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Notes

  1. Students should consult with the departmental Undergraduate Advisor for the latest information on course offerings. Some courses are offered in rotation.
  2. Classical Studies courses are taught in English. See Greek and Latin  for courses in the Classical languages.

CLAS 100s


CLAS 100 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004262
An Introduction to Classical Studies
An introduction to Greek and Roman civilization, focusing on six key aspects of the discipline of classical studies: history, literature, philosophy, myth and religion, art and architecture, and classical archaeology.
Prereq: Less than 1.0 units in CLAS courses
Also offered by Distance Education

CLAS 103 LEC 0.50Course ID: 009519
Colossos - The Major Figures of Classical Antiquity
An introductory study of the achievements of ancient Greece and/or Rome through some of their major figures. Each year two of the following will be featured: Homer and Heroic Greece; Pericles and the Rise of Democracy; Socrates, Man and Martyr; Alexander the Great and the Age of Expansion; Cleopatra and the Collapse of the Hellenistic World; Julius Caesar and the Collapse of the Republic; Augustus: the Empire Rises; Nero and the Corruption of Power; Hadrian and the Imperial Machine.

CLAS 200s


CLAS 201 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004266
Ancient Greek Society
A survey of the civilization of Classical Greece, featuring such topics as the individual (male and female), political institutions, art, religion, philosophy, literature, social life and leisure activities. Students are advised to preregister early for this course as enrolment is limited. This course may be used toward the Aii requirement;
Prereq: Level at least 2A
Also offered by Distance Education

CLAS 202 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004267
Ancient Roman Society
A survey of the civilization of the Roman Republic and Empire, featuring such topics as the individual (male and female), political institutions, art, religion, philosophy, literature, social life and leisure activities. Students are advised to preregister early for this course as enrolment is limited. This course may be used toward the Aii requirement.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
Also offered by Distance Education

CLAS 205 LEC 0.50Course ID: 003396
Principles of Archaeology
An introduction to the working assumptions, analytic approaches, and integrative and descriptive methods of archaeological anthropology.
(Cross-listed with ANTH 201)

CLAS 210 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006241
History of Ancient Law
An historical introduction to law in the Ancient world. Babylonian, Assyrian, Hittite and Roman law, legal practices and concepts will be examined.
(Cross-listed with HIST 210)
Offered at St. Jerome's University

CLAS 225 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004274
Classical Mythology 1: The Deities
A study of Greek and Roman mythology, focusing especially on the Olympian gods, male and female. Topics include myths of creation, the origin of humanity, the rise of the Olympian order, and divine myths.
Antireq: CLAS 301

CLAS 226 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004276
Classical Mythology 2: The Heroes
A study of Greek and Roman legend, emphasizing particularly the figure of the hero. Topics include the sagas of Troy, Mycenae, and Thebes, as well as the myths of Herakles, Perseus, Theseus and others.
Antireq: CLAS 302

CLAS 230 LEC 0.50Course ID: 009520
Classical Roots of English Vocabulary
This course offers an introduction to the etymology of the English language, in particular that part which has been derived from Latin and ancient Greek; the main focus will be the most important Classical roots from which the vocabulary of the life sciences and other academic disciplines derives.

CLAS 237 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 006279
The Ancient Near East and Egypt
A study of the civilizations of the Ancient Near East focusing on Mesopotamia (Sumer and Akkad, the Babylonian Dynasty and the Third Dynasty of Ur), Hatti, Assyria, Egypt and Persia.
(Cross-listed with HIST 237)
Offered at St. Jerome's University

CLAS 251 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004278
Greek History
A survey of ancient Greek history, from the Bronze Age to Alexander the Great, emphasizing particularly its political and military aspects.
(Cross-listed with HIST 242)
Also offered by Distance Education

CLAS 252 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004279
Roman History
A survey of ancient Roman history, from the Republic to the Empire, emphasizing particularly its political and military aspects.
Antireq: HIST 238
(Cross-listed with HIST 252)
Also offered by Distance Education

CLAS 255 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004280
Early Medieval Society
A survey of early Medieval civilization featuring such topics as the individual (male and female), political institutions, art, architecture, religion, philosophy, literature, social life and leisure activities.

CLAS 265 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004281
Ancient Epic in Translation
This course examines ancient epic through the Iliad and Odyssey of Homer, the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius and the Aeneid of Vergil. The evolution of the epic genre is traced in lectures and discussions. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is needed.
Also offered by Distance Education

CLAS 266 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004283
Ancient Tragedy in Translation
This course focuses upon the dramatic literature of the classical age in Athens. It features the Oresteia of Aeschylus, the Oedipus plays of Sophocles, and the Medea, Hippolytus and Bacchae of Euripides. Roman tragedy is also studied for comparative purposes through the plays of Seneca.
[Note: No knowledge of Greek or Latin is needed.]
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 251)
Also offered by Distance Education

CLAS 300s


CLAS 301 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004285
Ancient Myth and Religion 1
A study of Greek and Roman myth, including the birth of the gods, creation, the Olympians, Prometheus and the fall, the flood, the four ages, and the Greek mystery religions.
Prereq: Level at least second year.
Antireq: CLAS 225
Only offered by Distance Education

CLAS 302 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004286
Ancient Myth and Religion 2
A study of Greek and Roman legend, including the cycles of Troy, Mycenae, Thebes; the Argonauts, the heroes, Odysseus; and the oriental mystery religions (with their relation to Christianity).
Prereq: Level at least second year.
Antireq: CLAS 226
Only offered by Distance Education

CLAS 311 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004287
Women in Classical Antiquity
A study of the lives of women in the Greek and Roman worlds, focusing largely on the primary evidence.
Prereq: CLAS 100 or 201 or 202.
Antireq: CLAS 292
Also offered by Distance Education

CLAS 321 LEC 0.50Course ID: 003446
Archaeology of Complex Cultures
Cultural development from the agricultural revolution to the rise of literacy. Special attention to the development of agriculture as a means of subsistence and to the rise of early civilization. Areas and periods of emphasis will vary from year to year.
Prereq: One of CLAS 205, ANTH 201, 203
(Cross-listed with ANTH 321)

CLAS 325 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004290
Greek and Roman Religion
An examination of the religious beliefs and cult practices of the classical world. Topics include prayer and sacrifice; divination and oracles; temples, priests and festivals; mystery cults and their relation to Christianity.
[Note: This course fulfills the Area 1 requirement for Religious Studies majors.]
Prereq: CLAS 201 or 202 or 225
(Cross-listed with RS 326)
Also offered by Distance Education

CLAS 331 LEC 0.50Course ID: 009521
Hellenistic History
An examination of Greek history in the period after Alexander the Great. Topics include the rise of the Successor kingdoms, the Greek federal states, and the eventual clash with Rome.
Prereq: CLAS 251

CLAS 351 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005478
Greek Art and Architecture
A survey of the art and architecture of the ancient Greek world from the Minoan to the Hellenistic periods.
[Note: Art History course. Advising is handled by the Classical Studies department.]
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with FINE 310)

CLAS 352 LEC 0.50Course ID: 005480
Roman Art and Architecture
A survey of the art and architecture of the Roman world from Etruscan to Imperial times.
[Note: Art History course. Advising is handled by the Classical Studies department.]
Prereq: Level at least 2A
(Cross-listed with FINE 311)

CLAS 361 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007324
History of Ancient Philosophy 1
From the beginnings to Plato.
(Cross-listed with PHIL 380)
Also offered by Distance Education

CLAS 362 LEC 0.50Course ID: 007325
History of Ancient Philosophy 2
From Aristotle to the close of classical antiquity.
[Note: Offered by the Philosophy Department.]
(Cross-listed with PHIL 381)

CLAS 365 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004296
Ancient Comedy in Translation
The comedy of the ancient Greeks and Romans will be examined through selected plays of Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus and Terence. The different types of comedy, and their evolution, will be studied in lectures and discussions.
[Note: No knowledge of Greek or Latin is needed.]
Prereq: CLAS 251 or 266
(Cross-listed with DRAMA 385)

CLAS 366 SEM 0.50Course ID: 009522
Ancient Lyric and Satire in Translation
Lyric poetry of Greece and Rome, including Sappho, Pindar, Catullus, Horace and others; classical satire, including Horace, Petronius, Juvenal, Lucian. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is needed.
Prereq: CLAS 265 or 266

CLAS 371 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004297
Christianity and the Roman Empire
This course examines the relationship between Christianity and the Roman Empire, dealing in particular with the Christians in the social context of the Roman Empire generally and its various regions.
Prereq: CLAS 202 or 252

CLAS 373 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004298
The Fall of the Roman Empire
This course deals with the transition of the Roman Empire into the beginnings of the European states in the West and the Byzantine Empire in the East. Popular theories for the 'decline and fall' of the old Roman Empire are examined.
Prereq: CLAS 202 or 252
Also offered by Distance Education

CLAS 384 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004300
Science and Technology of Ancient Greece and Rome
A study of scientific thought and achievements in such areas as astronomy, biology, anatomy and medicine, and of the technological skills which produced and distributed raw materials, manufactured goods and agricultural products.
Prereq: One of CLAS 201, 202, 251, 252 or a first year Engineering course or a first year CHEM/EARTH/PHYS course or a second year BIOL/SCI course

CLAS 390 FLD 0.50Course ID: 004301
Classical Studies Abroad
This course features a combination of academic study and firsthand investigation of museums and ancient sites, normally in Greece and/or Italy.
[Note: This is a concentrated study course (block format) normally offered in a Spring Term.]
Department Consent Required
Prereq: At least 1.5 Units in CLAS and/or GRK and/or LAT

CLAS 400s


CLAS 485 SEM 0.50Course ID: 004303
Greco-Roman Civilization and History
This is a topic-oriented directed study course intended for senior students.
Prereq: Level at least 2A Honours Classical Studies
Only offered by Distance Education
1 Roman Britain (A)
2 Philip and Alexander (B)
3 Roman Agriculture (C)
4 The Aegean Bronze Age (D)
5 Problems Grk Myth/Religion (E)
6 Roman North Africa (F)
7 Thera in the Bronze Age (G)
8 Ancient Medicine (H)

CLAS 486 SEM 0.50Course ID: 009523
Senior Seminar
Each Fall and Winter term a senior seminar on some aspect of Greek or Roman civilization will be offered. Students taking this course at the expanded level will register in it as 486X or Y.
[Note: This course is acceptable for credit by the History Department, but not as a History senior seminar.]
Prereq: CLAS 251, 252 and one of CLAS 265 or 266

CLAS 486X SEM 1.00Course ID: 009524
Expanded Senior Seminar
Students registered in the course at this level will participate in the senior seminar offered in that term (CLAS 486), but will be expected to produce a significant amount of extra work for 486X or Y.
Prereq: CLAS 251, 252 and one of CLAS 265 or 266

CLAS 492 SEM 0.50Course ID: 004317
Directed Study
Under exceptional circumstances, and only with the prior approval of the Department, a student may substitute an individualized course of study at the senior level (worth a total of 1.0 credit). Such circumstances might include, for example, the student's participation in an approved archaeological dig. For further details, consult the Department.
Department Consent Required
Also offered by Distance Education

CLAS 493 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004318
Directed Study
Under exceptional circumstances, and only with the prior approval of the Department, a student may substitute an individualized course of study at the senior level (worth a total of 1.0 credit). Such circumstances might include, for example, the student's participation in an approved archaeological dig. For further details, consult the Department.
Department Consent Required
Also offered by Distance Education

CLAS 494 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004319
Directed Study
Under exceptional circumstances, and only with the prior approval of the Department, a student may substitute an individualized course of study at the senior level (worth a total of 1.0 credit). Such circumstances might include, for example, the student's participation in an approved archaeological dig. For further details, consult the Department.
Department Consent Required
Also offered by Distance Education

CLAS 495 RDG 0.50Course ID: 004320
Directed Study
Under exceptional circumstances, and only with the prior approval of the Department, a student may substitute an individualized course of study at the senior level (worth a total of 1.0 credit). Such circumstances might include, for example, the student's participation in an approved archaeological dig. For further details, consult the Department.
Department Consent Required
Also offered by Distance Education

CLAS 496 LEC 0.50Course ID: 010184
Directed Study
Under exceptional circumstances, and only with the prior approval of the Department, a student may substitute an individualized course of study at the senior level (worth a total of 1.0 credit). Such circumstances might include, for example, the student's participation in an approved archaeological dig. For further details, consult the Department.
Department Consent Required
Also offered by Distance Education

CLAS 497 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004323
Directed Study
Under exceptional circumstances, and only with the prior approval of the Department, a student may substitute an individualized course of study at the senior level (worth a total of 1.0 credit). Such circumstances might include, for example, the student's participation in an approved archaeological dig. For further details, consult the Department.
Department Consent Required
Also offered by Distance Education

CLAS 498 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004325
Directed Study
Under exceptional circumstances, and only with the prior approval of the Department, a student may substitute an individualized course of study at the senior level (worth a total of 1.0 credit). Such circumstances might include, for example, the student's participation in an approved archaeological dig. For further details, consult the Department.
Department Consent Required
Also offered by Distance Education

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