Classics (CLAS)

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CLAS 210 Introduction to Greek and Roman Literature (Units: 3)

Introduction to the main genres of Greek and Roman literature (epic, lyric, historiography, drama, philosophy, letters, pastoral, etc.) through close readings of select examples of each. Emphasis on the social and cultural context of these works of literature.

Course Attributes:

  • C3: Humanities: Literature

CLAS 230 Ancient Epic Tales (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

Epic literature of ancient Mediterranean world. Mythic and heroic themes, narrative techniques, historic and social background, and cross-cultural influences. [Formerly CLAS 330]

Course Attributes:

  • C3: Humanities: Literature

CLAS 240 Greek and Roman Drama (Units: 3)

Introduction to some masterpieces of Greek and Roman tragedy and comedy, with an emphasis on close reading and appreciation of historical and performative context.

Course Attributes:

  • C3: Humanities: Literature
  • Social Justice

CLAS 260 Greek and Roman Mythology (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

Classical myths that furnish background material for Western literary and cultural traditions; nature, function, and interpretation of myth.

Course Attributes:

  • C2: Humanities
  • Global Perspectives

CLAS 280 The Ancient World in Film (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent.

Examination of how ancient Greek and Roman myth and history are represented in film, often as a way of looking critically at modern society and its values.
(This course is offered as CLAS 280 and CINE 280. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • C2: Humanities

CLAS 400GW Approaches to the Classics - GWAR (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 with a grade of C- or better, and completion of at least one CLAR or CLAS course.

Introduction to disciplinary methodologies and writing in the Classics.

Course Attributes:

  • Graduation Writing Assessment

CLAS 410 Ancient Greek Literature (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

Introduction to ancient Greek literature in its social and historical context.
(This course is offered as CLAS 410 and HUM 401. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities

CLAS 415 Ancient Roman Literature (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

Introduction to ancient Roman literature in its social and historical context.
(This course is offered as CLAS 415 and HUM 402. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities

CLAS 420 Classics and the Environment (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Examination of the duality of humanity and the natural environment through Classical texts and reception. Development of the ability to analyze the origin and history of human discourses about nature in literary, social, cultural, political, economic contexts; understanding mutual dependency of human perspective and natural environment. (Not for students who have completed CLAS 421.)

Course Attributes:

  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Global Perspectives

CLAS 421 Classics and the Environment at the SFSU Sierra Nevada Field Campus (Unit: 1)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Examining humanity and natural environment through Classical texts and their reception; analyzing origin and history of human discourses about nature in literary, social, cultural, political, and economic contexts; understanding mutual dependency of human perspective and natural environment. Taught summers at the Sierra Nevada Field Campus. (Not for students who have completed CLAS 420.)

CLAS 490 History of Ideas in the Ancient Classical World (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

Intellectual and cultural history of the ancient classical world of Greece and Rome from its beginnings to the death of Saint Augustine; evolution of ideas, their origins, interconnections, impact, and influence.

Course Attributes:

  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities

CLAS 510 The Byzantine Empire (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

Political, social, economic, cultural history of Byzantine empire from 7th to 15th centuries A.D.; relations of Byzantium with Germanic, Slavic, Arabic, and Turkic-speaking neighbors.
(This course is offered as MGS 510, CLAS 510, HIST 326. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

CLAS 530 Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

Role of gender and sexuality in the ancient world. Areas of inquiry: women's bodies and social roles; homosexuality; and the socialization of adolescents into adult gender/sex roles.
(This course is offered as CLAS 530 and SXS 530. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

Course Attributes:

  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities

CLAS 690 Editing and Publishing the Classics Journal (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisite: Major/minor in classics or department consent.

Supervised experience in editing and production of journal of student work. Credit not applicable to major/minor fields in classics. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. (CR/NC grading only.)

CLAS 697 Honor's Thesis (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Major in classics and consent of department.

Tutorial leading to an honor's project or thesis on special research topic to be determined jointly by student and faculty member. (CR/NC grading only)

CLAS 699 Independent Study (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of major adviser and supervising faculty member.

Study is planned, developed, and completed under the direction of a member of the department. Open only to students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work in Classics. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

CLAS 700 Proseminar in Classical Studies: Texts and Contexts (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Graduate status or consent of instructor.

Classical studies: paleography, epigraphy, numismatics, archaeology, literary criticism and their related research tools (e.g., inscriptions, coins, papyrus manuscripts, material remains).

CLAS 720 Seminar in Classical Languages and Literature (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Classics or consent of instructor.

In-depth exploration of one or more authors of or themes within ancient Greek and/or Roman literature. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. May be repeated when topics vary.

CLAS 890 Editing and Publishing the Classics Journal (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisite: Major in classics or department consent.

Supervised experience in editing and production of journal of student work. Credit not applicable to major/minor fields in classics. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. (CR/NC grading only.)

CLAS 896 Directed Reading in Classics (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Approved Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms must be on file in the graduate studies office.

Supervised study of primary texts and topics in classics, based on departmental reading list and student's special areas of emphasis, in preparation for the comprehensive oral examination. Not open to M.A. candidates selecting the thesis option. (CR/NC grading only)

CLAS 896EXM Culminating Experience Examination (Units: 0-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, committee chair, and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies. ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

Enrollment in 896EXAM required for students whose culminating experience consists of an examination only. Not for students enrolled in a culminating experience course numbered 892, 893, 894, 895, 898, or 998, (or in some cases, courses numbered 890 - see program's graduate advisor for further information).

CLAS 898 Master's Thesis (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies. Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration. (CR/NC grading only.)

CLAS 899 Independent Study (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of graduate major adviser and supervising faculty member.

Study is planned, developed, and completed under the direction of a member of the department. Open to graduate students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work. Enrollment by petition. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

Classical Archeology

CLAR 250 Archaeology of the Ancient World (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent.

Archaeology of the ancient world. Artistic and cultural achievements of Egypt, the Ancient Near East, Greece and Rome, and interaction of the art with society.

Course Attributes:

  • C1: Arts
  • Global Perspectives

CLAR 420 Greek Art and Archaeology (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

Survey of Greek material culture (art, architecture, city planning, etc.) from the Bronze Age to second century CE.
(This course is offered as CLAR 420 and ART 401. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

CLAR 425 Roman Art and Archaeology (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

Survey of Roman material culture (art, architecture, city planning, etc.) from the foundation of Rome to the reign of Justinian.
(This course is offered as CLAR 425 and ART 402. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

CLAR 500 Ancient Egyptian Civilization (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

Ancient Egyptian civilization from Pre-dynastic through Ptolemaic times: art, archaeology, literature, and religion with research use of Sutro Egyptian Collection.

Course Attributes:

  • UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities

CLAR 502 Ancient Egyptian Language and Literature (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor. Previous foreign lanuage study strongly recommended. Introduction to signs, vocabulary, grammar and syntax of Middle Egyptian language; learn to read texts fom funerary stelae, coffins, and short stories.

CLAR 531 Greek Sculpture (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Development of Greek sculpture from the late 8th century through the 2nd century BCE. Emphasis on stylistic analysis, formal development, and interpretation both of free-standing figures and programmatic architectural sculpture as social and political documents.

CLAR 532 Greek and Roman Wall Painting (Units: 3)

Prerequisites for CLAR 532: CLAR 250 or CLAR 420 or CLAR 425, or consent of instructor.
Prerequisite for CLAR 832: Graduate standing in classics or consent of instructor.

Examination of the chronological development of Greek and Roman wall painting, focus on its architectural context and sociocultural significance.
(CLAR 532/CLAR 832 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

CLAR 535 Ancient Sicily and Southern Italy (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for CLAR 535: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Prerequisite for CLAR 835: Graduate status or consent of instructor.

Archaeological, historical, cultural study of Sicily and southern Italy from Bronze Age to Roman Empire, including material from Greek city-states. Roman period and indigenous peoples.
(CLAR 535/CLAR 835 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

CLAR 540 Greece and the Near East (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for CLAR 540: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Prerequisite for CLAR 840: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Study of the intersection of the historiographical traditions and material records of ancient Greece and the Near East.
(CLAR 540/CLAR 840 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

CLAR 545 Pompeii & Herculaneum: Cities in the Shadow of Vesuvius (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for CLAR 545: CLAR 250 or consent of instructor.
Prerequisite for CLAR 845: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Core aspects of archaeology, daily life, art and history in the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
(CLAR 545/CLAR 845 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

CLAR 555 Etruscan Art and Archaeology (Units: 3)

Prerequisites for CLAR 555: CLAR 250 or CLAR 420 or CLAR 425 or consent of instructor.
Prerequisite for CLAR 855: Graduate standing in classics or consent of instructor.

Examination of the material culture of the Etruscans in its historical context from the Late Bronze Age until the early 1st c. CE.
(CLAR 555/CLAR 855 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

CLAR 565 Roman Topography (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for CLAR 565: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Prerequisite for CLAR 865: Graduate status or consent of instructor.

Study of important monuments of Rome as evidence of its historical-political and artistic development from the 8th Century B.C.E. to the Fall of the Empire in the 5th Century C.E.
(CLAR 565/CLAR 865 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

CLAR 570 Archaic Greece (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for CLAR 570: CLAR 250 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Prerequisite for CLAR 870: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Investigation of material culture of Archaic Greece. Topics may include colonization, coinage, agriculture, development of sanctuaries, origin of new styles of sculpture & painting, burial practices, rise of the polis.
(CLAR 570/CLAR 870 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

CLAR 699 Independent Study (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Supervised study of a special archaeological problem to be selected by the student. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

CLAR 800 Theory and Methods of Classical Archaeology (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Classics M.A. program or consent of instructor.

Survey of important theories and methods in the practice of classical archaeology; discussion of specific case studies; some hands-on practice.

CLAR 832 Greek and Roman Wall Painting (Units: 3)

Prerequisites for CLAR 532: CLAR 250 or CLAR 420 or CLAR 425, or consent of instructor.
Prerequisite for CLAR 832: Graduate standing in classics or consent of instructor.

Examination of the chronological development of Greek and Roman wall painting, focus on its architectural context and sociocultural significance.
(CLAR 532/CLAR 832 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

CLAR 835 Ancient Sicily and Southern Italy (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for CLAR 535: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Prerequisite for CLAR 835: Graduate status or consent of instructor.

Archaeological, historical, cultural study of Sicily and southern Italy from Bronze Age to Roman Empire, including material from Greek city-states. Roman period and indigenous peoples.
(CLAR 535/CLAR 835 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

CLAR 840 Greece and the Near East (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for CLAR 540: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Prerequisite for CLAR 840: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Study of the intersection of the historiographical traditions and material records of ancient Greece and the Near East.
(CLAR 540/CLAR 840 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

CLAR 845 Pompeii & Herculaneum: Cities in the Shadow of Vesuvius (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for CLAR 545: CLAR 250 or consent of instructor.
Prerequisite for CLAR 845: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Core aspects of archaeology, daily life, art and history in the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
(CLAR 545/CLAR 845 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

CLAR 855 Etruscan Art and Archaeology (Units: 3)

Prerequisites for CLAR 555: CLAR 250 or CLAR 420 or CLAR 425 or consent of instructor.
Prerequisite for CLAR 855: Graduate standing in classics or consent of instructor.

Examination of the material culture of the Etruscans in its historical context from the Late Bronze Age until the early 1st c. CE.
(CLAR 555/CLAR 855 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

CLAR 865 Roman Topography (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for CLAR 565: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Prerequisite for CLAR 865: Graduate status or consent of instructor.

Study of important monuments of Rome as evidence of its historical-political and artistic development from the 8th Century B.C.E. to the Fall of the Empire in the 5th Century C.E.
(CLAR 565/CLAR 865 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

CLAR 870 Archaic Greece (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for CLAR 570: CLAR 250 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Prerequisite for CLAR 870: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Investigation of material culture of Archaic Greece. Topics may include colonization, coinage, agriculture, development of sanctuaries, origin of new styles of sculpture & painting, burial practices, rise of the polis.
(CLAR 570/CLAR 870 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

CLAR 899 Independent Study (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of graduate major adviser and supervising faculty member.

Study is planned, developed, and completed under the direction of a member of the department. Open to graduate students of demonstrated ability to do independent work. Enrollment by petition (form available in the department office). May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

Greek

GRE 101 Elementary Ancient Greek (Units: 3)

Greek language and grammar with emphasis on the rapid readings of graded Attic prose. Exercises in the writing of Greek sentences. Groundwork for the great Greek masters of poetry and prose in the original language.

Course Attributes:

  • C2: Humanities

GRE 202 Intermediate Ancient Greek (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: GRE 101 or equivalent.

Understanding, reading, and writing of ancient Greek at the intermediate level. Reading selections from a variety of ancient Greek prose and poetry.

GRE 301 Introduction to Greek Prose and Poetry (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: GRE 202 or consent of instructor.

Reading, translating, and literary analysis of passages from ancient Greek, alongside grammar and vocabulary review.

GRE 430 Greek Oratory I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek speeches and rhetorical works, with a focus on Lysias and Demosthenes. Discussion of historical context.
(GRE 430/GRE 730 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 431 Greek Oratory II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek speeches and rhetorical works, with a focus on Gorgias and Isocrates. Discussion of historical content.
(GRE 431/GRE 731 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 435 Greek Historiography I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek historical works, with a focus on Herodotus and Xenophon. Discussion of historical context.
(GRE 435/GRE 735 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 436 Greek Historiography II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek historical works, with a focus on Thucydides and Polybius. Discussion of historical context.
(GRE 436/GRE 736 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 440 Greek Epic I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of archaic epic, with a focus on Homer's Iliad and Hesiod's Works and Days. Discussion of formal features, such as meter and dialect, and social and performative context.
(GRE 440/GRE 740 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 441 Greek Epic II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for GRE 441: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Prerequisite for GRE 741: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of archaic epic, with a focus on Homer's Odyssey and Hesiod's Theogony. Discussion of formal elements and social and performative context.
(GRE 441/GRE 741 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 445 Greek Drama I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of classical Greek drama, with a focus Euripides and Aristophanes. Discussion of historical context.
(GRE 445/GRE 745 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 446 Greek Drama II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of classical Greek drama, with a focus on Aeschylus and Sophocles. Discussion of historical context.
(GRE 446/GRE 746 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 450 Greek Philosophy I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek philosophical texts, with a focus on the pre-Socratics, the sophists, and/or the early and middle works of Plato.
(GRE 450/GRE 750 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 451 Greek Philosophy II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for GRE 451: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Prerequisite for GRE 751: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek philosophical texts, with a focus on the later works of Plato and/or on Aristotle.
(GRE 451/GRE 751 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 455 Greek Lyric Poetry I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of archaic lyric poetry, with a focus on genres of lambos and elegy. Discussion of formal features, such as meter and dialect, and social and performative context.
(GRE 455/GRE 755 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 465 Hellenistic Poetry (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for GRE 465: GRE 202 or equivalent.
Prerequisite for GRE 765: Intermediate Greek or equivalent.

Translation of works of Callimachus, Theocritus, Apollonius Rhodius.
(GRE 465/GRE 765 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 699 Independent Study (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.

Projects requiring critical study and analysis of advanced material adapted to individual needs and interests. May be repeated.

GRE 730 Greek Oratory I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek speeches and rhetorical works, with a focus on Lysias and Demosthenes. Discussion of historical context.
(GRE 430/GRE 730 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 731 Greek Oratory II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek speeches and rhetorical works, with a focus on Gorgias and Isocrates. Discussion of historical content.
(GRE 431/GRE 731 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 735 Greek Historiography I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek historical works, with a focus on Herodotus and Xenophon. Discussion of historical context.
(GRE 435/GRE 735 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 736 Greek Historiography II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek historical works, with a focus on Thucydides and Polybius. Discussion of historical context.
(GRE 436/GRE 736 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 740 Greek Epic I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of archaic epic, with a focus on Homer's Iliad and Hesiod's Works and Days. Discussion of formal features, such as meter and dialect, and social and performative context.
(GRE 440/GRE 740 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 741 Greek Epic II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for GRE 441: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Prerequisite for GRE 741: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of archaic epic, with a focus on Homer's Odyssey and Hesiod's Theogony. Discussion of formal elements and social and performative context.
(GRE 441/GRE 741 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 745 Greek Drama I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of classical Greek drama, with a focus Euripides and Aristophanes. Discussion of historical context.
(GRE 445/GRE 745 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 746 Greek Drama II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of classical Greek drama, with a focus on Aeschylus and Sophocles. Discussion of historical context.
(GRE 446/GRE 746 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 750 Greek Philosophy I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek philosophical texts, with a focus on the pre-Socratics, the sophists, and/or the early and middle works of Plato.
(GRE 450/GRE 750 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 751 Greek Philosophy II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for GRE 451: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.
Prerequisite for GRE 751: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of Greek philosophical texts, with a focus on the later works of Plato and/or on Aristotle.
(GRE 451/GRE 751 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 755 Greek Lyric Poetry I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of ancient Greek.

Translation and analysis of archaic lyric poetry, with a focus on genres of lambos and elegy. Discussion of formal features, such as meter and dialect, and social and performative context.
(GRE 455/GRE 755 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 765 Hellenistic Poetry (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for GRE 465: GRE 202 or equivalent.
Prerequisite for GRE 765: Intermediate Greek or equivalent.

Translation of works of Callimachus, Theocritus, Apollonius Rhodius.
(GRE 465/GRE 765 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

GRE 899 Independent Study (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisites: Advanced reading knowledge of Greek and consent of supervising faculty member.

Reading of an ancient Greek author or authors, under the supervision of a member of the Classics faculty. Enrollment by petition. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

Latin

LATN 101 Elementary Latin (Units: 3)

Latin language and grammar with emphasis on reading classical prose. Groundwork for master works of Latin poetry and prose.

Course Attributes:

  • C2: Humanities
  • Global Perspectives

LATN 202 Intermediate Latin (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: LATN 101 or equivalent.

Understanding, reading, writing at the intermediate level. Reading selections from prose and poetry.

LATN 301 Introduction to Latin Prose and Poetry (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of LATN 202 or consent of instructor.

Reading, translation and literary analysis of Latin passages, alongside grammar and vocabulary review.

LATN 430 Roman Satire (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for LATN 430: LATN 202 or equivalent.
Prerequisite for LATN 730: Intermediate Latin or equivalent.

Translation and analysis from the satires of Horace, Juvenal, Persius, and Petronius; Satiricon and epigrams of Martial; Roman satire and critical approaches.
(LATN 430/LATN 730 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 436 Roman Novel (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Latin.

Translation and analysis of Roman novels. Discussion of historical context.
(LATN 436/LATN 736 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 440 Roman Philosophy (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Latin.

Translation and analysis of Roman philosophical works. Discussion of historical context.
(LATN 440/LATN 740 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 441 Roman Oratory and Rhetoric (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Latin.

Translation and analysis of Roman speeches and works of rhetorical theory. Discussion of historical context.
(LATN 441/LATN 741 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 445 Latin Epic I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Latin.

Translation and analysis of Latin epic poetry, with a focus on Vergil's Eclogues, Georgics, and/or Aeneid 1-6. Discussion of poetic models and historical context.
(LATN 445/LATN 745 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 446 Latin Epic II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Latin.

Translation and analysis of Latin epic poetry with a focus on Vergil's Aeneid 7-12 and/or Ovid's Metamorphoses. Discussion of poetic models and historical context.
(LATN 446/LATN 746 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 450 Roman Drama (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for LATN 450: LATN 202 or equivalent.
Prerequisite for LATN 750: Intermediate Latin or equivalent.

Translation and analysis from the works of Plautus, Terence, Seneca; performance of ancient comedy, tragedy.
(LATN 450/LATN 750 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 455 Latin Elegy and Lyric I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for LATN 455: Upper division standing and a GPA of at least 3.0, or consent of instructor.
Prerequisite for LATN 755: Graduate standing; Reading knowledge of Latin.

Translation and analysis of Latin lyric and elegiac poetry, with a focus on Catullus, Propertius, Tibullus, and Horace. Discussion of historical context.
(LATN 455/LATN 755 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 456 Latin Lyric and Elegy II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for LATN 456: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of Latin.
Prerequisite for LATN 756: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of Latin.

Translation and analysis of Latin lyric and elegiac poetry, with a focus on Ovid, Martial, and Statius. Discussion of historical context.
(LATN 456/LATN 756 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 460 Roman Historiography I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Latin.

Translation and analysis of Roman historiographical texts, with a focus on authors from the republican period and early principate. Discussion of literary models and historical context.
(LATN 460/LATN 760 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 461 Roman Historiography II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for LATN 461: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of Latin.
Prerequisite for LATN 761: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of Latin.

Translation and analysis of Roman historiographical texts, with a focus on authors from the imperial period. Discussion of literary models and historical context.
(LATN 461/LATN 761 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 699 Independent Study (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor. Projects requiring critical study and analysis of advanced material adapted to individual needs and interests. May be repeated.

LATN 730 Roman Satire (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for LATN 430: LATN 202 or equivalent.
Prerequisite for LATN 730: Intermediate Latin or equivalent.

Translation and analysis from the satires of Horace, Juvenal, Persius, and Petronius; Satiricon and epigrams of Martial; Roman satire and critical approaches.
(LATN 430/LATN 730 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 736 Roman Novel (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Latin.

Translation and analysis of Roman novels. Discussion of historical context.
(LATN 436/LATN 736 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 740 Roman Philosophy (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Latin.

Translation and analysis of Roman philosophical works. Discussion of historical context.
(LATN 440/LATN 740 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 741 Roman Oratory and Rhetoric (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Latin.

Translation and analysis of Roman speeches and works of rhetorical theory. Discussion of historical context.
(LATN 441/LATN 741 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 745 Latin Epic I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Latin.

Translation and analysis of Latin epic poetry, with a focus on Vergil's Eclogues, Georgics, and/or Aeneid 1-6. Discussion of poetic models and historical context.
(LATN 445/LATN 745 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 746 Latin Epic II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Latin.

Translation and analysis of Latin epic poetry with a focus on Vergil's Aeneid 7-12 and/or Ovid's Metamorphoses. Discussion of poetic models and historical context.
(LATN 446/LATN 746 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 750 Roman Drama (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for LATN 450: LATN 202 or equivalent.
Prerequisite for LATN 750: Intermediate Latin or equivalent.

Translation and analysis from the works of Plautus, Terence, Seneca; performance of ancient comedy, tragedy.
(LATN 450/LATN 750 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 755 Latin Elegy and Lyric I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for LATN 455: Upper division standing and a GPA of at least 3.0, or consent of instructor.
Prerequisite for LATN 755: Graduate standing; Reading knowledge of Latin.

Translation and analysis of Latin lyric and elegiac poetry, with a focus on Catullus, Propertius, Tibullus, and Horace. Discussion of historical context.
(LATN 455/LATN 755 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 756 Latin Lyric and Elegy II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for LATN 456: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of Latin.
Prerequisite for LATN 756: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of Latin.

Translation and analysis of Latin lyric and elegiac poetry, with a focus on Ovid, Martial, and Statius. Discussion of historical context.
(LATN 456/LATN 756 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 760 Roman Historiography I (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Latin.

Translation and analysis of Roman historiographical texts, with a focus on authors from the republican period and early principate. Discussion of literary models and historical context.
(LATN 460/LATN 760 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 761 Roman Historiography II (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for LATN 461: Upper division standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of Latin.
Prerequisite for LATN 761: Graduate standing or consent of instructor; reading knowledge of Latin.

Translation and analysis of Roman historiographical texts, with a focus on authors from the imperial period. Discussion of literary models and historical context.
(LATN 461/LATN 761 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

LATN 899 Independent Study (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisites: Advanced reading knowledge of Latin and consent of supervising faculty member. Advanced reading of an ancient Latin author or authors, under the supervision of a member of the Classics faculty. Enrollment by petition. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.