(No prerequisites -- fulfill BA humanities requirement -- all taught in English translation)
CLA 1-264, Women in Antiquity
women at a fountain

Who were Amazons and Maenads? Was there ever a time women were in power? Who were Sappho, Aspasia, Cleopatra, Clodia, and Livia? What was the reality of women's lives in classical Greece and Rome?

In the course we will look at women's public and private lives, their participation in cult and the economy, and society, their experience of childbearing, marriage, and death. Literature, history, medical texts, inscriptions, art, and architecture will be our sources and we will hear women's own voices in poetry, epitaphs, letters, and other documents.

This course also counts towards the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies major.

Sample Syllabus for Women in Antiquity


CLA 3-381 Greek Archaeology (in Greece)
Temple of Hephaestus
The course will be an introduction to archaeology in Greece during the Bronze, Classical, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Periods. We will begin the course on campus with a brief overview of Greek history and material culture. We will then spend most of the course visiting sites throughout Greece, including Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Mycenae, Corinth, Bassae, and Crete. We will see temples, palaces, cities, sanctuaries, theaters, athletic facilities, and government buildings. In addition, we will spend time in the major museums of Greece examining sculpture, vases, jewelry, and items of everyday use in the ancient world. For students interested in anthropology, architecture, art, art, history, classics, geology, history, kinesiology, literature, politics, religion, and theatre.
Prerequisite: one course from GRE, LAT, CLA, or ANT 
Course Cost: $3,850 (est.) [includes airfare, in-country, transportation, hotels, some meals, excursions/guides]

For more information, consult the trip website


CLA 4-216, Classical Mythology
Demeter and Persephone

Demeter and PersephoneApollo and DionysosAchilles and AgamemnonMedea and Alcestis. Names of myth and legend, deception and intrigue, true love and not so true love.

Study of the development of the myth, legend, and folklore of the ancient world, especially its place in ancient Greek and Roman culture, and its survival in the modern world.

Sample Syllabus for Classical Mythology


CLA 6-255 Roman History
Hannibal crossing the Alps
Hannibal crossing the Alps

This in an introductory course in Roman history that will cover major social, economic, and political developments from the founding of Rome to the reign of Constantine, with an emphasis on Rome’s rise to power beginning with the Punic Wars to the reign of Constantine, who transferred the capital of the empire to Constantinople. Topics to be discussed include the civil wars, the creation of empire, Rome’s place in the ancient Mediterranean world, Roman religion and Christianity. (Humanities) Venticinque 


CLA 8-364, Comedy: Greece and Rome to Hollywood
comic mask

What do Charlie Chaplin, the Marx Brothers, and Mae West have in common with the great comic playwrights of Greece and Rome? In this course, you'll read comedies about women who go on a sex strike to stop a war; about a man who dresses as a woman to deceive a rival lover; and about a sausage-seller who becomes mayor of his town. You'll also have a chance to view 5-6 film comedies--starring greats such as Charlie Chaplin, Groucho Marx, and Mae West--and learn how Greek and Roman comedy lives on in the modern world.

Sample syllabus

Greek and Latin Courses Offered in 2018-19