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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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: LING 1132SANSK 1132

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  5245CLASS 1332  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Cummins, P

  • Prerequisite: CLASS 1331 or permission of instructor.

  • 16887CLASS 1332  DIS 201

  • 16888CLASS 1332  DIS 202

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

  • 17420CLASS 1531  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Osorio, P

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

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

  • 16782CLASS 1699  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Nussbaum, A

  • 16783CLASS 1699  DIS 201

    • F
    • Nussbaum, A

  • 16784CLASS 1699  DIS 202

    • F
    • Nussbaum, A

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
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 1702NES 1602

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16255CLASS 1702  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Barrett, C

CLASS 2352

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

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 2252SANSK 2252

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  7397CLASS 2352  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Clary, T

  • 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: JWST 2629NES 2629RELST 2629

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16464CLASS 2613  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • 16510CLASS 2613  DIS 201

    • F
    • Staff

  • 16511CLASS 2613  DIS 202

    • F
    • Staff

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 2522JWST 2522NES 2522

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16471CLASS 2630  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Monroe, C

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: CLASS 7689HIST 2689HIST 7689

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16270CLASS 2689  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Rebillard, E

  • 16271CLASS 2689  DIS 201

    • F
    • Staff

  • 16272CLASS 2689  DIS 202

    • F
    • Staff

CLASS 2700

Did the Greeks really paint their marble statues? Did the Romans make wax death masks? Should the British Museum return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece? Come and explore all these questions and more in ... view course details

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16408CLASS 2700  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Platt, V

  • 16409CLASS 2700  DIS 201

    • R
    • Platt, V

  • 16411CLASS 2700  DIS 202

    • F
    • Platt, V

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 2806LAW 6803

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9001CLASS 2806  SEM 101

    • MWF
    • Giannella, N

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: VIEN 2810

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17950CLASS 2810  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Fontaine, M

      Vanden Heuvel, J

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one field studies. Combined with: VIEN 2810

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 17951CLASS 2810  LEC 002

    • MW
    • Fontaine, M

      Vanden Heuvel, J

  • Students enrolled in the field component will go on a trip to Naples, Italy. Travel date to Italy is 05/15/20 and travel date back to Ithaca is 05/22/20. This includes a required course fee of $3150 for the 3-credit option only.

  • 17952CLASS 2810  FLD 801

    • MTWRSSu
    • May 16 - May 21, 2020
    • Fontaine, M

      Vanden Heuvel, J

  • Students enrolled in the field component will go on a trip to Naples, Italy. Travel date to Italy is 05/15/20 and travel date back to Ithaca is 05/22/20. This includes a required course fee of $3150 for the 3-credit option only.

CLASS 2811

This course - a one-credit add-on to VIEN 2810 "Wine Culture" - explores cultural interactions with wine over the millennia through a series of discussions and tastings centered around books about growing, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: VIEN 2811

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  • 18339CLASS 2811  DIS 201

    • M
    • Vanden Heuvel, J

  • Students must be concurrently enrolled in or have previously completed VIEN 2810 to enroll in this course.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: VIEN 2811

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  • 18340CLASS 2811  DIS 202

    • W
    • Fontaine, M

  • Students must be concurrently enrolled in or have previously completed VIEN 2810 to enroll in this course.

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6501CLASS 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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SANSK 3302

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  8971CLASS 3396  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • McCrea, L

  • Prerequisite: Two years of Sanskrit or equivalent.

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 3440PMA 3724

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16276CLASS 3645  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Ahl, F

CLASS 3661

An examination of the doctrines of the Greek philosophers working in the three centuries after the death of Aristotle. Emphasis on Stoicism, Epicureanism, and Skepticism. view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 3204

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16279CLASS 3661  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Brittain, C

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5220CLASS 3686  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Fontaine, M

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8737CLASS 3686  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Staff

CLASS 4604

The modern world relies on a vast array of natural resources to drive its activities, but for most of human history, animals have provided energy to people. Animals were, and often still are, the energy ... view course details

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  • 18540CLASS 4604  SEM 101

    • T
    • Kirk, A

CLASS 4644

From the ringing of Tibetan singing bowls to the quiet of desert monasticism, religious imagination and ritual is replete with sound and silence.  Cityscapes resound with church bells and calls from the ... view course details

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  • 16518CLASS 4644  SEM 101

    • W
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

CLASS 4662

Advanced discussion of topics in ancient philosophy. view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 7173PHIL 4200PHIL 6200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8200CLASS 4662  SEM 101

    • T
    • Brennan, T

CLASS 4722

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

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5440CLASS 4722  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Fontaine, M

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8397CLASS 4722  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Pelliccia, H

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9004CLASS 4722  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Staff

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9005CLASS 4722  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Staff

CLASS 7173

Advanced discussion of topics in ancient philosophy. view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 4662PHIL 4200PHIL 6200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Platonism after Plato

  •  8537CLASS 7173  SEM 101

    • T
    • Brennan, T

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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  7890CLASS 7345  LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Roby, C

CLASS 7634

Topic: Ancient Slavery. In this course we will predominantly examine the Athenian and Roman institutions of slavery. Special attention will be devoted to the different approaches employed in the study ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Ancient Slavery

  • 16281CLASS 7634  SEM 101

    • M
    • Giannella, N

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16284CLASS 7689  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Rebillard, E

  • 16285CLASS 7689  DIS 201

CLASS 7758

What is "religion," and how can we use material culture to investigate ancient beliefs and rituals? This course (1) explores major themes and problems in the archaeology of ancient Greek religion, and ... view course details

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  • 17513CLASS 7758  SEM 101

    • W
    • Barrett, C

CLASS 7808

Topic: Classics and Cognitive Science. This course will introduce a variety of cognitive science methodologies which have recently come into use in Classics scholarship and elsewhere in the humanities, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16283CLASS 7808  SEM 101

    • T
    • Roby, C