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Titlesort descending Instructor Quarter Day, Time, Location GER
CLASSICS 319
Abject Subjects and Divine Anamorphosis in Byzantine Art (ARTHIST 208A, ARTHIST 408A, CLASSICS 119)
Entering the space of the church immediately interpellated the medieval subject, transforming him/her into an abject self, marred by sin. This...
Pentcheva, B.
2021-2022 Spring
Wednesday
5:30pm - 8:30pm
McMurtry Art Building 370
CLASSICS 119
Abject Subjects and Divine Anamorphosis in Byzantine Art (ARTHIST 208A, ARTHIST 408A, CLASSICS 319)
Entering the space of the church immediately interpellated the medieval subject, transforming him/her into an abject self, marred by sin. This...
Pentcheva, B.
2021-2022 Spring
Wednesday
5:30pm - 8:30pm
McMurtry Art Building 370
CLASSICS 102G
Advanced Greek: Demosthenes' Philippics
Demosthenes (384-322BC) was an ancient Athenian orator who is famous for giving speeches to warn Athenians about Philip II of Macedon's expansion and...
Brennan-McMahon, S.
2021-2022 Winter
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 1:00pm
110-112
Language
CLASSICS 103G
Advanced Greek: Hymns
Greek hymns form a large and heterogenous corpus extending from the Homeric Hymns through Callimachus to early Imperial Orphic texts and beyond. We...
Ten-Hove, L.
2021-2022 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
11:30am - 1:00pm
Language
CLASSICS 101G
Advanced Greek: Sophocles
Set at the end of the Trojan War, Sophocles' Ajax enacts the final hours of the second-greatest Greek hero. The play will act as a jumping-off point...
Ten-Hove, L.
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 1:00pm
110-112
Language
CLASSICS 101L
Advanced Latin: Communication is Key. Cicero's De oratore
Why should we care about (the art of) speaking well? How do we perfect it, and towards what ideal? These are the questions Marcus Tullius Cicero...
Krebs, C.
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
9:45am - 11:15am
Green Library 351
Language
CLASSICS 209L
Advanced Latin: Horace, Odes (CLASSICS 102L)
In this course we will read Horace's Odes (1-3), a quintessential work of Augustan era lyric poetry which is among the most influential in all of...
Pickel, D.
2021-2022 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
3:15pm - 4:45pm
110-112
CLASSICS 102L
Advanced Latin: Horace, Odes (CLASSICS 209L)
In this course we will read Horace's Odes (1-3), a quintessential work of Augustan era lyric poetry which is among the most influential in all of...
Pickel, D.
2021-2022 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
3:15pm - 4:45pm
110-112
Language, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 103L
Advanced Latin: Informal, Vernacular, and Non-Elite Latin
Much of the Latin we read in Classical Studies is by a relatively small group of authors - Caesar, Cicero, Vergil, Livy - and thus is mostly formal...
Bork, H.
2021-2022 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 3:00pm
110-112
Language, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 286
African Archive Beyond Colonization (AFRICAST 117, ARCHLGY 166, CLASSICS 186, CSRE 166)
From street names to monuments, the material sediments of colonial time can be seen, heard, and felt in the diverse cultural archives of ancient and...
Derbew, S., Lim, D.
2021-2022 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
11:30am - 1:00pm
Econ 139
CLASSICS 186
African Archive Beyond Colonization (AFRICAST 117, ARCHLGY 166, CLASSICS 286, CSRE 166)
From street names to monuments, the material sediments of colonial time can be seen, heard, and felt in the diverse cultural archives of ancient and...
Derbew, S., Lim, D.
2021-2022 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
11:30am - 1:00pm
Econ 139
WAY-A-II, WAY-ED
CLASSICS 81
Ancient Empires: Near East (HISTORY 117)
Why do imperialists conquer people? Why do some people resist while others collaborate? This course tries to answer these questions by looking at...
Duchesne, M., Scheidel, W.
2021-2022 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
12:15pm - 1:15pm
200-030
WAY-SI
CLASSICS 395
Ancient Greek Rationality, Public and Private (PHIL 338R, POLISCI 238R, POLISCI 438R)
In this seminar, we'll consider ancient Greek views about and theories of practical rationality and compare and contrast them with some modern...
Ober, J.
2021-2022 Spring
Tuesday
1:30pm - 4:30pm
CLASSICS 47
Ancient Knowledge, New Frontiers: How the Greek Legacy Became Islamic Science (COMPLIT 107A, HUMCORE 121)
What is the relation between magic and science? Is religion compatible with the scientific method? Are there patterns in the stars? What is a...
Key, A., Netz, R., Key, A., Netz, R.
2021-2022 Winter
Wednesday
11:30am - 1:00pm
200-034
WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 351
Ancient Slavery
Why was slavery so pervasive in the Greco-Roman world? How did it relate to other modes of domination, and how did it compare to practices of...
Scheidel, W.
2021-2022 Spring
Monday
1:30pm - 4:30pm
110-112
CLASSICS 163
Artists, Athletes, Courtesans and Crooks (ARTHIST 203)
The seminar examines a range of topics devoted to the makers of Greek art and artifacts, the men and women who used them in life and the afterlife,...
Maxmin, J.
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday
1:30pm - 3:30pm
McMurtry Art Building 370
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 1G
Beginning Greek
No knowledge of Greek is assumed. Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language.
Powell, S.
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
11:00am - 12:00pm
20-22K
CLASSICS 2G
Beginning Greek
Continuation of CLASSICS 1G. Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language.
Ten-Hove, L.
2021-2022 Winter
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1:30pm - 2:30pm
200-015
CLASSICS 3G
Beginning Greek
Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language. Prerequisite: CLASSICS 2G or equivalent placement. CLASSICS 3G fulfills University language...
Tewksbury, I.
2021-2022 Spring
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Language
CLASSICS 1L
Beginning Latin
Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language. No previous knowledge of Latin is assumed.
Ten-Hove, L.
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:45am - 10:45am
200-013
CLASSICS 2L
Beginning Latin
(Formerly CLASSLAT 2.) Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language. Prerequisite: CLASSICS 1L or equivalent placement.
Ten-Hove, L.
2021-2022 Winter
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:45am - 10:45am
Green Library 351
CLASSICS 3L
Beginning Latin
Vocabulary and syntax of the classical language. Prerequisite: CLASSICS 2L or equivalent placement. CLASSICS 3L fulfills the University language...
Ten-Hove, L.
2021-2022 Spring
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:45am - 10:45am
Green Library 351
Language
HUMBIO 4B
Behavior, Health, and Development
Research and theory on human behavior, health, and life span development. How biological factors and cultural practices influence cognition, emotion...
2021-2022 Spring
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
11:00am - 12:00pm
GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 381
Classical Seminar: Origins of Political Thought (CLASSICS 181, ETHICSOC 130A, PHIL 176A, PHIL 276A, POLISCI 230A, POLISCI 330A)
Political philosophy in classical antiquity, centered on reading canonical works of Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle against other texts and against the...
Abolafia, J., Ober, J.
2021-2022 Winter
Monday Wednesday
9:45am - 11:15am
Hewlett Teaching Center 103
CLASSICS 181
Classical Seminar: Origins of Political Thought (CLASSICS 381, ETHICSOC 130A, PHIL 176A, PHIL 276A, POLISCI 230A, POLISCI 330A)
Political philosophy in classical antiquity, centered on reading canonical works of Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle against other texts and against the...
Abolafia, J., Ober, J.
2021-2022 Winter
Monday Wednesday
9:45am - 11:15am
Hewlett Teaching Center 103
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-ER
HUMBIO 2B
Culture, Evolution, and Society
Introduction to the evolutionary study of human diversity, the origins of social complexity, and the field of demography. Topics will include hominid...
Schwartz, A., Gamboa, S., Montague-Alamin, S., Vo, V., Scheidel, W., Preston, K.
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
11:00am - 12:00pm
320-105
GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI, WAY-SMA
CLASSICS 56
Decolonizing the Western Canon: Introduction to Art and Architecture from Prehistory to Medieval (ARTHIST 1A)
Traditional Art History viewed the Renaissance as its pinnacle; it privileged linear perspective and lifelikeness and measured other traditions...
Pentcheva, B., Yingling, E.
2021-2022 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
12:15pm - 1:15pm
McMurtry Art Building 360
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED
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...
Saller, R.
2021-2022 Winter
Tuesday
1:30pm - 3:30pm
110-204
CLASSICS 365
Digital Humanities Methods for Classics
This course will introduce students to methods for computationally analyzing literary, archaeological and historical evidence from the ancient...
Ceserani, G., Gardner, N.
2021-2022 Autumn
Thursday
1:30pm - 4:30pm
110-112
ESF 7A
Education as Self-Fashioning: The Transformation of the Self
Socrates famously claimed that the unexamined life is not worth living.  Socrates and other ancient thinkers examined themselves and found that they...
Nightingale, A., Nightingale, A.
2021-2022 Autumn
Friday
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Remote
College, THINK, WAY-A-II, WAY-ER, Writing 1
ESF 7
Education as Self-Fashioning: The Transformation of the Self
Socrates famously claimed that the unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates and other ancient thinkers examined themselves and found that they...
Nightingale, A., Nightingale, A.
2021-2022 Autumn
Friday
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Remote
College, THINK, WAY-A-II, WAY-ER, Writing 1
CLASSICS 19N
Eloquence Personified: How To Speak Like Cicero
This course is an introduction to Roman rhetoric, Cicero's Rome, and the active practice of speaking well. Participants read a short rhetorical...
Krebs, C.
2021-2022 Winter
Monday Wednesday
9:45am - 11:15am
110-112
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-CE
CLASSICS 313
Enchanted Images: Medieval Art and Its Sonic Dimension (ARTHIST 205, ARTHIST 405, CLASSICS 113, MUSIC 205, MUSIC 405)
Explores the relationship between chant and images in medieval art. Examples are sourced from both Byzantium and the Latin West including the Holy...
Pentcheva, B.
2021-2022 Autumn
Wednesday
5:30pm - 8:30pm
McMurtry Art Building 370
CLASSICS 113
Enchanted Images: Medieval Art and Its Sonic Dimension (ARTHIST 205, ARTHIST 405, CLASSICS 313, MUSIC 205, MUSIC 405)
Explores the relationship between chant and images in medieval art. Examples are sourced from both Byzantium and the Latin West including the Holy...
Pentcheva, B.
2021-2022 Autumn
Wednesday
5:30pm - 8:30pm
McMurtry Art Building 370
CLASSICS 168
Engineering the Roman Empire (ARCHLGY 118)
Enter the mind, the drafting room, and the building site of the Roman architects and engineers whose monumental projects impressed ancient and modern...
Leidwanger, J., Li, G., Waller, A.
2021-2022 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
3:15pm - 4:45pm
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 128
Europe Before the Romans: Early Complex Societies (ARCHLGY 128)
This course will provide a broad introduction to theories of change in early complex societies and polities. Over the course of the quarter, we will...
2021-2022 Winter
WAY-SI
HUMBIO 2A
Genetics, Evolution, and Ecology
Introduction to the evolutionary study of human diversity, the origins of social complexity, and the field of demography. Topics will include hominid...
Talbot, W., Sherlock, G., Hillier, C., Kaye, A., Butchko, J., Riley, A., Baker, J.
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:45am - 10:45am
320-105
GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
CLASSICS 76
Global History: The Ancient World (HISTORY 1A)
World history from the origins of humanity to the Black Death. Focuses on the evolution of complex societies, wealth, violence, hierarchy, and large-...
Urbont, L., Lewis, M.
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
11:30am - 1:00pm
Remote
GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-GlobalCom, WAY-SI
CLASSICS 37
Great Books, Big Ideas from Ancient Greece and Rome (DLCL 11, HUMCORE 112)
This course will journey through ancient Greek and Roman literature from Homer to St. Augustine, in constant conversation with the other HumCore...
Krebs, C., Krebs, C.
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday
11:30am - 1:00pm
200-303
WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 14
Greek and Latin Roots of English
(Formerly CLASSGEN 9) Goal is to improve vocabulary, comprehension of written English, and standardized test scores through learning the Greek and...
Gardner, N.
2021-2022 Summer
CLASSICS 201G
Greek Core 1: Plato, Isocrates, and Aristotle on Poetry and Education
Students will do close readings of Plato's Symposium, Republic 2, 3 and 10, Isocrates' Antidosis, and Aristotle's Poetics and Politics 8. Students...
Nightingale, A.
2021-2022 Autumn
Wednesday Friday
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Remote
CLASSICS 202G
Greek Core II: History of Literature
Partial coverage of the reading lists for translation and general reading exams, within a framework that introduces philological method, history of...
Martin, R.
2021-2022 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
9:45am - 11:45am
110-112
CLASSICS 203G
Greek Core III: Aeschylus and Euripides
In this course, students will translate and analyze two ancient Greek tragedies: Aeschylus' Suppliants (c. 463 BCE) and Euripides' Medea (431 BCE)....
Derbew, S.
2021-2022 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
9:45am - 11:45am
110-112
CLASSICS 31
Greek Mythology
The heroic and divine in the literature, mythology, and culture of archaic Greece. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of individuals and society...
Melzer, A.
2021-2022 Summer
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 31
Greek Mythology
The heroic and divine in the literature, mythology, and culture of archaic Greece. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of individuals and society...
Gaither, P., Walsh, V., Crosson, S., Martin, R.
2021-2022 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
11:00am - 12:00pm
Campbell Recital Hall
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 205A
Greek Syntax: Prose Composition (CLASSICS 105A)
The goal of this course is to provide a thorough review of Greek syntax, reinforced by reading selected short passages of Attic Greek in some detail...
Martin, R.
2021-2022 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Green Library 351
CLASSICS 105A
Greek Syntax: Prose Composition (CLASSICS 205A)
The goal of this course is to provide a thorough review of Greek syntax, reinforced by reading selected short passages of Attic Greek in some detail...
Martin, R.
2021-2022 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Green Library 351
CLASSICS 273
Hagia Sophia (ARTHIST 208, ARTHIST 408, CLASSICS 173)
This seminar uncovers the aesthetic principles and spiritual operations at work in Hagia Sophia, the church dedicated to Holy Wisdom in...
2021-2022 Autumn
CLASSICS 173
Hagia Sophia (ARTHIST 208, ARTHIST 408, CLASSICS 273)
This seminar uncovers the aesthetic principles and spiritual operations at work in Hagia Sophia, the church dedicated to Holy Wisdom in...
Pentcheva, B.
2021-2022 Winter
Thursday
5:30pm - 8:30pm
McMurtry Art Building 370
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
CLASSICS 240
Historiography (HISTORY 304M)
For History and Classics MA and coterm students. This course explores how historians have explored the past, and the strengths and limits of the...
Rohan, P.
2021-2022 Autumn
Monday
5:30pm - 8:30pm
260-012

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