Courses and Syllabi

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Classical Studies Spring 2021

Undergraduate

200-Level Courses in CLAS

CLAS 240: Greek and Latin Elements in English (3 Credits)

Studies formation of English vocabulary derived from Greek and Latin prefixes, stems, and suffixes to increase word power in English (vocabulary, style). Special emphasis on bioscientific, medical, and legal terminology. Intended for native and non-native speakers of English. Literary texts illustrate word analyses, vocabulary uses. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101, or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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CLAS 250: Classical Mythology (3 Credits)

Illustrates role of classical myths in classical and modern literature and art. Notes: Coursework in English. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101, equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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. Limited to three attempts.
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.

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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. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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