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Durham   Liberal Arts > Classics

CLAS 401 (01) - Classical Mythology

Classical Mythology

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   229  
CRN: 50694
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: Paul Robertson
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MWF 12:10pm - 1:00pm MURK 115
Durham   Liberal Arts > Classics

CLAS 406 (01) - Introduction to Roman Civilization

Intro to Roman Civilization

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   45  
CRN: 53064
A broad historical exploration of Roman civilization. Topics include: architecture, art, law, literature, philosophy, poetry, politics, religion, society, warfare, and their 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: Anna Newman
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MWF 10:10am - 11:00am 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: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 56843
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
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 TR 9:40am - 11:00am MURK 118
Durham   Liberal Arts > Classics

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

Democracies and Republics

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   21  
CRN: 56372
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.
Section Comments: Full title: Classical Society, Politics, and Ethics: Democracies and Republics
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Mariah Smith
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm MURK 118
Durham   Liberal Arts > Classics

CLAS 520D (01) - Classical Society, Politics and Ethics: Greek and Roman Religion

Greek & Roman Religion

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 54948
This course traces the historical development of ancient Greek and Roman religion from its antecedents in Near Eastern, Minoan, and Mycenaean culture to the rise of Christianity in Rome's early imperial period. This course also introduces students to the methods and materials of historians of religion. Topics covered in this course include: changing conceptions of divinity, animal sacrifice, sanctuaries, festivals, death and the afterlife, divination, magic, and mystery cults.
Equivalent(s): CLAS 520
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Susan Curry
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MWF 12:10pm - 1:00pm MURK 202
Durham   Liberal Arts > Classics

CLAS 525 (01) - Greek and Latin Origins of Medical Terms

Greek&Latin Origins Med Terms

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 54947
Study of medical terminology. Exercises in etymology and the development of vocabulary in a context at once scientific, historical, and cultural. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. Useful to premedical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, nursing, medical technology, and other students in the biological and physical sciences. Open to all students. Special fee.
Instructors: Richard Clairmont
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 TR 9:40am - 11:00am 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: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   21  
CRN: 54949
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
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm MURK 202
Durham   Liberal Arts > Classics

CLAS 540C (H01) - Environment, Technology and Ancient Society: Tech, Tools and Engineering in the Ancient World

Hon/Engineering Ancient World

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 56844
This course examines positive and negative impacts of ancient technological advances: engineering (fire, metallurgy), writing technology (scripts, including the alphabet, the emergence of papyrus and vellum), military technology (shipbuilding, defensive and offensive technologies, and navigation), artistic (invention of dyes, lost-wax methods of bronze casting), infrastructure (roads, bridges, and aqueducts), and monumentality (Stonehenge, Greek temples, and the Roman Colosseum). Focus on the ways in which societal and environmental factors influenced technological development and vice versa.
Attributes: Environment,Tech&Society(Disc)
Instructors: Gregory McMahon
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MWF 9:10am - 10:00am MURK 202
Durham   Liberal Arts > Classics

CLAS 550A (01) - Identities and Difference in the Ancient World: Greek and Roman Women

Greek and Roman Women

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 56373
The impact of women on society in Greece and Rome throughout Antiquity. The role of women in public, religious, and private life as well as their legal status through law codes. Men's views of women in different literary texts. Especially concentrating on the few existing texts written by women. All readings are in English. No prerequisite. Special fee. Writing intensive.
Section Comments: Full Title: Identities and Difference in the Ancient World: Greek and Roman Women
Equivalent(s): CLAS 550
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Anna Newman
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MWF 2:10pm - 3:00pm MURK 202
Durham   Liberal Arts > Classics

CLAS 604 (01) - Golden Age of Rome

Golden Age of Rome

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   16  
CRN: 56374
A study of the early Roman Empire as created by Augustus and his immediate successors; glorified by Vergil, Horace, and the poets of the Golden Age; and described by Tacitus, Suetonius, and the prose writers of the Silver Age. Open to all students. Prereq: any CLAS course or permission of instructor. Writing intensive.
Equivalent(s): CLAS 504
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Harriet Fertik
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MWF 9:10am - 10:00am MURK 118