Classical Studies

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For course descriptions not found in the UC San Diego General Catalog, 2014–15, please contact the department for more information.

[UC Tri-Campus Graduate Program in Classics Courses]


CLAS 196A. Directed Honors Thesis in Classical Studies (4)

BA honors thesis research under the direction of a member of a Classical Studies Program faculty. CLAS 196A is offered in the fall and winter quarters. Prerequisites: acceptance into the Classical Studies Honors Program and consent of instructor.

CLAS 196B. Directed Honors Thesis in Classical Studies (4)

BA honors thesis research under the direction of a member of a Classical Studies Program faculty. CLAS 196B is offered in the winter and spring quarters. Prerequisites: 196A and consent of instructor.

Humanities 1. The Foundations of Western Civilization: Israel and Greece (6)

Humanities 2. Rome, Christianity, and the Middle Ages (6)

Humanities 3. Renaissance, Reformation, and Early Modern Europe (4)

HIEU 101. Greece in the Classical Age (4)

HIEU 101A. Ancient Greek Civilization (4)

HIEU 102. Roman History(4)

HIEU 103. Decline and Fall/Roman Empire (4)

HIEU 105. The Early Christian Church (4)

HIEU 133. Gender in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Mediterranean (4)

HIEU 160/260. Topics in the History of Greece (4)

HIEU 199. Independent Study in European History (4)

LTGK 1-2-3. Beginning and Intermediate Greek (4-4-4)

LTGK 110. Archaic Period (4)

LTGK 112. Homer (4)

LTGK 113. Classical Period (4)

LTGK 120. New Testament Greek (4)

LTGK 130. Tragedy (4)

LTGK 131. Comedy (4)

LTGK 132. History (4)

LTGK 133. Prose (4)

LTGK 135. Lyric Poetry (4)

LTGK 198. Directed Group Study (4)

LTGK 199. Special Studies (2 or 4)

LTLA 1-2-3. Beginning and Intermediate Latin (4-4-4)

LTLA 4. Intensive Elementary Latin (12)

LTLA 100. Introduction to Latin Literature (4)

LTLA 111. Pre-Augustan (4)

LTLA 114. Vergil (4)

LTLA 116. Silver Latin (4)

LTLA 131. Prose (4)

LTLA 132. Lyric and Elegiac Poetry (4)

LTLA 133. Epic (4)

LTLA 134. History (4)

LTLA 135. Drama (4)

LTLA 198. Directed Group Study (4)

LTLA 199. Special Studies (2 or 4)

LTWL 19A-B-C. The Greco-Roman World (4-4-4)

LTWL 100. Mythology (4)

LTWL 102. Women in Antiquity (4)

LTWL 106. Classical Tradition (4)
Previously LGTN 100, LTEU 100 (May be repeated as topics vary.)

LTWL 158A. Topics in the New Testament (4)

LTWL 158B. Topics in Early Christian Texts and Cultures (4)

LTWL 158C. Topics in Other Christianities (4)

Philosophy 100. Plato (4)

Philosophy 101. Aristotle (4)

Philosophy 102. Hellenistic Philosophy (4)

Philosophy 199. Directed Individual Study (4)

Poli Sci 110A. Citizens and Saints: Political Thought from Plato to Augustine (4)

TDHT 116. Old Myths in New Films (4)

Visual Arts 120A. Greek Art (4)

Visual Arts 120B. Roman Art (4)

Visual Arts 120C. Late Antique Art (4)


HIEU 260. Topics in the History of Greece (4)

LTCO 210. Classical Studies (4)

LTGK 297. Directed Studies (1–12)

LTGK 298. Special Projects (4)

LTLA 297. Directed Studies (1–12)

LTLA 298. Special Projects (4)

Philosophy 210. Greek Philosophy (4)

Philosophy 290. Directed Independent Study (1–4)

UC Tri-Campus Graduate Program in Classics Courses

Classics 200A. Contemporary Literary Theory and the Classics (4)

An introduction to contemporary literary theory, focusing on important critical approaches to the literary texts. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

Classics 200B. Historical Perspectives on Classical Antiquity (4)

Examines ways in which classical texts and ideas have been received and appropriated for the diverse purposes of ancient and subsequent cultures. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

Classics 200C. Greece and Rome in Their Contemporary Cultural Contexts (4)

An introduction to the methods and perspectives of social scientific theory that can be used to study the material and social dimensions of the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

Classics 201. Research and Pedagogical Tools for Classicists (4)

Covers various technical skills essential for research and pedagogy in classics, including use of digital resources (e.g., bibliographical databases). Provides an introduction to important disciplinary subfields, such as textual criticism and epigraphy. Selection of topics will be at instructor’s discretion.

Classics 205. Concurrent Readings (2)

Concurrent enrollment with advanced undergraduate courses (either Greek 105 or Latin 105) with enhanced readings and separate examinations. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

Classics 220. Classics Graduate Seminar (4)

Subject matter variable; mainly but not exclusively major literary topics. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Same as Art History 295 when topic is appropriate.

Classics 280. Independent Study (4)

Supervised independent research. Subject varies.

Classics 290. Research in Classics (4-4-4)


Classics 299. Dissertation Research (4–12)

F,W,S. May be repeated for credit. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.

Classics 399. University Teaching (4-4-4)

F,W,S. Required of and limited to teaching assistants.