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(Interdepartmental Undergraduate Program)
Program Committee: M. Mook, Chair; G. Betcher, J. Cunnally, J. Hagge, M. Henry, D. Hollander, D. Hunter, J. McGlew, M. Mook, J. Thomas
The Classical Studies program is a cross-disciplinary program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences which offers an integrated curriculum of courses in the languages, literatures, history, and thought of ancient Greece and Rome from prehistoric times to the reign of the Emperor Constantine. Complete and current information about the Program may be found on-line at: www.iastate.edu/ ~classics/
Courses in Classical Studies provide background for students whose major fields of study or career interests include Anthropology, English, Foreign
Languages and Literatures, History, Music, Philosophy, Women's Studies, law, medicine, material culture, political science, the life sciences and related fields. Students who wish to pursue an interdisciplinary major in Classical Studies should consult the Program Chair.
A student who wishes to declare a minor must successfully complete the following requirements: (a) Greek 201 or Latin 201; (b) 273 or 275; (c) 402 or 403 or 404; (d) six additional credits from the courses listed below (primary or departmental), or as approved by the program committee. (History majors may substitute 310 for 402 or 403 or 404.)
Courses open for nonmajor graduate credit: 310, 367, 402, 403, 404, 430.
Cl St 275. The Ancient City. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Examination of ancient urban life, including historical context, physical space, material culture, religion, literature, and art; examination of civic identity (the "polis"). Contrast between the concepts of urban and rural. Examples drawn from specific ancient cities; some attention to modern methods of recovering the conditions of ancient urban life and the fundamental concept of the city in European history. H. Honors. (4-0) Cr. 4.
Cl St 350. Rhetoric and the History of Ideas. (Same as Engl 350.) See English.
Cl St 353. World Literature: Western Foundations through Renaissance. (Same as Engl 353.) See English.
Cl St 367. Christianity in the Roman Empire. (Same as Relig 367.) See Religious Studies. Nonmajor graduate credit.
Cl St 372. Greek and Roman Drama. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 273 or 275 or one year of Latin or Greek. Cultural significance and development of drama in ancient Athens and Rome; selected readings in English from dramatists such as Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Artistophanes, Menander, Plautus, Terence and Seneca.
Cl St 373. Greek and Roman Epic. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 273 or 275 or one year of Latin or Greek. Focuses on the cultural and political significance of epic in Greece and Rome. Particular emphasis may be given to the development of the heroic code and its implications for Greco-Roman culture. Readings in English from authors such as Homer and Vergil.
Cl St 374. Women in the Ancient Mediterranean World. (Same as Hist 374, W S 374.) (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Any one course in Cl St, W S, Latin, or Greek. Chronological and topical survey of the status of women in the Ancient Mediterranean world; study of constructs of the female and the feminine. Readings from ancient and modern sources. Emphasis on either the Greek world or Hellenistic Egypt and Rome; may be repeated once.
Cl St 376. Classical Archaeology. (Same as Relig 376.) (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 273 or 275 or one year of Latin or Greek. Chronological survey of the material culture of the ancient Greece-Roman world and the role of archaeological context in understanding the varied aspects of ancient Greek or Roman culture. Among other topics, economy, architecture, arts and crafts, trade and exchange, religion and burial customs will be explored. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.
Cl St 394. The Archaeology of Greece: An Introduction. (2-0) Cr. 2. S. Introduction to the topography, history, archaeology, monuments and art of Greece from the Bronze Age through the Ottoman period; attention given to the culture of modern Greece, preparatory to study abroad in Greece (Cl St 395).
Cl St 395. Study Abroad: The Archaeology of Greece. Cr. 2-6. SS. Prereq: 394. Supervised on-site instruction in the archaeology, monuments, and art of Greece from the Bronze Age through the Ottoman period; attention given to the culture of modern Greece.
Cl St 403. Ancient Rome. (Same as Hist 403.) See History. Nonmajor graduate credit.
Cl St 404. Ancient Rome. (Same as Hist 404.) See History. Nonmajor graduate credit.
Cl St 410. Persuasion in the Athenian Democracy. (Same as Sp Cm 410.) (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 273 or 275 or one year of Latin or Greek. This course examines the origin, structure and development, as well as the social and political functions of rhetoric in 5th and 4th century B.C. Athens against a background of citizenship in the Athenian democracy.
Cl St 430. Western Political Thought: Plato to Machiavelli. (Same as Pol S 430.) See Political Science. Nonmajor graduate credit.
Cl St 480. Seminar in Classical Studies. (3-0) Cr. 3. Prereq: 30 credits in Classical Studies or related courses, permission of Program Chair. Advanced study of a selected topic in Classical Studies. Research paper or project selected by the student.
Cl St 490. Independent Study. Cr. 1 to 6 each time taken. Prereq: 7 credits in classical studies at the 200 level or higher; permission of the Program Chair. Designed to meet the needs of students who wish to study specific topics in classical civilization in areas where courses are not offered, or to pursue such study beyond the limits of existing courses.
Courses for graduate students, major or minor, open to qualified undergraduates
Cl St 512A. Proseminar in Ancient European History. (Same as Hist 512A.) See History.
Cl St 594A. Seminar in Ancient European History. (Same as Hist 594A.) See History.
Primary Courses (Offered by Other Departments)
Greek 101. Elementary Classical Greek I. See Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Greek 102. Elementary Classical Greek II. See Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Greek 201. Intermediate Classical Greek. See Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Greek 332. Introduction to Classical Greek Literature. See Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Greek 441. Advanced Readings in Greek Literature. See Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Greek 442. Advanced Topics in Greek Literature. See Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Greek 490. Independent Study. See Foreign Language and Literature website. (www.language.iastate.edu)
Hist 280. Introduction to History of Science I. See History.
Latin 101. Elementary Latin I. See Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Latin 102. Elementary Latin II. See Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Latin 201. Intermediate Latin. See Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Latin 332. Introduction to Latin Literature. See Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Latin 441. Advanced Readings in Latin Literature. See Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Latin 442. Advanced Topics in Latin Literature. See Foreign Languages and Literatures.
Latin 490. Independent Study. See Foreign Language and Literature website. (www.language.iastate.edu)
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