Undergraduate Courses

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Ancient Greek Civilization
AS.040.111 (02)

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 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Tabeling, Adam
  • Room: Gilman 313
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/12
  • PosTag(s): ARCH-ARCH

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 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Dopico, Juan P
  • Room: Gilman 108
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Freshman Seminar: Representing Roman Power: Sculpture as Political Rhetoric from Republic to Empire
AS.010.222 (01)

Rome created one of the world’s most powerful empires that dominated the Mediterranean from the 3rd century BCE into the 4th century CE. As Rome expanded its borders, its cities saw a proliferation of sculptural monuments that produced a visual political rhetoric and expressed imperial ideologies. This class examines the close relationship between Roman sculpture and politics from the Republic through the Severan principate. Through close visual analysis of the ancient materials and critical readings of scholarship, this course will examine the role of sculpture in the formation, reproduction, and attenuation of imperial rule.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Miranda, Amy Christine
  • Room: Hodson 315
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/18
  • PosTag(s): HART-ANC

Obsessed with the Past: the Art and Architecture of Medieval Rome
AS.010.431 (01)

In antiquity, Rome became the capital of an empire, its growing status reflected in its sophisticated urban planning, its architecture, and the arts. While an abundance of studies explores the revival of this glorious past in the Renaissance, this seminar discusses various ways of the reception of antiquity during the medieval period. We address the practice of using "spolia" in medieval architecture, the appropriation of ancient pagan buildings for the performance of Christian cult practices, the continuation of making (cult)images and their veneration, the meaning and specific visuality of Latin script (paleography and epigraphy) in later medieval art. We discuss the revival and systematic study of ancient knowledge (f. ex. medicine, astronomy, and the liberal arts), in complex allegorical murals. As we aim to reconstruct the art and architecture of medieval Rome, this course discusses ideas and concepts behind different forms of re-building and picturing the past, as they intersect with the self-referential character of a city that is obsessed with its own history.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 4:00PM - 6:30PM
  • Instructor: Zchomelidse, Nino
  • Room: Gilman 177
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/8
  • PosTag(s): HART-MED

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: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Smith, Joshua M
  • Room: Gilman 108
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): ARCH-ARCH

Freshman Seminar: Art, Politics, and Propaganda in Ancient Rome
AS.040.147 (01)

We will examine visual expressions of propaganda in the city of Rome, considering how emperors used public art to promote their political agendas and their ideological vision of power."

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Instructor: Tabeling, Adam
  • Room: Gilman 443
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/18
  • 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 108
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15
  • 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. Credit is given only upon completion of a year's work. Cannot 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

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. 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: 8/15
  • 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: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Loi, Giacomo
  • Room: Gilman 108
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Ancient Greek
AS.040.305 (01)

Reading of prose or verse authors, depending on the needs of students. Co-listed with AS.040.705.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Smith, Joshua M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • 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: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Warwick, Ryan
  • Room: Gilman 108
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 25/25
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-ANCIEN

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

Freshman Seminar: 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.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Patton, Elizabeth
  • Room: Levering Arellano
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • 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: F 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Butler, Michael Shane
  • Room: Gilman 108
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/18
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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 2:00PM - 2:50PM
  • Instructor: Bett, Richard
  • Room:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-ANCIEN

Hands, Tongues, and Voices: Taking Apart the Roman Author
AS.040.377 (01)

This seminar examines the relationship between writing and selfhood in Roman literature. It introduces students to particular works which uniquely deal with this issue, the epistles of Seneca, the exile poetry of Ovid, the Golden Ass of Apuleius, and the Romance novel of Achilles Tatius. While participating in a social context in which writing should be a tool to stabilize the self as literary self-care, these authors and their works reveal something contrary, writing’s tendency to unhinge a stable self and compromise it, especially by way of metaphors comparing their bodies to their texts. The wishes of each work’s authorial voice, to be a sage, fall in love, return to Rome, or, simply, be a human, in all sorts of ways are resisted by the topic of the seminar, the materiality of writing. The course will introduce undergraduates to the material practices of writing in antiquity and modern approaches for understanding these interpretively rich works.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Instructor: Franklin, Ryan
  • Room: Gilman 277
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 25/25
  • 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 2:00PM - 2:50PM
  • Instructor: Bett, Richard
  • Room:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-ANCIEN

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

Freshman Seminar: 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.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Ender, Evelyne
  • Room: Levering Arellano
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 7/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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

Freshman Seminar: 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.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Nichols, Stephen
  • Room: Levering Arellano
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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

This course gives participants a unique opportunity to engage directly in empirical research and its interpretation and dissemination. Topics vary. This semester’s offering is organized around a project to reconstruct digitally the library of the nineteenth-century writer John Addington Symonds, author of one of the first studies of ancient sexuality. No prerequisites, but potential students should contact instructor 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 108
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 4/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Freshman Seminar:Great Books at Hopkins
AS.360.133 (04)

Freshman Seminar: 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.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Reese, Matthew
  • Room: Levering Arellano
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.040.111 (02)Ancient Greek CivilizationTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMTabeling, AdamGilman 313ARCH-ARCH
AS.040.207 (01)Intermediate LatinMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMDopico, Juan PGilman 108
AS.010.222 (01)Freshman Seminar: Representing Roman Power: Sculpture as Political Rhetoric from Republic to EmpireMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMMiranda, Amy ChristineHodson 315HART-ANC
AS.010.431 (01)Obsessed with the Past: the Art and Architecture of Medieval RomeM 4:00PM - 6:30PMZchomelidse, NinoGilman 177HART-MED
AS.040.111 (01)Ancient Greek CivilizationMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMSmith, Joshua MGilman 108ARCH-ARCH
AS.040.147 (01)Freshman Seminar: Art, Politics, and Propaganda in Ancient RomeTTh 4:30PM - 5:45PMTabeling, AdamGilman 443
AS.040.245 (01)Heroes: The Ancient Greek WayMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMMontiglio, SilviaGilman 108
AS.040.105 (01)Elementary Ancient GreekMTWThF 9:00AM - 9:50AMMarzocchi, AmbraGilman 108
AS.040.107 (01)Elementary LatinMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMBuckley-Gorman, Richard NicholasGilman 108
AS.040.205 (01)Intermediate Ancient GreekMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMLoi, GiacomoGilman 108
AS.040.305 (01)Advanced Ancient GreekMWF 9:00AM - 9:50AMSmith, Joshua M 
AS.040.307 (01)Advanced Latin ProseTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMWarwick, RyanGilman 108
AS.150.201 (01)Introduction to Greek PhilosophyMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMBett, Richard PHIL-ANCIEN
AS.360.133 (01)Freshman Seminar: Great Books at HopkinsTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMPatton, ElizabethLevering Arellano
AS.040.407 (01)Survey of Latin Literature I: Beginnings to the Augustan AgeF 3:00PM - 5:30PMButler, Michael ShaneGilman 108
AS.150.201 (04)Introduction to Greek PhilosophyMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, W 2:00PM - 2:50PMBett, Richard PHIL-ANCIEN
AS.040.377 (01)Hands, Tongues, and Voices: Taking Apart the Roman AuthorMW 4:30PM - 5:45PMFranklin, RyanGilman 277
AS.150.201 (03)Introduction to Greek PhilosophyMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMBett, Richard PHIL-ANCIEN
AS.150.201 (02)Introduction to Greek PhilosophyMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, W 2:00PM - 2:50PMBett, Richard PHIL-ANCIEN
AS.360.133 (02)Freshman Seminar: Great Books at HopkinsTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMEnder, EvelyneLevering Arellano
AS.360.133 (03)Freshman Seminar: Great Books at HopkinsTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMNichols, StephenLevering Arellano
AS.040.420 (01)Classics Research Lab: The Symonds ProjectTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMButler, Michael Shane, Dean, GabrielleGilman 108
AS.360.133 (04)Freshman Seminar:Great Books at HopkinsTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMReese, MatthewLevering Arellano