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Courses - CLSC Upper Division

General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper-division course except upper-division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.

300. Pagan Culture (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, completion of one or more Explorations course, and upper division standing.
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 310.

311. Greek World (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
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.

312. Roman World (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
Interdisciplinary examination of the society and culture of ancient Rome emphasizing literature, the arts, and history. Topics include genesis and growth of the Roman world, transition from republic to Empire, imperial maturity, and Roman contributions to the modern world.
Same course as HIST 312. Not open for credit to students with credit in CWL 312 or HIST 312.

340. The Underworld (3)

Prerequisite: One course in Classics or consent of instructor.
In-depth investigation of the realm of the dead as given in ancient Greek and Roman myth. Topics include its topography and population, journeys to it, and interpretations of it. Comparative analysis of ancient myths of the underworld from other cultures.

350. Hollywood Does Rome (3)

Prerequisites: CLSC 100 or CLSC 101 or CLSC 202 or consent of instructor.
Investigation of filmmakers' motives and methods used to portray ancient Romans from the beginnings of cinema to the present. Topics include 'imaging' the past, 'power' of image, community and society, cultural imperialism, film theory, 'language' of myth, and reception theory.
Same course as FEA 350. Not open for credit to students with credit in FEA 350.

366. Classical Stories, Modern Voices (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of Foundation courses and upper-division standing.
Comparative readings of ancient literature in a global context, including analysis of classical literary genres and archetypes, their modern interpretations/rewritings, and their echoes in popular culture.
Same course as CWL 366. Not open for credit to students with credit in CWL 366.

380. Ancient Eats (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements or consent of Instructor.
Survey of food in the Roman Empire and elsewhere in the ancient Mediterranean world. Topics include farming, sustainability, trade, purchasing, processing, production, ingredients, recipes, tools, the place and function of feasts, and food in myth, cult and philosophy.

410. Law and Literature in the Classical World (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
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.

420. Classical Drama (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
Examination of the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes both as literature and as theater. Includes origins of tragedy and comedy, later Greek and Roman drama, and debt of modern drama to the theater of Greeks.
Not open for credit to students with credit in CLSC 421.

430. Archaeology of Ancient Greece (3)

Prerequisite: one of the following courses: CLSC 110, ANTH 140, HIST 131, or AH 416/516, or consent of instructor.
The material culture of ancient Greece, from Minoans to Constantine including urban planning, architecture, sculpture, painting, ceramics, burial customs, religious and secular artifacts, epigraphy and numismatics. Examines chronology and dating systems, analytical methods and history of classical archaeology in Greece.

440. Archaeology of the Roman World (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of one of the following: CLSC 110, ANTH 140, HIST 131, or AH 417/517, or consent of instructor.
The material culture of Roman empire, from Villanovans to Constantine including urban planning, architecture, sculpture, painting, ceramics, burial customs, religious and secular artifacts, epigraphy and numismatics. Examines chronology and dating systems, analytical methods and history of archaeology of Roman empire.

450. Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology (3)

Prerequisite: CLSC 110 or consent of the instructor
The first true civilizations of the Western World arose in the Aegean Basin during the Bronze Age (ca. 3000- 1000 BCE). This course is an investigation of their development and their impact upon the civilizations that followed.

460. Etruscan Archaeology (3)

Prerequisite: CLSC 110 or consent of the instructor
Before Rome there was a highly developed and advanced civilization in Italy. Focuses upon their extensive cities, remains, and the significance of the Etruscan people and culture.

470. Monuments of Athens (3)

Prerequisite: CLSC 110 or consent of Instructor.
Athens is known as the birthplace of democracy. Studies the extensive remains of key structures and monuments of ancient Athens and how they relate to the history and development of one of the most famous of all ancient cities.

480. Monuments of Rome (3)

Prerequisite: CLSC 110 or consent of Instructor.
The capital of what became the Roman Empire, Rome has a rich record of monuments and structures. Focuses upon the monuments of the Classical and pre-Classical city and the development of the then center of the Western World.

490. Selected Topics in Classics (1-4)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics of special interest in Classics selected for intensive study.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

499. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Directed studies to permit individual students to pursue topics of special interest.
May be repeated to maximum of 6 units.


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