Classics Course Catalog

1101 Introduction to Classical Literature U 3

Introductory survey of the Greek and Roman achievement in literature and its contribution to Western thought; selected readings in English translation in major authors from Homer to Boethius.
GE for Literature and Diversity Global Studies 
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 101: Ancient Greek Literature in Translation (U 5) and Classics 102: Roman Literature in Translation (U 5)

1101H Honors Introduction to Classical Literature U 3

Introductory survey of the Greek and Roman achievement in literature and its contribution to Western thought; selected readings in English translation in major authors from Homer to Boethius.  Prereq: Honors standing, or permission of instructor.
GE for Literature and Diversity Global Studies 
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 101: Ancient Greek Literature in Translation (U 5) and Classics 102: Roman Literature in Translation (U 5)

2010 Classical Background of Scientific Terminology U 3

An introduction to the Greek and Latin roots of modern scientific terminology, especially medical and pharmaceutical terminology.  This is an online-based course.  In-person sessions include first-day orientation, midterm, and the final exam.  Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 210.  
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 210 Scientific Terminology (U 3)

2194 Group Studies U 1-9

Topics in classical studies.
Au, Sp, Su Sems.  Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 35 cr hrs or 12 completions.  This course is graded S/U.
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 294 Group Studies (U 1-5)

2194H Honors Group Studies U 1-9

Topics in classical studies.
Au, Sp, Su Sems.  Prereq: Honors standing or permission of department or instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 35 cr hrs or 12 completions.  This course is graded S/U.
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 294H Group Studies (U 1-5)

2201 Classical Civilization: Greece U 3

A survey of ancient Greek civilization, concentrating upon important facets of literature, history, art, and archaeology. Not open to students with credit for 224.
GE: Cultures and Ideas and Diversity Global Studies
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 224 Classical Civilization - Greece (U 5)

2201H Honors Classical Civilization: Greece U 3

A survey of ancient Greek civilization, concentrating upon important facets of literature, history, art, and archaeology.  Prereq: Honors standing, or permission of department or instructor.  Not open to students with credit for 224H.
GE: Cultures and Ideas and Diversity Global Studies
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 224H Classical Civilization - Greece (U 5)

2202 Classical Civilization: Rome U 3

A survey of the civilization of  ancient Rome, concentrating upon important facets of literature, history, art, and archaeology. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 225.
GE: Cultures and and Ideas and Diversity Global Studies
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 225 Classical Civilization- Rome (U 5)

2202H Honors Classical Civilization: Rome U 3

A survey of the civilization of  ancient Rome, concentrating upon important facets of literature, history, art, and archaeology. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 225H.
GE: Cultures and and Ideas and Diversity Global Studies
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 225H Classical Civilization- Rome (U 5)

2204 Medicine in the Ancient World (U 3)

An introduction to the theory and practice of medicine in ancient Greece and Rome.  Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 230. 
GE: Cultures and and Ideas and Diversity Global Studies
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 230: Medicine in the Ancient World (U 5)

2205 Sports and Spectacles in the Ancient World (U 3)

The history and social role of gymnastic and athletic competition in Greece and Rome.  The evolution of their modern revivals.  Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 250. 
GE: Cultures and and Ideas
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 250: Sports and Spectacles in the Ancient World (U 5)

2220 Classical Mythology U 3

Personalities and attributes of the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses, their mythology and its influence on Western culture.  Prereq:  Not open to students with credit for Classics 222.
GE:  Literature and Diversity Global Studies Course
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 222: Classical Mythology (U 5)

2220H Honors Classical Mythology U 3

Personalities and attributes of the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses, their mythology and its influence on Western culture.  Prereq:  Honors standing, or permission of department or instructor.  Not open to students with credit for Clas 2220 (Classics 222) or 222H.
GE:  Literature and Diversity Global Studies Course
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 222H: Honors Classical Mythology (U 5)

2221 Introduction to the New Testament: History and Literature U 3

Introductory survey of the New Testament writings in translation, including non-canonical sources of the early Christian movement. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 2401, 2401E, 2221E, or History 2221. GE lit and historical study course. Cross-listed in History.
GE literature and Historical Study

2221E Introduction to the New Testament: History and Literature U 3
Introductory survey of the New Testament writings in translation, including non-canonical sources of the early Christian movement. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 2221, 2401, 2401E, or History 2221. GE lit  and historical study course.
GE literature and Historical Study

2222 From Ishtar to Christ U 3
Introduction to the historical facts of 10 ancient Mediterranean religions in a context that shows students to study religions more generally. The course examines how two of the most prominent religions today--Judaism and Christianity--succeeded within a richly diverse religious marketplace, and how religions respond to their political, economic, and social environments.  GE Historical Study.  Prereq: Not open to students with credit for RelStds 2222.  Crosslisted with RelStds 2222.

2301 Classical Archaeology U 3

Introduction to the principles, methods, and history of archaeological investigation in the ancient Greek and Roman world, illustrated through a selection of major classical sites.  Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 240, History 2210 (240 or 306) or HistArt 2301 (306).  Cross-listed with History 2210 and HistArt 2301.
GE: Cultures and Ideas and Historical Study and Diversity Global Studies
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 240: Classical Archaeology (U 5)

2500H Greek Identities: Ancient and Modern U 3
Explores how Greeks identified themselves by comparing ethnic and national identity in ancient and modern Greece. What does it mean to be Greek? Honors course.
GE literature

2526 Constantinople: The Imperial Capital of Byzantium U 3

A survey of Byzantine civilization, focusing on life in the capital, literature, and the court, Orthodox Christianity, and the formation of Medieval Europe. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 2203 (Classics 226) or MedRen 2526 (226). Cross-listed in MedRen.
GE Cutures and Ideas and Diversity Global Studies
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 226

2798.01 Study Tour U 3-9

Specific content, location, semester(s) of offering, and prerequisites vary. Contact department for details. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 27 cr hrs or 3 completions.
 

2798.02 Byzantium - Constantinople - Istanbul: Crossroads of East and West U 3

Traces the evolution of culture, religion, and power in the eastern Mediterranean, focusing on the reception of classical culture by the Byzantine and Ottoman empires and the modern nations of Turkey and Greece. The class will examine how places endowed with cultural and religious meaning have been appropriated or rejected by their successive owners throughout history.

2890H Honors Seminar: Topics in Ancient Literature and Society U 3

A discussion-oriented exposure to some of the most renowned works of ancient literature and/or ancient cultural issues.  Prereq: Honors standing, or permission of department or instructor.   Not open to students with credit for Classics 223H.
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 223H: Freshman/Sophomore Honors Seminar - Topics in Ancient Literature and Society (U 5)

3000 From Rome to Europe and Beyond U 3

Survey of the influence Latin as a literary language had on Western cultures from the Middle Ages to the present day.
GE: Historical Study and Cultures and Ideas

3100 Topics in Ancient Literature and Culture U 3

In depth analysis of selected topics in ancient literature and culture. Varies.  Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 310: Topics in Ancient Literature and Culture (U 5)

3101 Greek and Roman Epic U 3

Study of Greek and Roman epic based on extensive readings in English translation of works by authors such as Homer, Apollonius, Vergil and Ovid.  Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 301.
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 301: Greek and Roman Epic (U 5)

3102 Greek and Roman Drama U 3

Study of Greek and Roman drama based on extensive readings in English translation of the plays of  such authors as Sophocles, Euripides, Menander, Plautus, or Seneca.  Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 302.
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 302: Greek and Roman Drama (U 5)

3103 Comic Spirit in Antiquity U 3

Study of the comic literature of the Greco-Roman world based on extensive readings in English translation drawn from epic, drama, satire, and the novel.  Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 303.
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 303: Comic Spirit in Antiquity (U 5)

3104 The Ancient Novel: Narrative Fiction in Greece and Rome U 3

Study of the origins and development of the novel in the ancient world. 

3203 War in the Greco-Roman World U 3

Study of ancient warfare as a complex political, social, cultural, and econimic process through the lens of Greek and Latin literary texts.
GE for Literature

3215 Sex and Gender in the Ancient World U 3

Introductory survey of women, gender, and sexual relations in the ancienit Mediterranean world, especially Greece and Rome. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 508 or History 3215. Cross-listed in History.
GE Historical Study and Diversity Global Studies
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 508 Gender and Sexuality in Antiquity (U 5)

3401 Ancient Greek Religion U 3

Study of ancient Greek religions, including the beginnings of Christianity. Not open to students with credit for 323.
GE Historical Study
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 323: Ancient Greek Religion (U 5)

3402 Ancient Gods Changing Identities U 3

Study of how the ancient Greek gods were represented in art of literature of their own and later historical periods. Not open to students with credit for 327.
GE Literature
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 327: Ancient Gods Changing Identities (U 5)

3403 The Hero in Classical Mythology U 3

The development and interpretation of the major cycles of classical saga based on extensive readings in Greek and Roman epic and drama.  Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 322.
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 322: The Hero in Classical Mythology (U 5)

3404 Magic in the Ancient World U 3

An introduction to the practice of magic in the ancient Mediterranean, how people viewed it, and how it survived in later epochs.  Not open to students with credit for 324.
GE for Cultures and Ideas
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 324 Magic in the Ancient World (U 5)

3405 Christians in the Greco-Roman World U 3

The origins and development of Christianity in its historical, social and cultural  context. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 325.
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 325 Christians in the Greco-Roman World (U 5)

3408 Ancient Roman Religion U 3

Study of religious life and institutions in the Roman Republic and Empire, with due attention to the primary sources in translation and their difficulties.
GE Culture and Ideas and Historical Study

3956 Black Cultures and Classical Education U 3
Study the role of classics in African and the African Diaspora (US, Caribbean, Brazil). Major themes include: adaptations of classical literature, impact of classical education, classics as a tool of colonial oppression, classics as a tool of anti-colonial resistance, theories of race, classical and classicizing depictions of black bodies. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for AfAmASt 3956. Cross-listed in AfAmASt. GE lit course. GE diversity global studies course.

4031 Sacred Texts of the Ancient World U 3

Study of sacred texts from Greece and Rome. Not open to students with credit for 325.

4101 Classical Receptions: Ancient Greece and Rome in the Modern World U 3

Explorations of the reception of ancient culture in the modern world from creative cultural engagements to comparative political and social topics.

4201 Political Thought and Institutions in the Greco-Roman World U 3

The origins and achievements of Greek and Roman science and technology.  Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 505.
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 505 Political Thought and Institutions in the Greco-Roman World (U 5)

4204 Greek and Roman Science and Technology U 3

The origins and achievements of Greek and Roman science and technology. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 506. 

4301 Art of Ancient Greece and Rome U 3
Explores the art of Ancient Greece and the Roman world from the early Bronze Age (c. 3000 BCE) through the era of Constantine (337 CE). While focusing on sculpture, painting and architecture, the approach in this course will also employ the methods of a wide variety of disciplines, including art history, archaeology, anthropology, history, epigraphy and Classical philology. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for HistArt 4301. Cross-listed in HistArt.

4501 The Good Life: Ancient Ethical Philosophy U 3

Explorations of ancient ethical philosophy from Socrates to the Hellenistic schools of Epicureanism and Stoicism, including their legacy in later periods.

4597 Nationalism Revisited U 3

Aims at rethinking nationalism by questioning received notions of the nation, identity, ethnicity, culture, citizenship and globalization.
GE: Cross-disciplinary Seminar Course
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 597: Nationalism Revisited (U 5)

4998 Research U 1-3

A program of study arranged for each student.
Prereq: St standing, and permission of instructor.  Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 3 completions.  This course is graded S/U.
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 783H: Honors Research (U 3-5)

4998H Honors Research U 1-3

Honors Standing.
Prereq: Honors standing, and permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 3 completions.  This course is graded S/U.
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 783H: Honors Research (U 3-5)

4999 Thesis Research U 1-6

A program of study leading to the writing of a thesis and an oral defense that will integrate the experience of earlier courses in classics.  Prereq: Jr standing or above, and enrollment in Classics major; or permission of instructor or department. Repeatable to a maximum of 18 cr hrs or 3 completions. This course is graded S/U.
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 699 Senior Tutorial and Essay (U 5)

4999H Honors Thesis Research U 1-3

Individual work leading to the writing of a thesis that will integrade the experience of earlier courses in classics. Prereq: Honors standing, Sr standing, and enrollment in Classics major, or permission of department or instructor.
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 699  Senior Tutorial and Essay (U 5)

5051 Latin and Romance Languages U 3

Examines the socio-historical factors and the linguistic processes that contributed to the formation of the Romance languages and to their divergences.  Course taught in English.  Prereq: Equivalent of 1103 in French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, or Latin; or permission of instructor.  Not open to students with credit for French 692, RomLing 5051 (692), or Italian 5051 (692).  Cross-listed in Italian and RomLing.

5101 Classical Literature: Theoretical Perspectives and Critical Readings   U/G 3

Introduction to central debates and influential approaches to the study of Classical literature from ancient literary criticism to modern literary theory.

5194 Group Studies U G 1-9

Topics in classical studies at the upper undergraduate and introductory/intermediate graduate levels.  Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor.  Repeatable to a maximum of 27 cr hrs or 9 completions.  This course is graded S/U.
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 694 Group Studies (U/G 5)

5301 Roman Law Through the Reign of Justinian U U/G 3

Studies in the origins and development of Roman Law based on original sources in translation.  Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 607.
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 607 Roman Law Through the Reign of Justinian (U/G 5)

5302 Studies in Greek or Roman Topography U/G 3

The topography and archaeology of ancient Athens, Rome, or other sites important to Greco-Roman literature and civilization. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 656.
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 656 Studies in Greek or Roman Topography (U/G 5)

Students enrolled in Classics 656 have the opportunity to study abroad in Rome during spring break. For more information please visit:
Study Abroad: Experiencing Rome: Approaches to an Ancient City

5311 Art and Archaeology of Preclassical Greece U/G 3

Study of the art and archaeology of Ancient Greece from the early Bronze Age (c. 3000 BCE) through the Archaic period (c. 480 BCE). Prereq: HistArt 2001 (201), or 522, or equiv preparation in Classical Studies or Ancient history; or Grad standing. Not open to students with creit for HistArt 5311. Cross-listed in HistArt.

5312 Art and Archaeology of Classical Greece U/G 3

Study of the art and archaeology of Ancient Greece during the Classical period (c. 480-300 B.C.). Prereq: HistArt 2001 (201) or 2002 (202), or Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for HistArt 5312. Cross-listed in HistArt.

5321 Art and Archaeology of the Hellenstic Mediterranean and Roman Republic U/G 3 
Study of the art and archaeology of the Hellenstic Mediterranean, including the Roman Republic. Prereq: HistArt 2001 (201) or 523, or equiv; or Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for HistArt 5321. Cross-listed in HistArt.

5322 Art and Archaeology of the Roman Empire U/G 3
Study of the art and archaeology of Rome and its empire from the accession of Augustus to the time of Constantine (27 BCE-336 CE). Prereq: HistArt 2001 (201) or 2002 (202); Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for HistArt 5322. Cross-listed in HistArt.

5401 Methodologies for the Study of Ancient Religions U/G 3

Introduction to the methodologies and the scholars who have significantly influenced the study of ancient religion.  Cross-listed with NELC.

5797 Study at a Foreign Institution U/G 1-9

Study at a foreign institution for which the student receives credit from OSU. Prereq: Written permission of dept chairperson. Repeatable to a maximum of 27 cr hrs or 3 completions. This course is Progress ("P") graded.
Quarter Equivalent: Classics 697 Study at a Foreign University (U/G 1-15)

5798.01 Study Tour: Domestic U/G 1-9

Specific content, location, semester(s) of offering, and prerequisites vary: Contact department for details.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable 2 a maximum of 27 cr hrs or 3 completions.
Quarter Equivalent: 698.01 Study Tour: Domestic U/G  1-15

5798.02 Study Tour: Foreign U/G 1-9

Specific content, location, semester(s) of offering, and prerequisites vary: Contact department for details.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable 2 a maximum of 27 cr hrs or 3 completions.
Quarter Equivalent: 698.02 Study Tour: Foreign U/G  1-15

5881 Odysseus in the Oculus Rift U/G 3

Team taught with faculty from Dept of Art. Students evaluate intersections of ancient and modern technologies that transform mythical experiences of the future. Use Oculus Rift and other new media technologies to create novel interactions of words, perception and the limits of reality. Create virtual worlds and stories that remix traditional narrative patterns through the technologies of tomorrow. Prereq: Permission of instrucctor. Not open to students withe credit for Art 5881. Cross-listed in Art.  

5890 Workshop U/G 1-9

Workshop. Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 45 cr hrs or 5 completions. 

6780 History of Philology G 3

A seminar introducing first-year graduate students to methods, instrument and history of research in ancient studies.

7881 Interdepartmental Seminar G 3

Two or more departments organize seminars of common interest on a topic from Greek and/or Roman culture and literature.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.

7882 Interdepartmental Studies in the Humanities G 1-3

Two or more departments organize colloquia of common interest on a topic from the ancient world.
Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 3 completions. This course is graded S/U.

7890 Seminar on Classical Literatures and Cultures G 3

Graduate research seminar on topics that span across Greek and Latin (and occasionally other ancient Mediterranean) texts and cultures. Prereq: Grad standing. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.

7891 Graduate Seminar on Epigraphy G 3

Graduate research seminar on Greek and/or Latin epigraphy.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 811.

7892 Graduate Seminar on Greek and Latin Palaeography and Textual Criticism G 3

Research seminar on Greek and Latin palaeography and textual criticism.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 812.

7893 Graduate Seminar on Religion and Mythology of the Ancient World   G 3

Graduate research seminar on Greek and/or Roman religion and mythology. Reading knowledge of Greek and/or Latin preferred; special arrangements can be made for exceptional students without reading knowledge.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 870.

7894 Graduate Seminar on Late Antiquity and Byzantium G 3

Research Seminar on select topics in the history, cultures, and literatures of Late Antiquity and Byzantium.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 890.

7895 Graduate Seminar on New Testament and Early Christian Literature G 3

Graduate research seminar on the exegetical problems and current methodologies in the academic study of the New Testament and other early Christian literature. Reading knowledge of Greek preferred; special arrangements can be made for exceptional students without reading knowledge. Prereq: Grad standing. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs. 

8301 Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Art G 3

Advanced study and specialized research on major topical problems in ancient art. Prereq: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs. Cross-listed in HistArt.  

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