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

  •  5419CLASS 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 1538

This course prepares students for university-level academic writing through the study of ancient Egyptian religion. We will investigate the ways that beliefs and rituals connected ancient Egyptians to ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   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

  •  7850CLASS 1699  LEC 001

  •  7884CLASS 1699  DIS 201

  •  7885CLASS 1699  DIS 202

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: 1 available
  •   Combined with: ARKEO 1702NES 1602

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16069CLASS 1702  LEC 001

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

  •  7913CLASS 2352  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: CLASS 2651 or permission of instructor.

CLASS 2613

This course provides a literary and historical introduction to the earliest Christian writings, especially those that eventually came to be included in the New Testament.  Through the lens of the Gospel ... view course details

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  • 15983CLASS 2613  LEC 001

CLASS 2651

Study and analysis of 2500 years of comedy (all in English), from Greece (Aristophanes, Menander), Rome (Plautus and Terence), Italy (Machiavelli, The commedia dell' arte), Elizabethan (Shakespeare, Ben ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 2230PMA 2635

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 14942CLASS 2651  LEC 001

CLASS 2680

In ancient Greece and Rome, government did little besides wage war and raise taxes, culture focused on war, warriors gloried in battle, and civilians tried to get out of the way. This course surveys the ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 2560

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

  • 17100CLASS 2687  SEM 101

CLASS 2689

This course offers an introduction to the history of the Roman empire, from the prehistoric settlements on the site of Rome to the fall of the Western empire in the fifth century and its revival in the ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: CLASS 7689HIST 2689

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 14946CLASS 2689  LEC 001

  • 14947CLASS 2689  DIS 201

  • 14948CLASS 2689  DIS 202

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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  • 14955CLASS 2729  LEC 001

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

  • 14925CLASS 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

  • 16046CLASS 2810  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Fontaine, M

      Vanden Heuvel, J

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

  •  6757CLASS 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 3629

A weekly seminar that may be taken in addition to NES 2629. The seminar will provide an opportunity to read portions of the New Testament and other early Christian writings in Greek. We will work on grammatical ... view course details

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  • 16023CLASS 3629  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Prerequisite: One-year of Greek. Must be enrolled in CLASS 2613 New Testament/Early Christian Literatures.

CLASS 3646

Writers are often unable to treat the most deeply controversial issues within their societies persuasively and safely by direct and open challenge, especially in ages and cultures which enforce conformity ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 3460

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15534CLASS 3646  SEM 101

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

  • 15880CLASS 3664  SEM 101

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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: GOVT 3736

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8846CLASS 3676  LEC 001

  • 16922CLASS 3676  DIS 201

  • 16923CLASS 3676  DIS 202

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

  •  5392CLASS 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 3735

This lecture class centers on the formative periods of ancient Greek culture, the centuries from about 800-300 BCE. Its aim is to place Greece within the cosmopolitan networks of the Mediterranean and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARKEO 3225ARTH 3225

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15662CLASS 3735  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

  •  8962CLASS 3738  SEM 101

CLASS 4662

Advanced discussion of topics in ancient philosophy. view course details

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  • 16065CLASS 4662  SEM 101

CLASS 4665

An examination of Augustine's wide-ranging reflections on the nature of mind, giving special attention to his later, major works: Confessions, De trinitate, and De genesi ad litteram. view course details

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  • Topic: Augustine's Philosophy of Mind

  • 14934CLASS 4665  SEM 101

CLASS 4722

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5618CLASS 4722  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Rusten, J

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16620CLASS 4722  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Alexandridis, A

CLASS 4744

In this seminar we will look at archaeological and textual evidence from one of the longest-running excavations in the Near East: the ancient city of Ugarit at Tell Ras Shamra in northwestern Syria. Students ... view course details

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  • 16020CLASS 4744  SEM 101

CLASS 4755

This traveling seminar explores the history and archaeology of one of the largest metropoleis of the ancient world. Straddling the Peloponnese and mainland Greece, Corinth was part of several empires. ... view course details

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  • 17080CLASS 4755  SEM 101

  • Field trip to Corinth during spring break. Dates TBD.

  • 18345CLASS 4755  FLD 801

  • Taught in Corinth. Travel dates TBD.

CLASS 6702

This course will provide a theoretical grounding and practical experience with uses of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for studying ancient landscapes. The course attends to the complexities of creating, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16941CLASS 6702  SEM 101

CLASS 7173

Advanced discussion of topics in ancient philosophy. view course details

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  • 17389CLASS 7173  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

  •  8678CLASS 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

  •  7845CLASS 7346  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Rebillard, E

CLASS 7689

Offers a survey of Roman history, 700 BCE-500 CE in the lectures and both an introduction to the different disciplines studying the non-literary sources for Roman history (epigraphy, archaeology, among ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: CLASS 2689HIST 2689

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17417CLASS 7689  LEC 001

  • 17418CLASS 7689  DIS 201

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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  • 14958CLASS 7727  LEC 001

CLASS 7744

In this seminar we will look at archaeological and textual evidence from one of the longest-running excavations in the Near East: the ancient city of Ugarit at Tell Ras Shamra in northwestern Syria. Students ... view course details

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  • 16014CLASS 7744  SEM 101

CLASS 7755

This traveling seminar explores the history and archaeology of one of the largest metropoleis of the ancient world. Straddling the Peloponnese and mainland Greece, Corinth was part of several empires. ... view course details

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  • 17086CLASS 7755  SEM 101

  • Taught in Corinth. Travel dates TBD.

  • 18324CLASS 7755  FLD 801

    • TBA
    • Mar 31 - Apr 8, 2018
    • Staff

  • Field trip to Corinth during spring break. Dates TBD.

CLASS 7756

How did a large-scale pre-industrial empire like the Roman feed its citizens? How were its consumer goods produced and traded? How did town and countryside engage in this trade? Can we detect economic ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ARKEO 7756

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16051CLASS 7756  SEM 101