Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Classical Studies (CLST)

CLST 100  Introduction to Classical Literature  Units: 6.00  

Ancient Greek and Roman literature in translation: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and Greek drama; Vergil's Aeneid and selections from other Latin authors. Reference to ancient customs, history, mythology, thought.
LEARNING HOURS 252 (72L;180P)

Requirements: Prerequisite None.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 102  Introduction to Greek Civilization  Units: 3.00  

An introduction to major themes in the development of Greek civilization using the evidence of literature, history and archaeology. Some attention will be given to those aspects of ancient cultural and intellectual growth that are of significance in the western tradition.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite None. Exclusion CLST 101.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 103  Introduction to Roman Civilization  Units: 3.00  

An introduction to major themes in the development of Roman civilization using the evidence of literature, history and archaeology. Some attention will be given to those aspects of ancient cultural and intellectual growth that are of significance in the western tradition.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite None. Exclusion CLST 101.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 129  Introduction to Archaeology  Units: 6.00  

Development of the discipline, methods of discovering and recovering materials through excavation, evaluation of such materials and reconstruction of original environments. Historic and prehistoric sites; contribution of archaeology to the knowledge of the past.
NOTE Also offered at the Bader International Studies Centre, Herstmonceux. Learning Hours may vary.
LEARNING HOURS 252 (72L;180P)

Requirements: Prerequisite None. Exclusion CLST 130; CLST 131.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 130  Introduction to Archaeology l: Great Discoveries in Archaeology  Units: 3.00  

Development of the discipline and most important discoveries; analysis of historic and prehistoric cultures and sites with emphasis on the ancient Mediterranean.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite None. Exclusion CLST 129.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 131  Introduction to Archaeology ll: Methods and Analysis  Units: 3.00  

Current theoretical issues; excavation and field research; analysis of material evidence for the study of ancient societies; heritage conservation and cultural property.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite None. Exclusion CLST 129.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 150  Warfare in the Ancient World  Units: 3.00  

Warfare of all kinds, from large scale conflict between states to raids of pirates and brigands. The course will seek a wider cultural understanding of war exploring a range of perspectives and topics, from the social ideology of war to the role of women, children and other non-combatants.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;84P)

Requirements: Prerequisite None.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 200  Greek History  Units: 3.00  

Survey of the Greek World from the Late Bronze Age to the death of Cleopatra. Social, religious and political developments among the major powers, Athens, Sparta and Hellenistic kingdoms.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 201  Roman History  Units: 3.00  

Survey of the basic social and political developments in Rome from kingdom to republic to empire.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 203  Myth and Religion  Units: 3.00  

Greek concepts of the supernatural and humanity's relationship to it. The basic myths, official and secret creeds, meaning and social function of myth and ritual.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 204  Scientific and medical terminology  Units: 3.00  

This course will introduce students to the vocabulary, building blocks, and structural quirks of Greek and Latin scientific terminology to provide them with a strong foundation for understanding technical vocabulary as they encounter it in their educational and professional lives. Students will also complete the course with a stronger understanding of the etymology and linguistic structures of English more generally.
NOTE: This course does not require any previous knowledge of Greek or Latin.
LEARNING HOURS:126(36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite None. Note This course does not require any previous knowledge of Greek or Latin.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 205  Ancient Humour  Units: 3.00  

The techniques by which humour was created in literature and the visual arts in antiquity; social and psychological aspects of humour.
NOTE Also offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning Hours may vary.
LEARNING HOURS 104 (2L;18G;24O;60P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 207  The Ancient Near East  Units: 3.00  

Introduction to the civilizations of Mesopotamia, Syro-Palestine, Egypt and Anatolia from the Bronze Age to the Greek conquest. Artistic, intellectual, social and political history.
NOTE Also offered online. Consult Arts and Science Online. Learning Hours may vary.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above. Exclusion CLST 208.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 208  The Levant from the Late Bronze Age to the Coming of Rome  Units: 3.00  

Social, cultural, and political history of the eastern Mediterranean littoral from the 15th to the 1st centuries BCE; particular emphasis on the problems of the early Jewish state.
NOTE Offered also as a Cognate course in the Program in Jewish Studies.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above. Exclusion CLST 207.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 214  Ancient Science  Units: 3.00  

Ancient concepts of nature and of natural phenomena: what did the ancients (e.g. Babylonians and Greeks) know about the natural world and how did they come to know it?
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 303  Archaeology of Early Greece  Units: 3.00  

Study of the remains from the Bronze Age to the end of the Archaic period. Emphasis on the revival of architecture, painting and sculpture.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite (CLST 102 and CLST 103) or CLST 129 or CLST 130 or CLST 131 or CLST 200 or CLST 207 or CLST 101 or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 304  Archaeology of the Classical World and Hellenistic Period  Units: 3.00  

Intensive study of the achievements in architecture, painting and sculpture, and town planning from 480 B.C. to 31 B.C.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite (CLST 102 and CLST 103) or CLST 129 or CLST 130 or CLST 131 or CLST 200 or CLST 101 or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 305  Archaeology of the Etruscans and Early Romans  Units: 3.00  

This survey of the material remains of early Italy will focus on the early Iron Age, Etruscan, and Roman (Regal and Republican) cultures. Each culture's art, architecture, urban patterns, and burial practices will be investigated in terms of the changing political and social conditions affecting those societies.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite (CLST 102 and CLST 103) or CLST 129 or CLST 130 or CLST 131 or CLST 201 or CLST 101 or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 306  Archaeology of the Roman Empire  Units: 3.00  

A survey of Roman material culture (art, architecture and artifacts) from the reign of Augustus to that of Constantine. An emphasis will be placed on analyzing Roman architecture, sculpture, urban patterns, and objects of daily life in order to better understand the political messages and social experiences of Romans during the Imperial period.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite (CLST 102 and CLST 103) or CLST 129 or CLST 130 or CLST 131 or CLST 201 or CLST 101 or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 309  Caravan Cities of the Ancient Near East  Units: 3.00  

Caravan cities were multicultural communities that bridged ancient empires and are an important part of the world's heritage. Through an exploration of the archaeological remains and the cultural character of four Near Eastern caravan cities students will evaluate how these communities inform and impact on concepts of cultural and global identity.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (18L;12S;84P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 3 or above and (CLST 102 or CLST 103 or CLST 129 or CLST 130 or CLST 131 or CLST 200 or CLST 201) or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 311  Greek and Roman Epic  Units: 3.00  

Intensive study (in translation) of the major epics of classical antiquity: Homer, Hesiod, Apollonios, Vergil and Lucan in the context of the oral and literate heroic traditions. Comparative study of English heroic poetry encouraged.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite CLST 100 or (CLST 102 and CLST 103) or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 312  Greek and Roman Drama  Units: 3.00  

Intensive study (in translation) of representative works from the ancient theatre, both tragic (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Seneca) and comic (Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, Terence). Comparative study of English drama of the classical tradition encouraged.
LEARNING HOURS 121.5 (12L;72G;37.5P)

Requirements: Prerequisite CLST 100 or (CLST 102 and CLST 103) or DRAM 200 or DRAM 210 or DRAM 219 or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 314  Doctor, Bloodletter, Surgeon: The Beginnings of Western Medicine  Units: 3.00  

A study of how the human body is viewed in ancient medical theory and practice. Readings of ancient medical texts will explore how the human body is constituted, how it relates to the world, what the role of the physician was seen to be in prevention and treatment of disease, and how illness and healing were understood in ancient Greece and Rome.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite CLST 200 or CLST 201 or CLST 203 or CLST 207 or CLST 208 or CLST 214.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 321  World Of Late Antiquity  Units: 3.00  

Study of the rise of Christianity and the Christian reception of classical culture.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite CLST 201 or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 332  The Iron Age to the End of the Persian Wars  Units: 3.00  

Study of the period from the formation of Greek civilization following the collapse of the Bronze Age Palace Culture until the end of the Persian Wars (479 BCE). Topics may include the development of the polis and its institutions, Greek colonization, the tyrants and the beginning of Athenian democracy, and conflict with the Persian Empire.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite CLST 200 or permission of the Department. Exclusion CLST 330.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 333  The Rise of the Athenian Empire to the End of the Peloponnesian War  Units: 3.00  

Study of the rise of Athenian power from the end of the Persian Wars in 479 BCE, and the conflict between Athens and Sparta along with their allies during the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BCE). Topics may include the Delian League and Athenian imperialism, development of radical democracy in Athens, and causes and effects of the Peloponnesian War.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite CLST 200 or permission of the Department. Exclusion CLST 330.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 334  Fourth Century Greece to the Death of Alexander  Units: 3.00  

Study of Greek history in the century following the end of the Peloponnesian War in 404 BCE. Topics may include the crisis and renewal of the Greek polis; the Spartan hegemony, the rise of Thebes, the Second Athenian League, and the failure of hegemonic policies; the end of the Achaemenid Empire; the rise of Macedon; and the campaigns of Alexander.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite CLST 200 or permission of the Department. Exclusion CLST 331.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 335  The Hellenistic Successor Kingdoms to the Death of Cleopatra  Units: 3.00  

Study of the Successor Kingdoms (Antigonids, Ptolomies, and Seleucids) during the period from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE until the end of the Ptolemaic Dynasty in Egypt with the Death of Cleopatra in 30 BCE. Topics may include the role of Greece in the new Mediterranean order, structures of Hellenistic kingdoms, Romans in the East.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite CLST 200 or permission of the Department. Exclusion CLST 331.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 340  The Roman Republic  Units: 3.00  

Emergence of Early Rome and the social and political growth of the Republic.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite CLST 201 or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 341  The Roman Empire  Units: 3.00  

Intensive study of the Empire to the reign of Marcus Aurelius. Politics of the imperial courts: administration and Romanization of the provinces.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite CLST 201 or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 343  The Later Roman Empire  Units: 3.00  

Intensive study of the Later Roman Empire from the reign of Septimius Severus to the death of Theodosius I (395 CE). Topics include the Severan dynasty, the crisis of the Third Century, the Tetrarchy, and the christianization of the Roman empire.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite CLST 201 or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 350  Greek Perspectives on Ethnicity and Indigeneity  Units: 3.00  

This course explores how the ancient Greeks conceptualised their own identity and perceived other cultures around them. Learning about how the ancient Greeks understood kinship, difference, ethnicity and indigeneity, we will also continually reflect on the relevance of this study to contemporary issues (race, colonialism, gender, slavery).
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P).

Requirements: Prerequisite CLST 102 or CLST 200 or permission from the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 401  Research Methods  Units: 3.00  

An introduction to the diverse research methods deployed in Classics, Archaeology and Ancient History. Weekly seminars will feature the research interests of members of the Classics Department, cross-appointed faculty, and visiting researchers.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36L;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite (Level 4 or above and registration in a CLST, CLAS, GREK or LATN Plan with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.90 or higher) or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 404  The Topography of Athens  Units: 3.00  

The growth of Athens from the Neolithic period to Late Antiquity. Emphasis on social and political developments and personal aspirations which determine the cityscape.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36S;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite CLST 303 or CLST 304 or CLST 330 or CLST 331 or CLST 332 or CLST 333 or CLST 334 or CLST 335 or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 405  The Topography of Rome  Units: 3.00  

The growth of Rome from the foundation to Late Antiquity based on archaeological evidence. Emphasis on developments during its classical period.
LEARNING HOURS 126 (36S;90P)

Requirements: Prerequisite CLST 305 or CLST 306 or CLST 321 or CLST 340 or CLST 341 or CLST 343 or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 408  Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum I  Units: 6.00  

An intensive six-week introduction to archaeological methods and interpretation during participation in a fieldwork project run by a member of the Classics Department.
NOTE Offered in Summer Term.
NOTE In addition to tuition, students are required to pay for their own transportation to the archaeological site and to pay a camp fee.
LEARNING HOURS 282 (201Lb;18T;27G;36I)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above or permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 409  Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum II  Units: 6.00  

An intensive six-week introduction to archaeological methods and interpretation at a fieldwork project in Italy under the supervision of a member of the Classics Department.
NOTE Offered in Summer Term (May-June or July-August Session).
NOTE In addition to tuition, students are expected to pay their own travel and accommodation costs. Fee includes: housing, lunch and dinner from Mondays to Fridays, trips to sites and museums, museum tickets, transportation to and from the dig. Estimated cost $2500.
LEARNING HOURS 276 (160Lb;12T;48Pc;32G;24I)

Requirements: Prerequisite (CLST 303 or CLST 304 or CLST 305 or CLST 306) and permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 410  Topics In Greek Scholarship I  Units: 3.00  

Intensive study of a special topic, period, or author(s) in the Greek world.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (24L;12S;84P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 4 or above and registration in a (CLST,CLAS,GREK or LATN Plan).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 411  Topics In Greek Scholarship II  Units: 3.00  

Intensive study of a special topic, period, or author(s) in the Greek world.

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 4 or above and registration in a (CLST,CLAS,GREK or LATN Plan) and permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 412  Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum llla  Units: 3.00  

An intensive two-week introduction to archaeological and architectural recording using photography, surveying, and 3D measurement on a site of historical importance for the Classical and Byzantine period in the Balkans under the supervision of a member of the Classics Department.
NOTE Offered in Summer Term
NOTE In addition to tuition, students are required to pay for their own transportation to the site and a participation fee. Fee includes: housing, breakfast, lunch and dinner from Mondays to Sundays, trips to sites and museums, museum tickets, transportation to and from the dig. Estimated cost $1865. Mus be taken with CLST 413, discounts available for early registration.
LEARNING HOURS 128 (12L;44Pc;44G;4I;8Oc;16P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above and permission of the Department. Note Must be taken with CLST 413.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 413  Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum lllb  Units: 3.00  

An intensive two-week introduction to archaeological and architectural recording using photography, surveying, and 3D measurement on a site of historical importance for the Classical and Byzantine period in the Balkans under the supervision of a member of the Classics Department.
NOTE Offered in Summer Term
NOTE In addition to tuition, students are required to pay for their own transportation to the site and a participation fee. Fee includes: housing, breakfast, lunch and dinner from Mondays to Sundays, trips to sites and museums, museum tickets, transportation to and from the dig. Estimated cost $1865. Must be taken with CLST 412. Discounts available for early registration.
LEARNING HOURS 128 (12L;44Pc;44G;4I;8Oc;16P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 2 or above and permission of the Department. Note Must be taken with CLST 412.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 420  Topics in Latin/Roman Scholarship I  Units: 3.00  

Intensive study of a special topic, period, or author(s) in the world of Rome. For information contact the Department.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (24L;12S;84P)

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 4 or above and registration in a (CLST,CLAS,GREK or LATN Plan).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 421  Topics in Latin/Roman Scholarship II  Units: 3.00  

Intensive study of a special topic, period, or author(s) in the world of Rome. For information contact the Department.

Requirements: Prerequisite Level 4 or above and registration in a (CLST,CLAS,GREK or LATN Plan) and permission of the Department.  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 430  Special Research Course  Units: 6.00  

Detailed study of certain aspects of Greek and Roman literature, history or philosophy through directed readings and essay assignments. A short thesis may be required.
LEARNING HOURS 240 (24I;216Oc)

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 594  Independent Study  Units: 3.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 595  Independent Study  Units: 6.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 596  Independent Study  Units: 12.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 597  Independent Study  Units: 18.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 813  Studies In Greek Literature  Units: 6.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science  
CLST 815  Platonic & Neoplatonic Studies  Units: 6.00  

Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science