3000-4000 Level Courses


**Classical Studies program students are encouraged to take Classical Studies 3000 level courses already in their second year of university studies.

CS3050F/G: Study Tour to Italy: Roman History, Archaeology and Culture – May 17-June 01, 2018
This intensive 3-week long study tour to Italy offers students a unique international learning experience. Roman history, literature and culture will be discussed in direct relation to the physical remains in museums and archaeological sites, such as the Forum Romanum, the Colosseum, the Vatican Museum and Pompeii.
Prerequisite(s): Any Classical Studies course on the 1000-2999 level and permission of the instructor.
Extra Information: Field trip to Italy, minimum of 39 lecture hours, 0.5 course

CS3300F: Ancient Greek and Roman Sexuality (Olson)
This course is designed to give students insight into ancient Greek and Roman sexual categories and practices using primary sources. The wide body of artistic evidence available from the ancient world (vase-painting, sculpture, wall-painting, mosaic, and everyday objects) will be supplemented by a close reading of literary sources in translation (erotic and lyric poetry, satire, and epigram). Topics covered will include the history of the study of sexuality, ideal male and female bodies, phallicism, homosexuality, male-to-female lovemaking, prostitution, hermaphrodites, transvestism, masturbation, slavery and sexuality, and sex and the arena.
3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

CS3350G: Women in Roman Antiquity (Olson)
An investigation of the construction of gender and the lives of women in ancient Rome. The evidence of texts and images from Roman antiquity will be considered from a variety of theoretical perspectives.
3 hours, 0.5 course.

CS3450E: Roman History (Nousek)
(Classical Studies 3400E, 3410E or 3450E counts as a principal course towards the Honors Specialization in History) This course is a survey of Roman history from the founding of the city in the eighth century BCE to the decline of Roman power in the late empire. The course is intended as a mixture of Roman history (chronological narrative) and analysis of primary source material.
3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

CS3530E: Greek Art and Archaeology (Wilson)
A survey of the art and archaeology of ancient Greece from the Dark Ages through the Classical period (1050 – 323 BCE), focusing on the architecture, sculpture, and painting of the 6th and 5th centuries (c. 600 – 400 BCE), and the meaning and function of material culture in ancient Greek society.
Prerequisite(s): Classical Studies 1000 or permission of instructor.
Cross-Listed with VAH2247E.
3 lecture hours; 1.0 course

CS3800F: Classics and Pop Culture (Gervais)
In this course we’ll look at how Western pop culture in the 20th and 21st centuries has explored, adapted, and appropriated topics and themes from ancient Greece and Rome. Media considered in class and assignments may include: films, TV, novels, comic books, music, online media, or anything falling within a broad definition of “pop culture”. Tentative topics for 2017 include: Hercules from comics to film to videogame, narratives of Roman decline and renewal in speculative fiction, and Classics in the age of Donald J. Trump. 
3 lecture hours; 0.5 course

CS3903F: Athenian Tragedy (Suksi)
Athenian tragedy emerged as a radically new medium for the transmission of mythic stories at about the same time that the first democracy was being established in Athens. We will study a selection of tragic plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, considering their contexts of performance in democratic Athens, their place in the Greek literary and philosophical traditions, and their continuing importance for the history of western thought and culture.
3 lecture hours; 0.5 course

CS3904F: Minoan Archaeology (Wilson)
This course surveys the archaeology of the first civilisation to emerge in the Bronze Age Aegean (c. 3000-1200 BCE) on the 'great island' of Crete with a focus on the 'palatial' ceremonial centre of Knossos, home of the mythical Minotaur and labyrinth. The social beliefs and practices of the Minoans will be explored through their rich material culture in domestic, sacred, and funerary contexts.
3 lecture hours; 0.5 course

CS3905G: Death and Burial in Ancient Greece (Wilson)
This course provides an overview of the rich archeological evidence for burial practice and beliefs concerning death and the afterlife in the Greek Aegean, including the Late Bronze Age royal burials at Mycenae (c. 1600 BCE), 6th-4th C. private and public burials in Athens, and the tombs of the Macedonian kings at Late Classical Vergina.
3 lecture hours; 0.5 course

CS3906F: Greeks, Romans, and Barbarians (Meyer)
This course will examine the literary, archaeological and documentary evidence for the "barbarian" peoples that surrounded the Greek and Roman worlds. It will explore the history and archaeology of these peoples and investigate the manner in which "classical" and "barbarian" cultures interacted from the fifth century BCE to the sixth century CE.

CS4585G: Vindolanda Research Project (Meyer)
The course comprises the research component of the Vindolanda Field School. Students will write a research paper focused on some aspect of Roman history or archaeology. These papers should be related to or inspired by the student’s experiences at Vindolanda but need not be about the site itself.
Prerequisite(s): CS4580F/G and permission of the instructor
Extra Information: 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.

CS 4999E: Honors Thesis (Independent Study)
Instruction in selection of topic, directed readings, research and writing of thesis. Restricted to fourth year students normally registered in the Honors Specialization in Classical Studies with a modular average of at least 80%. Application to the Undergraduate Chair of Classical Studies will be required by the April preceding the student’s final year.
Prerequisite(s): At least 1.0 course at the 3000-level in the discipline area of the thesis topic and permission of Department.

Planned for Summer 2019

CS3010F/G: Study Tour to Greece: Ancient Greek History, Archaeology & Culture

This intensive 3-week long study tour to Greece offers students a unique international learning experience. Ancient Greek History, literature and culture will be discussed in direct relation to the physical remains museums and archaeological sites, such as the Athenian Acropolis, Delphi, Olympia and Mycenae.
Prerequisite(s): Any Classical Studies course on the 1000-2999 level and permission of the instructor.
Extra Information: Field Trip to Greece, minimum of 39 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

CS4580F: Vindolanda Field School – Summer Course (Greene/Meyer)
This course is a 5 or 6 week (dependent on the year) study abroad experience in northern England. Students participate five days per week on the archaeological excavation at the Roman fort at Vindolanda, learning practical techniques of field archaeology. Weekends are spent taking field trips to the historical sites of Northern England and Scotland.
Prerequisite(s): 0.5 Classical Studies course at the 3000-3999 level and permission of the instructor.
Extra Information: field trip to Great Britain, 0.5 course