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CLST 1000 - Great Books, East and West

War, brutality, compassion, love, despair, and hope are just a few of the enduring themes which stem from the foundational epics of Eastern and Western classical civilizations. This course explores some of those epics for the significance their stories had in antiquity and for the significance they retain for us. Readings may draw on the Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid, Mahabharata, Heike Monogatari, Three Kingdoms, and other performed or inscribed narratives of classical cultures.

Credit: 3


CLST 2600 - Greek and Latin Roots in English

Prerequisite: Any WC&IL I course.

The systematic study of the influence of ancient Greek and Latin on the vocabulary and grammatical structure of English. Also examined are the ways in which words are used for communication and how languages develop and change. For students in a wide range of fields, from life sciences and chemistry, to law and humanities.

Credit: 3


CLST 3030 - Ancient Drama

Prerequisite: Any WC&IL II course.

An examination of the evolution of theatre in the Greco- Roman world, from its origins in ritual, to its growth as a civic event, and its development into a literary art form. Students will analyze ancient texts through close readings, essays, and in-class performances.

Credit: 3


CLST 3100 - Gender in Classical Greek Myth, Literature, and Religion

Prerequisite: Any WC&IL II course.

Study of gender in the literary, mythical, and religious imaginations of the ancient civilizations around the Mediterranean Sea. Studied texts to extend from the epics of Homer through Classical myth and tragedy through the Greek gospels.

Credit: 3


CLST 4900 - Seminar in East-West Classical Studies

Prerequisite: Any WC&IL II course and junior or senior standing.

An examination of selected topics in comparative study of pre-modern civilizations of Europe and Asia. Topics vary but may include the rise and fall of empires, ideas of law and the state, religious and philosophical movements, comparative literature, etc. In each case, students are acquainted with the pertinent primary source material in translation, as well as the works of modern authorities.

Credit: 3


CLST 4997 - Directed Readings in Classical Studies

Directed individualized readings. May be repeated if content or topic is different.

Credit: 1 to 3