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Currently Offered Courses - Fall 2024

CLCV 100 - Vocabulary Building from Greek and Latin Roots

Study of the Greek and Latin roots of English and vocabulary building. Analysis of Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes in variety of disciplines and fields (humanities, social sciences, mathematics, science, politics).

CLCV 102 - Medical Terms-GRK & LAT Roots

Introduction to the study of Greek and Latin medical terms in various medical fields and to the linguistic patterns governing the combination of various roots through practical application of usage.

CLCV 111 - Mythology of Greece and Rome

Study of the major myths of Greece and Rome and their impact upon later art, music, and literature. Credit is not given for both CLCV 111 and CLCV 115.

CLCV 114 - Introduction to Ancient Greek Culture

Introductory study of ancient Greek literature, art, and culture.

CLCV 115 - Mythology of Greece and Rome

Studies the major myths of Greece and Rome and their impact upon later art, music, and literature. Shares two hours of lecture with CLCV 111; additional hour of lecture-discussion for a closer analysis of topics. Credit is not given for both CLCV 115 and CLCV 111.

CLCV 120 - The Classical Tradition

Survey of the Greco-Roman tradition from late antiquity to the present. Examination of Greco-Roman culture in medieval Christianity and Islam, the literary tradition of the Troy tale, the rediscovery of Greek texts and the Florentine Renaissance, classical allusions in early modern literature, the foundations of modern political movements, and the persistence of the classical tradition in contemporary popular culture.

CLCV 131 - Classical Archaeology, Greece

Introduction to the archaeology of ancient Greece and the Aegean world.

CLCV 160 - Ancient Greek & Roman Religion

Study of Greek and Roman Paganism and the rise of Christianity within that context. Readings are confined to ancient sources in English translation. Same as REL 160.

CLCV 199 - Undergraduate Open Seminar

Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

CLCV 203 - Ancient Philosophy

Same as PHIL 203. See PHIL 203.

CLCV 220 - Exploring the Greek and Roman World

Focused study of topics in ancient Greek and Roman literature, art, archaeology, and culture in their Mediterranean context. May also explore reflections in later literature and art. Same as CWL 220. May be repeated in separate terms, if topics vary.

CLCV 224 - Greco-Roman Antiquity and US Minority Cultures

Engagements with ancient Greece and Rome by Native American, African American, Latino, Asian American, or other racially or ethnically minoritized writers, artists, or filmmakers. Topics may include the varying roles of Greco-Roman antiquity in U.S. discourses of race and ethnicity, indigeneity, migration, colonialism, and slavery.

CLCV 230 - Ancient Engineering

Technologies are the result of compounded science – years, decades, and centuries of experimentation, entrepreneurship, and incremental successes. For example, prehistoric smiths first recognized that ores could be reduced to copper metal, and thousands of years later, innovators realized that this same metal could conduct electricity. Both inventions revolutionized society in their time, and continue to impact us every day. In this course, we will not only study ancient technologies and paleoscience, but will employ state-of-the-art materials science laboratory techniques to study artifacts recovered from archaeological excavations. By engaging directly with the materials of the past, we will generate knowledge rooted in historical sciences, while gaining an appreciation of the social processes underlying the very design principles that are still used by engineers today.

CLCV 231 - Development of Ancient Cities

Monuments, archaeological remains, and histories illustrating the development of the earliest states and urban centers of the Ancient Mediterranean, including Athens, Rome, Carthage, and Jerusalem. Same as JS 231. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.

CLCV 443 - The Archaeology of Greece

Monuments, material remains, and sculpture and other arts illustrating the development of Greek civilization to 323 B.C. Same as ARTH 415. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: A course in ancient history, art, or language, or consent of instructor.

CLCV 450 - Classics Internship

Provides college credit for a student's internship experience in a field directly related to Classics (including but not limited to any related fields to Classical Civilization, Classical/Mediterranean Archaeology, Classical Languages, site analysis of Study Abroad related to Greece/Italy). Students are required to find their own internship opportunity as well as a faculty supervisor during the term in which they are enrolled for the course. 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisite: At least 2 courses in Classics or consent of faculty supervisor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Restricted to Classics Majors.

CLCV 492 - Senior Thesis

Thesis and honors; for candidates for departmental distinction in classical civilization and for other seniors. 2 to 4 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: Senior standing and consent of Classics Honors Program.

CLCV 493 - Independent Reading

Reading in selected fields in consultation with the instructor. 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 8 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: 9 hours of CLCV classes. For majors and minors only.

CLCV 550 - Intro to Teaching of Classics

An introduction, designed for Classics Teaching Assistants, to teaching ancient Greek, Latin, and Classical Civilization courses. Prerequisite: Appointment as a Teaching Assistant in Classics or consent of instructor.