Courses

Winter 2020

  • CLASSIC 19 - Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

    Instructor(s): David Blank

    Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

  • CLASSIC 20 - Discovering Romans

    Instructor(s): Diana LibrandiChengzhi ZhangPhillip CantuAdriana VazquezKatherine RocheTianran Liu

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Latin not required. Study of Roman life and culture from time of city's legendary foundations to end of classical antiquity. Readings focus on selections from works of ancient authors in translation. Lectures illustrated with images of art, architecture, and material culture. P/NP or letter grading.

  • CLASSIC 51A - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece

    Instructor(s): John PapadopoulosJames PiperBaisakhi SenguptaCamille AcostaAnandita Cole

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Survey of major period, theme, or medium of Greek art and archaeology at discretion of instructor. P/NP or letter grading.

  • CLASSIC 88GE - General Education Seminar Sequences

    Instructor(s): Lydia Spielberg

    Seminar, three hours. Focused study of one aspect of ancient Greek or Roman culture or reception of classical tradition. Topics are interdisciplinary in nature (literature, arts, religion, politics, culture) and make connections between ancient and postclassical eras. Topics include rediscovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum; Roman religion and literature; pleasures of Greek or Roman body; and 18th-century British literature and reception of classics. P/NP or letter grading.

  • CLASSIC 130 - Race, Ethnicity, Identity in Greco-Roman World

    Instructor(s): Lydia Spielberg

    Lecture, two and one half hours. Examination of construction of racial and ethnic identities in Greco-Roman world and ways that ancient texts and study of antiquity have influenced Western constructions of race. Case studies include both ethnographic constructions of other by dominant groups (e.g. invention of stereotypes like barbarian and noble savage) and experiences of members of marginalized groups within dominant cultures (e.g. Egyptian identity in Hellenistic Egypt, Greek, Syrian, and Jewish identity in Roman Empire). P/NP or letter grading.

  • CLASSIC 137 - Ancient Lives: Art of Biography

    Instructor(s): Robert Gurval

    Lecture, three hours. Study of origins, development, and practice of writing lives (i.e., biography) represented in cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Readings include examples from Greek and Roman lives of Plutarch and lives of Roman Emperors (Caesars) by Suetonius. Comparisons with modern biographical traditions in literature and film. P/NP or letter grading.

  • CLASSIC M153K - Classical Archaeology: Greco-Roman Painting

    Instructor(s): John Papadopoulos

    (Same as Art History M114C.) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: one course from 10, 20, 51A, 51B, Art History 20, or History 1A. Knowledge of Greek and Latin not required. General introduction to study of Aegean, Greek, and Roman architecture, sculpture, and painting. May be repeated for credit with department consent. P/NP or letter grading.

  • CLASSIC 185 - Origins and Nature of English Vocabulary

    Instructor(s): Brent VineValentina Lunardi

    Lecture, three hours. Origins and nature of English vocabulary, from Proto-Indo-European prehistory to current slang. Topics include Greek and Latin component in English (including technical terminology), alphabet and English spelling, semantic change and word formation, vocabulary in literature and film. P/NP or letter grading.

  • CLASSIC 189HC - Honors Contracts

    Instructor(s): John Papadopoulos

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to upper-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • CLASSIC 193 - Journal Club Seminars: Classics

    Instructor(s): Simos Zenios

    Seminar, one hour. Limited to undergraduate students. Group discussion of readings and topics selected from current issues in classics and related disciplines. May be repeated for credit. P/NP grading.

  • GREEK 2 - Elementary Greek

    Instructor(s): Richard Ellis

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Enforced requisite: course 1. P/NP or letter grading.

  • GREEK 8B - Elementary Modern Greek

    Instructor(s): Simos Zenios

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 8A. Introductory modern Greek sequence, with emphasis on spoken modern Greek. P/NP or letter grading.

  • GREEK 9B - Intermediate Modern Greek

    Instructor(s): Simos Zenios

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 9A. Intermediate-level program in modern Greek language study from communicative and task-based approach. Continued development of student understanding and use of Greek syntax and morphology through oral and written activities, reading, and listening. Students master basic communication skills, communicate in everyday real-life situations, comprehend simple passages, announcements, and advertisements, master basic rules of modern Greek grammar and syntax, read fluently, and write accurately. P/NP or letter grading.

  • GREEK 100 - Readings in Greek Prose and Poetry

    Instructor(s): Alex Purves

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 20. Introduction to developing skills of reading longer, continuous passes of original Greek prose and/or poetry texts, with attention to literary and cultural background. Course is normally requisite to other courses in Greek 100 series. May be repeated for credit with change of assigned readings and with consent of instructor. P/NP or letter grading.

  • GREEK 102 - Lyric Poets

    Instructor(s): Kathryn Morgan

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 100. Selections from Archilochus to Bacchylides. P/NP or letter grading.

  • GREEK 110 - Study of Greek Prose

    Instructor(s): Nelon Kirkland

    Lecture, three to four hours. Requisite: course 100. Work in sight reading and grammatical analysis of Attic prose texts; writing Attic prose. P/NP or letter grading.

  • LATIN 1 - Elementary Latin

    Instructor(s): Samuel BeckelhymerAnahita Hoose

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. P/NP or letter grading.

  • LATIN 2 - Elementary Latin

    Instructor(s): Samuel BeckelhymerAndrew LiflandIan HollenbaughRachel Morrison

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Enforced requisite: course 1. P/NP or letter grading.

  • LATIN 100 - Intermediate Latin: Introduction to Reading Latin

    Instructor(s): Samuel Beckelhymer

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 20 (may be taken concurrently). Introduction to developing skills of reading longer, continuous passages of original Latin prose and/or poetry texts, with attention to literary and cultural background. Course is requisite to advanced reading courses. May be repeated for credit twice with change of assigned readings and with consent of instructor. P/NP or letter grading.

  • LATIN 107 - Horace

    Instructor(s): Robert Gurval

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 100. P/NP or letter grading.