Classics (CLASS)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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

  • 17650 CLASS 1332   LEC 001

    • MTRF To Be Assigned
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Clary, T

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    CLASS 1331 or permission of instructor.

CLASS 1451

A continuation of HIERO 1450. For over two thousand years, from the Middle Kingdom (ca. 2100 BCE) into the Roman era, Egyptian monuments were inscribed with hieroglyphs of the Middle Egyptian writing system. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIERO 1451

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16982 CLASS 1451   SEM 101

    • TR White Hall B02
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Monroe, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 18559 CLASS 1531   SEM 101

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

CLASS 1800

What is Classics? Why do we study the Greeks and Romans today? What relevance does classical antiquity have to a world beset by modern-day challenges, especially when veneration of the so-called "Classical ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 18006 CLASS 1800   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 17670 CLASS 2352   LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • McCrea, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: one year prior Sanskrit study 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

  • 17029 CLASS 2630   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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 with tea and coffee in the Arab and Ottoman worlds. Archaeological and textual evidence will be used throughout to show the centrality of drinking in daily, ritual and political life.

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 Stdnt Opt

  •  6641 CLASS 2689   LEC 001

    • MW Stimson Hall G01
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Rebillard, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6642 CLASS 2689   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  6643 CLASS 2689   DIS 202

    • F Uris Hall G20
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  • 16735 CLASS 2729   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 2743

What was it like to live in the Roman world?  What did that world look, taste and smell like?  How did Romans raise their families, entertain themselves, understand death, and interact with their government? ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 2743ARTH 2221

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16741 CLASS 2743   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 16744 CLASS 2806   SEM 101

    • MWF Morrill Hall 106
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Giannella, N

  • 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
  •  6315 CLASS 2812   LEC 001

    • MWF Mcgraw Hall 165
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • 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

  •  4324 CLASS 3391   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • 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

  •  5948 CLASS 3396   LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • McCrea, L

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

CLASS 3616

Julius Caesar is one of the most influential and enigmatic figures in world history. His ruinous overreach forever changed the course of Roman history, and his reform of the calendar is still with us. In ... view course details

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Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 3616

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18008 CLASS 3616   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 3642

Greece and Rome, refracted in nineteenth-century writers, composers, and painters, including: Plautus, re-made by Oscar Wilde; Aristophanic Comedy, Bowdlerized by Bowdler, de-Bowdlerized by Gilbert, Irished ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 3820

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16753 CLASS 3642   SEM 101

  • 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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 3440PMA 3724

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6923 CLASS 3645   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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 3202PHIL 6202

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17104 CLASS 3669   LEC 001

    • MWF Uris Hall 204
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Brennan, T

  • 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

  •  3370 CLASS 3686   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • 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

  •  5928 CLASS 3686   IND 602

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

CLASS 4662

Advanced discussion of topics in ancient philosophy. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 7173PHIL 4200PHIL 6200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Topics in Stoicism

  • 17695 CLASS 4662   SEM 101

    • M Uris Hall 204
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Brennan, T

      Brittain, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 4665

Topics for this course vary. view course details

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  • 17984 CLASS 4665   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 4677

How and why do landscapes come to inspire the religious imagination? And why do religious practices, rituals, traditions, and beliefs take place in particular landscapes? This seminar treats these questions ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17125 CLASS 4677   SEM 101

    • M White Hall B14
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 4702

This course is designed to accompany the Johnson Museum's exhibition, "Wonder and Wakefulness: the Nature of Pliny the Elder", which will take place in Spring 2023 in honor of Pliny's 2000th birthday. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4702ARTH 6702CLASS 7702

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18146 CLASS 4702   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Students must apply in writing to Professor Platt to enroll.

CLASS 4721

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6285 CLASS 4721   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • 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

  •  3554 CLASS 4722   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

CLASS 4746

Topics Rotate. Spring 23 topic: Humans and Animals. As Greek and Roman societies relied fundamentally on hunting and agriculture, animals constituted a crucial point of reference in their conception of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Humans and Animals

  • 17548 CLASS 4746   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 4752

Topic Spring 23: Portraiture. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Portraiture

  •  6930 CLASS 4752   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 4803

Within the long roiling and much heralded 'crises of the humanities', Classics is experiencing a contemporary crisis of its own. These queries are not least shaped around the disciplines continuing cultural ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 7803

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16768 CLASS 4803   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 7173

Advanced discussion of topics in ancient philosophy. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 4662PHIL 4200PHIL 6200

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17697 CLASS 7173   SEM 101

    • M Uris Hall 204
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Brennan, T

      Brittain, C

  • 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

  •  5429 CLASS 7345   LEC 001

    • TBA
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Rebillard, E

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 7702

This course is designed to accompany the Johnson Museum's exhibition, "Wonder and Wakefulness: the Nature of Pliny the Elder", which will take place in Spring 2023 in honor of Pliny's 2000th birthday. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 4702ARTH 6702CLASS 4702

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18147 CLASS 7702   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Students must apply in writing to Professor Platt in order in enroll.

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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Syllabi: none
  • 16738 CLASS 7727   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 7746

Topics Rotate. Spring 23 topic: Humans and Animals. As Greek and Roman societies relied fundamentally on hunting and agriculture, animals constituted a crucial point of reference in their conception of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Humans and Animals

  • 17557 CLASS 7746   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 7752

Seminar topics rotate each semester. Topic for Spring 2023: Portraiture. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: Portraiture

  •  6944 CLASS 7752   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

CLASS 7803

Within the long roiling and much heralded 'crises of the humanities', Classics is experiencing a contemporary crisis of its own. These queries are not least shaped around the disciplines continuing cultural ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 4803

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16769 CLASS 7803   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person