Classics (CLASS)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 1131SANSK 1131

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  4738CLASS 1331  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 1131SANSK 1131

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 20912CLASS 1331  SEM 102

    • MTRFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Clary, T

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18777CLASS 1531  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18778CLASS 1531  SEM 102

    • MFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Danisi, M

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18779CLASS 1531  SEM 103

    • MFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Welgan, B

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SHUM 1615

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6790CLASS 1615  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Fontaine, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 1704

Recent events in the USA and across the globe have drawn attention to the dynamic and highly political role that statues play within public life. But why do so many societies create statues, and why do ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 1704ARTH 1704

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 19085CLASS 1704  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Platt, V

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 2000

This colloquium presents students with diverse approaches used to interest, educate and motivate people to consider, address and solve environmental and sustainability challenges. The 1-credit version consists ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENVS 2000

  • 1 Credit Opt NoAud

  •  8487CLASS 2000  SEM 101

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Lehmann, J

      Platt, V

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 2351

Readings from simple Sanskrit poetry: the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 2251SANSK 2251

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  4958CLASS 2351  SEM 101

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Cummins, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: CLASS 1332 or equivalent.

CLASS 2603

Intended especially for first-year students. Students must apply in writing to chair, Department of Classics, 120 Goldwin Smith Hall. In this course, we will read and discuss a wide range of Greek literary ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7810CLASS 2603  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Kirk, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 2604

The stories of Greek Mythology have ignited the imaginations of writers and artists from antiquity to the present day, from the tragedy of Achilles to the adventures of Percy Jackson. This course surveys ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4420CLASS 2604  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Hybrid: rotational in person attendance to be determined by instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20329CLASS 2604  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Clary, T

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 2643

What can Aristotle, Archimedes, Hippocrates and other ancient scientists teach us about science as we know it today? In this course we will study the origins of scientific thought and experiment in mathematics, ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: STS 2643

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16485CLASS 2643  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Roby, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 16486CLASS 2643  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 16487CLASS 2643  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: STS 2643

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20334CLASS 2643  LEC 002

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Roby, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20333CLASS 2643  DIS 203

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Roby, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20335CLASS 2643  DIS 204

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Roby, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 2646

This introductory course explores the roles of amulets, love potions, curse tablets, and many other magical practices in ancient Greek and Roman societies. In this course, you will learn how to invoke ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 2846ARKEO 2846NES 2546

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16490CLASS 2646  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 16491CLASS 2646  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 16492CLASS 2646  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 2846ARKEO 2846NES 2546

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20331CLASS 2646  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20330CLASS 2646  DIS 203

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 20332CLASS 2646  DIS 204

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHIL 2200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6176CLASS 2661  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 20573CLASS 2661  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Brennan, T

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6178CLASS 2661  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7016CLASS 2661  DIS 202

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8519CLASS 2661  DIS 203

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 19125CLASS 2661  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 2675

An introduction to ancient Greek history from the era of the Trojan War to the conquests of Alexander the Great. Topics include the rise and fall of the Greek city-state, the invention of politics, democracy, ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture. Discussion optional. Combined with: HIST 2650

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16665CLASS 2675  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Strauss, B

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18297CLASS 2675  DIS 201

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 18298CLASS 2675  DIS 202

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 2711

With megacities, long-distance trade, and fluid identities, the Roman empire can seem uncannily close to our modern world. This course adopts a thematic approach to explore whether this is a valid parallel, ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 2711ARTH 2711SHUM 2711

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16507CLASS 2711  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Van Oyen, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 18977CLASS 2729  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Manning, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4503CLASS 3391  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SANSK 3301

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 20913CLASS 3395  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Gold, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: Two years study of Sanskrit or equivalent.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4502CLASS 3686  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7722CLASS 3686  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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 4626

Narratives, particularly sacred narratives, are not static or fixed but rather infinitely flexible and malleable.   Subject to multiple retellings—elaborations, modifications, and deletions—stories take ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18083CLASS 4626  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 4662

Advanced discussion of topics in ancient philosophy. view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 7173PHIL 4200PHIL 6200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Aristotle’s Three Ethics

  • 16779CLASS 4662  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Irwin, T

      Kamtekar, R

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 4670

The Phoenicians have long been an enigma, a people defined by distant voices. Originating from present-day Lebanon, they were Semitic speakers, renowned seafarers and transmitters of an innovative alphabet ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17488CLASS 4670  SEM 101

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Monroe, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 4721

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  4764CLASS 4721  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7410CLASS 4721  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7707CLASS 4721  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7717CLASS 4721  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

CLASS 4722

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16573CLASS 4722  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Brittain, C

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

CLASS 4801

This course examines how Homer's epic poems, the Odyssey and the Iliad, have been read in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Homer has long been understood as important for defining and contesting ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 16475CLASS 4801  SEM 101

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Umachandran, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 6681

Unconventional warfare, especially special operations, is often thought of as strictly a modern phenomenon, while hybrid warfare is a term of very recent origin. Yet both loom large in the record of ancient ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 4361HIST 6361

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17428CLASS 6681  SEM 101

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Strauss, B

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 6701

Introduction to core readings in Greek and Roman art and archaeology.  view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 6701

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16446CLASS 6701  SEM 101

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Van Oyen, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 6801

This course examines how Homer's epic poems, the Odyssey and the Iliad, have been read in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Homer has long been understood as important for defining and contesting ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 16477CLASS 6801  SEM 101

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Umachandran, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 7173

Advanced discussion of topics in ancient philosophy. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 4662PHIL 4200PHIL 6200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Aristotle’s Three Ethics

  • 16783CLASS 7173  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Irwin, T

      Kamtekar, R

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  6791CLASS 7345  LEC 001

    • Online Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Roby, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 7626

Narratives, particularly sacred narratives, are not static or fixed but rather infinitely flexible and malleable.   Subject to multiple retellings—elaborations, modifications, and deletions—stories take ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18087CLASS 7626  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 7727

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 18980CLASS 7727  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Manning, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 7743

The conquests and death of Alexander served as catalysts for major cultural transformation. Throughout the Mediterranean and beyond, Greco-Macedonian dynasties came to rule over foreign populations in ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 7743NES 7743

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16524CLASS 7743  SEM 101

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online