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CLSX 148 Greek and Roman Mythology
A systematic examination of the traditional cycles of Greek myth and their survival and metamorphosis in Latin literature. Some attention is given to the problems of comparative mythology and the related areas of archaeology and history. Slides and other illustrated materials. No knowledge of Latin or Greek is required. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Welch, Tara
MWF 11:00-11:50 AM WES 3140 - LAWRENCE
3 11068
CLSX 149 Greek and Roman Mythology Honors
The study of Greek and Roman mythology through extensive readings in primary classical texts and secondary authors. Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 151 Introduction to Classical Archaeology
An introduction to the history, methods, and excavation techniques of archaeology, with special emphasis on ancient Greece and Rome. Topics include stratigraphy, chronology, artifact analysis, the role of archaeology in our understanding of Greek and Roman society, and the treatment of archaeology in popular culture. Illustrated throughout with presentations of important archaeological sites of the ancient Mediterranean such as Athens and Pompeii, from the earliest times through late antiquity. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Stinson, Philip
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM BA 202 - LAWRENCE
3 26830
CLSX 168 Ancient Epic Tales
This course provides a survey of ancient epic poetry, focusing on literature from the Greek, Roman, and Mediterranean world. All readings will be in English; no knowledge of any ancient languages is required. The works selected will be ancient epic tales primarily from Greece, Rome and the Mediterranean world (e.g. Epic of Gilgamesh, Homer, Apollonius, Vergil, Ovid, Statius) though some ancient epics from other cultures may be used for comparative purposes (e.g. Beowulf, Popol Vuh, Mahabharata). Class discussion and assignments focus on understanding the ancient cultures and their relation to our own, evaluating the arguments of scholars, and creating well-reasoned written and oral arguments about ancient epics. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Jendza, Craig
MWF 02:00-02:50 PM WES 1003 - LAWRENCE
3 24983
CLSX 169 Ancient Epic Tales, Honors
Honors version of CLSX 168. This course provides a survey of ancient epic poetry, focusing on literature from the Greek, Roman, and Mediterranean world. All readings will be in English; no knowledge of any ancient languages is required. The works selected will be ancient epic tales primarily from Greece, Rome and the Mediterranean world (e.g. Epic of Gilgamesh, Homer, Apollonius, Vergil, Ovid, Statius) though some ancient epics from other cultures may be used for comparative purposes (e.g. Beowulf, Popol Vuh, Mahabharata). Class discussion and assignments focus on understanding the ancient cultures and their relation to our own, evaluating the arguments of scholars, and creating well-reasoned written and oral arguments about ancient epics. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Classics. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Scioli, Emma
MWF 12:00-12:50 PM WES 4037 - LAWRENCE
3 22079
CLSX 178 Writing About Greek and Roman Culture
This course uses focused content from Greek and Roman mythology as a vehicle for learning, applying, and practicing essential skills of writing. The content varies from term to term but is always circumscribed, such as Helen of Sparta, nature myths, the wandering hero, or children in Greek tragedy. Students complete a variety of writing exercises that build upon each other and include revision. The course will be taught in English. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 210 Greek Rhetoric in Theory and Practice
This course explores the theory and practice of ancient Greek rhetoric, with the aim of developing student's own rhetorical skills and habits. All readings are in translation; no knowledge of ancient Greek is required. Students study rhetoric in such authors as Homer, Demosthenes, Plato, and Lysias and discuss such topics as the role of public speaking in maintaining Greek democracy, the difference between rhetorical skill as a means and an end, the relationship between rhetorical style and civic identity, and the adaptability of rhetoric to various circumstances and audiences. Students practice delivery with ancient speeches; write and deliver speeches tailored to a variety of situations; and listen to and critique the speeches of their peers and others. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 220 Roman Oratory in Theory and Practice
This course explores the theory and practice of ancient Roman rhetoric, with the aim of developing student¿s own rhetorical skills and habits. All readings are in translation; no knowledge of Latin is required. Students will study rhetoric in such authors as Cicero, Quintilian, Caesar, and Seneca and discuss such topics as the role of rhetorical theory in Roman education; oratory as a hallmark of public service during the Republic, and its transition to a pastime in the Imperial age; the ways the Romans connected oratorical style with humor, the body, and gender identity; and the leeway given to speakers in constructing an argument. Students practice delivery with ancient speeches; write and deliver speeches tailored to a variety of situations; and listen to and critique the speeches of their peers and others. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 230 Greek Literature and Civilization
An introduction to ancient Greek literature and civilization. Studied against the historical and cultural background of their times will be writers of poetry and prose such as Homer, Sappho, the tragedians, Aristophanes, Plato, and topics arising from the texts such as religion, athletics, oral performance, sexuality, and the development of literary genres. No knowledge of Greek required and no prerequisite. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 232 Word Power: Greek and Latin Elements in English
A study of English words drawn from Greek and Latin for all those interested in the sources of the English vocabulary. Enough Greek and Latin for essential purposes is also studied. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. A student may not receive credit for both CLSX 232 and CLSX 332. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 240 Roman Literature and Civilization
An introduction to ancient Roman literature and civilization. Studied against the historical and cultural background of their times will be authors such as Plautus, Vergil, Livy, Petronius, and topics arising from the texts such as religion, oratory, slavery, political propaganda, the Roman games, and the development of Roman literature. No knowledge of Latin required and no prerequisite. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 317 Greek and Roman Art
A survey of the art of ancient Greece and Rome (ca. 1000 B.C.E.- 500 C.E.). Emphasis on major sites, architecture, sculpture, and painting. Illustrated lectures and discussion; use of the Wilcox Classical Museum. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. Not open to students who have taken both CLSX 526/HA 526 and CLSX 527/HA 537, except with permission of the instructor. (Same as HA 317, HWC 317.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 330 Greek Literature and Civilization, Honors
Honors version of CLSX 230. An introduction to ancient Greek literature and civilization through extensive readings in primary Greek texts. No knowledge of Greek required. Prerequisite: Membership in the University Honors Program or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 332 Medical Terminology: Greek and Latin Roots
A comprehensive study of the Greek and Latin elements in medical terminology. Students will learn word roots and how to combine them, as well as become acquainted with their relationship to mythology and the influence of ancient ideas about health and the body on modern healthcare. This class is useful for anyone going into the health field including management, clinical areas, insurance, and technical fields. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. A student may not receive credit for both CLSX 232 and CLSX 332. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Niemi, Katri
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 26248
CLSX 340 Roman Literature and Civilization, Honors
Honors version of CLSX 240. An introduction to ancient Roman Literature and civilization through extensive readings in primary Roman texts. No knowledge of Latin required. Prerequisite: Membership in the University Honors Program or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 350 Modern Themes, Ancient Models: _____
The study of the evolution of a cultural or literary tradition from the Graeco-Roman world into modern times. The theme of the course will normally vary from semester to semester; topics such as these may be examined: the analysis of a literary genre (e.g. drama, satire, lyric), the transformation of the ancient mythical heritage, the reception of ancient astronomy. Students should consult the Schedule of Classes for the theme of the course in a given semester. With departmental permission, may be repeated for credit as topic varies. (Same as HWC 380.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 351 Introduction to Classical Archaeology, Honors
Honors version of CLSX 151, with the focus towards critical approaches and research. Special attention is paid to recent methodological, theoretical, and ethical debates within the profession of Classical archaeology. Assignments and activities may include position papers on contentious issues of the day, research assignments, and/or field trips to museums and related institutions. Prerequisite: Admission to the Honors Program or consent of instructor. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Stinson, Philip
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM BA 202 - LAWRENCE
3 26831
CLSX 355 Ancient Greece and Rome in Film
This course explores the reception of the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome in film. Students in this course learn about the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome through primary sources, and analyze several films from the 20th and 21st centuries for which these sources are relevant. The course considers the relationship between historical accuracy and artistic license in the films selected for the course, how each film reflects the concerns of the modern cultural context in which it was made, the common visual and thematic elements that link films set in ancient Greece or Rome, and the reuse of elements from Greek and Roman mythology and history in films set in the modern world. No knowledge of Latin or Greek required. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 371 Archaeology of Ancient Israel
Archaeology and art, sites and monuments of ancient Israel from the Neolithic period to Late Roman. Special topics will include the peoples of the region, nomadism and urbanization, the kingdoms of Israel, Second Temple Period, Qumran, Roman Jerusalem, and the creation and development of the synagogue. (Same as JWSH 371.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 374 Gender and Sexuality, Ancient and Modern
Classical Greek and Roman attitudes to gender and sexuality compared and contrasted with modern notions and behaviors. Attention is paid to literature (dramatic, philosophical, medical, and legal texts) and archaeological evidence (vase painting, sculpture, and domestic architecture). The course may include the following topics: age divisions and rites of passage from childhood to maturity; marriage; conception, birth, and infanticide; the family; love; homoeroticism; property and economics; and sexuality and the law, politics, and religion. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. (Same as HWC 374.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 375 Studies in: _____
Selected readings in Greek and Roman antiquity and the classical tradition for students who desire special work on a flexible basis. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. May be repeated for credit, the maximum being twelve hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Jendza, Craig
MWF 02:00-02:50 PM WES 1003 - LAWRENCE
1-3 21712
LEC Jendza, Craig
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 26987
LEC Welch, Tara
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 21241
CLSX 382 Jerusalem Through the Ages
As a prominent site in the religious and cultural histories of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Jerusalem is uniquely situated as one of the world's most sacred cities. For more than 3,000 years, this city has been a focal point of religious and political activity. Through the critical reading of historical and religious texts, and archaeological data, this course will explore the historical development of Jerusalem as a sacred place in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. (Same as HIST 382, JWSH 382 and REL 382.) LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Welch, Eric
MW 11:00-12:15 PM SUM 506 - LAWRENCE
3 25906
CLSX 384 Ethics in Greek Tragedy
This course provides an introductory survey of theories of morality and uses Greek tragedy as case studies for understanding ethical problems. Students will read passages from ethical theorists alongside plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, giving particular attention to identifying the ethical dilemmas the characters face, the criteria by which these characters make their decisions, ethical assessment of their decisions by their own standards and by those of ethical theories, and the role of cultural context in understanding the ethical dimensions of the plays. No knowledge of Greek is required. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Jendza, Craig
MW 03:00-04:15 PM WES 1003 - LAWRENCE
3 24262
CLSX 388 Poetry and Politics in Fifth-Century Athens
The later plays of Euripides and Sophocles, selected plays by the comic dramatist Aristophanes, and passages from the historian Thucydides. Criticism of the plays, and discussion of themes common to literature and history in this period. The dissolution of a high culture. CLSX 384 is NOT a prerequisite. No knowledge of Greek required. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 490 Comprehensive Examination of Classical Antiquity
An examination covering the six areas of course work and reading for the Classical Antiquity major, to be taken by the student pursuing the major in the last semester of the senior year. Prerequisite: A declared major in Classical Antiquity and status as a graduating senior. IND.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 492 Independent Study for Classical Antiquity Majors
Under the supervision of an advisor in Classics, the student will do extensive reading in the area of Classics generously defined, to result in two or more papers as agreed upon between faculty and student. IND.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 496 Honors Essay in Classical Antiquity
Individual directed research and preparation of an essay on a topic in Classical literature, culture, or language. Prerequisite: Eligibility for departmental honors and consent of essay advisor. IND.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 501 The History of the Latin Language
The place of Latin among the Indo-European languages and the languages of Italy, its development as a literary medium, and how it changed in pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar from its beginnings through the Medieval period. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 502 Development of Ancient Greece, ca. 1000-300 B.C
Emphasis on the ancient sources and texts, developments in political institutions and society, the changing definitions of personal, cultural, and national identities, and the cultural tensions between Greece and the cultures to the west and east, especially Italy and Persia. No knowledge of the ancient languages is required. (Same as HIST 502). LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 506 Jewish History and Literature in the Greek and Roman Periods
The history and literature of the Jewish people from the hellenistic period (late fourth century B.C.E. to the codification of the Mishnah 210 C.E.). Select texts from the Hebrew Bible, the so-called apocrypha and pseudepigrapha, the Qumran scrolls, Philo, Josephus, related early Christian texts, and Rabbinic texts will be studied. (Same as JWSH 526 and REL 526.) Prerequisite: REL 124 or JWSH 124 or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 515 Gender and Sexuality in Greek Culture
This course explores various approaches to the study of gender and sexuality in Greek antiquity. Contents will vary, and the course may focus on methodology and case studies, or on particular themes, historical periods, or artistic or literary genres. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. (Same as WGSS 515.) Prerequisite: Graduate status, or 6 credit hours in Classics, Greek, Latin, or Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 516 Gender and Sexuality in Roman Culture
This course explores various approaches to the study of gender and sexuality in Roman antiquity. Contents vary, and the course may focus on methodology and case studies, or on particular themes, historical periods, or artistic or literary genres. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. (Same as WGSS 516.) Prerequisite: Graduate status, or 6 credit hours in Classics, Greek, Latin, or Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 525 Aegean Archaeology and Art
An interdisciplinary survey of the major cultures of the prehistoric Aegean (Greek) world from the Neolithic period to the end of the Bronze Age (ca. 3000-1100 B.C.E.), with special emphasis on the cultural and artistic achievements of the Mycenaeans, Minoans, and Cycladic islanders, including their contacts with the neighboring cultures of Anatolia (Hittites and Troy), the Levant, Egypt, and South Italy. Includes lecture with slides and discussion. For advanced undergraduates with backgrounds in the humanities and for graduate students (especially in Classics and History of Art). No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. (Same as HA 525.) LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Younger, John
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4037 - LAWRENCE
3 25875
CLSX 526 Greek Archaeology and Art
An interdisciplinary survey of the material culture of the ancient Greek world from the Protogeometric period to the end of the Hellenistic age (ca. 1100 - 30 B.C.E.), with emphasis on the major sites, monuments, and changing forms of social and artistic expression (e.g., architecture, sculpture, vase painting). Includes lectures with slides and discussion; use of the Wilcox Museum of Classical Antiquities. For advanced undergraduates with backgrounds in the humanities and for graduate students (especially in Classics and History of Art). No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. (Same as HA 526.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 527 Roman Archaeology and Art
An interdisciplinary survey of the material culture of ancient Rome from its origins to the late empire (8th c.B.C.E. - 4th c.C.E.). Emphasis on major sites, monuments, and changing forms of social and artistic expression, as well as on Etruscan and Greek influence on Rome and Rome's influence on its provinces. Includes lectures with slides and discussion; use of the Wilcox Museum of Classical Antiquities. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. For advanced undergraduates with backgrounds in the humanities; and for graduate students (especially in Classics and History of Art). (Same as HA 537.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 529 Archaeology and Art of the Ancient Near East
A cross-cultural survey of the material remains of the major civilizations of the ancient Near East, including Anatolia, Mesopotamia, the Levant, and Egypt from Neolithic period to the rise of the Roman empire (ca. 6000 B.C.E. - 30 B.C.E.). Includes lectures with slides and discussion. For advanced undergraduates with backgrounds in the humanities and for graduate students (especially in Classics and History of Art). No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. (Same as HA 529.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 538 Pompeii and Herculaneum
An interdisciplinary treatment of the art and archaeology of the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in Italy. Emphasis on the structures and decorations of major public spaces and houses and on aspects of cultural, social, political, commercial, and religious life from the period of the second century B.C.E. to 79 C.E., when Pompeii and Herculaneum were buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Slide lectures and discussion. (Same as HA 538, HWC 538.) Prerequisite: Graduate status, or 6 credit hours in Classics, Greek, Latin, History of Art, or permission of the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 550 Capstone in Classics
This capstone seminar synthesizes various aspects in the discipline of Classics by focusing on recent award-winning scholarship or creative work in the field. Specific assignments and additional readings vary from one semester to another and will be stated on the instructor's syllabus. Introductory knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. Prerequisite: 15 hours in CLSX/LAT/GRK at the 200 level or above, or status as a senior major in the department, or permission of the instructor. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Welch, Tara
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 20329
CLSX 570 Study Abroad Topics in Greek and Roman Culture: _____
This course is designed for the study of special topics in Classics at the junior/senior level. Coursework must be arranged through the Office of KU Study Abroad. May be repeated for credit if content varies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 575 Readings in: _____
Selected readings in Greek and Roman antiquity and the classical tradition for students who desire special work on a flexible basis. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. May be repeated for credit if topic varies. Only six hours may count toward the major. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 576 Topics in Greek and Roman Literature: _____
Lecture and discussion course focusing on a theme, genre, or period of literature from the ancient classical world. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. May be repeated for credit if topic varies. Only 6 hours may count toward the major. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 577 Topics in the Archaeology and Art of the Ancient Mediterranean: _____
Lecture and discussion course focusing on a theme, medium, region, or period in the archaeology and art of the ancient Near Eastern and classical world. May be repeated for credit if topic varies. Only 6 hours may count toward the major. LEC.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Stinson, Philip
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM WES 1043 - LAWRENCE
3 26256
CLSX 675 Studies in: _____
Selected readings in Greek and Roman antiquity and the classical tradition for students who desire special work on a flexible basis. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. May be repeated for credit, the maximum being twelve hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. IND.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 717 Investigations in Greek Drama I
Attendance at CLSX 384 required, plus one seminar per week, discussing the scholarly background of the major lecture, as well as the problems and aims of teaching Greek drama in English to undergraduates. No knowledge of Greek is required. RSH.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 718 Investigations in Greek Drama II
A continuation of CLSX 717. Attendance at CLSX 388 plus one seminar per week. No knowledge of Greek is required. RSH.

The class is not offered for the Fall 2017 semester.

CLSX 790 Practicum in the Teaching of Classics
Required of all assistant instructors and teaching assistants in the teaching of Classics courses. May be repeated up to three semester hours credit in total. FLD.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
FLD Welch, Tara
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
.5 17064
CLSX 899 Thesis
Thesis hours. Graded on a satisfactory progress/limited progress/no progress basis. THE.
Fall 2017
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
THE Stinson, Philip
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 20674
THE Younger, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 20601