Classical Civilization; Classics

(College of Letters and Science)

Carey Seal, Ph.D., Program Director

Department Office. Classics Program; 215 Sproul Hall; 530-752-0835; http://classics.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://classics.ucdavis.edu/people


(College of Letters and Science)

Carey Seal, Ph.D., Program Director

Department Office. Classics Program; 215 Sproul Hall; 530-752-0835; http://classics.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://classics.ucdavis.edu/people

The Major Program

Classical Civilization is an interdisciplinary major that examines the ancient Mediterranean cultures of Greece, Rome and the Near East, with courses offered on the languages, history, literature, religions, myths, art and archaeology of these societies, their achievements in rhetoric and philosophy, and their political and social institutions. Minor programs in Classical Civilization, Greek, and Latin, and many General Education courses are also offered.

The Program. The major has two tracks: (1) Classical and Mediterranean Civilizations, and (2) Classical Languages and Literatures. The core of both major tracks consists of two years of Latin or Greek, the introductory sequence on the ancient Mediterranean world (CLA 001, 002, 003 or 004), the advanced seminar (CLA 190), and a number of electives. The Classical and Mediterranean Civilization track allows students to choose their electives from a broadly balanced program in history, art and archaeology, literature, philosophy and rhetoric. The Classical Languages and Literatures track focuses more intensively on language and literature, requiring the study of two languages and allowing fewer electives. Students planning to go on to graduate work in Classics should take Track 2 and study as much Latin and Greek as possible. They should make a point of talking to an advisor early in their undergraduate program. They are also advised to acquire a reading knowledge of French or German.

Career Opportunities. A degree in Classical Civilization represents a solid liberal arts education that provides an excellent foundation for a wide variety of careers. In the last twenty-five years, many majors have applied to law or medical schools and nearly all have been accepted. Additional career options include library and museum work, teaching, journalism, and graduate study in Classics, art, archaeology, history, literature, philosophy, and religion.

Major Advisors. E. Albu, V. Popescu, C. Seal, A. Uhlig

Honors Program. Candidates for high or highest honors in Classical Civilization must write a senior honors thesis under the direction of a faculty member in Classics. Potential candidates for the honors program must enroll in Classics 194HA and 194HB, normally during the first two quarters of the senior year. Enrollment is limited to upper division students with a minimum of 135 units, and a 3.500 grade point average in courses in the Classical Civilization major. For further information, students should consult with the major advisor or program director. The requirements for the honors program are in addition to the regular requirements for the major in Classical Civilization. 

Graduate Study. The Department offers a master’s degree in Classics with emphasis on either Greek or Latin; however, admission into the graduate program has been suspended. 

Prerequisite credit. Credit will not normally be given for a lower division course in Latin or Greek if it is the prerequisite of a course already successfully completed. Exceptions can be made by the Program Director only. 

Classical and Mediterranean Civilizations Track
Units: 66-67
Preparatory Subject Matter
26-27
LAT 001
Elementary Latin (Active)
5
LAT 002
Elementary Latin (Active)
5
LAT 003
Intermediate Latin (Active)
5
or
GRK 001
Elementary Greek (Active)
5
GRK 002
Elementary Greek (Active)
5
GRK 003
Intermediate Greek (Active)
5
Choose two:
8
CLA 001
Ancient Near East and Early Greece: 3000-500 B.C.E. (Active)
4
CLA 002
Ancient Greece and the Near East: 500 to 146 B.C.E. (Active)
4
CLA 003
Rome and the Mediterranean: 800 B.C.E. to 500 C.E. (Active)
4
CLA 004
Late Antiquity (Active)
4
Choose one additional from:
3-4
AHI 001A
Ancient Mediterranean Art (Active)
4
CLA 001
Ancient Near East and Early Greece: 3000-500 B.C.E. (Active)
4
CLA 002
Ancient Greece and the Near East: 500 to 146 B.C.E. (Active)
4
CLA 003
Rome and the Mediterranean: 800 B.C.E. to 500 C.E. (Active)
4
CLA 004
Late Antiquity (Active)
4
CLA 010
Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern Mythology (Active)
3
or
CLA 010Y
Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern Mythology - Hybrid (Active)
3
CLA 015
Women and Gender in Classical Antiquity (Active)
4
CLA 020
Pompeii AD 79 (Active)
4
CLA 025
The Classical Heritage in America (Active)
4
CLA 030
Greek and Latin Elements in English Vocabulary (Active)
3
CLA 030F
Greek and Latin Elements in English Vocabulary (Active)
3
CLA 031
Greek and Latin Elements in Technical Vocabulary (Active)
3
CLA 040
Life and Economy in the Ancient Mediterranean World (Active)
4
CLA 050
Ancient Science (Active)
4
COM 001
Major Works of the Ancient World (Active)
4
PHI 021
Philosophical Classics of the Ancient Era (Active)
4
RST 021
The Bible and Its Interpreters (Active)
4
RST 040
New Testament (Active)
4
Depth Subject Matter
40
Upper division courses in Latin or Greek
12
CLA 190
Senior Seminar (Active)
4
Six additional upper division courses chosen from the following groups:
24
Of these 24 units at least 12 must be in Latin, Greek, or Classics.
 
(a) Upper division courses in Latin or Greek (100 and above), or Classics 101 and above (except 194HA, 194HB, and no more than 4 credits from 197TC).
 
CLA 101A
Topics in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations (Active)
4
CLA 101B
Topics in Greek Civilization (Active)
4
CLA 101C
Topics in Roman Civilization (Active)
4
CLA 101D
Topics in Classical Receptions (Active)
4
CLA 101E
Topics in Ancient Science (Active)
4
CLA 102
Film and the Classical World (Active)
4
CLA 103
Love and Beauty in the Ancient World (Active)
4
CLA 105
Theory and Practice of Greek and Roman Mythology (Active)
4
CLA 110
Origins of Rhetoric (Active)
4
CLA 111
Forms of Knowledge in the Ancient World (Active)
4
CLA 120
Greek and Roman Historiography (Active)
4
CLA 125
Roman Political Thought (Active)
4
CLA 140
Homer and Ancient Epic (Active)
4
CLA 141
Greek and Roman Comedy (Active)
4
CLA 142
Greek and Roman Novel (Active)
4
CLA 143
Greek Tragedy (Active)
4
CLA 150
Socrates and Classical Athens (Active)
4
CLA 170
Cultural Interactions in the Ancient Mediterranean World (Active)
4
CLA 171
Mediterranean Bronze Age Archaeology (Active)
4
CLA 172A
Early Greek Art and Architecture (Active)
4
CLA 172B
Later Greek Art and Architecture (Active)
4
CLA 173
Roman Art and Architecture (Active)
4
CLA 174
Greek Religion and Society (Active)
4
CLA 175
Architecture and Urbanism in Mediterranean Antiquity (Active)
4
CLA 176
Roman Religions (Active)
4
GRK 100
Readings in Greek Prose (Active)
4
GRK 101
Plato (Active)
4
GRK 102
Euripides (Active)
4
GRK 103A
Homer: Iliad (Active)
4
GRK 103B
Homer: Odyssey (Active)
4
GRK 104
Menander (Active)
4
GRK 105
Attic Orators (Active)
4
GRK 106
Greek Hexameter Poetry (Active)
4
GRK 110
Readings in the Greek Novel (Active)
4
GRK 111
Sophocles (Active)
4
GRK 112
Aristophanes (Active)
4
GRK 113
Thucydides (Active)
4
LAT 100
Readings in Latin Prose (Active)
4
LAT 101
Livy (Active)
4
LAT 102
Roman Comedy (Active)
5
LAT 103
Vergil: Aeneid (Active)
4
LAT 104
Sallust (Active)
4
LAT 105
Catullus (Active)
4
LAT 106
Horace: Odes and Epodes (Active)
4
LAT 108
Horace: Satires and Epistles (Active)
4
LAT 109
Roman Elegy (Active)
4
LAT 110
Ovid (Active)
4
LAT 112
Cicero (Active)
4
LAT 115
Lucretius (Active)
4
LAT 116
Vergil: Eclogues and Georgics (Active)
4
LAT 118
Roman Historians (Active)
4
LAT 119
Readings in Republican Latin Literature (Active)
4
LAT 120
Readings in Imperial Latin Literature (Active)
4
LAT 121
Latin Prose Composition (Active)
4
LAT 122
Early Christian Writers (Active)
4
LAT 125
Medieval Latin (Active)
4
LAT 130
Readings in Late Latin (Active)
4
LAT 135
Themes in Latin Literature (Active)
4
(b) Relevant courses in other departments such as:
 
HIS 102A
Undergraduate Proseminar in History; Ancient (Active)
5
HIS 111A
Ancient History (Active)
4
HIS 111B
Ancient History (Active)
4
HIS 111C
Ancient History (Active)
4
RST 102
Christian Origins (Active)
4
RST 125
Dead Sea Scrolls, Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha (Active)
4
RST 141A
New Testament Literature: Synoptic Gospels (Active)
4
RST 141B
New Testament Literature: John (Active)
4
RST 141C
New Testament Literature: Paul (Active)
4
PHI 143
Hellenistic Philosophy (Active)
4
PHI 160
Pre-Socratics (Active)
4
PHI 161
Plato (Active)
4
PHI 162
Aristotle (Active)
4
POL 118A
History of Political Theory: Ancient (Active)
4
Classical Languages and Literatures Track
Units: 70
Preparatory Subject Matter
34
LAT 001
Elementary Latin (Active)
5
LAT 002
Elementary Latin (Active)
5
LAT 003
Intermediate Latin (Active)
5
and
GRK 001
Elementary Greek (Active)
5
GRK 002
Elementary Greek (Active)
5
GRK 003
Intermediate Greek (Active)
5
Choose one:
4
CLA 001
Ancient Near East and Early Greece: 3000-500 B.C.E. (Active)
4
CLA 002
Ancient Greece and the Near East: 500 to 146 B.C.E. (Active)
4
CLA 003
Rome and the Mediterranean: 800 B.C.E. to 500 C.E. (Active)
4
CLA 004
Late Antiquity (Active)
4
Depth Subject Matter
36
Six upper division courses in the two chosen languages, with at least two courses in each language
24
CLA 190
Senior Seminar (Active)
4
Choose two from either of the following groups:
8
(a) Additional upper division courses in Latin or Greek (100 and above) or Classics 101 and above (except 194HA, 194HB, and no more than 4 credits from 197TC).
 
Additional upper division courses in Latin or Greek.
 
CLA 101A
Topics in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations (Active)
4
CLA 101B
Topics in Greek Civilization (Active)
4
CLA 101C
Topics in Roman Civilization (Active)
4
CLA 101D
Topics in Classical Receptions (Active)
4
CLA 101E
Topics in Ancient Science (Active)
4
CLA 102
Film and the Classical World (Active)
4
CLA 103
Love and Beauty in the Ancient World (Active)
4
CLA 105
Theory and Practice of Greek and Roman Mythology (Active)
4
CLA 110
Origins of Rhetoric (Active)
4
CLA 111
Forms of Knowledge in the Ancient World (Active)
4
CLA 120
Greek and Roman Historiography (Active)
4
CLA 125
Roman Political Thought (Active)
4
CLA 140
Homer and Ancient Epic (Active)
4
CLA 141
Greek and Roman Comedy (Active)
4
CLA 142
Greek and Roman Novel (Active)
4
CLA 143
Greek Tragedy (Active)
4
CLA 150
Socrates and Classical Athens (Active)
4
CLA 171
Mediterranean Bronze Age Archaeology (Active)
4
CLA 172A
Early Greek Art and Architecture (Active)
4
CLA 172B
Later Greek Art and Architecture (Active)
4
CLA 173
Roman Art and Architecture (Active)
4
CLA 174
Greek Religion and Society (Active)
4
CLA 175
Architecture and Urbanism in Mediterranean Antiquity (Active)
4
CLA 176
Roman Religions (Active)
4
(b) Relevant courses in other departments such as:
 
HIS 102A
Undergraduate Proseminar in History; Ancient (Active)
5
HIS 111A
Ancient History (Active)
4
HIS 111B
Ancient History (Active)
4
HIS 111C
Ancient History (Active)
4
RST 102
Christian Origins (Active)
4
RST 125
Dead Sea Scrolls, Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha (Active)
4
RST 141A
New Testament Literature: Synoptic Gospels (Active)
4
RST 141B
New Testament Literature: John (Active)
4
RST 141C
New Testament Literature: Paul (Active)
4
PHI 143
Hellenistic Philosophy (Active)
4
PHI 160
Pre-Socratics (Active)
4
PHI 161
Plato (Active)
4
PHI 162
Aristotle (Active)
4
POL 118A
History of Political Theory: Ancient (Active)
4
Total: 70

(College of Letters and Science)

Carey Seal, Ph.D., Program Director

Department Office. Classics Program; 215 Sproul Hall; 530-752-0835; http://classics.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://classics.ucdavis.edu/people

The Department offers minors in Arabic, Classical Civilization, Greek and Latin for those wishing to follow a shorter but formally recognized program of study in Classics.
Classical Civilization
Units: 20
Choose one:
4
CLA 001
Ancient Near East and Early Greece: 3000-500 B.C.E. (Active)
4
CLA 002
Ancient Greece and the Near East: 500 to 146 B.C.E. (Active)
4
CLA 003
Rome and the Mediterranean: 800 B.C.E. to 500 C.E. (Active)
4
CLA 004
Late Antiquity (Active)
4
Choose one upper division course in Latin or Greek.
4
Choose two additional upper division courses in Classics, Latin or Greek.
8
Choose one additional upper division course selected from either group (a) or (b) in the Classical Civilization major.
4
Total: 20
Courses in CLA:
CLA 001Ancient Near East and 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 and the Near East: 500 to 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 and the Mediterranean: 800 B.C.E. to 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 third to the eighth 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, and 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, and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 040Life and 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 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 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 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 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 and the Classical World (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Film Viewing—2.5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics 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 and 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 and Practice of Greek and Roman Mythology (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics 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 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 course 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 and Roman Historiography (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics 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 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 and Ancient Epic (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics 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 and Roman Comedy (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Conference—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics 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 and Roman Novel (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics 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 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 and Classical Athens (4) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics 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 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 and 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 eighth century to the mid-fifth century B.C. (Same course as AHI 172A.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2015 Fall Quarter.
CLA 172BLater Greek Art and Architecture (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Study of the art and architecture of later Classical and Hellenistic Greece, from the mid-fifth century to the first century B.C. (Same course as AHI 172B.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2015 Fall Quarter.
CLA 173Roman Art and 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 fourth century C.E. (Same course as AHI 173.) (Letter.) GE credit: AH, VL, WE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
CLA 174Greek Religion and Society (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): A lower division Classics 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 and 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, Greek or Hebrew 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 and 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 and 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.