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This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course that is being considered for inclusion in the regular program. [Note 1: Prerequisite set by the Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean. Note 3: Students may register for CLAS 3991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable) Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 to 12:50PM Avard Dixon 120.
This course introduces the artistic, architectural, and archaeological monuments of the Roman world from the eighth century BC to the fifth century AD. It traces Roman art and architecture from its early origins under Etruscan influence through to the periods of the Roman Republic and Principate. It engages monuments and artifacts within their political, economic, religious, intellectual, and social context. This approach provides a framework for a more comprehensive understanding of art and artistic movements in their diachronic development. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusions: CLAS 3701, CLAS 3711) Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 9:50AM Barclay 115.
An examination of the development of Rome from a small city-state into the leading power in the Mediterranean. Main themes include the conflict between Rome and Carthage, the conquest of the Hellenistic East, and the political and social changes in Roman society. There will be an emphasis on the analysis and interpretation of primary sources in translation. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with HIST 3021 and may therefore count as 3 credits in either discipline.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 to 11:20AM Barclay 02.
This course introduces the methods, basic techniques, and theory of archaeology and excavation. It uses examples of both past and present archaeological research done in the Old and New Worlds to illustrate the topics under discussion. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Distribution: Humanities-b) Monday Wednesday and Friday 11:30 to 12:20PM Sir James Dunn Building 108.
This course presents the canonical works of the Greek and Roman Epic traditions: the Trojan war and the rage of Achilles, the wanderings of Odysseus, Jason’s quest for the Golden Fleece, and Aeneas’ search for a Roman homeland. Students read the original authors in English translation: Homer, Virgil, and Apollonius of Rhodes. The course also introduces key analytical skills necessary for research in the humanities, with a special focus on critical close reading, effective argumentation, and citation of primary sources. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 to 3:50PM Barclay 021.
This course surveys the political and social history of ancient Greece and Rome with a focus on the themes of Law, Politics, War, and Society. It pays particular attention to Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.E. and to Rome under Caesar Augustus. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed with HIST 1631 and may therefore count as 3 credits in either discipline.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours)(Distribution: Humanities-b) Monday Wednesday and Friday 12:30 to 1:20PM Barclay 02.