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Classical Civilization Minor

Classical & Near Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Required credits in this minor: 18 to 29
This interdisciplinary program encompasses the study of Greek and Roman cultures and their influence on Western civilization, and it encourages study of related or parallel cultures, such as those of Islam and the Indian subcontinent.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 3 courses before admission to the program.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Introductory Course
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling 3 - 4 credit(s) from the following:
· CNES 1002 - World of Greece [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 1003 - World of Rome [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 1042 - Greek and Roman Mythology [AH] (4.0 cr)
or CNES 1042H - Honors Course: Greek and Roman Mythology [AH] (4.0 cr)
· Other intro course may be taken with DUS approval.
Required prerequisites
First-Year Greek or Latin
In select cases, students with advanced proficiency may be exempt from taking one or both of these courses. Placement is determined by the Greek and Latin Language Coordinators.
Take 0 - 2 course(s) totaling 0 - 10 credit(s) from the following:
GRK 1001 - Beginning Classical Greek I (5.0 cr)
GRK 1002 - Beginning Classical Greek II (5.0 cr)
or LAT 1001 - Beginning Latin I (5.0 cr)
LAT 1002 - Beginning Latin II (5.0 cr)
Minor Requirements
Students are required to complete 2 semester(s) of Greek or Latin. with a grade of C-, or better, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college. Students may earn a BA or a minor in classical civilization, but not both.
Minor Courses
Students must take at least one 3-credit course from each of the following content areas: (1) Language and Literature, (2) Art and Material Culture, (3) History, Philosophy and Religion.
Take exactly 5 course(s) totaling 15 or more credit(s) including 3 or more sub-requirements(s) from the following:
Language and Literature
Courses in history, art history, medieval studies, and other departments may be used with DUS approval.
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CNES 3081W - Classical Epic in Translation [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3082W - Greek Tragedy in Translation [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3103 - Ancient Greece: Alexander and the East [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3104 - Ancient Rome: Kings and Consuls (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3105 - Ancient Rome: The Age of Augustus (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3106 - Ancient Rome: The Age of Nero (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3007 - Shakespeare [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3132 - The King James Bible as Literature (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3133 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3134 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3141 - The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century: Sex, Satire, and Sentiment (3.0 cr)
· GRK 5100 - Advanced Reading (3.0 cr)
· GRK 5200 - Biblical Greek (3.0 cr)
· GRK 5701 - Prose Composition (3.0 cr)
· LAT 5100 - Advanced Reading (3.0 cr)
· LAT 5200 - Advanced Reading in Later Latin (3.0 cr)
· LAT 5701 - Latin Prose Composition (3.0 cr)
· LAT 5703 - Epigraphy (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3108 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3541 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· GRK 5705 - Introduction to the Historical-Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin (3.0 cr)
or LAT 5705 - Introduction to the Historical-Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin (3.0 cr)
· Art and Material Culture
Courses in history, art history, medieval studies, and other departments may be used with DUS approval.
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ANTH 3221 - Field School (6.0 cr)
· ANTH 5442 - Archaeology of the British Isles (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5115 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3103 - Ancient Greece: Alexander and the East [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3106 - Ancient Rome: The Age of Nero (3.0 cr)
· CNES 5013 - Introduction to Roman Law (3.0 cr)
· FRIT 3600 - The Renaissance (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3108 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3541 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3152 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 3152 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3162 - Roman Art and Archaeology [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 3162 - Roman Art and Archaeology [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3009 - Medieval Art [AH] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3066 - Prehistoric Pathways to World Civilization [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3182 - Egypt and Western Asia: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt and Western Asia [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3182 - Egypt and Western Asia: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt and Western Asia [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3182 - Egypt and Western Asia: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt and Western Asia [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 5192 - Persia and the Ancient Iranian World: Art and Archaeology of Achaemenid to Sasanian Persia (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5192 - Persia and the Ancient Iranian World: Art and Archaeology of Achaemenid to Sasanian Persia (3.0 cr)
· History, Philosophy, and Religion
Courses in history, art history, medieval studies, and other departments may be used with DUS approval.
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CNES 3103 - Ancient Greece: Alexander and the East [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3104 - Ancient Rome: Kings and Consuls (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3105 - Ancient Rome: The Age of Augustus (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3106 - Ancient Rome: The Age of Nero (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3601 - Sexuality and Gender in Ancient Greece and Rome [AH] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3052 - Ancient Civilization: Greece (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3053 - Ancient Civilization: Rome [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5053 - Doing Roman History: Sources, Methods, and Trends (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3071 - Greek and Hellenistic Religions [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or CNES 5071 - Greek and Hellenistic Religions (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3071 - Greek and Hellenistic Religions [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5071 - Greek and Hellenistic Religions (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3072 - The Birth of Christianity [AH] (3.0 cr)
or CNES 5072 - The Birth of Christianity [AH] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3072 - The Birth of Christianity [AH] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5072 - The Birth of Christianity [AH] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3108 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3541 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3061 - "Bread and Circuses:" Spectacles and Mass Culture in Antiquity [HIS, CIV] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3061 - "Bread and Circuses": Spectacles and Mass Culture in Antiquity [HIS, CIV] (3.0 cr)
 
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CNES 1002 - World of Greece (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Ancient Greek civilization, from second millenium BCE to Roman period. Art/archaeology, philosophy, science, literature, social/political institutions. Focuses on connections with contemporary cultures corresponding to Ancient Near East.
CNES 1003 - World of Rome (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Roman civilization, from Etruscan origins to late antiquity. Cultural diversity of Mediterranean civilization. Ways of life, social, and political institutions as evidenced by literature, art, architecture, history, and material culture.
CNES 1042 - Greek and Roman Mythology (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00092 - CNES 1042/1042H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to stories/study of Greek/Roman mythology.
CNES 1042H - Honors Course: Greek and Roman Mythology (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00092 - CNES 1042/1042H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to stories/study of Greek/Roman mythology. prereq: Honors or instr consent
GRK 1001 - Beginning Classical Greek I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to grammar/vocabulary of classical Greek as written in Athens in 5th/4th centuries BCE. Forms/simple constructions. Some reading of simple, heavily adapted passages from ancient texts.
GRK 1002 - Beginning Classical Greek II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of Greek 1001. More complex constructions, including participles, clauses, indirect discourse. Some reading of adapted passages from ancient texts. prereq: Grade of at least C- or S in 1001 or dept consent
LAT 1001 - Beginning Latin I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00423 - Lat 1001/1002/1111H/3111/3112
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to grammar/vocabulary of classical Latin as written in Rome in 1st centuries BCE/CE. Forms/simple constructions. Some reading of simple, heavily adapted passages from ancient texts.
LAT 1002 - Beginning Latin II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02068 - Lat 1002/Lat 5002/Lat 1111H/La
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of Latin 1001. More complex constructions, including participles, clauses, indirect discourse. Some reading of adapted passages from ancient texts. prereq: Grade of at least C- or S in 1001 or instr consent
CNES 3081W - Classical Epic in Translation (LITR, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00508 - CNES 3081W/5081
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Virgil's Aeneid. Cultural context of epic. Development of the hero. Epic style. Poetics of epic.
CNES 3082W - Greek Tragedy in Translation (LITR, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01730
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Origins of tragedy. Ancient theatres. Selected plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides.
CNES 3103 - Ancient Greece: Alexander and the East (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Achievements of Alexander the Great, their effect on Greek-speaking world. Greek colonization of Egypt. Hellenistic art, literature, philosophy.
CNES 3104 - Ancient Rome: Kings and Consuls
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Roman Republic from origins to Caesar's death.
CNES 3105 - Ancient Rome: The Age of Augustus
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Transition from republic to empire. Political strategies of Augustus (first emperor). "Golden age" of Latin literature. Monuments.
CNES 3106 - Ancient Rome: The Age of Nero
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
The Roman Empire. "Silver Age" of Latin literature, rise of Christianity. Art/architecture.
ENGL 3007 - Shakespeare (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01603 - EngL 3007/EngL 3007H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course is a sampling of Shakespeare’s corpus designed for English majors and minors and for other students who wish to study his works in depth. Our goal will be to view these works simultaneously as cultural artifacts of sixteenth and seventeenth-century England and as enduring classics of world literature that seem to transcend their cultural moment. To this end, we will apply various biographical, social, linguistic, generic, theatrical, political, and intellectual contexts to the plays. We will attempt to understand how these documents from early modern England have spoken so profoundly about the enduring mysteries of human experience from the moment of their inceptive genesis to the present day. English majors/minors must take this course A-F only grading basis.
ENGL 3132 - The King James Bible as Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Literature of Jewish Bible ("Old Testament"). Narratives (Torah through Kings), prophets (including Isaiah), writings (including Psalms, Job, Ecclesiastes). God's words/deeds as reported by editors/translators.
ENGL 3141 - The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century: Sex, Satire, and Sentiment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course will introduce you to some of the best literature of the Restoration and eighteenth century in England. Think of this course as a challenge: how can you, as someone who will spend most of your life in the 21st century, learn to appreciate and learn from literature written in far different times and places? A lot depends on your willingness to empathize with ways of thinking and being that are quite different from your own and your comfort with believing that other ages were just as complicated and as interesting as the one you live in. Typical authors include Dryden, Behn, Swift, Pope, Fielding, and Burney.
GRK 5100 - Advanced Reading
Credits: 3.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Reading in Greek texts/authors. Texts/authors vary. prereq: [GRK 3004 or equiv], at least two yrs of college level Greek. Must contact Classical and Near Eastern Studies department for permission to register.
GRK 5200 - Biblical Greek
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Readings from Gospels, epistles of Paul, related literature. Emphasizes proficiency in reading Greek New Testament. Selections vary. prereq: [GRK 3004 or equiv], at least two yrs of college level Greek. Must contact Classical and Near Eastern Studies department for permission to register.
GRK 5701 - Prose Composition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Moving step by step through Ancient Greek grammar, starting with simple sentences and progressing to complex ones. Course ends with students translating short passages of modern English prose into Greek. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
LAT 5100 - Advanced Reading
Credits: 3.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Reading in Latin texts/authors. Texts/authors vary. prereq: [3004 or equiv], at least two yrs of college level Latin. Must contact Classical/Near Eastern Studies department for permission to register.
LAT 5200 - Advanced Reading in Later Latin
Credits: 3.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Authors of late antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: [LAT 3004 or equiv], at least two yrs of college level Latin. Must contact Classical and Near Eastern Studies department for permission to register.
LAT 5701 - Latin Prose Composition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Latin grammar, syntax, diction, and prose style. Graduated exercises in prose composition. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
LAT 5703 - Epigraphy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Practical/theoretical introduction to Latin epigraphy (study/interpretation of inscriptions). Readings/discussion of epigraphic texts. Their value as historical documents, as evidence for development of Latin language, and as literary texts. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
GRK 5705 - Introduction to the Historical-Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00996 - Grk 5715/Lat 5715
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/comparative grammar of Greek and Latin from their Proto-Indo-European origins to classical norms.
LAT 5705 - Introduction to the Historical-Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00996 - Grk 5715/Lat 5715
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/comparative grammar of Greek and Latin from proto-Indo-European origins to classical norms. prereq: Two yrs college [Greek or Latin] or instr consent
ANTH 3221 - Field School
Credits: 6.0 [max 18.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02424
Typically offered: Every Summer
Field excavation, survey, and research. Intensive training in excavation techniques, recordation, analysis, and interpretation of archaeological materials or prehistoric remains. prereq: instr consent
ANTH 5442 - Archaeology of the British Isles
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Material evidence of prehistoric/historical past. Archaeological study of recent and modern times in Britain. Approaches/interpretations of materials. Issues of preservation/presentation.
CNES 3103 - Ancient Greece: Alexander and the East (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Achievements of Alexander the Great, their effect on Greek-speaking world. Greek colonization of Egypt. Hellenistic art, literature, philosophy.
CNES 3106 - Ancient Rome: The Age of Nero
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
The Roman Empire. "Silver Age" of Latin literature, rise of Christianity. Art/architecture.
CNES 5013 - Introduction to Roman Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01856
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey of Roman law from social and historical perspectives. Basic concepts of Roman private law and legal procedure. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
FRIT 3600 - The Renaissance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01888
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Relationships between the visual arts, literature, science, philosophy, and politics in Europe from about 1300-1600. Works of artists, writers, and intellectuals (e.g., Michelangelo Buonarotti, Niccolo Machiavelli, Michel de Montaigne), different artistic and literary forms (e.g., portrait, sonnet, essay), and broad thematic issues, including the individual, antiquity, the state, and discovery. Team taught.
CNES 3152 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00992 - ArtH 3152/CNES 3152
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course will provide an introduction to the history of Greek art, architecture and archaeology from the formation of the Greek city states in the ninth century BCE, through the expansion of Greek culture across the Mediterranean and Asia in the Hellenistic period, to the coming of Rome in the first century BCE. While this survey concentrates on the main developments of Greek art, an important sub-theme of this course this is the changes Classical visual culture underwent as it served non-Greek peoples, including the role it played for Alexander and his successors in forging multiethnic, globally minded empires in Western, Central and South Asia. No background in the time period or discipline is expected and therefore this class will also serve as an introduction to interdisciplinary study of art history and the classical world. A number of art historical methodologies will be introduced in order to not only give students a useful background in art history but to give them the tools to think as art historians and incorporate related visual and textual evidence meaningfully into their writing.
ARTH 3152 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00992 - ArtH 3152/CNES 3152
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course will provide an introduction to the history of Greek art, architecture and archaeology from the formation of the Greek city states in the ninth century BCE, through the expansion of Greek culture across the Mediterranean and Asia in the Hellenistic period, to the coming of Rome in the first century BCE. While this survey concentrates on the main developments of Greek art, an important sub-theme of this course this is the changes Classical visual culture underwent as it served non-Greek peoples, including the role it played for Alexander and his successors in forging multiethnic, globally minded empires in Western, Central and South Asia. No background in the time period or discipline is expected and therefore this class will also serve as an introduction to interdisciplinary study of art history and the classical world. A number of art historical methodologies will be introduced in order to not only give students a useful background in art history but to give them the tools to think as art historians and incorporate related visual and textual evidence meaningfully into their writing.
CNES 3162 - Roman Art and Archaeology (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00991 - ArtH 3162/CNES 3162
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Introduction to art and material culture of Roman world: origin, change, continuity. Progress/decay in later empire, its legacy to modern world.
ARTH 3162 - Roman Art and Archaeology (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00991 - ArtH 3162/CNES 3162
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Introduction to history of Roman art, from formation of city-state of Rome under Etruscan domination, to transformation of visual culture in late antiquity under peoples influenced by the Romans.
ARTH 3009 - Medieval Art (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02292
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Medieval art in Western Europe, from around 1000 to the mid-14th century. Works from France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and England examined in their historical context. Cross cultural relations, development of completely new forms of art and techniques, and the processes of realization.
HIST 3066 - Prehistoric Pathways to World Civilization (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02045
Typically offered: Every Spring
How did complex urban societies first develop? This course addresses this question in ten regions of the world, including Maya Mesoamerica, Inca South America, Sumerian Near East, Shang Civilization in East Asia and early Greece and Rome.
ARTH 3182 - Egypt and Western Asia: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt and Western Asia (AH, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01830
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will provide students with foundational knowledge in the art, architecture, and archaeology of Egypt, East Africa, Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Iran and Central Asia from the Neolithic through Late Antiquity (ca. 7,000 B.C.E. - 650 C.E.). Students will gain an understanding of the relationship between the visual material and the social, intellectual, political, and religious contexts in which it developed and functioned. In this regard, students will also gain an understanding of the evolution of, and exchanges and differences among, the visual cultures of these time periods and regions. It will also expose them to the preconditions for contemporary geopolitics in the region.
CNES 3182 - Egypt and Western Asia: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt and Western Asia (AH, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01830
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will provide students with foundational knowledge in the art, architecture, and archaeology of Egypt, East Africa, Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Iran and Central Asia from the Neolithic through Late Antiquity (ca. 7,000 B.C.E. - 650 C.E.). Students will gain an understanding of the relationship between the visual material and the social, intellectual, political, and religious contexts in which it developed and functioned. In this regard, students will also gain an understanding of the evolution of, and exchanges and differences among, the visual cultures of these time periods and regions. It will also expose them to the preconditions for contemporary geopolitics in the region.
RELS 3182 - Egypt and Western Asia: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt and Western Asia (AH, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01830
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will provide students with foundational knowledge in the art, architecture and archaeology of Egypt, East Africa, Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Iran and Central Asia from the Neolithic through Late Antiquity (ca. 7,000 B.C.E. - 650 C.E.). Students will gain an understanding of the relationship between the visual material and the social, intellectual, political and religious contexts in which it developed and functioned. In this regard, students will also gain an understanding of the evolution of, and exchanges and differences among, the visual cultures of these time periods and regions. It will also expose them to the preconditions for contemporary geopolitics in the region.
CNES 5192 - Persia and the Ancient Iranian World: Art and Archaeology of Achaemenid to Sasanian Persia
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01829
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Art and archaeology of ancient Persia and the wider ancient Iranian world, from the rise of the Achaemenid empire in 650 BCE, to the advent of Islam in the seventh century CE.
ARTH 5192 - Persia and the Ancient Iranian World: Art and Archaeology of Achaemenid to Sasanian Persia
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01829 - ArtH 5192/CNES 5192
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Art, archaeology of ancient Persia and the wider ancient Iranian world from the rise of the Achaemenid empire in 650 BCE to the advent of Islam in the seventh century CE.
CNES 3103 - Ancient Greece: Alexander and the East (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Achievements of Alexander the Great, their effect on Greek-speaking world. Greek colonization of Egypt. Hellenistic art, literature, philosophy.
CNES 3104 - Ancient Rome: Kings and Consuls
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Roman Republic from origins to Caesar's death.
CNES 3105 - Ancient Rome: The Age of Augustus
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Transition from republic to empire. Political strategies of Augustus (first emperor). "Golden age" of Latin literature. Monuments.
CNES 3106 - Ancient Rome: The Age of Nero
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
The Roman Empire. "Silver Age" of Latin literature, rise of Christianity. Art/architecture.
CNES 3601 - Sexuality and Gender in Ancient Greece and Rome (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01642 - CNES 3601/CNES 5601
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
What we know (or think we know) about ancient Greek and Roman ideas about sexuality and gender roles. Evidence/methodologies by which it is analyzed.
HIST 3052 - Ancient Civilization: Greece
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
A broad survey of ancient Greek culture and history from the third millennium B.C. to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C.
HIST 3053 - Ancient Civilization: Rome (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
A broad survey of the culture and history of Rome from its origins to the decline and fall of the Roman Empire in the third and fourth centuries A.D.
HIST 5053 - Doing Roman History: Sources, Methods, and Trends
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Survey of major scholarship in field of Roman history since Mommsen. Political, cultural, social, military, and economic history. Focuses on methodological problems posed by evidence. Ways in which these issues shape research. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
CNES 3071 - Greek and Hellenistic Religions (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00138
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Greek religion from the Bronze Age to Hellenistic times. Sources include literature, art, and archaeology. Homer and Olympian deities, ritual performance, prayer/sacrifice, temple architecture, death and the afterlife, mystery cults, philosophical religion. Near Eastern salvation religions.
CNES 5071 - Greek and Hellenistic Religions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00138
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Greek religion from Bronze Age to Hellenistic times. Literature, art, archaeology. Homer/Olympian deities. Ritual performance, prayer, sacrifice. Temple architecture. Death/afterlife. Mystery cults. Philosophical religion. Near Eastern salvation religions. Meets with 3071.
RELS 3071 - Greek and Hellenistic Religions (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00138
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Greek religion from the Bronze Age to Hellenistic times. Literature, art, archaeology. Homer/Olympian deities. Ritual performance, prayer, sacrifice. Temple architecture. Death/afterlife. Mystery cults. Philosophical religion. Near Eastern salvation religions. Meets with 3171.
RELS 5071 - Greek and Hellenistic Religions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00138
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Greek religion from Bronze Age to Hellenistic times. Literature, art, archaeology. Homer/Olympian deities. Ritual performance, prayer, sacrifice. Temple architecture. Death/afterlife. Mystery cults. Philosophical religion. Near Eastern salvation religions. Meets with 3071.
CNES 3072 - The Birth of Christianity (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00139 - CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RelS 3072/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Early Jesus movement in cultural/historical setting. Origins in Judaism. Traditions about Jesus. Apostle Paul, controversies/interpreters. Authority, religious practice, structure. Emergence of canon. Contemporary methods of New Testament study. Biblical writings as history/narrative. CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RELS 3072/RELS 5072 meet together.
CNES 5072 - The Birth of Christianity (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00139 - CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RelS 3072/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Early Jesus movement in cultural/historical setting. Origins in Judaism. Traditions about Jesus. Apostle Paul, controversies/interpreters. Authority, religious practice, structure. Emergence of canon. Contemporary methods of New Testament study. Biblical writings as history/narrative. CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RELS 3072/RELS 5072 meet together.
RELS 3072 - The Birth of Christianity (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00139 - CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RelS 3072/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Early Jesus movement in cultural/historical setting. Origins in Judaism. Traditions about Jesus. Apostle Paul, controversies/interpreters. Authority, religious practice, structure. Emergence of canon. Contemporary methods of New Testament study. Biblical writings as history/narrative. CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RELS 3072/RELS 5072 meet together.
RELS 5072 - The Birth of Christianity (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00139 - CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RelS 3072/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Early Jesus movement in cultural/historical setting. Origins in Judaism. Traditions about Jesus. Apostle Paul, controversies/interpreters. Authority, religious practice, structure. Emergence of canon. Contemporary methods of New Testament study. Biblical writings as history/narrative. CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RELS 3072/RELS 5072 meet together.
CNES 3061 - "Bread and Circuses:" Spectacles and Mass Culture in Antiquity (HIS, CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02312
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Development of large-scale public entertainments in ancient Mediterranean world, from athletic contests of Olympia and dramatic festivals of Athens to chariot races and gladiatorial games of Roman Empire. Wider significance of these spectacles in their impact on political, social, and economic life of the societies that supported them.
HIST 3061 - "Bread and Circuses": Spectacles and Mass Culture in Antiquity (HIS, CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02312
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Development of large-scale public entertainments in ancient Mediterranean world, from athletic contests of Olympia and dramatic festivals of Athens to chariot races and gladiatorial games of Roman Empire. Wider significance of these spectacles in their impact on political, social, and economic life of the societies that supported them.