Classics (CLASSIC)

Courses

CLASSIC 5. Building English Vocabulary through Greek and Latin Roots. 4 Units.

Formation and use of English words from Greek and Latin derivatives. Particularly useful for first-year students who wish to augment their vocabulary systematically.

CLASSIC 10. Scientific and Specialized Terminology. 4 Units.

A study of English terms derived from Greek and Latin and important to contemporary medicine, science, and other professions, with emphasis on development of word-building skills. No prior knowledge of Greek or Latin required.

CLASSIC 36A. The Formation of Ancient Greek Society: Early Greece. 4 Units.

A survey of ancient Greek civilization from its origins in the Bronze Age to the mid-Archaic period. Examines political and social history, as well as literature, art, religion, and archaeological remains.

Same as HISTORY 36A.

(IV)

CLASSIC 36B. The Formation of Ancient Greek Society: Late Archaic and Classical Greece. 4 Units.

A survey of ancient Greek civilization from the Late Archaic period to the Classical period. Focuses on major institutions and cultural phenomena as seen through the study of ancient Greek literature, history, archaeology, and religion.

Same as HISTORY 36B.

(IV)

CLASSIC 36C. The Formation of Ancient Greek Society: Fourth-Century and Hellenistic Greece. 4 Units.

A survey of ancient Greek civilization from the fourth century BCE through to the Hellenistic period. Focuses on major institutions and cultural phenomena as seen through the study of ancient Greek literature, history, archaeology, and religion.

Same as HISTORY 36C.

(IV)

CLASSIC 37A. The Formation of Ancient Roman Society: Origins to Roman Republic. 4 Units.

A survey of the development of Roman civilization from its eighth century BCE beginnings to the civil wars of the first century BCE. Examines political and social history, as well as literature, art, architecture, and religion.

Same as HISTORY 37A.

(IV)

CLASSIC 37B. The Formation of Ancient Roman Society: Roman Empire. 4 Units.

A survey of Roman civilization from Augustus’s consolidation of power following the civil wars of the first century BCE to the crisis of the third century CE. Includes social history, literature, art, architecture, and religion.

Same as HISTORY 37B.

(IV)

CLASSIC 37C. The Formation of Ancient Roman Society: The Fall of Rome. 4 Units.

A survey of Roman civilization from the crisis of the third century CE to the so-called “fall of Rome” in 476 CE. Examines political and social history, as well as literature, art, architecture, and religion.

Same as HISTORY 37C.

(IV)

CLASSIC 45A. Classical Mythology: The Gods. 4 Units.

An overview of the main myths of the gods of the ancient Greeks and Romans and their influence in contemporary and later literature and art. Includes readings from both ancient and modern sources. Course may be offered online.

(IV)

CLASSIC 45B. Classical Mythology: The Heroes. 4 Units.

An overview of the main myths of the heroes of the ancient Greeks and Romans and their influence in contemporary and later literature and art. Includes readings from both ancient and modern sources.

(IV)

CLASSIC 45C. Classical Mythology: Ancient and Modern Perspectives of Classical Mythology. 4 Units.

Detailed examination of key Greek and Roman myths, their interpretations, and the influence they have exerted on literature, art, and popular culture in subsequent periods.

(IV)

CLASSIC 99. Special Studies in Classics. 1-4 Units.

Lower-division level independent research with Classics faculty.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

CLASSIC 140. Classics and History: The Ancient World. 4 Units.

Selected topics in society and culture of the Graeco-Roman world. Readings in translation.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

CLASSIC 150. Classical Mythology. 4 Units.

Selected myths and legends as used in Classical literature, and their modern interpretations.

CLASSIC 160. Topics in Classical Literature in English Translation. 4 Units.

Studies in selected areas of Classical literature. Topics addressed vary each quarter.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

CLASSIC 160W. Topics in Classical Literature in English Translation. 4 Units.

Studies in selected areas of Classical literature. Topics addressed vary each quarter.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

(Ib)

CLASSIC 170. Topics in Classical Civilization. 4 Units.

Studies in selected areas of Classical civilization. Topics addressed vary each quarter.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

CLASSIC 176. International Studies and the Classics. 4 Units.

Develops a broader understanding of the formation of different cultures and countries of Classical times and their impact on the modern world.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

CLASSIC 192A. Senior Capstone. 2 Units.

Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, majors design and execute a senior project. This project may be a research paper, dramatic production, school curriculum, etc. All projects must be approved by the faculty mentor.

Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

Grading Option: In progress only.

CLASSIC 192B. Senior Capstone. 4 Units.

Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, majors design and execute a senior project. This project may be a research paper, dramatic production, school curriculum, etc. All projects must be approved by the faculty mentor.

Prerequisite: CLASSIC 192A. Satisfactory completion of the Lower-Division Writing requirement.

CLASSIC 198. Directed Group Study. 4 Units.

Special topics in Classical studies through directed reading and research.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

CLASSIC 199. Independent Study in Classics. 1-4 Units.

Independent research with Classics faculty.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

CLASSIC 200A. Contemporary Literary Theory and the Classics. 4 Units.

An introduction to contemporary literary theory focusing on important critical approaches; topics vary from year to year.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

CLASSIC 200B. Diachronic Perspectives on Classical Antiquity. 4 Units.

Examines ways in which Classical texts and ideas have been received and appropriated for the diverse purposes of ancient and subsequent cultures.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

CLASSIC 200C. Greece and Rome in Their Contemporary Cultural Contexts. 4 Units.

An introduction to the methods and perspectives of social scientific theory which can be used to study the material and social dimensions of the ancient cultures of Greece and Rome.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

CLASSIC 201. Research and Pedagogical Tools for Classicists. 4 Units.

Covers various technical skills essential for successful research and pedagogy in Classics, including use of digital resources (e.g., bibliographical databases). Introduction to important disciplinary subfields, such as textual criticism and epigraphy. Selection of topics will be at instructor's discretion.

CLASSIC 203A. Survey of Greek Literature . 4 Units.

Intensive Greek readings in poetry and prose selected from the Tri-Campus Program reading list.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times as topics vary.

CLASSIC 203B. Survey of Latin Literature. 4 Units.

Intensive Latin readings in poetry and prose selected from the Tri-Campus Program reading list.

Repeatability: May be taken for credit 2 times as topics vary.

CLASSIC 205. CONCURRENT READING. 2 Units.

Special Instance.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Grad students only

CLASSIC 220. Classics Graduate Seminar. 4 Units.

Subject matter variable; mainly but not exclusively major literary topics.

Repeatability: Unlimited as topics vary.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

CLASSIC 280. Independent Study. 4-12 Units.

Supervised independent research. Subject varies.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate only.

CLASSIC 290. Research in Classics. 4-12 Units.

Research under Classics faculty.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

CLASSIC 299. Dissertation Research. 4-12 Units.

Dissertation research with Classics faculty.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

CLASSIC 399. University Teaching. 4 Units.

Limited to Teaching Assistants.

Grading Option: Satisfactory/unsatisfactory only.

Repeatability: May be repeated for credit unlimited times.

Restriction: Graduate students only.

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