Classics (CLASS)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

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

  • 19475 CLASS 1531   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Shanahan, E

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

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

  •  5829 CLASS 2352   LEC 001

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

CLASS 2646

This introductory course explores the roles of amulets, love potions, curse tablets, and many other magical practices in ancient Greek and Roman societies. In this course, you will learn how to invoke ... view course details

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Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 2846ARKEO 2846NES 2546

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17278 CLASS 2646   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Please contact Linda Brown (lmb296@cornell.edu) if you would like to be placed on the waiting list. Please include your netID, the cross-listing and discussion section you would like to enroll in, and your academic level in Fall 2021.

  • 17279 CLASS 2646   DIS 201

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17280 CLASS 2646   DIS 202

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Barrett, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  7495 CLASS 2680   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Strauss, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7496 CLASS 2680   DIS 201

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7497 CLASS 2680   DIS 202

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7751 CLASS 2680   DIS 203

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7752 CLASS 2680   DIS 204

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 2685

This course explores the multifaceted interactions between ancient Egypt and the Classical world, from the Bronze Age to the Roman Empire. We will look at both archaeological and textual evidence (in English ... view course details

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Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 2285ARKEO 2285NES 2985

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17265 CLASS 2685   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Barrett, C

      Sansom, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Please contact Linda Brown (lmb296@cornell.edu) if you would like to be placed on the waiting list. Please include your netID, the cross-listing and discussion section you would like to enroll in, and your academic level in Fall 2021.

  • 17266 CLASS 2685   DIS 201

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Barrett, C

      Sansom, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17267 CLASS 2685   DIS 202

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Barrett, C

      Sansom, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 2689

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17259 CLASS 2689   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Rebillard, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17260 CLASS 2689   DIS 201

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 17261 CLASS 2689   DIS 202

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 2712HIST 2712

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7338 CLASS 2712   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Van Oyen, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 2750

These seminars offer an introduction to the humanities by exploring historical, cultural, social, and political themes. Students will explore themes in critical dialogue with a range of texts and media ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 2750SHUM 2750

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The Afterlife of the Roman Landscape

  • 18930 CLASS 2750   SEM 102

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Tally-Schumacher, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment preference will be given to students in the Humanities Scholars Program. See the Humanities Scholars Program website for the specific description of SHUM 2750, SEM 102, "Environmental Justice in Upstate NY." https://as.cornell.edu/research/hsp-core-courses

CLASS 2770

An exploration of the archaeology and art of the Aegean region and of its neighbors during the Bronze Age, ca. 3000-1000 BCE: the origins and precursors of the Classical World. The course will investigate ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18391 CLASS 2770   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Manning, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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
  •  7341 CLASS 2812   LEC 001

    • MWF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Kirk, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  5029 CLASS 3391   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • 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

  •  6798 CLASS 3396   LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • McCrea, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: Two years of Sanskrit or equivalent.

CLASS 3636

Lucian of Samosata (in modern-day Turkey) is one of the most influential and interesting but least read authors of the classical world. Lucian lived in an age of superstition and bunkum and he saw through ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 3636

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17257 CLASS 3636   SEM 101

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Fontaine, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17748 CLASS 3645   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Ahl, F

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 3203PHIL 6203

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18009 CLASS 3664   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Kamtekar, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 3344PHIL 2540RELST 3344

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17352 CLASS 3674   LEC 001

    • MWF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • McCrea, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  3867 CLASS 3686   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • 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.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6755 CLASS 3686   IND 602

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 3225ARTH 3225ARTH 6225

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17613 CLASS 3735   LEC 001

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Alexandridis, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 3738ARKEO 6838RELST 3738

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7342 CLASS 3738   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Van Oyen, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 4681

Unconventional warfare, especially special operations, is often thought of as strictly a modern phenomenon, while hybrid warfare is a term of very recent origin. Yet both loom large in the record of ancient ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 6681HIST 4361HIST 6361

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 20248 CLASS 4681   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Strauss, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 4721

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  7281 CLASS 4721   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • 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

  •  4068 CLASS 4722   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

CLASS 4752

Topic Spring 22: Spiral Relief Columns. In this seminar, we will consider the Roman medium of the spiral relief column (beginning with the Columns of Trajan and Marcus Aurelius) and its reception ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Spiral Relief Columns

  • 17755 CLASS 4752   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Anderson, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 4756

It is a fundamental part of human activity to dress or cover one's body and environment. While the symbolic significance of such clothing has long been recognized, the activity of producing fabric itself ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 19857 CLASS 4756   SEM 101

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Alexandridis, A

      McGowan, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 6681

Unconventional warfare, especially special operations, is often thought of as strictly a modern phenomenon, while hybrid warfare is a term of very recent origin. Yet both loom large in the record of ancient ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one discussion. Combined with: CLASS 4681HIST 4361HIST 6361

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17916 CLASS 6681   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Strauss, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19851 CLASS 6681   DIS 201

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Strauss, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  6217 CLASS 7345   LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Roby, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 7347

No description available. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 19829 CLASS 7347   SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Rebillard, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 7682

Topic: Late Antiquity. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 6300NES 6642

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Late Antiquity

  • 17254 CLASS 7682   SEM 101

    • F To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Rebillard, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 7752

Seminar topics rotate each semester. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Spiral Relief Columns

  • 17778 CLASS 7752   SEM 101

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Anderson, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 7770

An exploration of the archaeology and art of the Aegean region and of its neighbors during the Bronze Age, ca. 3000-1000 BCE: the origins and precursors of the Classical World. The course will investigate ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18395 CLASS 7770   SEM 101

    • TR To Be Assigned
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Manning, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18505 CLASS 7770   DIS 201

    • TBA
    • Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person