Undergraduate Courses

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Sculpture and Ideology in the Middle Ages
AS.010.252 (01)

This lecture course will offer a selective, thematic exploration of the art of sculpture as practiced in the Middle Ages, from the fall of the Roman empire in the 4th century CE to height of the Gothic era. The primary concern will be to analyze sculpture in all of its forms – monumental free-standing, architectural, liturgical, and commemorative – as the primary medium utilized by patrons, both private and corporate, to display political messages to an ever growing public.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Lakey, Christopher
  • Room: Gilman 177  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Art and Science in the Middle Ages
AS.010.403 (01)

This course investigates the intersections of art and science from the Carolingian period through the fourteenth century and the historical role images played in the pursuit of epistemic truths. Science – from the Latin scientia, or knowledge – in the Middle Ages included a broad range of intellectual pursuits into both the supernatural and natural worlds, and scholars have classified these pursuits in various ways (i.e. experimental or theoretical science, practical science, magic, and natural philosophy). A particular focus of this seminar will be placed on the assimilation of Greek and Islamic scientific advances in cartography, cosmology, and optical theory into the Latin theological tradition.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Lakey, Christopher
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elementary Ancient Greek
AS.040.105 (01)

This course provides a comprehensive, intensive introduction to the study of ancient Greek. During the first semester, the focus will be on morphology and vocabulary. Cannot be taken Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MTWThF 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room: Gilman 10  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elementary Latin
AS.040.107 (01)

This course provides a comprehensive, intensive introduction to the study of Latin for new students, as well as a systematic review for those students with a background in Latin. Emphasis during the first semester will be on morphology and vocabulary. Course may not be taken Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

  • Credits: 3.50
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Cannon, Christopher
  • Room: Greenhouse 113  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Freshman Seminar: The Greeks and Their Emotions
AS.040.109 (01)

This seminar is meant as an introduction to the study of ancient emotions, with a particular emphasis on how the ancient Greeks conceptualized, portrayed and lived their emotions through linguistic, literary and artistic expression. After an analysis of how the ancient Greek emotional experience differs from our own, we shall focus on the phenomenon of emotion as deeply rooted in the physical body, and in light of this we will contemplate (and question) its universality. You will also learn how to research and write a paper. Texts will be read in translation. No knowledge of ancient Greek required.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Instructor: Asuni, Michele
  • Room: Gilman 277  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Ancient Greek Civilization
AS.040.111 (01)

The course will introduce students to major aspects of the ancient Greek civilization, with special emphasis placed upon culture, society, archaeology, literature, and philosophy.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Smith, Joshua M
  • Room: Gilman 377  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 11/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Ancient Greek Mythology: Art, Narratives, and Modern Mythmaking
AS.040.121 (01)

This course focuses on major and often intricate myths and mythical patterns of thought as they are reflected in compelling ancient visual and textual narratives. Being one of the greatest treasure troves of the ancient world, these myths will further be considered in light of their rich reception in the medieval and modern world (including their reception in the modern fields of anthropology and philosophy).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Yatromanolakis, Dimitrios
  • Room: Gilman 381  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Religion, Music and Society in Ancient Greece
AS.040.126 (01)

Emphasis on ancient Greek ritual, music, religion, and society; and on cultural institutions such as symposia (drinking parties) and festivals.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Yatromanolakis, Dimitrios
  • Room: Ames 234  
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Reading Homer's Odyssey
AS.040.129 (01)

This course aims to provide an in-depth exploration of Homer’s Odyssey (in translation). We will study the poem’s roots in a tradition of ancient oral poetry, gain a fuller understanding of how it was interpreted within different historical contexts, and examine the poem’s fascination with topics such as gender, class, tales of exploration and colonization, truth and lies and identity.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: ni Mheallaigh, Karen
  • Room: Hodson 211  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 26/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate Ancient Greek
AS.040.205 (01)

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

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Instructor: Montiglio, Silvia
  • Room: Gilman 413  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Intermediate Latin
AS.040.207 (01)

Although emphasis is still placed on development of rapid comprehension, readings and discussions introduce student to study of Latin literature, principally through texts of various authors.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room: Ames 320  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Heroes: The Ancient Greek Way
AS.040.245 (01)

Students will acquire more in-depth knowledge of Ancient Greek literature by reading and discussing its most important and famous texts, from the Iliad and the Odyssey to tragedy to philosophy. Knowledge of Greek is not required.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Montiglio, Silvia
  • Room: Gilman 10  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Ancient Greek
AS.040.305 (01)

This course aims to increase proficiency and improve comprehension of the ancient Greek language. Intensive reading of ancient Greek texts, with attention to grammar, idiom, translation, etc. Reading of prose or verse authors, depending on the needs of students. Specific offerings vary. Co-listed with AS.040.705.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Instructor: Montiglio, Silvia
  • Room: Gilman 413  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Latin Prose
AS.040.307 (01)

This course aims to increase proficiency and improve comprehension of the Latin language. Intensive reading of Latin texts, with attention to grammar, idiom, translation, etc. Specific offerings vary. Co-listed with AS.040.707.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: ni Mheallaigh, Karen
  • Room: Bloomberg 172  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Survey of Latin Literature I: Beginnings to the Augustan Age
AS.040.407 (01)

This intensive Latin survey is designed for very advanced undergraduate students--normally those who have completed two semesters of Advanced Latin (AS.040.307/308)--and PhD students preparing for their Latin translation exam. In this course, the first half of a year-long sequence, we will read substantial texts of major Republican and some Augustan authors. The weekly pace is designed to inculcate greater speed and accuracy in Latin reading, and provide significant coverage of various kinds of texts. Recommended background: AS.040.307-308 or equivalent

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Butler, Michael Shane
  • Room: Greenhouse 113  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Classics Research Lab: The John Addington Symonds Project
AS.040.420 (01)

Launched in January 2019, this CRL project investigates the life and work of the Victorian scholar and writer John Addington Symonds (1840–93). Symonds, trained at Oxford in Classics, was the author of one of the first major studies in English of Ancient Greek Sexuality, “A Problem in Greek Ethics,” printed in just ten copies, one of which is held by Johns Hopkins. He also introduced the word “homosexual,” first coined in German, into English print, and his influence on the emerging struggle for gay rights was immense. A major task of JASP is the reconstruction of the contents of his personal library, in part on the basis of rare archival materials and the recently published full text of his secret autobiography. More information at symondsproject.org. Under the supervision of the project’s two directors, Shane Butler (Classics) and Gabrielle Dean (MSEL), participants will learn advanced research methods, generate new knowledge, and disseminate their results. No prerequisites, but potential students should contact either director for permission to enroll.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Butler, Michael Shane, Dean, Gabrielle
  • Room: Gilman 277  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 7/9
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, HART-ANC

Classics Research Lab: Antioch Recovery Project
AS.040.420 (02)

Launched in Spring 2020, this CRL project investigates mosaics from the ancient city of Antioch-on-the-Orontes. These mosaics are now dispersed around the world, including over thirty now in the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Phase II will continue to digitally reunite this dispersed corpus and will focus on three chronological moments: the diverse, multilingual, crossroads city of ancient Antioch, Baltimore’s role in the international consortium excavating the site in the decade preceding World War II, and the contemporary afterlives of these mosaics connecting the selection in Baltimore with fragments around the globe. More information at antiochrecoveryproject.org. Under the supervision of the project’s director, Jennifer Stager (History of Art), participants will learn advanced research methods, travel to museum collections, generate new knowledge, and disseminate their results. No prerequisites, but potential students should contact the director for permission to enroll.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Stager, Jennifer M S
  • Room: Smokler Center Library  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 10/12
  • PosTag(s): HART-ANC

Introduction To Greek Philosophy
AS.150.201 (01)

A survey of the earlier phase of Greek philosophy. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle will be discussed, as well as two groups of thinkers who preceded them, usually known as the pre-Socratics and the Sophists.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Bett, Richard
  • Room: Virtual Online Krieger 306
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-ANCIEN

Introduction To Greek Philosophy
AS.150.201 (02)

A survey of the earlier phase of Greek philosophy. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle will be discussed, as well as two groups of thinkers who preceded them, usually known as the pre-Socratics and the Sophists.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, W 1:30PM - 2:20PM
  • Instructor: Bett, Richard
  • Room: Virtual Online Hodson 203
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/20
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-ANCIEN

Introduction To Greek Philosophy
AS.150.201 (03)

A survey of the earlier phase of Greek philosophy. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle will be discussed, as well as two groups of thinkers who preceded them, usually known as the pre-Socratics and the Sophists.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Bett, Richard
  • Room: Virtual Online Maryland 104
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/20
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-ANCIEN

Introduction To Greek Philosophy
AS.150.201 (04)

A survey of the earlier phase of Greek philosophy. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle will be discussed, as well as two groups of thinkers who preceded them, usually known as the pre-Socratics and the Sophists.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, W 1:30PM - 2:20PM
  • Instructor: Bett, Richard
  • Room: Virtual Online Wyman Park N105
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/20
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-ANCIEN

Renaissance Witches and Demonology
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 medicine, theology, literature, folklore, music, and the visual arts, including cinema.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Stephens, Walter E
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 24/50
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Freshman Seminar: Great Books at Hopkins
AS.360.133 (01)

Students attend lectures by an interdepartmental group of Hopkins faculty and meet for discussion in smaller seminar groups; each of these seminars is led by one of the course faculty. In lectures, panels, multimedia presentations, and curatorial sessions among the University's rare book holdings, we will explore some of the greatest works of the literary and philosophical traditions in Europe and the Americas. Close reading and intensive writing instruction are hallmarks of this course; authors for Fall 2020 include Homer, Plato, Dante, John Donne, George Herbert, Christina Rosetti, Mary Shelley, Friederick Nietzsche, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Frederick Douglass.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Patton, Elizabeth
  • Room: Mergenthaler 111  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Freshman Seminar: Great Books at Hopkins
AS.360.133 (02)

Students attend lectures by an interdepartmental group of Hopkins faculty and meet for discussion in smaller seminar groups; each of these seminars is led by one of the course faculty. In lectures, panels, multimedia presentations, and curatorial sessions among the University's rare book holdings, we will explore some of the greatest works of the literary and philosophical traditions in Europe and the Americas. Close reading and intensive writing instruction are hallmarks of this course; authors for Fall 2020 include Homer, Plato, Dante, John Donne, George Herbert, Christina Rosetti, Mary Shelley, Friederick Nietzsche, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Frederick Douglass.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Bett, Richard, Patton, Elizabeth
  • Room: Mergenthaler 111  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Freshman Seminar: Great Books at Hopkins
AS.360.133 (03)

Students attend lectures by an interdepartmental group of Hopkins faculty and meet for discussion in smaller seminar groups; each of these seminars is led by one of the course faculty. In lectures, panels, multimedia presentations, and curatorial sessions among the University's rare book holdings, we will explore some of the greatest works of the literary and philosophical traditions in Europe and the Americas. Close reading and intensive writing instruction are hallmarks of this course; authors for Fall 2020 include Homer, Plato, Dante, John Donne, George Herbert, Christina Rosetti, Mary Shelley, Friederick Nietzsche, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Frederick Douglass.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Di Bianco, Laura, Patton, Elizabeth
  • Room: Mergenthaler 111  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Curatorial Seminar: Ancient Art
AS.389.420 (01)

Course focuses on the theory, ethics, issues, and practice of curatorial work. This semester we will curate a new, more global, installation of ancient art at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Applied work will include finalizing the list of artworks to include, working with lead curator Kevin Tervala on the installation plan and design; developing new interpretations for the Antioch mosaics and for artworks drawn from collections that span Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas; and writing and workshopping labels.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Kingsley, Jennifer P, Tervala, Kevin Dixon
  • Room: Hodson 301  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/10
  • PosTag(s): PMUS-PRAC, ARCH-RELATE

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.010.252 (01)Sculpture and Ideology in the Middle AgesMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMLakey, ChristopherGilman 177
 
AS.010.403 (01)Art and Science in the Middle AgesT 1:30PM - 4:00PMLakey, Christopher 
 
AS.040.105 (01)Elementary Ancient GreekMTWThF 9:00AM - 9:50AMStaffGilman 10
 
AS.040.107 (01)Elementary LatinMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMCannon, ChristopherGreenhouse 113
 
AS.040.109 (01)Freshman Seminar: The Greeks and Their EmotionsTTh 4:30PM - 5:45PMAsuni, MicheleGilman 277
 
AS.040.111 (01)Ancient Greek CivilizationTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMSmith, Joshua MGilman 377
 
AS.040.121 (01)Ancient Greek Mythology: Art, Narratives, and Modern MythmakingTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMYatromanolakis, DimitriosGilman 381
 
AS.040.126 (01)Religion, Music and Society in Ancient GreeceTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMYatromanolakis, DimitriosAmes 234
 
AS.040.129 (01)Reading Homer's OdysseyMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMni Mheallaigh, KarenHodson 211
 
AS.040.205 (01)Intermediate Ancient GreekMW 4:30PM - 5:45PMMontiglio, SilviaGilman 413
 
AS.040.207 (01)Intermediate LatinMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMStaffAmes 320
 
AS.040.245 (01)Heroes: The Ancient Greek WayMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMMontiglio, SilviaGilman 10
 
AS.040.305 (01)Advanced Ancient GreekMW 4:30PM - 5:45PMMontiglio, SilviaGilman 413
 
AS.040.307 (01)Advanced Latin ProseMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMni Mheallaigh, KarenBloomberg 172
 
AS.040.407 (01)Survey of Latin Literature I: Beginnings to the Augustan AgeW 1:30PM - 4:00PMButler, Michael ShaneGreenhouse 113
 
AS.040.420 (01)Classics Research Lab: The John Addington Symonds ProjectTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMButler, Michael Shane, Dean, GabrielleGilman 277
 
INST-GLOBAL, HART-ANC
AS.040.420 (02)Classics Research Lab: Antioch Recovery ProjectW 1:30PM - 4:00PMStager, Jennifer M SSmokler Center Library
 
HART-ANC
AS.150.201 (01)Introduction To Greek PhilosophyMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMBett, RichardVirtual Online
Krieger 306
PHIL-ANCIEN
AS.150.201 (02)Introduction To Greek PhilosophyMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, W 1:30PM - 2:20PMBett, RichardVirtual Online
Hodson 203
PHIL-ANCIEN
AS.150.201 (03)Introduction To Greek PhilosophyMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMBett, RichardVirtual Online
Maryland 104
PHIL-ANCIEN
AS.150.201 (04)Introduction To Greek PhilosophyMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, W 1:30PM - 2:20PMBett, RichardVirtual Online
Wyman Park N105
PHIL-ANCIEN
AS.211.477 (01)Renaissance Witches and DemonologyTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMStephens, Walter E 
 
AS.360.133 (01)Freshman Seminar: Great Books at HopkinsTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMPatton, ElizabethMergenthaler 111
 
AS.360.133 (02)Freshman Seminar: Great Books at HopkinsTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMBett, Richard, Patton, ElizabethMergenthaler 111
 
AS.360.133 (03)Freshman Seminar: Great Books at HopkinsTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMDi Bianco, Laura, Patton, ElizabethMergenthaler 111
 
AS.389.420 (01)Curatorial Seminar: Ancient ArtF 1:30PM - 4:00PMKingsley, Jennifer P, Tervala, Kevin DixonHodson 301
 
PMUS-PRAC, ARCH-RELATE