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

  •  5892CLASS 1332  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: CLASS 1332 or permission of instructor.

CLASS 1522

This course traces increasing restrictions on freedom of speech from the late Roman Republic to the imperial era. It thus offers a select survey of the most influential period of Latin literature with ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

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 1564

Plato's Protagoras presents a debate about the method/s by which one can become a successful person and a good citizen through an often funny duel between Socrates and Protagoras. Protagoras and his fellow ... view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

CLASS 1576

The war between Athens and Sparta (431-404 BC) as written by Thucydides is recognized as a paradigm for international relations, military strategy and the challenges of political leadership under a democracy. ... 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

  •  8518CLASS 1699  LEC 001

  •  8567CLASS 1699  DIS 201

  •  8568CLASS 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

  •  8605CLASS 2352  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: CLASS 2651 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

  • 16120CLASS 2612  LEC 001

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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  • 16568CLASS 2636  LEC 001

CLASS 2642

Symmetry and harmony are central aesthetic concepts built on a long history of mathematical exploration, not just in the European mathematical tradition but also in mathematical texts from China, India, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MEDVL 2642MUSIC 2642

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16126CLASS 2642  LEC 001

CLASS 2646

Modern perceptions of Classical civilizations often stress those aspects of their cultures that are compatible with contemporary concepts of "rational thought." Certainly, Greek and Roman scholars did ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 2846ARKEO 2846NES 2546

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16135CLASS 2646  LEC 001

  • 16136CLASS 2646  DIS 201

  • 16137CLASS 2646  DIS 202

CLASS 2688

Under a Greco-Macedonian ruling dynasty, the Ptolemies, Egypt became a crossroads for the entire Mediterranean. Popular culture today remembers Ptolemaic Egypt best for the exploits of the famous queen ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARKEO 2688NES 2688

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16152CLASS 2688  LEC 001

  • 16153CLASS 2688  DIS 201

  • 16154CLASS 2688  DIS 202

CLASS 2710

Some of our very best evidence for Roman art survives in the form of frescoes in Rome, Ostia and (especially) the area surrounding Pompeii. This course will take you through imperial palaces, rural villas, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARKEO 2710ARTH 2710

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16161CLASS 2710  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

  •  7272CLASS 3391  IND 601

    • 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.

CLASS 3396

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

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  •   Combined with: SANSK 3302

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  9346CLASS 3396  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: Two years of Sanskrit or equivalent.

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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  • 16548CLASS 3674  LEC 001

CLASS 3675

A historical introduction to democratic theory through the writings of its greatest thinkers and their critics. Beginning with a study of the theory and practice of democratic rule in ancient Athens, we ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 3678GOVT 3675

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16489CLASS 3675  LEC 001

CLASS 3676

This course explores Ancient Greek and Roman political theory. We study key texts of thinkers such as Sophocles, Aristophanes Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero, to learn about differing constitutional ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: GOVT 3736

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16469CLASS 3676  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

  •  5864CLASS 3686  IND 601

    • 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.

CLASS 3710

The Eastern Mediterranean is an ecologically diverse and varied landscape with a rich cultural heritage for studying long-term human-environmental interactions.  In this course we will explore how human ... view course details

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  • 16189CLASS 3710  LEC 001

CLASS 3727

Myths are traditional tales. Their authority becomes apparent in that they were constantly adapted to changing social, political, cultural, etc. conditions. Although this seems to be a widely accepted ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARKEO 3130ARTH 3230

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16182CLASS 3727  LEC 001

CLASS 3738

Have you ever been asked 'who are you' or 'which group do you belong to'? You would have noted how the answer shifts according to who is asking, in which context, etc. While everyone is unique, the possible ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARKEO 3738RELST 3738

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16726CLASS 3738  SEM 101

CLASS 4602

This course examines how skin and bodily margins in drama, performance art, and film shape the way we understand the human and its markers of identity, from the strange carapace that Oedipus presents in ... view course details

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  • 16492CLASS 4602  SEM 101

CLASS 4662

Advanced discussion of topics in ancient philosophy. view course details

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  •   Combined with: PHIL 4200PHIL 6200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Plato's Republic

  • 16871CLASS 4662  SEM 101

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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  • 16581CLASS 4670  SEM 101

CLASS 4675

Rather than a survey of the history of ancient Greek and Rome, a study of the major ancient authors (from Herodotus through Ammianus Marcellinus) who invented and developed the genres of historical writing. ... view course details

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  • 16164CLASS 4675  SEM 101

CLASS 4722

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6104CLASS 4722  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Roby, C

CLASS 4742

No description available. view course details

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  •   Choose one seminar and one field studies.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18593CLASS 4742  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Manning, S

  • Previous completion of a Classics or Archaeology course at Cornell and need to meet some of the costs of participation (some limited scholarship support).

  • 18589CLASS 4742  FLD 801

  • Taught in Cyprus. Travel dates June 4 and July 1.

CLASS 4753

Cosmology can be understood as the search for order in the universe, for an underlying logic that structures and renders intelligible the raw chaos of sensory experience. In this sense, the production ... view course details

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  • 17097CLASS 4753  SEM 101

CLASS 6738

It has become impossible to conceive of the world in which we live without networks. Our social circles have become so connected that only 'six degrees of separation' stand between you and any other person ... view course details

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  • 16725CLASS 6738  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

  • 16166CLASS 7345  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Clary, T

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

  •  8511CLASS 7346  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Rebillard, E

CLASS 7675

Rather than a survey of the history of ancient Greek and Rome, a study of the major ancient authors (from Herodotus through Ammianus Marcellinus) who invented and developed the genres of historical writing. ... view course details

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  • 16165CLASS 7675  SEM 101

CLASS 7710

The Eastern Mediterranean is an ecologically diverse and varied landscape with a rich cultural heritage for studying long-term human-environmental interactions.  In this course we will explore how human ... view course details

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  • 16191CLASS 7710  LEC 001

CLASS 7734

This course will take advantage of new scholarship on the history of the senses to explore Greek and Roman culture through the perceptual capacities of the body. We will examine ancient theories of embodiment ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARTH 6734

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17324CLASS 7734  SEM 101

CLASS 7753

Cosmology can be understood as the search for order in the universe, for an underlying logic that structures and renders intelligible the raw chaos of sensory experience. In this sense, the production ... view course details

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  • 17120CLASS 7753  SEM 101

CLASS 7950

Independent study for graduate students only. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5856CLASS 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

  •  5855CLASS 7960  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff