Classics (CLAS)

CLAS 220  - Introduction to Classical Mythology  (3 Credits)  

Major gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines of classical mythology as portrayed in major literary works; the function of myth in society and its relevance to modern life.

Carolina Core: AIU

CLAS 230  - Medical and Scientific Terminology  (3 Credits)  

Greek and Latin elements in the formation of medical and scientific vocabulary; designed for students intending to enter the scientific and health professions. No previous knowledge of Greek or Latin required.

CLAS 240  - Sport and Combat in the Ancient World  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to introduce students to the importance of competition in the military and private spheres of the Greco-Roman world, a dominant legacy of antiquity.

CLAS 301  - Ancient Philosophy  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to the work of ancient philosophers, with special emphasis on Plato and Aristotle.

Cross-listed course: PHIL 301

CLAS 302  - Greek and Roman Philosophy after Aristotle  (3 Credits)  

Problems such as hedonism, providence, belief and evidence, and mysticism, as they appear in the writings of the Epicureans, Stoics, Skeptics, and Plotinus.

Cross-listed course: PHIL 302

CLAS 305  - Greece and Rome in Film and Popular Culture  (3 Credits)  

Representations of antiquity in cinema, television, and other contemporary media, with emphasis on Hollywood’s reception of Greek and Roman history.

Cross-listed course: HIST 305

CLAS 320  - Sexuality and Gender in Ancient Greece  (3 Credits)  

Gender roles, standards of sexual behavior, evidence for women’s lives, as manifested in ancient Greek literary and archaeological evidence; attitudes toward homosexuality; the modern media’s representation of famous Greeks.

Cross-listed course: WGST 320

CLAS 321  - Sexuality, Gender, and Power in Ancient Rome  (3 Credits)  

Sexuality as a social construct exemplified in standards of sexual behavior in ancient Rome and their reinforcement of the ruling ideology; feminine virtue, definitions of manliness, attitudes toward homosexuality.

Cross-listed course: WGST 321

CLAS 323  - Greek Civilization on Site  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the history and culture of ancient Greece, combined with an excursion of Greece. Topics include: Mycenaean Greece and the world of Homer, Archaic Greece, oikos and polis, interaction with the Near East, Athens in the 5th and 4th centruy BCE, Greek religion, ancient Greek society.

CLAS 324  - Special Topics in Classical Humanities  (3 Credits)  

Intensive study of one topic per semester dealing with ancient contributions to Western civilization. Not for Greek or Latin major credit. In English. May be repeated as content varies by title.

CLAS 340  - Greek Art and Archaeology  (3 Credits)  

A survey of ancient architecture, painting, and sculpture 2000-160 B.C.

CLAS 360  - Classical Origins of Western Medical Ethics  (3 Credits)  

Examination of ancient Greek and Roman philosophical, medical, and literary works (in English) as sources for the origins of medical ethics. Priority enrollment for Medical Humanities students.

Cross-listed course: PHIL 312

CLAS 361  - Between Magic and Method: Ancient Medicine  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to ancient medicine: science and art, theory and practice, healing and predicting. Topics include Medicine before Hippocrates, Hippocratic medicine, holism, naturalism, medicine, religion and magic, medicine and scientific explanation, Hellenistic medicine and methodology, Galenic medicine.

Cross-listed course: PHIL 313

CLAS 401  - Greek and Latin Literature in Translation  (3 Credits)  

A comparative survey of Greek and Latin masters.

CLAS 469  - Classical Drama  (3 Credits)  

Representative plays by Greek and Roman dramatists.

CLAS 471  - Rhetoric and the Ancient Roots of Modern Life  (3 Credits)  

Classical rhetoric and its ongoing influence in the modern world, emphasizing how the study and use of language in ancient Greece and Rome continue to shape modern communication.

Cross-listed course: ENGL 471, SPCH 471

CLAS 586  - Classical Mythology  (3 Credits)  

The major Greek and Roman myths, with emphasis on their meaning, functions, and influence on ancient and later Western culture.

CLAS 598  - Classics of Western Literary Theory  (3 Credits)  

Problems of literary theory in texts from the ancients to the 17th century, with an emphasis on the classical tradition.

Cross-listed course: CPLT 701, ENGL 733