Classics (CLASS)Arts and Sciences

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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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  •   Combined with: LING 1132SANSK 1132

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  5087CLASS 1332  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: CLASS 1332 or permission of instructor.

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

CLASS 1546

Contemporary literature, graphic novels, cinema, and even games often appeal to stories, characters, and imagery from ancient Greece, Rome, and other ancient cultures. What makes these stories and characters ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

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

  •  8024CLASS 1699  LEC 001

  •  8234CLASS 1699  DIS 201

  •  8235CLASS 1699  DIS 202

CLASS 2352

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

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  •   Combined with: LING 2252SANSK 2252

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  8387CLASS 2352  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: CLASS 2651 or permission of instructor.

CLASS 2605

A study of richly documented tradition of competitive artistic, athletic, and spectacular performances sponsored by cities, wealthy individuals, and kings/emperors in antiquity, with special attention ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PMA 2605

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16054CLASS 2605  LEC 001

CLASS 2630

This course examines the production and exchange of wine, beer, coffee and tea, and the social and ideological dynamics involved in their consumption. We start in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and end ... view course details

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CLASS 2640

An introduction to the origins and development of Western medicine in ancient Greece and Rome. We will read a variety of sources on the ancient theory and practice of medicine, including pre-Hippocratic ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARKEO 2640BSOC 2640

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16086CLASS 2640  LEC 001

  • 16087CLASS 2640  DIS 201

  • 16088CLASS 2640  DIS 202

  • 16650CLASS 2640  DIS 203

CLASS 2676

Beginning with the archaic background of aristocratic, religious, cultural and military traditions of mainland Greece, we will follow the Athenian plunge into democracy, the theatrical translation ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GOVT 2676HIST 2676

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16095CLASS 2676  LEC 001

CLASS 2685

Throughout Greek and Roman history, the idea of Egypt inspired powerful imaginative responses ranging from fascination to fear. This course investigates Egyptian interactions with the Greco-Roman world ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 2285ARKEO 2285NES 2985

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16098CLASS 2685  LEC 001

  • 16099CLASS 2685  DIS 201

  • 16100CLASS 2685  DIS 202

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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  •   Combined with: HIST 2321

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17071CLASS 2687  SEM 101

CLASS 2700

Why did the Gorgon turn people into stone? Did Cleopatra really have such a big nose? Did the Romans make wax death masks? Should the British Museum return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece? Come and explore ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7733CLASS 2700  LEC 001

  •  7795CLASS 2700  DIS 201

  •  7796CLASS 2700  DIS 202

CLASS 2806

This course investigates the rich body of Roman laws on slaves, crime, and women and children. Students will explore the evolution of power over marginalized groups and penalties for crimes at the beginnings ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FGSS 2806

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16110CLASS 2806  SEM 101

CLASS 2808

How did the Ancient Greeks understand the world of non-human animals around them as they hunted, sacrificed, consumed, and worshipped? In this course we will read examine ancient attitudes toward animals ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17546CLASS 2808  LEC 001

CLASS 2810

This course explores the complex interactions between wine and culture. From a source of nutrition to an enduring cultural symbol of the good life, a religious ritual to a forbidden substance, an artistic ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: VIEN 2810

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18212CLASS 2810  LEC 001

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

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

  •  6575CLASS 3391  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

  • Permission of DUS, in special circumstances only. To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm.

CLASS 3396

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

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  •   Combined with: SANSK 3302

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16664CLASS 3396  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • McCrea, L

  • Prerequisite: Two years of Sanskrit or equivalent.

CLASS 3664

We will study several of Aristotle's major works, including the Categories, Physics, Posterior Analytics, Metaphysics, and Nicomachean Ethics. Topics include nature and change, form and matter, the nature ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 3203

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16672CLASS 3664  SEM 101

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

  •  5058CLASS 3686  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Platt, V

  • Permission of DUS, in special circumstances only. To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7978CLASS 3686  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Mankin, D

  • Permission of DUS, in special circumstances only. To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9109CLASS 3686  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Roby, C

  • Permission of DUS, in special circumstances only. To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9136CLASS 3686  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Ahl, F

  • Permission of DUS, in special circumstances only. To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9152CLASS 3686  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Manning, S

  • Permission of DUS, in special circumstances only. To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18746CLASS 3686  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Alexandridis, A

  • Permission of DUS, in special circumstances only. To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18747CLASS 3686  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Barrett, C

  • Permission of DUS, in special circumstances only. To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18748CLASS 3686  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Brittain, C

  • Permission of DUS, in special circumstances only. To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18749CLASS 3686  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • Permission of DUS, in special circumstances only. To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18750CLASS 3686  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Kirk, A

  • Permission of DUS, in special circumstances only. To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18751CLASS 3686  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Pelliccia, H

  • Permission of DUS, in special circumstances only. To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18752CLASS 3686  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Rebillard, E

  • Permission of DUS, in special circumstances only. To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18753CLASS 3686  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Rusten, J

  • Permission of DUS, in special circumstances only. To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm.

CLASS 4722

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5307CLASS 4722  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Roby, C

CLASS 4748

Classical literature has bequeathed us the names of many celebrated Greek artists, from Pheidias, who made the colossal statue of Olympian Zeus, to Apelles, the court painter of Alexander the Great. Strikingly, ... view course details

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  • 16112CLASS 4748  SEM 101

CLASS 4752

Seminar topics rotate each semester. view course details

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  • Topic: Ravenna

  • 16744CLASS 4752  SEM 101

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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  • 16880CLASS 4754  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: Some previous coursework in archaeology, Classics, Near Eastern Studies, or related fields.

CLASS 5702

The course will demonstrate how to implement, organize, and visualize spatial data for history, classics and archaeology. During the course, students will: (1) overview a range of spatial software (desktop ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 18534CLASS 5702  SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: Average familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Access.

CLASS 7346

No description available. view course details

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  • 0 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  8000CLASS 7346  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Rebillard, E

CLASS 7663

An in-depth study of a book, author, or debate in ancient political thought in its own right and also with a view to its bearing on contemporary democratic theory. Topics vary by semester. view course details

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  •   Combined with: GOVT 6736

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Aristotle:freedom, power, rule

  • 17252CLASS 7663  SEM 101

CLASS 7682

Topic: Early Christian Martyr Narratives and History. view course details

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  • Topic: Early Christian Martyr Narratives and History

  • 16114CLASS 7682  SEM 101

CLASS 7748

Classical literature has bequeathed us the names of many celebrated Greek artists, from Pheidias, who made the colossal statue of Olympian Zeus, to Apelles, the court painter of Alexander the Great. Strikingly, ... view course details

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  • 16113CLASS 7748  SEM 101

CLASS 7752

Seminar topics rotate each semester. view course details

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  • Topic: Ravenna

  • 16739CLASS 7752  SEM 101

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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  • 16852CLASS 7754  SEM 101

CLASS 7950

Independent study for graduate students only. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5049CLASS 7950  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Nussbaum, A

CLASS 7960

Independent study for graduate students only. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5048CLASS 7960  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Alexandridis, A

      Platt, V

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9119CLASS 7960  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Manning, S