Undergraduate Courses

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Intermediate Ancient Greek
AS.040.206 (01)

Reading ability in classical Greek is developed through a study of various authors.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Loi, Giacomo
  • Room: Gilman 108
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate Latin
AS.040.208 (01)

Reading ability in Latin is developed through the study of various authors, primarily Cicero (fall) and Vergil (spring).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Dopico, Juan P
  • Room: Gilman 108
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Ancient Greek
AS.040.306 (01)

Reading of prose or verse authors, depending on the needs of students. Co-listed with AS.040.702.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Montiglio, Silvia
  • Room: Gilman 108
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Other Life of the Doctor: Fiction, Identity, and the Intellectual in the Roman Empire
AS.040.377 (01)

This course explores the role of fiction in the presentation of personal identity among the intellectual elite of the Roman Empire. Intellectuals in the so-called ‘Second Sophistic’ told stories which are ridiculous, bizarre, and clearly fictional. Some pretend to have visited utopias in the wilderness, of having seen scientific and medical marvels, and of communing with other dead intellectuals. This class focuses on stories of the unbelievable, paradoxical, and fake but which are written as first hand accounts by real historical intellectuals of the Roman Empire. The class will be broken down into providing background as to what a Greek intellectual or ‘sophist’ was exactly, what demands were placed on intellectuals to make up stories, such as in the performance of declamation, and how even from the early days of Greek history the boundaries between truth and fiction were at issue. After providing context to characters and settings of the Roman Empire’s intellectual culture, we examine the voices of people, including physicians like Galen, who used the fictional motifs of utopias, adventures, romance, ghosts stories among others to construct their identities. These fictional elements often were the means by which issues of ethnicity, power, gender, and tradition were hashed out. All sources are provided in English and no experience or background in Classics is required to participate in the course.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Instructor: Franklin, Ryan
  • Room: Gilman 75
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elementary Latin
AS.040.108 (01)

Course provides comprehensive, intensive introduction to the study of Latin for new students as well as systematic review for students with background in Latin. The first semester's emphasis is on morphology and vocabulary; the second semester's focus is on syntax and reading. Credit is given only upon completion of a year's work. Course may not be taken Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

  • Credits: 3.50
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Buckley-Gorman, Richard Nicholas
  • Room: Gilman 108
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elementary Ancient Greek
AS.040.106 (01)

Course provides comprehensive, intensive introduction to the study of ancient Greek. The first semester’s focus is morphology and vocabulary; the second semester’s emphasis is syntax and reading. Credit is given only upon completion of a year’s work. Course may not be taken Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MTWThF 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Marzocchi, Ambra
  • Room: Gilman 108
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Latin Poetry
AS.040.308 (01)

The aim of this course is to increase proficiency and improve comprehension of the Latin language. Intensive reading of Latin texts, with close attention to matters of grammar, idiom, and translation. Co-listed with AS.040.710.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Warwick, Ryan
  • Room: Gilman 108
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Ancient Novel
AS.040.300 (01)

In this course we will follow the fortunes of the ancient Greek and Roman novels.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 4:45PM - 7:15PM
  • Instructor: Montiglio, Silvia
  • Room: Gilman 108
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Classics Research Lab: Antioch Recovery Project (ARP)
AS.010.444 (01)

Antioch Recovery Project investigates mosaics from the ancient city of Antioch (modern Antakya, Turkey, near the border with Syria) now in the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Excavated by an international team of archaeologists in the 1930s, hundreds of ancient mosaics from the cosmopolitan city were subsequently dispersed to museums across the globe, with twenty-four mosaics entering the collection of the BMA. Phase I will focus on the digital documentation and analysis of the mosaic of Narcissus as a prototype for ongoing research bringing together the fragments of ancient Antioch for contemporary beholders. The Greek myth of Narcissus tells the story of a beautiful Theban hunter doomed to love his own reflection and is the origin of the modern psychiatric term “narcissism”. Researching the mythology, materials, conservation history, archival material, historiography, and contemporary reception of the Narcissus mosaic and myth offers extensive opportunities to collaborate with scholars across a range of disciplines at JHU, in the Baltimore museum community, and beyond. Investigators will move between the Baltimore Museum of Art, the CRL processing lab in Gilman Hall, and Special Collections. The course will involve some travel to visit other mosaics from Antioch now in collections at Harvard’s Dumbarton Oaks in Washington D.C., and the Princeton Art Museum in Princeton, New Jersey.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Stager, Jennifer M S
  • Room: Gilman 261
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/12
  • PosTag(s): HART-ANC, ARCH-ARCH

Introduction To Archaeology
AS.136.101 (01)

An introduction to archaeology and to archaeological method and theory, exploring how archaeologists excavate, analyze, and interpret ancient remains in order to reconstruct how ancient societies functioned. Specific examples from a variety of archaeological projects in different parts of the world will be used to illustrate techniques and principles discussed.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Anderson, Emily S.K.
  • Room: Shaffer 100
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/50
  • PosTag(s): ARCH-ARCH

The Archaeology of Cyprus: Investigating a Mediterranean Island World in the JHU Museum
AS.040.400 (01)

This course explores the visual and material worlds of ancient Cyprus from the earliest human evidence through the Iron Age. Class involves regular analysis of artifacts based in the Archaeological Museum.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Anderson, Emily S.K.
  • Room: Gilman 150A
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): ARCH-ARCH

Survey of Latin Literature II: Early Empire to the Post-Classical Period
AS.040.408 (01)

This intensive Latin survey is designed for very advanced undergraduate students (normally those who have completed the regular undergraduate sequence through the advanced level) and PhD students preparing for their Latin translation exam. In this course, the second half of a year-long sequence, we will read substantial texts of major Imperial authors, as well as a selection of works from Late Antiquity and the Post-Classical period. The weekly pace is designed to inculcate greater speed and accuracy in Latin reading and to provide significant coverages of various kinds of texts. Prior completion of AS.040.407 preferred but not required.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Roller, Matthew
  • Room: Gilman 108
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Witchcraft and Demonology in Literature and the Arts
AS.211.477 (01)

Who were the witches? Why were they persecuted for hundreds of years? Why were women identified as the witches par excellence? How many witches were put to death between 1400 and 1800? What traits did European witch-mythologies share with other societies? After the witch-hunts ended, how did “The Witch” go from being “monstrous” to being “admirable” and even “sexy”? Answers are found in history and anthropology, but also in theology,literature, folklore, music, and the visual arts, including cinema.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room: Gilman 132
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/40
  • PosTag(s): GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-ITAL, ENGL-PR1800

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.040.206 (01)Intermediate Ancient GreekTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMLoi, GiacomoGilman 108
AS.040.208 (01)Intermediate LatinMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMDopico, Juan PGilman 108
AS.040.306 (01)Advanced Ancient GreekMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMMontiglio, SilviaGilman 108
AS.040.377 (01)The Other Life of the Doctor: Fiction, Identity, and the Intellectual in the Roman EmpireTTh 4:30PM - 5:45PMFranklin, RyanGilman 75
AS.040.108 (01)Elementary LatinMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMBuckley-Gorman, Richard NicholasGilman 108
AS.040.106 (01)Elementary Ancient GreekMTWThF 9:00AM - 9:50AMMarzocchi, AmbraGilman 108
AS.040.308 (01)Advanced Latin PoetryTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMWarwick, RyanGilman 108
AS.040.300 (01)The Ancient NovelM 4:45PM - 7:15PMMontiglio, SilviaGilman 108
AS.010.444 (01)Classics Research Lab: Antioch Recovery Project (ARP)Th 3:00PM - 5:30PMStager, Jennifer M SGilman 261HART-ANC, ARCH-ARCH
AS.136.101 (01)Introduction To ArchaeologyMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMAnderson, Emily S.K.Shaffer 100ARCH-ARCH
AS.040.400 (01)The Archaeology of Cyprus: Investigating a Mediterranean Island World in the JHU MuseumT 1:30PM - 4:00PMAnderson, Emily S.K.Gilman 150AARCH-ARCH
AS.040.408 (01)Survey of Latin Literature II: Early Empire to the Post-Classical PeriodTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMRoller, MatthewGilman 108
AS.211.477 (01)Witchcraft and Demonology in Literature and the ArtsTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMStephens, Walter EGilman 132GRLL-ENGL, GRLL-ITAL, ENGL-PR1800