CLA Classics

Courses in CLA:
CLA 001Ancient Near East & Early Greece: 3000-500 B.C.E. (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction to the literature, art, and social and political institutions of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Palestine, and early Greece from 3000 to 500 B.C.E. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2015 Fall Quarter.
CLA 002Ancient Greece & the Near East: 500-146 B.C.E. (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Introduction to the literature, art and thought and the political and social institutions and values of Greece and its eastern Mediterranean neighbors-the Persians, Egyptians, and Judeans. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CLA 003Rome & the Mediterranean: 800 B.C.E. -500 C.E. (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction to the history, literature, material culture, political and social institutions and values of Roman Civilization, with an emphasis on the development of the Roman Empire and the interactions of Roman culture with other Mediterranean cultures. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2008 Spring Quarter.
CLA 004Late Antiquity (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). History and culture of the Roman and Byzantine empires from the 3rd to the 8th century. Transformation of the classical Mediterranean world through political and cultural interactions, rise of Christianity and Islam, beginning of the medieval period in Europe. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CLA 010Greek, Roman, & Near Eastern Mythology (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Examination of major myths of Greece, Rome, and the Ancient Near East; their place in the religion, literature and art of the societies that produced them; their subsequent development, influence and interpretation. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CLA 010YGreek, Roman, & Near Eastern Mythology - Hybrid (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Web Virtual Lecture—1 hour(s). Examination of major myths of Greece, Rome, and the Ancient Near East; their place in the religion, literature and art of the societies that produced them; their subsequent development, influence and interpretation. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
CLA 015Women & Gender in Classical Antiquity (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Lives and roles of women and men in ancient Greece and Rome. Readings from history, philosophy, medical and legal documents, literature and myth. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
CLA 020Pompeii AD 79 (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Roman life in an urban community at the time of the eruption of Vesuvius. Slide presentations of the archeological evidence will be supplemented by selected readings from Petronius' Satyricon and other ancient authors. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CLA 025The Classical Heritage in America (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Classical heritage in the New World, with emphasis on the United States from its colonial past to the present day. The reception of Greco-Roman thought and values as expressed in art, architecture, education, law, government, literature, and film. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, AH, WE. Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
CLA 030Greek & Latin Elements in English Vocabulary (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Knowledge of Latin and Greek not required. Elements of Greek and Latin vocabulary for increased understanding of English word formation and improved ability to understand and retain unfamiliar words. Emphasis on Greek and Latin elements but other languages not neglected. Not open for credit to students who have completed CLA 030F. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
CLA 030FGreek & Latin Elements in English Vocabulary (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Restricted to incoming freshmen. Knowledge of Latin and Greek not required. Elements of Greek and Latin vocabulary for increased understanding of English word formation and improved ability to understand and retain unfamiliar words. Emphasis on Greek and Latin elements but other languages not neglected. Not open for credit to students who have completed CLA 030. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
CLA 031Greek & Latin Elements in Technical Vocabulary (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Knowledge of Greek and Latin not required. Elements of Greek and Latin vocabulary to increase understanding of English word formation in medical, scientific and technical terminology and improve ability to understand and retain unfamiliar terms. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CLA 035Food & Wine in the Ancient Mediterranean (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Social, political, and economic history of food and wine in ancient Mediterranean cultures. Development of agriculture and technology, trade, empires. Representation of food and wine in literary and visual arts, religious significance. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC. Effective: 2019 Fall Quarter.
CLA 040Life & Economy in the Ancient Mediterranean World (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Characterization of ancient Mediterranean economies, with emphasis on Greece and Rome. Utilization of archaeological, art historical, and literary evidence. Craft production, labor specialization, trade networks, ancient technology, urban growth, agricultural productivity, coinage systems, and household economies. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CLA 050Ancient Science (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Study of science in ancient Greece and Rome; consideration of its social context; concentration on the basic concepts of physics, the world of medicine and biology, the history of mathematics, and the practices of astronomy, astrology and meteorology. (Same course as STS 050.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CLA 051Ancient Medicine (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Medicine in ancient Greece and Rome; physiological conceptions of the body within scientific and social frameworks; exploration of sanitation technology and health in antiquity; medical treatment of the female body; medicine and the economy. (Same course as STS 051.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
CLA 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2007 Fall Quarter.
CLA 101ATopics in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics (CLA) course or consent of instructor. Topics may be ordered by time or place (e.g. Hellenistic Egypt) or by theme or genre (e.g. slavery in the ancient world). May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CLA 101BTopics in Greek Civilization (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics (CLA) course or consent of instructor. Topics may be ordered by time or place (e.g. the world of Homer) or by theme or genre (e.g. the Greek art of war). May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CLA 101CTopics in Roman Civilization (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics (CLA) course or consent of instructor. Topics may be ordered by time or place (e.g. Julius Caesar and his age) or by theme or genre (e.g. gladiators: blood in the arena). May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CLA 101DTopics in Classical Receptions (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics (CLA) course or consent of instructor. Topics in classical reception from late antiquity to the present. Topics may be ordered by time or place (e.g. the classical tradition in Washington, D.C.) or by theme or genre (e.g. cinematic representations of the ancient world). May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CLA 101ETopics in Ancient Science (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): CLA 050 or CLA 051; or Consent of Instructor. Topics may be ordered by discipline (e.g. ancient medicine), historical figure (e.g. Galen) or topic (e.g. science and the economy). May be repeated up to 2 Time(s) when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CLA 102Film & the Classical World (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—2.5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics (CLA) course or consent of instructor. Classical World as portrayed in films. Viewings and discussions of modern versions of ancient dramas, modern dramas set in the Ancient Mediterranean world, and films imbued with classical themes and allusions. Supplementary readings in ancient literature and mythology. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CLA 103Love & Beauty in the Ancient World (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Philosophical and literary traditions connecting love, beauty, and goodness in ancient thought. Moral and ethical implications, ideologies of sexuality and gender; transmission into the medieval and modern world. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
CLA 105Theory & Practice of Greek & Roman Mythology (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics (CLA) course or consent of instructor. Thematically focused study of mythological narratives. Emphasis on the historical development of myths and the variety of theoretical approaches for the study of myth. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CLA 110Origins of Rhetoric (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics (CLA) course or consent of instructor. Issues in the development of rhetoric from its origins in ancient Greece to A.D.430. Special attention to works of Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, and Quintilian. Role of grammar and rhetoric in schools of Roman Empire. The Christian rhetoric of Saint Augustine. Not open for credit to students who have completed RCM 110 or CMN 110. (Former RCM 110.). (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CLA 111Forms of Knowledge in the Ancient World (4) Active
Extensive Writing; Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). History of knowledge preservation and transfer in the ancient Mediterranean. Oral tradition, technology, innovations, forms of writing, libraries, ancient scholarship, cultural exchange and influence. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
CLA 120Greek & Roman Historiography (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics (CLA) course or consent of instructor. Survey of Greek and Roman historical writing in English translation. Authors to be read may include Herodotus, Thucydides, Sallust, Livy, and Tacitus. Focus on the development of historical writing as a literary genre. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CLA 125Roman Political Thought (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics (CLA) course or consent of instructor. Survey of Roman thinking about politics, as expressed both in formal theorizing and in a variety of other contexts, including oratory, historiography, and epic. Study of Roman political reflection in its historical, cultural, and literary context. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CLA 140Homer & Ancient Epic (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics (CLA) course or consent of instructor. Reading of the classical epics of Homer (Iliad, Odyssey) and Virgil (Aeneid) in English. Discussion of techniques of composition, the beliefs and values of their respective societies, and the generic tradition of ancient epic. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CLA 141Greek & Roman Comedy (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Conference—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics (CLA) course or consent of instructor. Readings in Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, and Terence; lectures on the development of ancient comedy. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CLA 142Greek & Roman Novel (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics (CLA) course or consent of instructor. Examination of the ancient Greek romances and their development into the grotesque realism of Petronius' Satyricon, and the religious mysticism of Apuleius' The Golden Ass. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CLA 143Greek Tragedy (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics (CLA) course or consent of instructor. Reading in English of selected plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Discussion of the development and influence of Athenian tragedy. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CLA 150Socrates & Classical Athens (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics (CLA) course or consent of instructor. Study of the major sources of our knowledge of Socrates, assessment of his role in the politics and culture of ancient Athens, his method of teaching, and his place in Western thought. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CLA 170Cultural Interactions in the Ancient Mediterranean World (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Exploration of the role of colonial encounters in the spread of ideas throughout the ancient Mediterranean from an archaeological and artistic perspective. Emphasis on material and literary expressions of culture, trade routes, and theories pertaining to culture contact. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CLA 171Mediterranean Bronze Age Archaeology (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics (CLA) course or consent of instructor. Archaeological monuments of the ancient Near East, including Egypt and Mesopotamia, and of Greece and Crete during the Bronze Age. Special emphasis on the problems of state formation and on the co-existence and collapse of Bronze Age societies. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
CLA 172AEarly Greek Art & Architecture (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Examination of the origin and development of the major monuments of Greek art and architecture from the 8th century to the mid-5th century B.C. (Same course as AHI 172A.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2015 Fall Quarter.
CLA 172BLater Greek Art & Architecture (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Study of the art and architecture of later Classical and Hellenistic Greece, from the mid-5th century to the 1st century B.C. (Same course as AHI 172B.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2015 Fall Quarter.
CLA 173Roman Art & Architecture (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Art and architecture of Rome and the Roman Empire, from the founding of Rome through the 4th century C.E. (Same course as AHI 173.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
CLA 174Greek Religion & Society (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics (CLA) course or consent of instructor. Cults, festivals, and rituals of Greek religious practice and their relationship to Greek social and political institutions, and to Greek private life. Includes discussion of major sanctuaries at Olympia, Delphi, Athens, and others. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
CLA 175Architecture & Urbanism in Mediterranean Antiquity (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Architecture and urban development in the ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome. Special emphasis on the social structure of the ancient city as expressed in its architecture, and on the interaction between local traditions and the impact of Greco-Roman urbanism. (Same course as AHI 175.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WC, WE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
CLA 176Roman Religions (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Roman religion from republic to empire. Gods, rituals, and festivals at Rome; sacrifice, sacred places, magic. Gender roles, social status, national identity. Influences from other cultures, especially Egypt and the eastern Mediterranean. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WC, WE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
CLA 190Senior Seminar (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Completion of one upper division course in Latin (LAT), Greek (GRK) or Hebrew (HEB) or consent of instructor. Advanced interdisciplinary study of a problem in the ancient Mediterranean world using the techniques of history, archaeology, art history and philology. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CLA 194HASpecial Study for Honors Students (3) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Independent Study; Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors Program; consent of faculty member supervising honors thesis. Directed reading, research and writing culminating in the completion of a senior honors thesis under the direction of faculty advisor. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
CLA 194HBSpecial Study for Honors Students (3) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s); Independent Study; Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors Program and consent of faculty member supervising honors thesis. Directed reading, research, and writing culminating in the completion of a senior honors thesis under the direction of faculty advisor. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2004 Winter Quarter.
CLA 197TCCommunity Tutoring in Classical Languages (1-5) Active
Tutorial—1-5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Supervised instruction of Greek or Latin in nearby schools by qualified students in department. May be repeated up to 5 Unit(s). (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CLA 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1999 Fall Quarter.
CLA 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1999 Fall Quarter.
CLA 200AApproaches to the Classical Past (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Graduate student status or consent of instructor. Survey of major areas of classical scholarship, with special emphasis on the continuing impact of Mediterranean antiquity on later literature, history, art, and culture. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CLA 200BApproaches to the Classics Past (4) Active
Independent Study—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CLA 200A; Graduate student status or consent of instructor. Restricted to graduate students. Research project on major area of Classical scholarship, with special emphasis on the continuing impact of Mediterranean antiquity on later literature, history, art, and culture. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
CLA 201Introduction to Classical Philology (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Survey of major contemporary areas of classical scholarship with special attention devoted to current problems in literary and textual criticism. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CLA 202Homer (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Readings in the Iliad and Odyssey: the origins and transmission of the poems. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CLA 203Vergil (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Reading of selected books of the Bucolics, Georgics, and Aeneid. Emphasis will be placed on the study of Vergilean poetic language. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CLA 204Greek & Roman Comedy (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Historical and critical problems in Aristophanes or New Comedy. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CLA 205Latin Lyric & Elegy (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Critical examination of the works of Catullus, Horace, or Propertius. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CLA 206Greek Historiography (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Development of historical writing in Greece. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CLA 207Greek Drama (4) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Literary and philological analysis of the plays of Euripides, Sophocles, or Aeschylus. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CLA 299Research (1-12) Active
Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
CLA 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.