100. The Classical World of Greece and Rome (3)
Introduction to the literature, language and culture of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Use of primary sources, such as drama, epic, inscriptions, and the visual arts to explore issues of gender, mythology, theater, combat and sports, slavery and family.
101. Greek Mythology (3)
A survey of the major Greek myths, sagas and tales of gods and heroes, and their influence on later eras, particularly ancient Rome. Not open for credit to students with credit in CLSC 191.
110. Classical Archaeology (3)
Introduction to the study of the material culture of Greece, Etruria and Rome from the Minoans to the Constantine. Covers history of archaeology, chronology and dating systems and analytical methods of material culture including urban planning, construction techniques, and architecture.
130. Women in the Classical World (3)
A survey of the roles and status of women in ancient Greece, Rome and Etruria through literature by and about women and other ancient source material. Not open for credit to students with credit in CLSC 135.
202. Latin Literature (3)
A survey of the literature of the ancient Romans in translation, focusing on major authors from Plautus to Augustine (200 BC to AD 450).
210. Roman Myth and Legend (3)
A survey from literature and artifacts of the major Roman myths and legends of heroes and gods focusing on their impact and influence on Rome’s development and identity as well as that on subsequent cultures.
300i. Pagan Culture (3)
Examines the mass cultures of the Greek and Roman periods, its worldview, and its philosophic and religious underpinnings through literary, artistic, archaeological and documentary sources. Not open for credit to students with credit in CLSC 310i.
311. Greek World (3)
Interdisciplinary examination of the society and culture of ancient Greece emphasizing literature, the arts, and history. Topics include Homer, mythology and religion, lyric poetry, the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars, the Athenian Golden Age, and Greek contributions to the modern world.
Same course as HIST 310. Not open for credit to students with credit in CWL 310 or HIST 310.
410. Law & Literature in the Classical World (3)
Introduction to the study of philosophy and interpretation of law through classical literature that encompasses fundamental legal questions and ancient legal source material and the application of modern theories of literary criticism to ancient and modern law.
490. Special Topics (3)
Monuments of Rome: Archaeology.
100. Introduction to World Literature (3)
Readings in translation from world literature. Emphasis on how literature engages unique cultural elements around the world as well as cross-cultural comparisons.
124. Introduction to World Theatre and Drama (3)
Introduction to all aspects of theatre including criticism, dramatic literature, movements, themes, historical background and theatrical production from different parts of the world.
132. Folklore and Mythology (3)
Introduction to the study of mythology and folklore in a global context, with an emphasis on their application in literature.
161. Reading the World (3)
Introduction to contemporary theories of reading and interpretation. Examination of diverse forms of human expression and critical understanding from around the world and across the disciplines designed to develop and refine a broad repertoire of reading tools and practices.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 or equivalent.
213. Visual Studies: Comics and Graphic Novels (3)
Introductory study of Comics and Graphic Novels across cultures and within global contexts by emphasizing visual narrative storytelling as well as the political, social and visual trends that have shaped the powerful creative industry of comics around the world.
220. Literature and Play (3)
Explores the interrelation of human physiological, social, and psychological states of being as represented in culturally and historically diverse works of literature concentrated upon the nature of human play and the purpose of human games.
315i. Literature and Medicine (3)
Interdisciplinary examination of the complex relationship between medicine and human experience, integrating materials from the humanities and social sciences to explore diverse experiences across cultures, between and among genders, and in various economic and social contexts.
320i. Comic Spirit (3)
Study of comedy as a literary genre and of the manifestation of the comic spirit in related art forms such as music, art, and film, focusing on the history and philosophy of comedy as well as theories of laughter.
324i. Theatre Today (3)
Examines current trends, achievements and problems in contemporary western theatre and dramatic literature. Particular attention will be paid to multicultural expression in the theatre. Same course as THEA 324i.
330B. Masterpieces of European Literature (3)
Representative selections, in translation, of European texts to and since the Renaissance, and their relation to the development of Western civilization.
365. Cultural Studies: Histories, Theories, Issues (3)
Cultural studies in a global, comparative context, including theories of discursive practices and identity politics; examined through theoretical discourses about literature and the arts and also as an interpretive technique for cultural institutions, practices, and products.
404/504. Special Topics, Women in World Literature (3)
Study of the role of women in world literature.
412i. Art and Literature (3)
Interdisciplinary study of 19th and 20th Century art and literature, emphasizing comparative analysis of styles, methods, principles, and movements across genres as well as major artists, writers and theorists in their social and historical contexts.
415i. Ethnic Literature and Culture in America (3)
Comparative, interdisciplinary study of multicultural literature in historical and sociopolitical context. Ethnic groups include Native American, African American, Latino/Latina, Asian American and Middle Eastern American.
422. Renaissance Theater and Drama (3)
Interdisciplinary study of the achievements, problems, themes and trends of Renaissance drama in Italy, Spain, France, and England between 1350 and 1650. Major plays of the period are read in translation, with attention to literary and theatrical elements.
435. Literature of the Enlightenment (3)
A comparative study of European literature, from approximately 1650 to 1800, with an emphasis on reading literary works within historical context and considering the imaginative and intellectual achievements and legacies of the Enlightenment.
451i. Film and Novel in Society (3)
Interdisciplinary study of two genres, with particular focus on novels made into films and on aesthetic distinction of both forms as major genres in the 20th and 21st centuries.
452. Special Topics in Mythology (3)
Interrelation of two or more mythologies, mythological themes or theories of mythology. Different areas of study of mythology each semester.
492. Internship Program (3)
Field work in literature-related industries. Internships and other assignments directed by a supervising faculty member.
495. Genre (3)
Production of student journal, Genre, including editing, design, soliciting contributors, working with printer, desktop publishing, and financial management. Contact department office for information.
101B. Elementary Greek (4)
Continuation of GK 101A.
102. New Testament Greek (1)
Prerequisite: GK101A or equivalent.
Supplemental graded readings and writing exercises in New Testament Koine Greek and other very early Christian literature such as the Didache and the Epistle of Clement.
403. Attic Orators (3)
Reading of a play of Aeschylus, Sophocles or Euripides.
May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics in different semesters.
101A. Elementary Latin (4)
Introduction to the Latin language as used by Vergil, Cicero, Livy, Catullus, Tacitus, and Juvenal as well as late Latin and medieval writers. Basic forms, syntax, and basic vocabulary leading to a reading knowledge.
101B. Elementary Latin (4)
Continuation of LAT 101A.
402. Cicero (3)
Prerequisite: LAT 301 or equivalent.
Reading of one or more works of Cicero.
405. Historiography of the Republic (3)
Prerequisite: LAT 301 or equivalent.
Reading of selections from Sallust and/or Julius Caesar.
410B. Latin Prose Composition (1)
Thorough instruction in writing Latin prose at the advanced level. Extensive coverage of syntax and morphology of Latin.