Courses and Syllabi

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Classical Studies Fall 2018

Undergraduate

200-Level Courses in CLAS

CLAS 250: Classical Mythology (3 Credits)

Illustrates role of classical myths in classical and modern literature and art. Notes: Coursework in English. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101, equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in English

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — Krug Hall 5
  • Section 001 — Martin M. Winkler — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — Lecture Hall 3

CLAS 260: The Legacy of Greece and Rome (3 Credits)

Introduces history, culture, and literature of Greece and Rome through close readings of central passages from classical literature dealing with some of the most important aspects of human existence. Illustrates importance of classical antiquity for the Western tradition. Notes: Coursework in English. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in English

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM MW — Blue Ridge 129

300-Level Courses in CLAS

CLAS 340: Greek and Roman Epic (3 Credits)

Examines development of classical epic as genre, from beginnings with Homer to transformations in the works of later Greek and Roman authors. Notes: Coursework in English. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in English

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Olga R Arans — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW — Innovation Hall 133

CLAS 360: Greek and Roman Comedy (3 Credits)

Studies forms, contexts, and developments of comedy as a dramatic form in Greco-Roman world. Traces development of New Comedy in Hellenistic age and translation and adaptation of New Comedy by Roman dramatists Plautus and Terence. Notes: Coursework in English. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in English

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Olga R Arans — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM MW — Robinson B106

CLAS 380: Greek and Roman Novels (3 Credits)

Examines novels written in antiquity, and influences on postclassical and modern literature. Emphasizes works of Longus, Heliodorus, Petronius, and Apuleius. Notes: Coursework in English. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Taught in English

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Martin M. Winkler — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR — Innovation Hall 209