2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Classics (CLA)

CLA 1134 - The Ancient Mediterranean World (3 credits) 

Ancient cultures of the Mediterranean world with a focus on their embodiments in the arts, literature, history, philosophy, and religion. Emphasis on Greek, Hellenistic and Roman cultures, their interrelationships with each other and their historical, cultural, material and intellectual encounters with contemporary Mediterranean cultures as their influence on later and modern cultures.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
Cross-listed: RLCL 1134 
CLA 2224 - Ancient Greek and Roman Women (3 credits) 

Examines the history of ancient Greek and Roman women from ninth century BCE to the fall of the Roman Empire. Analyzes contributions of women to each civilization. Studies construction of and contemporary debates about women’s ascribed social, political, and cultural roles.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 10 Ethical Reasoning 
Cross-listed: HIST 2224 
CLA 2234 - Classics in the Modern World (3 credits) 

Examines the influences, traditions, and receptions of the ancient Greeks and Romans in the modern world, especially in the United States. Explores the re-interpretation of the ancient Greek and Roman world across mediums, and by leaders and governments in diverse societies. Discusses contexts and ideologies of re-makings of the ancient Greek and Roman world.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
Cross-listed: HIST 2234 
CLA 2244 - Cities of Rome (3 credits) 

Examines the building development of the ancient city of Rome and selected Roman cities; investigates how social, political, and cultural aspects of private and public architecture in these physical cities both create meaning and preserve memory. Explores the ways in which later cultures, especially through literature, have engaged with the pervasive and persistent influence of ancient Rome, not just as a physical place, but also as a cultural construct.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
Cross-listed: HIST 2244 
CLA 2434 - Fairytale, Folklore, and Magic: Popular Literature in Ancient Greece and Rome (3 credits) 

Survey of ancient Greek and Roman popular literature. Introduces students to a wide array of texts, ranging from the ancient novel, popular compilations (e.g. books of marvels, fables, and jokes), ritual texts, funerary inscriptions, and folklore/fairytales. Examination of how scholars define popular literature as a category and introduction of contemporary approaches to it. Exploration of the connection of ancient Greek and Roman tales to international ones from different cultures and perspectives. Special attention to the depiction of private rituals in Greek and Latin literature. In English.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
CLA 2444 - Ancient Greek and Roman Mythology (3 credits) 

Surveys ancient Greek and Roman mythology. Provides students with an introduction to selected myths from ancient Greek and Roman literature, including appropriate historical background information. Familiarizes students with how theories of myth have been applied to individual stories and how such mythological tales have been received by authors and artists in subsequent cultures. Explores the interaction and interdependence of mythological tales from different cultures and perspectives. In English.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
Cross-listed: ENGL 2444, RLCL 2444 
CLA 2454 - Topics in Ancient Greek and Latin Literature (3 credits) 

Examines canonical and non-canonical ancient Greek and Latin literary texts in translation and subsequent uses, adaptations and interpretations of these texts in various cultures. Examines concepts common to the humanities. Investigates the interaction and interdependence of literary texts with philosophy, art, music, history, and society. Identifies the uses, influences, and interpretation of these literatures. Examines significance of ancient Greek and Latin literature even though distant from our own space, time and experience. Identifies instances of cultural diversity and inclusion in these works. Taught in English. May be repeated 2 times with different content for a maximum of 9 credit hours.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
CLA 2464 - Mythology, Philosophy and Video Games (3 credits) 

Examines how both ancient texts and modern games convey fundamental concepts of the humanities such as community, communication, agency, archetypes, the monomyth, morality, ethics, gender issues, environmental issues, aesthetic experience, xenophobia, and xenophilia. Evaluates the interaction of philosophy, art, technology, mythology, society and entertainment, and combines uses of modern technology and functions of ancient mythology across cultures and communities. Demonstrates the integration of concepts of the humanities as presented in video games.

Pathway Concept Area(s): 2 Critical Thinking Humanities, 11 Intercultural&Global Aware. 
CLA 2964 - Field Study (1-19 credits) 
CLA 2974 - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
CLA 2984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
CLA 3954 - Study Abroad (1-19 credits) 
CLA 3984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
CLA 4964 - Field Study (1-19 credits) 
CLA 4974 - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
CLA 4974H - Independent Study (1-19 credits) 
CLA 4984 - Special Study (1-19 credits) 
CLA 4994 - Undergraduate Research (1-19 credits) 
CLA 4994H - Undergraduate Research (1-19 credits)