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Title Instructor Quarter Day, Time, Location GER
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...
2017-2018 Winter
Wednesday
3:00pm - 5:50pm
110-112
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...
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
110-112
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...
2017-2018 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
3:30pm - 4:20pm
370-370
GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-A-II, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 156
Design of Cities (ARCHLGY 156, CLASSICS 256)
Long-term, comparative and archaeological view of urban planning and design. Cities are the fastest changing components of the human landscape and...
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
420-050
CLASSICS 160
Design Thinking for the Creative Humanities (CLASSICS 260)
This class introduces Design Thinking to students in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Under a growth mindset of creative exploration and...
Shanks, M.
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
240-110
CLASSICS 161
Introduction to Greek Art I: The Archaic Period (ARTHIST 101)
This lecture course explores Greek art and culture from 1000-480. In the beginning archaic art forms are more abstract than life-like, closer to...
2017-2018 Autumn
Monday Wednesday Friday
9:30am - 10:50am
McMurtry Building rm 360
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 162
Introduction to Greek Art II: The Classical Period (ARTHIST 102)
The class begins with the art, architecture and political ideals of Periclean Athens, from the emergence of the city as the political and cultural...
2017-2018 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
9:30am - 10:50am
McMurtry Building rm 360
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 163
Artists, Athletes, Courtesans and Crooks (ARTHIST 203)
The seminar covers a range of topics devoted to the makers of Greek art and artifacts, the ancient Greeks who used them in life and the afterlife,...
2017-2018 Autumn
Monday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
McMurtry Building rm 360
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 164
Roman Gladiators (ARCHLGY 165)
In modern America, gladiators are powerful representatives of ancient Rome (Spartacus, Gladiator). In the Roman world, gladiators were mostly slaves...
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
9:30am - 10:20am
540-108
WAY-SI
CLASSICS 176
History of Muslim Science: from Alexandria to Baghdad
How the Muslim world in the Middle Ages preserved and transformed ancient science - and thus made modern science possible. The class follows the...
Netz, R.
2017-2018 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
WAY-SI
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....
2017-2018 Winter
Monday Wednesday
10:30am - 11:50am
School of Education 210
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-ER
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,...
2017-2018 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
11:30am - 1:20pm
Green Library 351
CLASSICS 202G
Survey of Greek Literature: Classical Greek
(Formerly CLASSGEN 208B.) Required two-year sequence focusing on the origins, development, and interaction of Greek and Latin literature, history,...
2017-2018 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
11:30am - 1:20pm
110-112
CLASSICS 203G
Survey of Greek Literature: Hellenistic and Late Greek
(Formerly CLASSGEN 208C.) Required two-year sequence focusing on the origins, development, and interaction of Greek and Latin literature, history,...
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
11:30am - 1:20pm
Green Library 351
CLASSICS 205B
Greek Syntax: Prose Composition
(Formerly CLASSGRK 175B/275B.) Review of Greek grammar and instruction in Greek prose composition skills. Begins sixth week of Winter Quarter and...
Stephens, S.
2017-2018 Spring
CLASSICS 208L
Latin 400-1700 CE (CLASSICS 6L, RELIGST 173X)
Readings in later Latin, drawing on the vast bodies of texts from the late antique, medieval and early modern periods. Each week students will...
Parker, G.
2017-2018 Winter
Wednesday
9:30am - 10:50am
Green Library 351
CLASSICS 208L
Latin 400-1700 CE (CLASSICS 6L, RELIGST 173X)
Readings in later Latin, drawing on the vast bodies of texts from the late antique, medieval and early modern periods. Each week students will...
Klopacz, J.
2017-2018 Spring
Wednesday
11:30am - 12:50pm
Green Library 351
CLASSICS 211
PROSEMINAR: LATIN WORD ORDER
Latin word order is grammatically free but not pragmatically free. We will analyse the syntactic structures underlying the various Latin word orders...
2017-2018 Autumn
Friday
9:30am - 11:20am
60-107
CLASSICS 217
Western Receptions of Classical Latin Literature: Epic, Lyric, Elegy, Pastoral, Novel
This lecture class aims to explore the later reception of some major texts of Latin poetry and fiction in later European literatures and intellectual...
2017-2018 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
9:30am - 11:20am
Green Library 351
CLASSICS 256
Design of Cities (ARCHLGY 156, CLASSICS 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.
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
420-050
CLASSICS 260
Design Thinking for the Creative Humanities (CLASSICS 160)
This class introduces Design Thinking to students in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Under a growth mindset of creative exploration and...
Shanks, M.
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
240-110
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...
2017-2018 Winter
Wednesday
2:30pm - 4:20pm
110-204
CLASSICS 329
Roman Spaces
How might we make sense of the physical environment in the Roman world? What are the most useful units by which to make sense of its parts? What is...
2017-2018 Winter
Friday
9:30am - 12:20pm
CLASSICS 339
Catullus: Textual Criticism and Literary Interpretation
This seminar will read much of the work of the major Latin poet Catullus (including some of the longer poems) from the perspective of textual...
2017-2018 Winter
Thursday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
Green Library 351
CLASSICS 343
Poetics of the Iliad
(Formerly CLASSGRK 354.)The entire poem in Greek, with attention to issues of style and interpretation in light of the last 50 years of Homeric...
2017-2018 Spring
Monday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
110-112
CLASSICS 344
Plato on Eros, Logos, and Madness
The course focuses on Plato's Symposium and Phaedrus. It investigates the following topics: the role that eros plays in Plato's philosophy; the...
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
110-112
CLASSICS 345
Pantomime Dance in the Greco-Roman World
This seminar will examine the irresistible allure of pantomime dancing and its impressive popularity for several centuries; the remarkable social and...
2017-2018 Autumn
Tuesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
110-112
CLASSICS 346
Aristotle's Protrepticus and its Background (PHIL 315)
In this seminar, we shall read Aristotle's Protrepticus. This is an early work of Aristotle that attempts to turn the reader to a philosophic life...
2017-2018 Winter
Tuesday
3:00pm - 5:50pm
90-92Q
CLASSICS 370
Topics in Roman Art and Visual Culture
Ancient Roman visual culture both reflected and actively shaped political, social, cultural and economic situations. Artworks, imagery and things...
2017-2018 Winter
Tuesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
160-331
CLASSICS 375
Julius Caesar in Context
We shall look at the material, cultural and intellectual, and political world of the late Roman republic through the eyes of Caesar. Topics include:...
2017-2018 Autumn
Wednesday
3:00pm - 5:50pm
Green Library 351
CLASSICS 381
Classical Seminar: Origins of Political Thought (CLASSICS 181, 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....
2017-2018 Winter
Monday Wednesday
10:30am - 11:50am
School of Education 210
CLASSICS 382
High-Stakes Politics: Case Studies in Political Philosophy, Institutions, and Interests (POLISCI 231, POLISCI 331)
Normative political theory combined with positive political theory to better explain how major texts may have responded to and influenced changes in...
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
50-52H
CLASSICS 389
Dark Ages Compared: Early Iron Age Greece and Early Medieval Britain
This seminar compares the collapse and revival of complex societies in Greece (1200-700 BC) and Britain (AD 400-800), looking at causes, economic,...
2017-2018 Spring
Wednesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
110-112
CLASSICS 390
Origins of Political Thought (PHIL 276D, POLISCI 430)
Political philosophy in classical antiquity, focusing on canonical works of Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero. Historical background. Topics...
Ober, J.
2017-2018 Winter
Wednesday
12:30pm - 3:20pm
Encina West 417
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...
Salmeen, A., Kaufman, A., Nguyen, C., Streaty, T., Ly, D., Klein, R., Scheidel, W.
2017-2018 Autumn
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:20am
320-105
GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI, WAY-SMA
HUMBIO 3B
Behavior, Health, and Development
Research and theory on human behavior, health, and life span development. How biological factors and cultural practices influence cognition, emotion...
Kaufman, A., Nguyen, C., Streaty, T., Ly, D., Lyons, D., Fernald, A.
2017-2018 Winter
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:20am
320-105
GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI
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...
Morris, I.
2017-2018 Spring
Monday Wednesday
10:30am - 11:20am
200-030
THINK, WAY-SI

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