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

  •  6423CLASS 1331  SEM 101

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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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

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

  •  9415CLASS 1615  LEC 001

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

  • 10082CLASS 1632  STU 501

CLASS 1665

A survey of the origins of political theory in the Western tradition. Starting with the Greeks and ending in the Medieval era of Aquinas and Dante, this course introduces students to the central debates ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 3626PHIL 1410

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16107CLASS 1665  LEC 001

  • 16108CLASS 1665  DIS 201

  • 16109CLASS 1665  DIS 202

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

  •  6713CLASS 2351  SEM 101

  • Prerequisite: CLASS 1332 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

  •  8383CLASS 2601  LEC 001

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

  •  6069CLASS 2604  LEC 001

CLASS 2635

This course surveys the history and cultures of ancient Mesopotamia (e.g., Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria) from the beginnings of civilization to the death of Alexander the Great. It will be taught from ... view course details

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  • 16162CLASS 2635  LEC 001

CLASS 2641

In this course we will study the technologies – aqueducts, automata, catapults, concrete and more – that allowed the Roman Empire to prosper and expand. Technical and historical background will accompany ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARKEO 2641STS 2641

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16038CLASS 2641  LEC 001

  • 16039CLASS 2641  DIS 201

  • 16040CLASS 2641  DIS 202

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

  •  8765CLASS 2651  LEC 001

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

  •  8160CLASS 2661  LEC 001

  • Please contact Michael Fontaine (mf268@cornell.edu) if you are interested in an optional 1-credit Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC) course, LATIN 3212.

  •  8162CLASS 2661  DIS 201

  • 17562CLASS 2661  DIS 202

  •  8164CLASS 2661  DIS 203

CLASS 2682

This course will examine the history of the Roman Empire from the beginnings of monarchy at Rome in the first century BCE to the fall of the Western Empire in the fifth century (476 CE). We will consider ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 2671

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16113CLASS 2682  LEC 001

  • 16114CLASS 2682  DIS 201

  • 16115CLASS 2682  DIS 202

CLASS 2711

The Roman period has given us a density of archaeological remains that remains unsurpassed in world history, and these have been studied since the very birth of archaeology. As a result, Roman archaeology ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARKEO 2711ARTH 2711

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16781CLASS 2711  LEC 001

  • 16783CLASS 2711  DIS 202

CLASS 2802

Greece and Rome left behind a cultural legacy that still shapes the artistic, literary, scientific, and legal aspects of the world we live in today. This course traces those continuities of influence, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: The Grand Tour:Travel to Italy/18th&19th Centuries

  • 16201CLASS 2802  SEM 101

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

  •  6165CLASS 3391  IND 601

    • TBA
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  • Independent study at the 3000-level may be undertaken by undergraduates upon completion of one semester of work at the 3000-level in the relevant field and only with the permission of the director of undergraduate studies in cases of extraordinary circumstances.

CLASS 3395

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

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  •   Combined with: SANSK 3301

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  9992CLASS 3395  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: 2nd year Sanskrit or equivalent.

CLASS 3645

Tragedy and its audiences from ancient Greece to modern theater and film. Topics: origins of theatrical conventions; Shakespeare and Seneca; tragedy in modern theater and film. Works studied will include: ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 3440PMA 3724

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16344CLASS 3645  LEC 001

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

  •  9238CLASS 3669  LEC 001

CLASS 3686

May be taken upon completion of one semester of work at the 3000-level. To be taken only in exceptional circumstances. Must be arranged by the student with his or her advisor and the faculty member who ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6164CLASS 3686  IND 601

    • TBA
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  • Independent study at the 3000-level may be undertaken by undergraduates upon completion of one semester of work at the 3000-level in the relevant field and only with the permission of the director of undergraduate studies in cases of extraordinary circumstances.

CLASS 3739

What is "religion," and how can we use material culture to investigate ancient beliefs and rituals? This course (1) explores major themes and problems in the archaeology of ancient Greek religion, and ... view course details

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  • 16311CLASS 3739  SEM 101

CLASS 3741

This course explores the visual arts of the Mediterranean region from the court of Alexander the Great to the principate of Augustus, the first Roman emperor. During the first half of the semester we will ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 3741

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16269CLASS 3741  SEM 101

  • Students will find it particularly helpful if they have first taken CLASS 2700/ARTH 2200 (“An Introduction to the Ancient World in 24 Objects”), though this is not a formal prerequisite.

CLASS 3746

A survey of the art and architecture of the later Roman Empire, from the reign of Trajan to the reign of Justinian I. Topics to be considered include: the impact of Christianity on the functions and appearance ... view course details

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  • 15818CLASS 3746  LEC 001

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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  •  5799CLASS 3750  LEC 001

  •  6642CLASS 3750  LAB 401

    • TBA
    • Manning, S

CLASS 4662

Advanced discussion of topics in ancient philosophy. view course details

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  •  9763CLASS 4662  SEM 101

CLASS 4721

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

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6461CLASS 4721  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Roby, C

CLASS 6737

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

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  •   Combined with: ARKEO 6737

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16382CLASS 6737  SEM 101

CLASS 6755

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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  •  8988CLASS 6755  LEC 001

  •  8989CLASS 6755  LAB 401

    • TBA
    • Manning, S

CLASS 7173

Advanced discussion of topics in ancient philosophy. view course details

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  •  9949CLASS 7173  SEM 101

CLASS 7345

Pedagogical instruction and course coordination. Requirement for all graduate student teachers of LATIN 1201-LATIN 1202 and first-year writing seminars. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  9444CLASS 7345  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Clary, T

CLASS 7682

Topic: The History of the Later Roman Empire (284-641). The seminar's purpose is to provide a general introduction to problems and methods, with a strong emphasis on reading and using primary sources. view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 6300NES 6642

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The History of the Later Roman Empire (284-641)

  • 16239CLASS 7682  SEM 101

CLASS 7950

Independent study for graduate students only. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6197CLASS 7950  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

CLASS 7960

Independent study for graduate students only. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6638CLASS 7960  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff