Classics (CLASS)Arts and Sciences

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CLASS 1331

An introduction to the essentials of Sanskrit grammar. Designed to enable the student to read classical and epic Sanskrit as soon as possible. view course details

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  •   Combined with: LING 1131SANSK 1131

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  6458CLASS 1331  SEM 101

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CLASS 1531

This course will focus on the stories about the gods and heroes of the Greeks as they appear in ancient literature and art. We will examine the relationship between myths and the cultural, religious, and ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18206CLASS 1531  SEM 102

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  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

CLASS 1615

Ancient Rome was a village the size of Ithaca that grew into a world empire. In this course students will be introduced to some of its literature, art, and famous personalities in the classical period ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

CLASS 1632

This course is preparation for a performance of ancient theater in the Black Box Theatre at the end of the semester.  It will involve background reading about the play, learning and acting the lines, and ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 18776CLASS 1632  STU 501

    • TBA
    • Ahl, F

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CLASS 2351

Review of grammar and reading of selections from Sanskrit epic poetry and narrative prose. view course details

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  •   Combined with: LING 2251SANSK 2251

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  6766CLASS 2351  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: SANSK 1132 or permission of instructor.

CLASS 2601

Introduces students to the literature and intellectual life of ancient Greece from Homer to the early centuries of Roman rule. We will read and discuss ancient writers as creative artists in their own ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8612CLASS 2601  LEC 001

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CLASS 2603

Limited to 18 students. Intended especially for first-year students. Students must apply in writing to chair, Department of Classics, 120 Goldwin Smith Hall. No prior knowledge necessary (all texts are ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6094CLASS 2603  LEC 001

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  • Intended especially for first-year students. Students must apply in writing to chair, Department of Classics, 120 Goldwin Smith Hall.

CLASS 2604

Survey of the Greek myths, with emphasis on the content and significance of the myths in Mediterranean society, including the place of myth in Greek life and consciousness; the factors and influences involved ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6095CLASS 2604  LEC 001

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CLASS 2613

This course provides a literary and historical introduction to the earliest Christian writings, most of which eventually came to be included in the New Testament. Through the lens of the gospel narratives ... view course details

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  • 17456CLASS 2613  LEC 001

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CLASS 2646

Modern perceptions of Classical civilizations often stress those aspects of their cultures that are compatible with contemporary concepts of "rational thought." Certainly, Greek and Roman scholars did ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 2846ARKEO 2846NES 2546

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16709CLASS 2646  LEC 001

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  • 16710CLASS 2646  DIS 201

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  • 16711CLASS 2646  DIS 202

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  • 16712CLASS 2646  DIS 203

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CLASS 2651

Study and analysis of 2500 years of comedy (all in English), from Greece (Aristophanes, Menander), Rome (Plautus and Terence), Italy (Machiavelli, The commedia dell' arte), Elizabethan (Shakespeare, Ben ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 2230PMA 2635

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9417CLASS 2651  LEC 001

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CLASS 2661

An introductory survey of ancient Greek philosophy from the so-called Presocratics (6th century BCE) through the Hellenistic period (1st century BCE) with special emphasis on the thought of Socrates, Plato, ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHIL 2200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8342CLASS 2661  LEC 001

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  •  8344CLASS 2661  DIS 201

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  •  8346CLASS 2661  DIS 203

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CLASS 2681

Rome's beginnings and the Roman Republic. The course is a general introduction to Roman history from the foundation of Rome in the middle of the eighth century bc to the end of the Republic (31 bc). It ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 2670

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18117CLASS 2681  LEC 001

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  • 18118CLASS 2681  DIS 201

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  • 18119CLASS 2681  DIS 202

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CLASS 2729

An introduction to the story of how human history from the earliest times through to the recent period interrelates with changing climate conditions on Earth. The course explores the whole expanse of human ... view course details

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  • 16755CLASS 2729  LEC 001

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CLASS 2801

Joins us to explore a lost world of wine and song! The symposium (or "drinking party") was a major social institution within Greek culture - a forum for well-born men (and select female companions) to ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16756CLASS 2801  SEM 101

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CLASS 3391

To be taken only in exceptional circumstances. Must be arranged by the student with his or her advisor and the faculty member who has agreed to direct the study. To be approved by the DUS. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6194CLASS 3391  IND 601

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    • Staff

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CLASS 3395

Selected readings in Sanskrit literary and philosophical texts. view course details

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  •   Combined with: SANSK 3301

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18092CLASS 3395  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • McCrea, L

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  • Prerequisite: 2nd year Sanskrit or equivalent.

CLASS 3629

A weekly seminar that may be taken in addition to NES 2629 - New Testament/Early Christian Literatures 357492. The seminar will provide an opportunity to read portions of the New Testament and other early ... view course details

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  • 17466CLASS 3629  SEM 101

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    • Haines-Eitzen, K

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  • Prerequisite: One year of Greek or permission of instructor. Students must be enrolled in NES 2629 or have permission of instructor.

CLASS 3669

We will study several of Plato's major dialogues, including the Apology, the Meno, Phaedo, and Republic. Topics include knowledge and reality; morality and happiness; and the nature of the soul. view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 3202

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16407CLASS 3669  LEC 001

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CLASS 3675

A historical introduction to democratic theory through the writings of its greatest thinkers and their critics. Beginning with a study of the theory and practice of democratic rule in ancient Athens, we ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: AMST 3678GOVT 3675

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16606CLASS 3675  LEC 001

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  • 16677CLASS 3675  DIS 201

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  • 16678CLASS 3675  DIS 202

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  • 16679CLASS 3675  DIS 203

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CLASS 3686

To be taken only in exceptional circumstances. Must be arranged by the student with his or her advisor and the faculty member who has agreed to direct the study. To be approved by the DUS. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6193CLASS 3686  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Rusten, J

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19153CLASS 3686  IND 602

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    • Fontaine, M

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CLASS 3750

Introduction and training in dendrochronology and its application to archaeology, art history, and environment through participation in a research project dating ancient to modern tree-ring samples especially ... view course details

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  •  5820CLASS 3750  LEC 001

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  •  6693CLASS 3750  LAB 401

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    • Manning, S

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CLASS 4500

This seminar investigates some of the university's old and often neglected teaching collections. Focus is on those collections that consist of replicas (e.g. musical instruments, Rau plow collection, plaster ... view course details

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  • 17346CLASS 4500  SEM 101

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CLASS 4635

This course provides an introduction to ancient Greek and Roman culture for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. First-year PhD students in the Classical Archaeology track may use this course ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARKEO 4635

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17282CLASS 4635  SEM 101

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CLASS 4639

This course explores the organization of cultural and scientific knowledge in the form of so-called "encyclopedias", beginning with Pliny the Elder's Natural History and tracing its development in later ... view course details

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  • 17170CLASS 4639  SEM 101

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CLASS 4644

From the ringing of Tibetan singing bowls to the quiet of desert monasticism, religious imagination and ritual is replete with sound and silence.  Cityscapes resound with church bells and calls from the ... view course details

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  • 17450CLASS 4644  SEM 101

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CLASS 4662

Advanced discussion of topics in ancient philosophy. view course details

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  • 17531CLASS 4662  SEM 101

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CLASS 4721

See "Honors" under Classics front matter. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6496CLASS 4721  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Roby, C

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CLASS 4755

An introduction to the field of Dendrochronology and associated topics with an emphasis on their applications in the field of archaeology and related heritage-buildings fields. Course aimed at graduate ... view course details

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  •  9973CLASS 4755  LEC 001

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  •  9974CLASS 4755  LAB 401

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    • Manning, S

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CLASS 6729

An introduction to the story of how human history from the earliest times through to the recent period interrelates with changing climate conditions on Earth. The course explores the whole expanse of human ... view course details

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  • 18845CLASS 6729  LEC 001

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  • This course will co-meet with CLASS 2729/ARKEO 2729.

CLASS 7173

Advanced discussion of topics in ancient philosophy. view course details

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  • 17984CLASS 7173  SEM 101

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CLASS 7345

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 16760CLASS 7345  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Clary, T

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CLASS 7639

This course explores the organization of cultural and scientific knowledge in the form of so-called "encyclopedias", beginning with Pliny the Elder's Natural History and tracing its development in later ... view course details

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  • 17172CLASS 7639  SEM 101

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CLASS 7950

Independent study for graduate students only. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6230CLASS 7950  IND 601

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    • Staff

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CLASS 7960

Independent study for graduate students only. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6689CLASS 7960  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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