Timeroom: Fall 2019

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Durham   Liberal Arts > Classics

CLAS 400 (02) - Exploring and Experiencing the Ancient World and its Legacy

Expl/Roman Army: Total War

Credits: 2.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Full Term (08/26/2019 - 12/09/2019)
Class Size:   48  
CRN: 16909
Covers aspects of the ancient world and its subsequent importance not found in the rest of the Classics curriculum or dealt with only briefly. Topics are chosen to be timely by connecting antiquity to current events, including pop culture, or to be enduring but under-appreciated. Emphasis on active and engaged learning and, where possible, experiential activities. May be repeated on different topics. Does not satisfy major requirements.
Section Comments: Topic: Roman Army: Total War
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits.
Instructors: R. Scott Smith
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/9/2019 R 5:10pm - 6:30pm MURK G17
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Durham   Liberal Arts > Classics

CLAS 401 (01) - Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Full Term (08/26/2019 - 12/09/2019)
Class Size:   230  
CRN: 12313
Survey of myths and sagas of ancient Greece and Rome. No classical preparation necessary. Background course for majors in English, the arts, music, history, modern languages, classics. Special fee.
Equivalent(s): CLAS 401H, CLAS 501, CLAS 501H
Attributes: Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Stephen Trzaskoma
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/9/2019 MWF 12:10pm - 1:00pm MURK 115
Durham   Liberal Arts > Classics

CLAS 405 (01) - Introduction to Greek Civilization

Intro to Greek Civilization

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Full Term (08/26/2019 - 12/09/2019)
Class Size:   47  
CRN: 12008
A broad historical exploration of Greek civilization. Topics include: architecture, art, law, literature, philosophy, poetry, politics, religion, society, warfare, and the Greek's legacy to the modern world. Open to all students. No prior knowledge of the ancient world assumed; all readings are in English. Ideal background for students of English, philosophy, history, Latin, Greek, the arts, music, modern languages. Special fee.
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Gregory McMahon
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/9/2019 MWF 9:10am - 10:00am MURK G17
Durham   Liberal Arts > Classics

CLAS 444D (H01) - Athens, Rome, and the Birth of the United States

Hon/Athens Rome & Birth of USA

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Full Term (08/26/2019 - 12/09/2019)
Class Size:   21  
CRN: 17232
What did Washington, Jefferson, Adams (John and Abigail), Madison and Paine have in common? They were all instrumental in shaping the US political system, but they were also educated in the classics. When building the framework of our democratic republic, they continually looked to Athens and Rome as models, inspirations and warnings. The course examines ancient political systems and how they helped fashion our founder's notion of the ideal government and continue to do so.
Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery), Historical Perspectives(Disc), Honors course
Instructors: Mariah Smith
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/9/2019 MW 3:40pm - 5:00pm MURK 204
Durham   Liberal Arts > Classics

CLAS 520A (01) - Classical Society, Politics and Ethics: Democracies and Republics

Democracies and Republics

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Full Term (08/26/2019 - 12/09/2019)
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 15549
We frequently use the terms "democracy" and "republic" to describe our own political system, but where did these words and ideas originally come from? This course examines the historical development of the original democracies in Greece (primarily Athens) and the Roman Republic, as well as the particular institutions and practices that were associated with each. Course will also cover the development of democratic and republican institutions in the modern world. No prerequisite. Open to all students.
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Mariah Smith
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/9/2019 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm MURK 202
Durham   Liberal Arts > Classics

CLAS 520B (H01) - Classical Society, Politics and Ethics: Happiness and Ancient Views of the Good Life

Hon/Ancient Views of Good LIfe

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Full Term (08/26/2019 - 12/09/2019)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 15286
How did the Greeks and Romans define happiness and was happiness considered an essential component of the "good life"? How do ancient concepts of the "good life" influence later views of human flourishing and how do specific historical circumstances alter utopian visions of a life well lived? This course traces the concept of the "good life" from ancient Greece to today and challenges students to create their own vision of a "good life".
Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc), Honors course
Instructors: Susan Curry
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/9/2019 MWF 12:10pm - 1:00pm MURK G02
Durham   Liberal Arts > Classics

CLAS 520C (01) - Classical Society, Politics and Ethics: Sports, Spectacle and Competition

Sports, Spectacle, Competition

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Full Term (08/26/2019 - 12/09/2019)
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 16528
This course treats the details of athletic training and competition, but its primary focus is on investigating the importance of athletics to society and how athletics reflected the broader cultural values of the Greeks and Romans. Open to all students. All readings in English. Special fee.
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Stephen Brunet
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/9/2019 MWF 12:10pm - 1:00pm MURK 202
Durham   Liberal Arts > Classics

CLAS 530A (01) - Classical Literary Performance Genres: War and Adventure in Ancient Epic

War/Adventure in Ancient Epic

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Full Term (08/26/2019 - 12/09/2019)
Class Size:   21  
CRN: 13996
Storytelling has long been one of the primary means to preserve and transmit cultural ideas and traditions. In this course students read and analyze the earliest epic tales from the Greek and Roman period with a view toward understanding the roots and nature of epic, the myths it told, and the influence it has had on subsequent literature. No credit earned if credit received for CLAS 444B.
Equivalent(s): CLAS 444B
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Richard Clairmont
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/9/2019 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm MORR B04
Durham   Liberal Arts > Classics

CLAS 540A (01) - Environment, Technology and Ancient Society: Sustaining Ancient Rome Ecology and Empire

Sustaining Ancient Rome

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Full Term (08/26/2019 - 12/09/2019)
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 16529
This course examines the interplay between the ancient Roman environment, Roman technological innovations, and the values of Roman imperial society. Examining Roman innovations in water supply, building technology, mining, and more, this course explores the ethical questions that arise through the use of ancient Roman technology, evaluates the effects of these technologies on the environment and Roman society, and determines whether Roman values encouraged or discouraged a responsible approach to technology and the environment.
Equivalent(s): CLAS 515
Attributes: Environment,Tech&Society(Disc)
Instructors: Susan Curry
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/9/2019 MW 3:40pm - 5:00pm MURK 202
Durham   Liberal Arts > Classics

CLAS 550B (01) - Identities and Difference in the Ancient World: Slaves and Masters

Slaves & Masters/Ancient World

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Full Term (08/26/2019 - 12/09/2019)
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 16530
Students explore the different ways slavery developed in the Greek and Roman worlds with an emphasis on the connections to other historical developments such as the practice of warfare, changes in political systems, and ancient views about human rights. To better understand the development of Greek and Roman slavery, we look at how the ancient systems compare to slavery in the American South and modern human trafficking.
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Anna Newman
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/9/2019 MWF 1:10pm - 2:00pm MURK 202