Course Descriptions

Faculty of Graduate Studies




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). A complete list of past course offerings can be found here. 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 (2014-2015: 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.

→ 2014-2015: CLAS 5V13: Archaeological Landscapes and Materials (C. A. Murray)
Formation of archaeological landscapes and the production of key forms of artifacts. Emphasis on hands-on participation.
→ 2014-2015: CLAS 5V22 (taught in conjunction with CLAS 4V22): The Archaeology of Death (R. A. K. Smith)
Ancient burial customs, concentrating on the cultures of the prehistoric Mediterranean, emphasizing mortuary theory.
Permission of the instructor is required to register for this course.

CLAS 5V30-5V49Seminar 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.

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.

→ 2014-2015: CLAS 5V60: Roman Gladiatorial Spectacles (M. J. Carter)
Origins, development, and diffusion of gladiatorial combats and related spectacles in the Roman world.
→ 2014-2015: CLAS 5V66 (taught in conjunction with CLAS 4V66): Sparta in Context (A. Glazebrook)
Socio-political institutions, social roles, rituals and culture, and including representations of Sparta in various media. Special consideration of the nature of the evidence. Permission of the instructor is required to register for this course.

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.

→ 2014-2015: CLAS 5V81: Advanced Archaeological Fieldwork in Greece (R. A. K. Smith)
Fieldwork and study of archaeological material under the supervision of a faculty member. Permission of the instructor required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses.
→ 2014-2015: CLAS 5V83: Advanced Archaeological Fieldwork in Turkey (E. S. Greene)
Fieldwork and study of archaeological material under the supervision of a faculty member. Permission of the instructor required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses.
→ 2014-2015: CLAS 5V85: Advanced Archaeological Fieldwork in Italy (C. A. Murray)
Fieldwork and study of archaeological materials under the supervision of a faculty member. Permission of the instructor required. Students are expected to pay their own expenses.

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.

→ 2014-2015: GREE 5V01: Herodotus, Histories (R. Parker)
Extensive readings in Herodotus’ Histories, including an overview of scholarship.

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.


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 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.

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.

→ 2014-2015: LATI 5V20: Ovid, Fasti (F. Dolansky)
Readings in Ovid's Fasti and study of critical scholarship on the poem.


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.