Nota Bene

The nature of connectivity is change, so please always check with your faculty advisors and department undergraduate advising heads to verify that the courses below still meet the requirements stated before undertaking a course for credit.

Classical Studies Connectivity

Geometric FloorClassical Studies is itself an interdisciplinary field, and as such, it interacts rigorously with other interdisciplinary programs and departments on campus to bring intellectual diversity and a range of experiential learning opportunities to students.

The department offers courses accepted for credit in several interdisciplinary programs both in the School of Humanities and other schools. Moreover, our courses include a wide variety of skill sets, ranging from drawing, to collaborative translating, to performing an ancient play in its original language, to building a catapult!

Many of our courses are cross-listed with other departments and programs (which means they can count towards majors and minors elsewhere) and they also meet the general university requirements of quantitative reasoning (QR), writing intensive (WR), or foreign language (FL). A quick overview follows.

Please contact the department's Undergraduate Advising Head, Professor Cheryl Walker, for any questions regarding our curriculum. To view the current offering of Classical Studies courses, view the University Bulletin.

 

Affiliated Departments and Programs and Cross-Listed Courses

Anthropology

The following classical studies courses are accepted for credit toward a major or minor in anthropology:

  • CLAS 133a, The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece (A. O. Koloski-Ostrow or A. Koh)
  • CLAS 134b, The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome (A. O. Koloski-Ostrow)


Professor Ann O. Koloski-Ostrow is an affiliate faculty member of anthropology.

Business

The following classical studies course is accepted for credit towards the electives in the business major or minor:

  • CLAS 121b, Money, Markets, and Society in the Ancient Mediterranean (C. Walker)

East Asian Studies

The following classical studies course is accepted for credit towards the electives in the East Asian studies major or minor:

  • CLAS 135a, The Silk Road: China Looks West and the Mediterranean Looks East (A. Koh)
  • CLAS/FA 186a, The Art and Archaeology of Korea (A. Koh)


English

The following classical studies course is accepted for credit towards the electives in the English major or minor:
  • CLAS 166a, Medieval Literature: A Millennium of God, Sex, and Death (C. Walker)

Professor Patricia A. Johnston is an affiliate faculty member of the Department of English and often teaches Latin to graduate students of English.


Fine Arts

The following classical studies courses are accepted for credit toward a major or minor in Fine Arts:

  • CLAS 133a, The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece (A. O. Koloski-Ostrow or A. Koh)
  • CLAS 134b, The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome (A. O. Koloski-Ostrow)
  • CLAS 140a, Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Greek and Roman Art and Text (A. O. Koloski-Ostrow)
  • CLAS 145b, Topics in Greek & Roman Art and Archaeology (A. O. Koloski-Ostrow)
  • CLAS 150b, Pompeii:  Life in the Shadow of Vesuvius (A. O. Koloski-Ostrow)
  • CLAS 151a, Greece, Rome, Myth, and the Movies (A. O. Koloski-Ostrow)


Professor Ann O. Koloski-Ostrow is an affiliate faculty member of Fine Arts.


History

  • CLAS 100a, Survey of Greek History: Bronze Age to 323 BCE (C. Walker)
  • CLAS 115b, Topics in Greek and Roman History (C. Walker)
  • CLAS 120a, Age of Caesar (C. Walker)

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program


The following classical studies courses are accepted for credit toward the Medieval and Renaissance Studies minor:

  • CLAS 115b, Topics in Greek and Roman History (C. Walker)
  • CLAS 166a, Medieval Literature: A Millennium of God, Sex, and Death (C. Walker)

   
Professor Cheryl L. Walker is an affiliate faculty member in the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program.


Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

  • CLAS 192b, Slavery in the Roman World 1st - 4th, CE (B. Brooten)
    Professor Bernadette Brooten of NEJS is an affiliate faculty member of Classical Studies.


Religious Studies Program

The following classical studies courses are accepted for credit toward the religious studies minor:

  • CLAS 166a, Medieval Literature: A Millennium of God, Sex, and Death (C. Walker)
  • CLAS 170a, Classical Mythology (L. Muellner)
  • CLAS 190b, Ancient Mysteries, Cults, and Myths (P. Johnston)

Professor Patricia A. Johnston is former chair of the Religious Studies program and an affiliate faculty member. Professors Leonard C. Muellner and Cheryl L. Walker are also affiliate faculty members of the Religious Studies program.


Theater Arts

  • CLAS 171a, Greek Epic and Athenian Drama (L. Muellner)
  • CLAS 185a, Athenian Tragedy on Stage: Ritual and Performance (L. Muellner and E. Hill)

Women and Gender Studies Program

The following Classical Studies courses are accepted for credit toward the Women's and Gender Studies minor:
  • CLAS 140a, Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Greek and Roman Art and Text (A. O. Koloski-Ostrow)

Professor Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow is an affiliate faculty member of Women's and Gender Studies.

 

Fulfillment of General University Requirements through Classics

To learn more about General University Requirements, visit the Office of the University Registrar.

Foreign Language (FL)


Completion of any Greek or Latin language course numbered 30 or higher meets the foreign language requirement. 


Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

CLAS 145b, Topics in Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology [Topic: "Roman Technology and Art” (or “How to Think Like the Romans"] (A. O. Koloski-Ostrow and R. Meyer [PHYS])

Writing Intensive (WI)


The following courses meet the University's Writing Intensive requirement.

  • CLAS 115b, Topics in Greek and Roman History (C. Walker)
  • CLAS 120a, Age of Caesar (C. Walker)
  • CLAS 166a, Medieval Literature: A Millennium of God, Sex, and Death (C. Walker)
  • CLAS 167b, Classical Myths Told and Retold (A. O. Koloski-Ostrow)
  • LAT 110a, Advanced Latin Composition (P. Johnston)

School Distribution (CA HUM SN SS)


All CLAS, GRK, and LAT courses satisfy the school distribution requirement in Humanities (HUM). The CLAS courses below meet distribution requirements in the School of Humanities (HUM), Creative Arts (CA), and Social Science (SS):

  • CLAS 100a, Survey of Greek History: Bronze Age to 323 BCE (C. Walker) (HUM SS)
  • CLAS 115b, Topics in Greek and Roman History (C. Walker) (HUM SS)
  • CLAS 120a, Age of Caesar (C. Walker) (HUM SS)
  • CLAS 121b, Money, Markets, and Society in the
  • Ancient Mediterranean (C. Walker) (HUM SS)
  • CLAS 133a, The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece (A. O. Koloski-Ostrow or A. Koh) (CA HUM SS)
  • CLAS 134b, The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome (A. O. Koloski-Ostrow) (CA HUM SS)
  • CLAS 145a, Topics in Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology (A. O. Koloski-Ostrow) (CA HUM)
  • CLAS 150b, Pompeii: Life in the Shadow of Vesuvius (A. O. Koloski-Ostrow) (CA HUM)
  • CLAS 151a, Greece, Rome, Myth, and the Movies (A. O. Koloski-Ostrow) (CA HUM SS)
  • CLAS 185a, Athenian Tragedy on Stage: Ritual and Performance (L. Muellner and E. Hill) (CA HUM)

Photo credit: Geometric Floor, Mosaic, House of the Faun, Pompeii (Photographic Credit: Paula Chabot, 1979), by courtesy of the VRoma Project.