Classics (CLASS)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

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

  •  4677CLASS 1331  SEM 101

    • MTRFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Clary, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19496CLASS 1531  SEM 101

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Gallagher, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19497CLASS 1531  SEM 102

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Fodroczi, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

CLASS 1562

The Confessions is an autobiographical account of Augustine's discovery of god through his reading of philosophical texts and, eventually, the Bible. But since he regards his own story as an example of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19523CLASS 1562  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

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

  •  6728CLASS 1615  LEC 001

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Fontaine, M

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

CLASS 1699

Where do the words we use come from? This course examines the history and structure of the English vocabulary from its distant Indo-European roots to the latest in technical jargon and slang. Topics include ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: LING 1109

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18049CLASS 1699  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Nussbaum, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 19906CLASS 1699  DIS 201

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Nussbaum, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19907CLASS 1699  DIS 202

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Nussbaum, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

CLASS 1702

This introductory course surveys the archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman Mediterranean. Each week, we will explore a different archaeological discovery that transformed scholars' understanding of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 1702NES 1602

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17081CLASS 1702  LEC 001

    • WFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  4896CLASS 2351  SEM 101

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Awasthi, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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

  •  7704CLASS 2603  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kirk, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    Intended especially for first-year students. Students must apply in writing to instructor (aek238@cornell.edu).

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

  •  4359CLASS 2604  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Clary, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17083CLASS 2643  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Roby, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17269CLASS 2643  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17270CLASS 2643  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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

  •  6114CLASS 2661  LEC 001

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Kamtekar, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6116CLASS 2661  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6942CLASS 2661  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  8397CLASS 2661  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture. Discussion optional. Combined with: HIST 2650

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17578CLASS 2675  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Strauss, B

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17579CLASS 2675  DIS 201

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17580CLASS 2675  DIS 202

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

CLASS 2687

An introduction to basic themes of military history, e.g., battle, strategy, tactics, war and society, as well as classic works, e.g. Sun Tzu, Thucydides, Clausewitz, Jomini.  Recent theories in scholarship ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2321

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17521CLASS 2687  SEM 101

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Strauss, B

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

CLASS 2700

Why are the most famous ancient Greek vases found in Italy? What was the "worlds' first computer" used for? What can a brick tell us about still standing Roman buildings? What is "classical" about all ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARKEO 2700ARTH 2200

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17800CLASS 2700  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Alexandridis, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17801CLASS 2700  DIS 201

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Alexandridis, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 17802CLASS 2700  DIS 202

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Alexandridis, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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

  • 17284CLASS 2711  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Van Oyen, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

CLASS 2806

This course presents a cultural and historical perspective on ideas of agency, responsibility, and punishment through foundational texts of western law. We will primarily focus on three main areas of law: ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FGSS 2806GOVT 2806

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17278CLASS 2806  SEM 101

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Giannella, N

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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

  •  4442CLASS 3391  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • 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

  •  7082CLASS 3395  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • McCrea, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Two years study of Sanskrit or equivalent.

CLASS 3655

An introduction to the art, history, and literature of the Byzantine Empire, its neighbors, and successors, ca. 500-1500. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 3255MEDVL 3255NES 3255

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18848CLASS 3655  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  4441CLASS 3686  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • 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

  •  7620CLASS 3686  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • 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 3750

Introduction and training in dendrochronology (tree-ring dating) and its applications in archaeology, art history, climate and environment through lab work and participation in ongoing research projects ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  4109CLASS 3750  LEC 001

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Manning, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  4860CLASS 3750  LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 4665

Topic: Augustine's philosophy of mind in De Trinitate view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • Topic: Augustine's Philosophy of Mind

  • 17324CLASS 4665  SEM 101

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Brittain, C

      MacDonald, S

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

CLASS 4721

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  4703CLASS 4721  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7313CLASS 4721  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7605CLASS 4721  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7615CLASS 4721  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

CLASS 4744

Several major and minor kingdoms situated around the Eastern Mediterranean basin flourished during the 14th -12th centuries BCE before a widespread violent collapse occurred around 1175. Thousands of cuneiform ... view course details

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  • 17977CLASS 4744  SEM 101

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Monroe, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 4754

This seminar provides a higher-level general introduction to, and survey of, contemporary theories, methods, and approaches in the archaeology of the Mediterranean world. Rather than focusing on a specific ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17563CLASS 4754  SEM 101

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

CLASS 4803

Within the long roiling and much heralded 'crises of the humanities', Classics is experiencing a contemporary crisis of its own. These queries are not least shaped around the disciplines continuing cultural ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 7803SHUM 4803SHUM 6803

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17645CLASS 4803  SEM 101

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Pelliccia, H

      Umachandran, M

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •  6618CLASS 6755  LEC 001

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Manning, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6619CLASS 6755  LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  6729CLASS 7345  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Roby, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 7351

An introduction to the study of classics, intended for graduate students. Discussions will be led by faculty in the field, and topics may include: preparing for exams, finding a research topic, applying ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 19374CLASS 7351  SEM 101

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Anderson, B

      Platt, V

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

CLASS 7634

Course will introduce graduate students to different aspects of ancient society including slavery, economics, law, and citizenship among other topics.  view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Roman Law

  • 17387CLASS 7634  SEM 101

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Giannella, N

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 7689

Offers both an introduction to the different disciplines studying the non-literary sources for Roman history (epigraphy, archaeology, among others) and a discussion of important topics relevant to Roman ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 7689

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17361CLASS 7689  LEC 001

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Rebillard, E

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

CLASS 7700

Archaeology studies the past through its material remains. In doing so, it builds on wide-ranging theories and methods to develop its own disciplinary toolbox. This graduate seminar explores this toolbox, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 7000

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Archaeological Theory Seminar

  • 17636CLASS 7700  SEM 101

    • RTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Van Oyen, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

CLASS 7744

Several major and minor kingdoms situated around the Eastern Mediterranean basin flourished during the 14th -12th centuries BCE before a widespread violent collapse occurred around 1175. Thousands of cuneiform ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17981CLASS 7744  SEM 101

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Monroe, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 7754

This seminar provides a higher-level general introduction to, and survey of, contemporary theories, methods, and approaches in the archaeology of the Mediterranean world. Rather than focusing on a specific ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17569CLASS 7754  SEM 101

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

CLASS 7803

Within the long roiling and much heralded 'crises of the humanities', Classics is experiencing a contemporary crisis of its own. These queries are not least shaped around the disciplines continuing cultural ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 4803SHUM 4803SHUM 6803

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17646CLASS 7803  SEM 101

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Pelliccia, H

      Umachandran, M

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person