Classics - CLS

CLS 103 Greek History 3 Credits

Social, political, and intellectual history of the Greeks from the end of the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period.

Fulfills College Core: Field 4 (History), Global Awareness

Offered: every fall.

CLS 104 Roman History 3 Credits

Social, political, and intellectual history of Rome from the foundation of the city to late antiquity.

Fulfills College Core: Field 4 (History), Global Awareness

Offered: every spring.

CLS 205 Mirror of the Past: Greece 3 Credits

Fundamental social, political, moral, religious, and intellectual aspects of the human condition as reflected in a variety of Greek writers, art, and artifacts.

Fulfills College Core: Field 3 (Literature and the Arts), Global Awareness

Offered: every fall.

CLS 206 Mirror of the Past: Rome 3 Credits

Fundamental social, political, moral, religious, and intellectual aspects of the human condition as reflected in a variety of Roman writers, art, and artifacts.

Fulfills College Core: Field 3 (Literature and the Arts), Global Awareness

Offered: every spring.

CLS 207 Mythology and Literature 3 Credits

Origin, content, and interpretation of the major classical myths. Modern approaches to mythology. Influence upon literature and ethical principles and theories.

Fulfills College Core: Ethics, Field 3 (Literature and the Arts)

Offered: fall & spring.

CLS 209 Greek and Roman Archaeology 3 Credits

History, methods, major sites, and current topics in Greek and Roman Archaeology from the Bronze Age through Late Antiquity.

Fulfills College Core: Field 5 (Social Sciences), Global Awareness

Offered: spring 2017.

CLS 214 Greek and Roman Tragedy 3 Credits

Study of Greek and Roman tragedy, its origins, cultural setting, staging, performance, and influence. Readings from Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Seneca.

Fulfills College Core: Ethics, Field 3 (Literature and the Arts), Oral Communication

Offered: fall & spring.

CLS 300 Roman Law and Society 3 Credits

Exploration of major concepts and principles of Roman law and the society in which they developed. Studies of cases from the writings of Roman jurists.

Fulfills College Core: Field 5 (Social Sciences), Justice, Oral Communication

Offered: anticipated spring 2017.

CLS 301 The Age of Cicero 3 Credits

An introduction to Roman literature and society in the first century B.C. with a focus on the development of the genres of Latin literature and the relationship between politics and literature.

Fulfills College Core: Advanced Writing-Intensive, Field 3 (Literature and the Arts)

Offered: anticipated fall 2018.

CLS 308 Pagans and Christians 3 Credits

Religious thought and action from the 3rd through 8th centuries A.D. The idea of the holy; manifestations of the sacred; body, soul, and cosmos; Christianity and classical culture; Neoplatonism.

Fulfills College Core: Field 1 (Religious Studies and Theology), Global Awareness

Offered: spring 2017.

CLS 309 Greek and Roman Religion 3 Credits

Religious thought and action in ancient Greece and Rome from Homer through the 2nd century A.D. Polytheism, anthropomorphism, ritual, cult and sacrifice.

Fulfills College Core: Field 1 (Religious Studies and Theology), Global Awareness, Oral Communication

Offered: every fall.

CLS 311 Alexander the Great 3 Credits

Philip II and the rise of Macedon. Alexander's personality, his conquests, and the social, political, and intellectual consequences of his reign. Hellenistic culture.

Fulfills College Core: Global Awareness

Offered: anticipated fall 2018.

CLS 312 The Greek Enlightenment 3 Credits

Greek thought from Homer to Plato. Lyric poets, Hippocratic texts, Presocratics and Sophists, Athenian tragedy, Thucydides, Aristophanes, and Plato. Impact of literacy on Greek thought. Greek philosophy in its social and historical context.

Fulfills College Core: Field 2 (Philosophy)

Offered: anticipated fall 2017.

CLS 499 Independent Study 3-6 Credits

Directed research on a selected topic. Independent studies require an application and approval by the associate dean.

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor, department chair, & associate dean.

Offered: occasionally.