Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Classical Studies Spring 2018

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
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. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101, equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Thomas Coward — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — East Building 201
  • Section 001 — Olga R Arans — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM MW — East Building 201

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
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Thomas Coward — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM MW — Krug Hall 19

300-Level Courses in CLAS

CLAS 330: Roman Law and Society (3 Credits)

Introduces the Roman legal system, from the Law of the Twelve Tables to Justinian's Digest. Explores the fundamental concepts of Roman Law and its importance for Roman society and the legal history of the West. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — William L Carey — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T — Krug Hall 204

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
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Olga R Arans — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW — Nguyen Engineering Building 1109
  • Section 002 — Martin M. Winkler — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM MW — Robinson B124

CLAS 350: Greek and Roman Tragedy (3 Credits)

Follows development of tragedy from its origins to the works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and its reappearance in the Roman world in the tragedies of Seneca. Considers influence of Greek tragedy on later cultures. Notes: Coursework in English. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Martin M. Winkler — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR — Nguyen Engineering Building 1108

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
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Thomas Coward — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR — Robinson B124