Course Descriptions

Faculty of Graduate Studies




Course Descriptions

Below are descriptions of courses offered in the department for the current academic year, as well as recent years, with instructors listed in brackets. Please click on the following headings to move to courses in the following areas:


CLAS 5F90
MA Research and Thesis

CLAS 5P90
Major Research Paper

CLAS 5P00
Pro-seminar in Classics (2013-2014: R.A.K. Smith 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.
2012-2013: CLAS 5V20 (taught in conjunction with CLAS 4V20): Archaeology of Technology (R. A. K. Smith)
2011-2012: CLAS 5V12: The Archaeology of Mediterranean Economies (E. S. Greene)
2009-2010: CLAS 5V10: Topics in Aegean prehistory (R. A. K. Smith)
2007-2008: CLAS 5V11: Archaeological Theory (R. A. K. Smith)
2006-2007: CLAS 5V10: Topics in Aegean prehistory (R. A. K. Smith) 


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.

2013-2014: CLAS 5V30: Topography and Monuments of Rome (C. Murray)
Study of the development of Rome, including its infrastructure and major monuments, using literary and archaeological sources and understanding the methodological challenges of integrating material and literary sources.

2013-2014: CLAS 5V34 (taught in conjunction with CLAS 4V34): Aegean Bronze Age (R. A. K. Smith)
Development of the Bronze Age cultures of the Aegean basin from 3000 to 1100 BC emphasizing art and architecture of the Minoans on Crete and the Mycenaeans on the Greek mainland. Permission of the instructor is required to register for this course.

2012-2013: CLAS 5V33: Displaying the Past: Art, Archaeology, and Cultural Heritage (E. S. Greene)
2010-2011: CLAS 5V32: Ancient Numismatics (B. Burrell)
2008-2009: CLAS 5V30: Topography and Monuments of Rome (B. Burrell)
2008-2009: CLAS 5V31: Periclean Athens (E. S. Greene)
2006-2007: CLAS 5V30: Topography and Monuments of Rome (M. J. Carter)

CLAS 5V50-5V69Seminar 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.

2013-2014: CLAS 5V55 (taught in conjunction with CLAS 4V55): Empire and Environment (K. T. von Stackelberg)
Roman imperial expansion explored through topological ‘place-making’ in texts and monuments, ethnography, and environmental impact. Permission of the instructor is required to register for this course.

2013-2014: CLAS 5V57: Slavery in Ancient Greece (A. Glazebrook)
The institutions, economics and representations of slavery along with attitudes towards slaves in the context of other slave cultures and theoretical approaches towards slavery. Use of literary, visual and material evidence.

2012-2013: CLAS 5V56: Cicero and the Roman Republic (K. T. von Stackelberg)
2012-2013: CLAS 5V58 (taught in conjunction with CLAS 4V28): War and peace in ancient Greece (R. Parker)
2011-2012: CLAS 5V55: Roman Entertainment Spectacles (M. J. Carter)
2010-2011: CLAS 5V54: The Roman Family and Household (F. Dolansky)
2009-2010: CLAS 5V53: Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece (A. Glazebrook)
2007-2008: CLAS 5V51: Theoretical Approaches to the Classics (A. Glazebrook)
2007-2008: CLAS 5V52: Ancient Mediterranean Socioeconomics (K. von Stackelberg) 
2006-2007: CLAS 5V50: Augustus and the Roman Revolution (M. J. Carter)

CLAS 5V70-79: Seminar in Greek and Latin Literature
Topics and Trends in the Study of Greek and Latin Literature
2008-2009: CLAS 5V70: Elegy in Literary and Social Context (C. Merriam)

CLAS 5V80-5V89: Advanced Archaeological Research 
Intensive archaeological field work and study of material culture under supervision of a faculty member.
2009-2010: CLAS 5V81: Advanced Archaeological Research in Greece (R. A. K. Smith)
2009-2010: CLAS 5V83: Advanced Archaeological Research in Turkey (E. S. Greene)
2008-2009: CLAS 5V83: Advanced Archaeological Research in Turkey (E. S. Greene)
2007-2008: CLAS 5V81: Advanced Archaeological Research in Greece (R. A. K. Smith)  

 

GREE 5V00-5V19Readings 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.
2012-2013: GREE 5V02: Readings in Xenophon (R. Parker)
2010-2011: GREE 5V01: Readings in Herodotus (R. Parker)
2008-2009: GREE 5V00: Classical Greek Historians (R. Parker) 
2006-2007: GREE 5V00: Classical Greek Historians (R. Parker)


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.

2013-2014: GREE 5V23: Lyric Poetry (R. Nickel)
A representative selection of archaic lyric poetry, including works attributed to Archilochus, Sappho, Alcaeus, Mimnermus, Alcman, Solon, Pindar, and Bacchylides. Students will become familiar with the dialects, metres, literary motifs and tropes, and performance context of lyric poetry.

2011-2012: GREE 5V22: Greek Tragedy (R. Nickel)
2009-2010: GREE 5V21: Homer (R. Nickel)
2007-2008: GREE 5V20: Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns (E. S. Greene)


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.
2009-2010: GREE 5P80: Greek Comedy (R. Parker)
2008-2009: GREE 5P80: Herodotus and Xenophon (R. Parker)

 

 

LATI 5V00-5V19Readings 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.

2013-2014: LATI 5V10: Tacitus, Readings in the Agricola (M. J. Carter)

A close reading of Tacitus' Agricola and some additional texts relating to Roman Britain.

2011-2012: LATI 5V01: Cicero, Against Verres (F. Dolansky)
2009-2010: LATI 5V00: Roman Letters (K. von Stackelberg)
2007-2008: LATI 5V10: Tacitus, Readings in the Agricola (M. J. Carter)


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.
2012-2013: LATI 5V23: Readings in Catullus (C. Merriam)
2010-2011: LATI 5V22: Readings in Propertius (C. Merriam)
2008-2009: LATI 5V20: Ovid. Fasti (F. Dolansky)
2006-2007: LATI 5V21: Vergil (C. Merriam)


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. 

 

female student reading Latin text

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