Undergraduate Courses

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Freshman Seminar: Values at Play: Identity and Greek Fiction in the Roman Empire
AS.040.123 (01)

What is the role of fiction and play in expressing identity in a society? Play in the Greek world was synonymous with the values of ‘high’ intellectual pursuits, namely, paideia, the Greek word for education and culture. Works defined by playfulness make up an artistic epoch of Greek literature written under the Roman Empire commonly known as the ‘Second Sophistic.’ This course introduces students to this world and its cultural artifacts. It introduces students to specific categories of fiction as a way into understanding identity. The class examines a series of fictional genres and styles: Latin picaresque, Greek ideal erotic fiction, epistolary fiction, travelogues, and the autobiography. The purpose of the class is to be able to understand these works as cultural artifacts whose form and content express discourses about identity - of ethnicity and the 'home,' gender and sexuality, colonialism and class - while appreciating the rebellious fun of these works. All sources are provided in English and no experience or background in Classics is required to participate in the course. Dean's Prize Teaching Fellowship Course.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Franklin, Ryan
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • 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: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: ni Mheallaigh, Karen
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • 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. 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: Marzocchi, Ambra
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/15
  • 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:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • 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: Wiegers, Yanneck
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • 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 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: ni Mheallaigh, Karen
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Medical Terminology
AS.040.152 (01)

This course investigates the Greek and Latin roots of modern medical terminology, with additional focus on the history of ancient medicine and its role in the development of that terminology.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Smith, Joshua M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/70
  • PosTag(s): MSCH-HUM

The Painted Worlds of Early Greece: Fantasy, Form and Action
AS.040.213 (01)

This course explores the creation and role of early Aegean wall painting. Found primarily in palaces, villas and ritual spaces, these paintings interacted with architecture to create micro-worlds for social activities taking place in their midst. Their subjects range—from mythological to documentary, from ornamental to instructive. They depict dance and battle, fantastical beasts and daily life. We examine their complex relationship to lived reality as well as the activities that surrounded them, from their crafting, to performance of rituals, to their role in “international” relations.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Anderson, Emily S.K.
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/15
  • PosTag(s): HART-ANC, ARCH-ARCH

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: Sedlacek, Connor Alec
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Roman Republic: History, Culture, and Afterlife
AS.040.104 (01)

This introductory level course examines the history, society, and culture of the Roman state in the Republican period (509-31 BCE), during which it expanded from a small city-state to a Mediterranean empire. We also consider the Republic's importance for American revolutionaries in the 18th century. All readings in English.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Roller, Matthew
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/38
  • 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: Dopico, Juan P
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

History through Things: Objects, Circulation, and Encounters in the Medieval World
AS.100.416 (01)

Objects from the past offer a powerful window into a set of experiences not recorded in texts. We will follow objects and things as they appear in lists, letters, and descriptions, as they travel surprising routes, and bring to life the medieval world before 1400.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Lester, Anne
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/12
  • PosTag(s): HIST-EUROPE, HIST-MIDEST

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: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Schwartz, Glenn M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 55/80
  • 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: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-ANCIEN

Survey of Greek Literature I: Homer to the Classical Period
AS.040.417 (01)

We shall read an extensive selection of major texts of Greek literature from Homer to the classical period.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Smith, Joshua M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/20
  • 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:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-ANCIEN

Death and Dying in Art, Literature, and Philosophy: Introduction to Medical Humanities
AS.145.101 (01)

This team-taught course offers an interdisciplinary introduction to the university's new concentration in "Medicine, Science, and Humanities." The themes of death, dying, and the treatment of the dead are explored in their changing historical, anthropological, philosophical, literary, art historical and medical dimensions. Open to freshmen, sophomores, and upperclass Medicine, Science, and Humanities majors.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Arthur, James P, Delnero, Paul, Hersch, Michael
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/80
  • 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 1:30PM - 2:20PM
  • Instructor: Bett, Richard
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/20
  • PosTag(s): PHIL-ANCIEN

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.040.123 (01)Freshman Seminar: Values at Play: Identity and Greek Fiction in the Roman EmpireTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMFranklin, Ryan 
AS.040.205 (01)Intermediate Ancient GreekMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMni Mheallaigh, Karen 
AS.040.107 (01)Elementary LatinMWF 10:00AM - 10:50AMMarzocchi, Ambra 
AS.040.109 (01)Freshman Seminar: The Greeks and Their EmotionsTTh 4:30PM - 5:45PMAsuni, Michele 
AS.040.207 (01)Intermediate LatinMWF 11:00AM - 11:50AMWiegers, Yanneck 
AS.040.305 (01)Advanced Ancient GreekMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMni Mheallaigh, Karen 
AS.040.152 (01)Medical TerminologyTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMSmith, Joshua M MSCH-HUM
AS.040.213 (01)The Painted Worlds of Early Greece: Fantasy, Form and ActionW 1:30PM - 4:00PMAnderson, Emily S.K. HART-ANC, ARCH-ARCH
AS.040.105 (01)Elementary Ancient GreekMTWThF 9:00AM - 9:50AMSedlacek, Connor Alec 
AS.040.104 (01)The Roman Republic: History, Culture, and AfterlifeMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMRoller, Matthew 
AS.040.307 (01)Advanced Latin ProseTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMDopico, Juan P 
AS.100.416 (01)History through Things: Objects, Circulation, and Encounters in the Medieval WorldT 1:30PM - 4:00PMLester, Anne HIST-EUROPE, HIST-MIDEST
AS.136.101 (01)Introduction To ArchaeologyTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMSchwartz, Glenn M 
AS.150.201 (01)Introduction To Greek PhilosophyMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMBett, Richard PHIL-ANCIEN
AS.040.417 (01)Survey of Greek Literature I: Homer to the Classical PeriodT 1:30PM - 4:00PMSmith, Joshua M 
AS.150.201 (02)Introduction To Greek PhilosophyMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, W 1:30PM - 2:20PMBett, Richard PHIL-ANCIEN
AS.150.201 (03)Introduction To Greek PhilosophyMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMBett, Richard PHIL-ANCIEN
AS.145.101 (01)Death and Dying in Art, Literature, and Philosophy: Introduction to Medical HumanitiesTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMArthur, James P, Delnero, Paul, Hersch, Michael 
AS.150.201 (04)Introduction To Greek PhilosophyMW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, W 1:30PM - 2:20PMBett, Richard PHIL-ANCIEN