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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of  June 2010.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu  to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.


Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

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Courses in "CLAS-Classics"

CLAS - Classics

CLAS 100 Classical Foundations (3) Aspects of the ancient world taught through the medium of influential classical texts.

CLAS 169 Special Topics in Study Abroad I (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

CLAS 170 Greek and Roman Mythology (3) Also offered as: RELS170. Credit only granted for: CLAS170 or RELS170. Additional information: This course cannot be taken for language credit. An introduction to the mythology of ancient Greece and Rome. This course is particularly recommended for students planning to major in foreign languages, English, history, the fine arts, or journalism. Taught in English.

CLAS 171 Classical Myths in Europe (1) The role which Classical Myths have played in the arts, architecture and politics of a major European city. This will only be offered through the study abroad program.

CLAS 180 Discovering the World of Ancient Greece (3) Explores the cultural traits and developments of ancient Greece, from the Bronze Age Mycenaeans and Minoans, through the rise of the classical city-states, to the expansion of Greek cultural influence in the wake of the conquests of Alexander the Great. Drawing upon the evidence of the archaeological remains as well as ancient historical and literary documents, students should gain a basic familiarity with the principal monuments and artifacts of classical Greek civilization, the various institutions and values that characterized the Greeks, and the significant historical events that transformed the culture over the course of antiquity.

CLAS 269 Special Topics in Study Abroad II (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

CLAS 270 Greek Literature in Translation (3) Selections in translation of Greek literature from Homer to Lucian, with special emphasis on epic and dramatic poetry. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required.

CLAS 271 Roman Literature in Translation (3) Selections in translation of Latin literature to the time of Apuleius. Special emphasis will be placed on poetry of the Augustan Age. No knowledge of Latin is required.

CLAS 308 The Classics in Context (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Classics department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. A Study Abroad course which introduces students to the topography, archaeology and culture of the ancient Mediterranean world.

CLAS 309 Special Topics in Classical Literature (3) Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Readings in translation.

CLAS 310 Ancient Philosophy (3) Prerequisite: 6 credits in CLAS courses; or 6 credits in PHIL courses. Credit only granted for: CLAS310 or PHIL310. The origins and development of philosophy and science in Ancient Greece, focusing on the pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.

CLAS 315 Greek and Roman Athletics (3) The origin and evolution of athletics in ancient Greece and Rome studied as recreation, as play, as education, as a profession and as mass entertainment.

CLAS 320 Women in Classical Antiquity (3) Also offered as: WMST320. Credit only granted for: CLAS320 or WMST320. A study of women's image and reality in ancient Greek and Roman societies through an examination of literary, linguistic, historical, legal and artistic evidence; special emphasis in women's role in the family, views of female sexuality, and the place of women in creative art. Readings in primary sources in translation and modern critical writings.

CLAS 330 Ancient Greek Religion: Gods, Myths, Temples (3) Also offered as: RELS370. Credit only granted for: CLAS330 or RELS370. Survey of Greek religious ideas and practices as they evolve from the Bronze Age to the early Christian period.

CLAS 331 Roman Religion: From Jupiter to Jesus (3) Formerly: CLAS309J. Survey of the major institutions of Roman state and private religion and of the diverse religions, including Judaism and Christianity, practiced in the Roman empire.

CLAS 369 Special Topics in Study Abroad III (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

CLAS 370 Classical Myths in America (3) Prerequisite: CLAS170. Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. Credit only granted for: CLAS370 or HONR269W. Formerly: HONR269W. The role which Greek and Roman Myths have played in American culture and politics.

CLAS 372 Classical Epic (3) Introduction to major classical epic poems in translation.

CLAS 374 Greek Tragedy in Translation (3) Study and analysis of the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides with special attention to the concepts of character and of thought as conceived by Aristotle in The Poetics.

CLAS 375 Ancient Comedy (3) Representative plays by Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus and Terence in translation; examination of Greek tradition in Roman and postclassical periods.

CLAS 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Prerequisite: Must have a Learning Proposal approved by the Office of Experiential Learning Programs, faculty sponsor, and student's internship sponsor. Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

CLAS 409 Classics Capstone Seminar (3) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-Classics department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Comparative study of selected central aspects of both ancient Greek and Roman cultures as viewed from the standpoints of literary study, history, art history, and other fields as appropriate. Seminar format involving intensive student research.

CLAS 419 The Classical Tradition (3) Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Credit only granted for: CLAS419 or CLAS420. Formerly: CLAS420. Examination of the role of Greek and Roman civilization in shaping the arts and ideas of western culture.

CLAS 470 Approaches to Greek Mythology (3) Prerequisite: CLAS170; or permission of ARHU-Classics department. Ancient and modern approaches to understanding Greek myth as expression of human experience, including interpretations drawn from psychology, anthropology, and comparative mythology.

CLAS 488 Independent Study in Classical Civilization (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Classics department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.

CLAS 495 Senior Thesis in Classics (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Classics department. Prior departmental approval of research topic is required.

CLAS 499 Independent Study in Classical Languages and Literatures (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Classics department.

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