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Teacher Certification
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Courses in Classical Humanities (190)
Classical Humanities Courses in Other Departments
Courses in Greek, Ancient (490)
Courses in Latin (580)
Cognitive Science 185
Community Development
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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Programs of Study For Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Classics Courses in Classical Humanities (190)  

Courses in Classical Humanities (190)

Courses in classical humanities are open to students without a knowledge of the Greek or Latin language.

01:190:101Word Power (3) Systematic study of the basic Greek and Latin derivatives in English. Emphasis is on Greek and Latin elements in current scientific and literary use.
01:190:102Medical Terminology (1.5) Systematic study of scientific terminology based on ancient Greek and Latin elements, with emphasis on the field of medicine. May be taken concurrently with 01:190:101.
01:190:202Medical and Biological Terminologies (3) Study of Greek and Latin origins of medical and biological terms. Analysis of stems, prefixes, and suffixes. Historical background of terminological development.
01:190:205Greek Civilization (3) Survey of Greek thought and literature. Readings include Homer, the lyric poets, the Athenian dramatists, and selected readings from historians and philosophers. Artistic material may be included.
01:190:206Roman Civilization (3) Surveys Roman thought and literature. Readings include Virgil, Ovid, Livy, Cicero, Tacitus, Petronius. Artistic material may be included.
01:190:207Greek and Roman Mythology (3) Examination of the nature, meaning, and continued vitality of the principal classical myths through reading, lectures, and slide presentations.
01:190:208Philosophy of the Greeks (3) Introduction to the major philosophical thinkers of the ancient Greek world with special emphasis on Plato and Aristotle. Credit not given for both this course and 01:730:208.
01:190:300Greek and Roman Slavery (3) Social, economic, legal, and political aspects of slavery in ancient Greece and Rome. The sources and numbers of slaves, forms of servitude, manumission, slave labor.
01:190:309Greek and Roman Athletics (3) Examines the ideology and cultural context of ancient athletic competition. Topics include the Olympic and other Panhellenic games, Roman chariot-racing and gladiator combat, women athletes.
01:190:310Literature and Culture in Augustan Rome (3) The cultural renaissance under Augustus (44 B.C.-A.D.14): the writings of Virgil, Horace, Livy, Ovid, and the elegiac poets; the building program at Rome; artistic trends. Prerequisite: One course in Roman history or culture or in Latin. Course meets once each week jointly with students enrolled in 01:580:310 during the lecture period scheduled for that course and once separately. Students may not receive credit for both 01:190:310 and 01:580: 310. Students wishing to earn language credit in Latin should enroll in Latin 01:580:310.
01:190:312The Search for the Historical Socrates (3) Portraits of Socrates in Plato, Xenophon, Aeschines of Sphettus, and Aristophanes. Birth of the philosophical dialogue and other genres; life and thought of Socrates; later Socratic movements. Prerequisite: One course in ancient Greek history, culture, or philosophy, or permission of instructor. Course is jointly taught with 01:490:312. Students wishing to earn language credit in Greek should enroll in 01:490:312. Students may not receive credit for both 01: 190:312 and 01:490:312.
01:190:315Latin Poets in English (3) Selections from the Augustan poets Horace, Virgil, and Propertius. Translations by Dryden, Ezra Pound, and others, with close reference to the Latin original. Theories of translation. Prerequisite: One year of Latin or permission of instructor.
01:190:316Byzantine Literature (3) Key genres and works of Byzantine literature, late 6th through 15th century. Readings drawn from history, hagiography, poetry, theology, orations, romance, satire, and laments. Credit not given for this course and 01:165:101 or 102.
01:190:318Cleopatra (3) Examines the historical Cleopatra and the reception of her image from antiquity to the present in literature, art, and film. Issues considered include female power in a man's world, east versus west, and politics and propaganda.
01:190:320Women in Antiquity (3) Women in the ancient societies of Greece and Rome. Their roles and images in the social, legal, political, domestic, philosophical, and artistic spheres examined using primary sources. Credit not given for both this course and 01:510:251.
01:190:321Classical Rhetoric (3) Origins and development of rhetorical theory: persuasive argument, emotional appeal, good style, and delivery.
01:190:322Greek Political Philosophy (3) Political philosophies of Plato and Aristotle, supplemented by readings in contemporary political philosophers.
01:190:325Cults, Magic, and Witchcraft (3) Magic and witchcraft in the everyday life of antiquity, from pagan to Christian times; how individuals tried to control the unknown. Literary and material sources.
01:190:326Greek and Roman Religion (3) Study of pagan gods and goddesses, cults and practices of the classical Greek world, Roman Republic, and Roman Empire.
01:190:327Science in Ancient Greece and Rome (3) Explores the nature and development of science in ancient Greece and Rome, focusing on medicine, biology, physics, and mathematics.
01:190:328Ancient Law in Action (3) Explores Greek and Roman constitutions and legal systems in their social contexts. Illustrates procedural elements of ancient criminal and civil law through mock trials.
01:190:350Greek Society (3) Social and economic life of the Greeks from the Mycenaean period through the Hellenistic age. Written and material evidence employed. Recommended: 01:510:201. Credit not given for both this course and 01:510:350.
01:190:352Plato (3) Philosophy of Plato through close reading of selected dialogues, supplemented by relevant readings on other ancient and contemporary philosophers. Prerequisite: One course in ancient Greek history, culture, or philosophy, or permission of instructor. May be jointly taught (in part) with 01:490:352. Students wishing to earn language credit in Greek should enroll in 01:490:352. Credit not given for both this course and 01:490:352 or 01:730:352.
01:190:353Aristotle (3) Philosophy of Aristotle through his selected works, supplemented by relevant readings in Plato and in modern philosophers. Prerequisite: One course in ancient Greek history, culture, or philosophy, or permission of instructor. May be jointly taught (in part) with 01:490:353. Students wishing to earn language credit in Greek should enroll in 01:490:353. Credit not given for both this course and 01:490:353.
01:190:356Oedipus: A Survey of the Myth from Antiquity to Freud (3) Survey of the Oedipus myth in earliest, pre-Sophoclean evidence; in Greek and Roman tragedy; in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; in the 19th and 20th centuries (with special emphasis on Oedipus in art and music).
01:190:372Cities of the Classical World (3) Study of urban development in antiquity, focusing on Athens and Rome, and synthesizing the evidence of literary, historical, and archaeological sources.
01:190:373Pompeii: The Life and Death of a Roman Town (3) Pompeii and Herculaneum, as laboratories for the study of Roman life: the economy and society; public and private architecture, art, inscriptions; the birth of archaeology. Prerequisite: One course in Roman history or culture, Latin or ancient art, or permission of instructor.
01:190:375Masterpieces of Greek and Roman Art (3) Analyses of selected monuments of architecture, sculpture, and painting from 800 b.c. to a.d.500. Emphasis on the development of style and the cultural significance of the monuments. Field trips to museums in the New York area.
01:190:377The Hero in Ancient Greece and Rome (3) Explores the ancient Greek and Roman hero from religious, mythical, and comparative narrative points of view. Readings drawn mostly from ancient sources.
01:190:381Greek Drama in Translation (3) Readings in English of the major Greek tragedies and comedies, with emphasis on the dramatic structure, literary analysis, and the theatrical conventions of the ancient stage.
01:190:391Roman Drama in Translation (3) Readings in English of the comedies of Plautus and Terence and the tragedies of Seneca to emphasize the contributions of Latin authors to the dramatic genre and their influence on European and English drama.
01:190:411Greek and Roman Satire (3) Readings in English of classical satire from its origins in the Greek world through the fourth century a.d.Emphasis on the significance of ancient satire for comedy and satire in Western culture.
01:190:421Indo-European Origins of the Classical Languages (3) Comparative survey of Latin and Greek grammar, with historical analysis of those features that the two languages share due to their common origin as Indo-European languages. Reference to the major characteristics of Indo-European languages in general. Open only to advanced undergraduates in classics and linguistics and to graduate students with some knowledge of Latin and/or Greek.
01:190:431Sanskrit I (3) Introduction to the grammatical system of the classical Sanskrit language; survey of basic features of Indo-European grammar, as manifested in Sanskrit. Open only to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students.
01:190:432Sanskrit II (3) Continuation of 01:190:431; extensive practice in translation and interpretation of texts from various genres and various periods of Old Indic literature. Open only to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students.
01:190:488Approaches to Greek Myth (3) Focuses on the main 20th- and 21st-century theories and methods of myth interpretation (myth-ritual; psychoanalytic; structuralist; narratological; Indo-European; comparative-folkloristic; comparative-iconographic; historical), illustrated by ancient examples. Prerequisite: Completion of Greek and Roman Mythology 01:190:207 with a grade of Bor higher or permission of the instructor.
01:190:491,492Independent Study in Classics (3,3) Directed reading and research on an assigned topic in classics under the supervision of a member of the department. An extensive essay required, reflecting in-depth research on the assigned topic. Open only to juniors and seniors majoring in classics.
01:190:495,496Honors Project (4,4) Independent or team projects resulting in a written paper, a performance, or some other appropriate form of public presentation such as drama, poetry, narrative prose, or museum excavation materials. Open only to honors students in one of the fields in classics.
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