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CLASS 1332

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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  •  5598CLASS 1332  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: SANSK 1131 or permission of instructor.

CLASS 1531

The course will focus on the stories about the gods and heroes of the Greeks as they appear in the works of ancient Greek literature. We will read a selection from Greek authors, inquiring into the relationship ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17253CLASS 1531  SEM 101

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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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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17254CLASS 1562  SEM 101

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CLASS 1632

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  • 2 Credits Sat/UnSat

  • 18527CLASS 1632  STU 501

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    • Ahl, F

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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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: LING 1109

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15827CLASS 1699  DIS 201

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  • 15828CLASS 1699  DIS 202

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  • 17640CLASS 1699  DIS 203

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  • 17641CLASS 1699  DIS 204

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CLASS 2352

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

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  • 16223CLASS 2352  LEC 001

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  • One year prior Sanskrit study or permission of instructor.

CLASS 2612

Introduction to the civilization of the Romans as expressed in their literature, religion, and social and political institutions. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9052CLASS 2612  LEC 001

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CLASS 2636

This course offers an introduction to the history of Christianity from the first century through the seventeenth and perhaps a bit beyond. Our emphasis will be on the diversity of Christian traditions, ... view course details

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  • 15594CLASS 2636  LEC 001

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CLASS 2682

This course is the second part of a two-term survey of Roman history and will examine the history of the Roman Empire from the beginnings of the Augustan Principate (31 BC) to the fall of the Western Empire ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15408CLASS 2682  LEC 001

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  • 15409CLASS 2682  DIS 201

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  • 15410CLASS 2682  DIS 202

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CLASS 2700

This course is an overview of the art and archaeology of Greek and Roman world, covering the artistic production of the ancient Greeks from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period, and the art of ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARKEO 2700ARTH 2200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8775CLASS 2700  LEC 001

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  •  9019CLASS 2700  DIS 201

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  •  9020CLASS 2700  DIS 202

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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: Criticism and the Classics

  •  8905CLASS 2802  SEM 101

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CLASS 2804

Studies the slavery of Ancient Greece and Rome. While the course will primarily focus on the slave society of Rome, we will begin the course examining Greek ideas of slavery such as in Aristotle's Politics ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 15414CLASS 2804  SEM 001

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CLASS 3391

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7232CLASS 3391  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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CLASS 3394

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

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  •   Combined with: SNLIT 3302

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15924CLASS 3394  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: Two years study of Sanskrit or permission of instructor.

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

  • 15415CLASS 3645  LEC 001

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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

  • 17695CLASS 3669  LEC 001

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CLASS 3674

This course will survey the rich and sophisticated tradition of Indian philosophical thought from its beginnings in the speculations of Upanishads, surveying debates between Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and ... view course details

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  • 15919CLASS 3674  LEC 001

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CLASS 3686

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5569CLASS 3686  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Platt, V

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9483CLASS 3686  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Mankin, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18233CLASS 3686  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Roby, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18386CLASS 3686  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Ahl, F

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18465CLASS 3686  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Manning, S

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CLASS 3770

Ancient Byzantion, rebuilt and renamed by the Roman emperor Constantine the Great, raised by his successors to be the capital of a "Byzantine" empire, object of desire for travelers and crusaders, crowning ... view course details

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  • 15978CLASS 3770  LEC 001

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CLASS 4602

"Please Do Not Touch" is one of the signs we are most accustomed to seeing in art museums, yet the very need to make this request demonstrates how objects often invite, seek, even demand that we transgress ... view course details

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  • 17027CLASS 4602  SEM 101

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CLASS 4636

What is "Gnosticism" and why has it come to be so hotly debated among scholars and in our contemporary media? What is the Gospel of Judas and are its ideas "heretical"? Who wrote the Gospel of Thomas and ... view course details

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  • 15607CLASS 4636  SEM 101

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CLASS 4637

The Babylonian Talmud has long been viewed as the central text of post-Biblical Judaism. Yet little is known about who wrote it and when it was written. Since the Talmud is an extremely difficult text ... view course details

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  • 15655CLASS 4637  SEM 101

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CLASS 4662

Advanced discussion of topics in ancient philosophy. view course details

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  • Topic: Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

  •  5836CLASS 4662  SEM 101

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CLASS 4722

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5837CLASS 4722  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Platt, V

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CLASS 4761

Students will develop a knowledge of current methods and techniques used to identify violence in the archaeological record. We will study practices from animal sacrifice to the destruction of cities. view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARKEO 4761

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15418CLASS 4761  SEM 101

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CLASS 7173

Advanced discussion of topics in ancient philosophy. view course details

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  • Topic: Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

  •  8460CLASS 7173  SEM 101

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CLASS 7346

A course for all pre-A exam graduate students that will both prepare them to be professional ABD classicists and help review progress in language and reading list exams preparation. view course details

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  • 0 Credits Sat/UnSat

  • 15420CLASS 7346  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Rebillard, E

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CLASS 7684

Topic for Spring 2015: Narrative and Ancient History.  We will look at the theory and practice of narrative history in the study of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds and their neighbors. Topics include: ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 6330

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16792CLASS 7684  SEM 101

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CLASS 7950

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5559CLASS 7950  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

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CLASS 7960

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5558CLASS 7960  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Alexandridis, A

      Platt, V

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18264CLASS 7960  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Manning, S

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CLASS 9900

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  • 0 Credits Graded

  •  6591CLASS 9900  RSC 701

    • TBA
    • Rebillard, E

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