil, and Augustine). In each case, we...
2015-2016 Spring
Monday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
HUMBIO 2B
Culture, Evolution, and Society
Introduction to the evolutionary study of human diversity. Hominid evolution, the origins of social complexity, social theory, and the emergence of...
2015-2016 Autumn
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:20am
320-105
GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI, WAY-SMA
CLASSICS 277
Describing and Identifying Ancient Coins (CLASSICS 177)
In numismatics, as in all other disciplines dealing with documentary sources of the ancient world (like epigraphy and papyrology), it is essential to...
2015-2016 Spring
Thursday
3:00pm - 4:50pm
CLASSICS 177
Describing and Identifying Ancient Coins (CLASSICS 277)
In numismatics, as in all other disciplines dealing with documentary sources of the ancient world (like epigraphy and papyrology), it is essential to...
2015-2016 Spring
Thursday
3:00pm - 4:50pm
CLASSICS 156
Design of Cities (ARCHLGY 156)
Long-term, comparative and archaeological view of urban planning and design. Cities are the fastest changing components of the human landscape and...
Shanks, M.
2015-2016 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
160-321
CLASSICS 304
Developing a Classics Dissertation Prospectus
This workshop concentrates on the development process of writing a successful dissertation proposal and clarifies expectations of the defense process...
Stephens, S.
2015-2016 Winter
Friday
12:30pm - 3:20pm
110-204

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