Classics (CLASS)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 1132SANSK 1132

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  4224CLASS 1332  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: CLASS 1331 or permission of instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 1132SANSK 1132

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 19047CLASS 1332  LEC 002

    • MTRFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Clary, T

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: CLASS 1331 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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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18537CLASS 1531  SEM 101

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Hunt, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    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

  •  7977CLASS 1699  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Nussbaum, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7978CLASS 1699  DIS 201

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Nussbaum, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7979CLASS 1699  DIS 202

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Nussbaum, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 1702NES 1602

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7657CLASS 1702  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 2352

Readings from Sanskrit dramas and literary commentary. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 2252SANSK 2252

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  6297CLASS 2352  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Cummins, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: CLASS 2651 or permission of instructor.

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

  •  7761CLASS 2630  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Monroe, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: MEDVL 2695NES 2695RELST 2695

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18352CLASS 2636  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture. Discussion optional. Combined with: HIST 2560

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16808CLASS 2680  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Strauss, B

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 16809CLASS 2680  DIS 201

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 16810CLASS 2680  DIS 202

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17624CLASS 2680  DIS 203

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  • 17625CLASS 2680  DIS 204

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2321

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16792CLASS 2687  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Strauss, B

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 2688

Following the conquests of Alexander, the ancient civilization of Egypt came under Greek rule. This period is best known for its famous queen Cleopatra, the last independent ruler of ancient Egypt. But ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARKEO 2688ASRC 2688HIST 2688NES 2688

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16505CLASS 2688  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Please email lmb296@cornell.edu if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 16506CLASS 2688  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Please email lmb296@cornell.edu if you would like to be added to the waiting list.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 16507CLASS 2688  DIS 202

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Please email lmb296@cornell.edu if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ARKEO 2688ASRC 2688HIST 2688NES 2688

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20072CLASS 2688  LEC 002

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Please email lmb296@cornell.edu if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

  • 20071CLASS 2688  DIS 203

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Please email lmb296@cornell.edu if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

  • 20073CLASS 2688  DIS 204

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Please email lmb296@cornell.edu if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

CLASS 2712

Ancient economies were very different to our modern economy: there were no banks, transport and communication were difficult, and the discipline of economics did not yet exist. Yet there are also striking ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 2712HIST 2712

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16514CLASS 2712  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Van Oyen, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Please email lmb296@cornell.edu if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

CLASS 2812

An introduction to the history and theory of writing systems from cuneiform to the alphabet, historical and new writing media, and the complex relationship of writing technologies to human language and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 16517CLASS 2812  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Kirk, A

      Sansom, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5439CLASS 3391  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SANSK 3302

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  7451CLASS 3396  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 3440PMA 3724

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7666CLASS 3645  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Ahl, F

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 3202

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16756CLASS 3669  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 3202

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20055CLASS 3669  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Brennan, T

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4199CLASS 3686  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7375CLASS 3686  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 3738RELST 3738

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16518CLASS 3738  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Van Oyen, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 3741

This course explores the visual arts of the Mediterranean region from the court of Alexander the Great to the principate of Augustus, the first Roman emperor. During the first half of the semester we will ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 3741

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16525CLASS 3741  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Hybrid: in person attendance supplemented by additional online contact hours.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 3741

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 20087CLASS 3741  SEM 102

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 3750

Introduction and training in dendrochronology (tree-ring dating) and its applications in archaeology, art history, climate and environment through lab work and participation in ongoing research projects ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 16529CLASS 3750  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    A field trip will be scheduled to take place inside of Tompkins County.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 16968CLASS 3750  LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Two labs to be arranged by students and instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

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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Syllabi: none
  • 18005CLASS 4636  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 4716

This course will explore how contemporary artists and designers borrow, replicate, challenge, play with, and subvert the arts of Greco-Roman antiquity. We will survey the influence of classical multiples ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4716ARTH 6716CLASS 7716

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16589CLASS 4716  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4716ARTH 6716CLASS 7716

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19112CLASS 4716  SEM 102

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Platt, V

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 4721

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  8794CLASS 4721  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

CLASS 4722

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  4417CLASS 4722  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

CLASS 4755

Situated at the crossroads between the Mediterranean in the West and the Anatolian plateau in the East, Sardis successively belonged to the Lydian, Persian, Seleucid, Roman, and Byzantine empires. An urban ... view course details

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  • 16876CLASS 4755  SEM 101

    • WStocking Hall 148
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Alexandridis, A

      Anderson, B

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  • 19975CLASS 4755  SEM 102

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Alexandridis, A

      Anderson, B

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 6755

An introduction to the field of Dendrochronology and associated topics with an emphasis on their applications in the field of archaeology and related heritage-buildings fields. Course aimed at graduate ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 16533CLASS 6755  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    A field trip will be scheduled to take place inside of Tompkins County.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 18882CLASS 6755  LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Two labs to be arranged by students and instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

CLASS 6855

Scholars of slavery have typically considered five historical contexts to be "slave societies". Two of those are the principal societies of what is called "classical antiquity": democratic Athens (c. 500-300 ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SHUM 4655SHUM 6655

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17877CLASS 6855  SEM 101

    • RClark Hall 701
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Giannella, N

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SHUM 4655SHUM 6655

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20973CLASS 6855  SEM 102

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Giannella, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 6856

We tend to think of emotions as private, unlearned, and biological. Though in much of antiquity, the emotions were primarily seen as public, performative, and cognitive. The cultivation and control of ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 17874CLASS 6856  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Frank, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 6857

This seminar inquires into the interrelations among three meanings of equality that initially appeared in the ancient world: equality of voice or participation, isegoria; equality before the law, isonomia; ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 19324CLASS 6857  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Frank, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  6726CLASS 7345  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 7716

This course will explore how contemporary artists and designers borrow, replicate, challenge, play with, and subvert the arts of Greco-Roman antiquity. We will survey the influence of classical multiples ... view course details

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4716ARTH 6716CLASS 4716

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16590CLASS 7716  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4716ARTH 6716CLASS 4716

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19113CLASS 7716  SEM 102

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Platt, V

  • Instruction Mode: Online

CLASS 7755

Situated at the crossroads between the Mediterranean in the West and the Anatolian plateau in the East, Sardis successively belonged to the Lydian, Persian, Seleucid, Roman, and Byzantine empires. An urban ... view course details

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  • 17568CLASS 7755  SEM 101

    • WStocking Hall 148
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Alexandridis, A

      Anderson, B

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  • 19978CLASS 7755  SEM 102

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Alexandridis, A

      Anderson, B

  • Instruction Mode: Online