Undergraduate Courses

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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. Course may not be taken Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MTWThF 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Treadway, Tashi M
  • Room: Gilman 108
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • 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. Course may not be taken Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Cannon, Christopher
  • Room: Gilman 108
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/16
  • 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: MW 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Instructor: Yatromanolakis, Dimitrios
  • Room: Gilman 108
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Archaeology at the Crossroads: The Ancient Eastern Mediterranean through Objects in the JHU Archaeological Museum
AS.040.137 (01)

This seminar investigates the Eastern Mediterranean as a space of intense cultural interaction in the Late Bronze Age, exploring how people, ideas, and things not only came into contact but deeply influenced one another through maritime trade, art, politics, etc. In addition to class discussion, we will work hands-on with artifacts from the JHU Archaeological Museum, focusing on material from Cyprus.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Anderson, Emily S.K.
  • Room: Gilman 150A
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Greek Myth and Anime: Cross-cultural Concepts of Man and Divinity
AS.040.204 (01)

This course will examine the reception of the Classics in Japanese popular culture anime. We will view how characters, creatures, and beings from Greco-Roman myth are presented in anime, with special attention to concepts such as human beings, humanity, and divinity. Dean's Teaching Fellowship course.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Dopico, Juan P
  • Room: Gilman 108
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Michalek, Martin William
  • Room: Gilman 108
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/8
  • 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: Loi, Giacomo
  • Room: Gilman 108
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Exploring the Ancient Astronomical Imagination
AS.040.216 (01)

This course takes us on an exploratory journey through the ancient astronomical imaginary. We will focus on ancient Greek and Roman ideas about the structure of the cosmos, the substance and nature of the stars, the Earth’s place and role in the universe, ancient attempts to map the stars, and ancient beliefs about the significance of cosmic phenomena for events in the human world. The course will culminate in the extraordinary ancient tradition of lunar fictions, which are our earliest imaginative accounts of life on other worlds. Come join us for a voyage to the stars!

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: ni Mheallaigh, Karen
  • Room: Latrobe 107
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/40
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

Advanced Ancient Greek
AS.040.306 (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.040.702.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Stutz, Kathryn Hayley
  • Room: Krieger 309
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5
  • 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: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Roller, Matthew
  • Room: Gilman 108
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Survey of Greek Literature II: Hellenistic Period to Imperial Period
AS.040.418 (01)

We shall read, in the original Greek, major authors of Greek Literature from the Hellenistic period to the Imperial period.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: ni Mheallaigh, Karen
  • Room: Gilman 108
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/10
  • 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.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Butler, Shane Shane
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Greek Philosophy: Plato and His Predecessors
AS.150.401 (01)

A study of pre-Socratic philosophers, especially those to whom Plato reacted; also an examination of major dialogues of Plato with emphasis upon his principal theses and characteristic methods. Cross-listed with Classics.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Bett, Richard
  • Room: Gilman 288
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-ANCIEN

Curatorial Seminar: Touch and Tactility in 20th century American art
AS.389.420 (01)

As part of an ongoing collaboration with the Baltimore Museum of Art, students are invited to contribute to a special exhibition about touch and tactility in 20th century American art. Research artists such as Jasper Johns, Yoko Ono, Betye Saar, Felix Gonzalex-Torres, create thematic installations, and conceptualize museum interpretation to activate the tactile dimensions of art.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Kingsley, Jennifer P
  • Room: Greenhouse 113
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/12
  • PosTag(s): PMUS-PRAC

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.040.106 (01)Elementary Ancient GreekMTWThF 9:00AM - 9:50AMTreadway, Tashi MGilman 108
AS.040.108 (01)Elementary LatinMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMCannon, ChristopherGilman 108
AS.040.126 (01)Religion, Music and Society in Ancient GreeceMW 4:30PM - 5:45PMYatromanolakis, DimitriosGilman 108
AS.040.137 (01)Archaeology at the Crossroads: The Ancient Eastern Mediterranean through Objects in the JHU Archaeological MuseumM 1:30PM - 4:00PMAnderson, Emily S.K.Gilman 150A
AS.040.204 (01)Greek Myth and Anime: Cross-cultural Concepts of Man and DivinityTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMDopico, Juan PGilman 108
AS.040.206 (01)Intermediate Ancient GreekTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMMichalek, Martin WilliamGilman 108
AS.040.208 (01)Intermediate LatinMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMLoi, GiacomoGilman 108
AS.040.216 (01)Exploring the Ancient Astronomical ImaginationMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMni Mheallaigh, KarenLatrobe 107MSCH-HUM
AS.040.306 (01)Advanced Ancient GreekTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMStutz, Kathryn HayleyKrieger 309
AS.040.308 (01)Advanced Latin PoetryMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMRoller, MatthewGilman 108
AS.040.418 (01)Survey of Greek Literature II: Hellenistic Period to Imperial PeriodT 1:30PM - 4:00PMni Mheallaigh, KarenGilman 108
AS.040.420 (01)Classics Research Lab: The John Addington Symonds ProjectT 3:00PM - 5:30PMButler, Shane Shane 
AS.150.401 (01)Greek Philosophy: Plato and His PredecessorsTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMBett, RichardGilman 288PHIL-ANCIEN
AS.389.420 (01)Curatorial Seminar: Touch and Tactility in 20th century American artTh 3:00PM - 5:30PMKingsley, Jennifer PGreenhouse 113PMUS-PRAC