Course descriptions

Below are descriptions of courses offered in the department with specific information for course offerings for the current academic year (instructors indicated in brackets).

CLAS Courses

CLAS 5F90: MA Research and Thesis

CLAS 5P90: Major Research Paper

CLAS 5P00: Pro-seminar in Classics (2017-2018: R. Nickel and faculty)

A survey of the tools, resources and methodologies for a holistic study of Greco-Roman antiquity with emphasis on philology, history and material culture. Research writing for grants, abstracts, conference proposals, and public presentation. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Note: this course is evaluated on a pass/fail basis.

CLAS 5V10-5V29: Seminar in Mediterranean Archaeology

Topics and problems in current archaeological method, theory and research in the Mediterranean basin. Seminar, 3 hours per week.

2017-2018: CLAS 5V14: Archaeological Networks (E. S. Greene)

Exploration of network approaches — both broad theoretical paradigms and specific scientific methodologies — as tools for archaeological investigations into connectivity and cultural interaction (economic, religious, artistic, colonial) across the ancient Mediterranean.

2017-2018: CLAS 5V20 (taught in conjunction with CLAS 4V20): Archaeology of Technology (R. A. K. Smith)

An examination of various ancient technologies from an archaeological perspective, with a focus on the prehistoric cultures of the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean. Note: Approval of the Graduate Program Director is required.

CLAS 5V30-5V49: Seminar in the Art and Architecture of the Greco-Roman World

Topics and problems in current research in the Greek and Roman art and architecture. Seminar, 3 hours per week.

2017-2018: CLAS 5V36 (5V30-49): The Roman Villa (K. T. von Stackelberg)

Art, archaeology, literature and reception of the Roman villa.

CLAS 5V50-5V69: Seminar in Greek and Roman Social and Cultural History

Study of a topic in Greek and/or Roman social and cultural history with emphasis on methodology and the use of sources from a variety of media. Seminar, 3 hours per week.

2017-2018: CLAS 5V57 (taught in conjunction with CLAS 4V60): Slaves and Slavery in the Classical World (A. Glazebrook)

Theoretical approaches to, practices of and attitudes toward slavery, and the experiences of slaves and masters. Note: Approval of the Graduate Program Director is required.

CLAS 5V70-79: Seminar in Greek and Latin Literature

Topics and Trends in the Study of Greek and Latin Literature. Seminar, 3 hours per week.

CLAS 5V80-5V89: Advanced Archaeological Research

Intensive archaeological field work and study of material culture under supervision of a faculty member.

Spring 2017: CLAS 5V81: Advanced Archaeological Fieldwork in Greece (R. A. K. Smith)

Fieldwork and study of archaeological material under the supervision of a faculty member.
Restriction: Permission of the instructor. Note: Students are expected to pay their own expenses.

Spring 2017:  CLAS 5V85: Advanced Archaeological Fieldwork in Italy (C. A. Murray)

Fieldwork and study of archaeological material under the supervision of a faculty member.
Restriction: Permission of the instructor. Note: Students are expected to pay their own expenses.

Spring 2017: CLAS 5V86: Advanced Fieldwork in Maritime Archaeology (E. S. Greene)

Fieldwork and study of archaeological material under the supervision of a faculty member.
Restriction: Permission of the instructor. Note: Students are expected to pay their own expenses.

GREE Courses

GREE 5V00-5V19: Readings in Greek Literature: prose

Intensive readings in a genre of Greek literary prose or the works of an individual prose author. Seminar, 3 hours per week.

2017-2018: GREE 5V03 (taught in conjunction with GREE 4P12): Plato’s Symposium (R. Nickel)

Reading of Plato’s Symposium, including an overview of scholarship. Note: Approval of the Graduate Program Director is required.

GREE 5V20-5V39: Readings in Greek Literature: verse

Intensive readings in a verse genre or the works of an individual verse author. Seminar, 3 hours per week.

2017-2018: GREE 5V24: Lyric and Iambic Poetry (R. Nickel)

Readings in archaic lyric and iambic poetry, including works of Archilochus, Semonides, Alcman, Stesichorus, Sappho, Alcaeus, and Simonides, and the study of critical scholarship.

GREE 5P80: Directed Readings in Ancient Greek Authors

A reading course constructed in conjunction with a faculty member. This course will be designed for individual students by the faculty member and given final approval by the Graduate Program Director.

LATI Courses

LATI 5V00-5V19: Readings in Latin Literature: prose

Intensive readings in a genre of Latin literary prose or the works of an individual prose author. Seminar, 3 hours per week.

LATI 5V20-5V39: Readings in Latin Literature: verse

Intensive readings in a verse genre or the works of an individual verse author. Seminar, 3 hours per week.

2017-2018: LATI 5V23: Catullus (F. Dolansky)

Readings in the poetry of Catullus, including an overview of scholarship.

LATI 5P80: Directed Readings in Ancient Latin Authors

A reading course constructed in conjunction with a faculty member. This course will be designed for individual students by the faculty member and given final approval by the Graduate Program Director.