Course Offerings


Course offerings are constantly changing. Please refer to the Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date listing.
* Indicates course may be petitioned for credit

Fall 2019

LTGK 1 – Beginning Greek (4) (Jacobo Myerston). Study of ancient Greek, including grammar and reading.

LTLA 1 – Beginning Latin (4) (Eliot Wirshbo). Study of Latin, including grammar and reading.

LTWL 19A – Introduction to the Ancient Greeks and Romans (4) (Eliot Wirshbo). An introductory study of ancient Greece and Rome, their literature, myth, philosophy, history, and art.

PHIL 31 – Introduction to Ancient Philosophy (4) (Georgios Anagnostopoulos). A survey of classical Greek philosophy with an emphasis on Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, though some consideration may be given to Pre-Socratic and/or Hellenistic philosophers.

LTLA 100 – Introduction to Latin Literature (4) (Eliot Wirshbo). Reading and discussion of selections from representative authors of one or more periods. Review of grammar as needed. Prerequisites: LTLA 3 or equivalent.

PHIL 100 – Plato (4) (David Brink). A study of Socrates and/or Plato through major dialogues of Plato. Possible topics include the virtues and happiness; weakness of the will; political authority and democracy; the theory of Forms and sensible flux; immortality; relativism, skepticism, and knowledge. May be repeated for credit with change of content and approval of instructor. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

LTGK 104 – Greek Prose (4) (Page duBois). Readings in Greek from ancient Greek prose. May be taken for credit four times as topics vary. Prerequisites: LTGK 1, 2, and 3.

PHIL 110 – History of Philosophy: Ancient (4) (Georgios Anagnostopoulos). An examination of ancient Greek philosophy, focusing on major works of Plato and Aristotle.

HIEU 116B – Greece and the Balkans in the Age of Nationalism (4) (Thomas Gallant). This course examines the history of Greece and the Balkans (1683–1914). Topics covered: social and economic development in the eighteenth century, nationalism, independence wars, state-nation formation, interstate relations, the Eastern Question, rural society, urbanization, emigration, and the Balkan Wars. Students may not get credit for both HIEU 116B and HIEU 117A.

HIEU 122 – Ancient Greece 1600-400 BC (4) (Denise Demetriou). This course treats the history of the Greek world from the Mycenaeans to the aftermath of the Peloponnesian War. It focuses on the rise of the polis, the development of the Athenian democracy and imperialism, and the Peloponnesian War.

HIEU 160 – Topics in Ancient Greek History. Greek Religion and Society. (4) (Denise Demetriou). Selected topics in ancient Greek history. May be taken for credit three times. Prerequisites: upper-division standing and department approval required.

Winter 2020


Spring 2020


Fall 2018

HUM 3 – Renaissance, Reformation, and Early Modern Europe (Patrick Patterson)

HIEU 103 – Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Edward Watts)

HIEU 161 – Topics in Roman History (Alex Petkas)

LTGK 1 – Beginning Greek (Jacobo Myerston)

LTGK 103 – Greek Drama (Page duBois)

LTLA 1 – Beginning Latin (Eliot Wirshbo)

LTLA 103 – Latin Drama (Eliot Wirshbo)

LTWL 19A – Introduction to the Ancient Greeks and Romans (Eliot Wirshbo)

LTWL 158A – Topics in the New Testament (Dayna Kalleres)

PHIL 110 – History of Philosophy: Ancient (Georgios Anagnostopoulos)

POLI 110A – Citizens and Saints: Political Thought from Plato To Augustine (Harvey Goldman)

VIS 120B – Roman Art (Sheldon Nodelman)


Undergraduate Courses

Below is a listing (by department) of all the courses that have been approved to count toward the completion of the Classical Studies major. For description of courses listed below, see appropriate departmental listing in the UC San Diego General Catalog.

Classical Studies

CLAS 196A-B Honors Thesis

Judaic Studies

JUDA 1-2-3 Beginning and Intermediate Hebrew


HUM 1 The Foundations of Western Civilization: Israel and Greece

HUM 2 Rome, Christianity and the Medieval World

HUM 3 Renaissance, Reformation, and Early Modern Europe


HIEU 101 Greece in the Classical Age

HIEU 101A Ancient Greek Civilization

HIEU 102 The Roman Republic

HIEU 103 The Roman Empire

HIEU 105 The Early Christian Church

HIEU 133 Gender in Antiquity and the Early Medieval Mediterranean

HIEU 160 Topics in the History of Greece

HIEU 199 Independent Study in Greek and Roman History

HISC 101 A Science in the Greek and Roman World


LTGK 1-2-3 Beginning and Intermediate Greek

LTGK 110 Archaic Period

LTGK 112 Homer

LTGK 113 Classical Period

LTGK 120 New Testament Greek

LTGK 130 Tragedy

LTGK 131 Comedy

LTGK 132 History

LTGK 133 Prose

LTGK 135 Lyric Poetry

LTGK 198 Directed Group Study

LTGK 199 Special Studies

LTLA 1-2-3 Beginning and Intermediate Latin

LTLA 4 Intensive Elementary Latin

LTLA 100 Introduction to Latin Literature

LTLA 111 Pre-Augustan

LTLA 114 Vergil

LTLA 116 Silver Latin

LTLA 131 Prose

LTLA 132 Lyric and Elegiac Poetry

LTLA 133 Epic

LTLA 134 History

LTLA 135 Drama

LTLA 198 Directed Group Study

LTLA 199 Special Studies

LTEU 102 Women in Antiquity


LTWL 100 Mythology

LTWL 102 Woman in Antiquity

LTWL 106 Classical Tradition
Previously LTGN 100/ LTEU 100 (May be repeated as topics vary)

LTWL 158A Topics in the New Testament

LTWL 158B Topics in Early Christian Texts and Cultures

LTWL 158C Topics in Other Christianities


PHIL 100 Plato

PHIL 101 Aristotle

PHIL 102 Hellenistic Philosophy

*PHIL 110 History of Philosophy: Ancient

PHIL 199 Independent Study

Political Science

POLI 110A Citizens and Saints: Political Thought from Plato to Augustine

Theatre & Dance

TDHT 116 Old Myths in New Films

Visual Arts

VIS 120A Greek Art

VIS 120B Roman Art

VIS 120C Late Antique Art

Graduate Courses


HIGR 260 Topics in the History of Greece


LTCO 210 Classical Studies

LTGK 297 Directed Studies

LTGK 298 Special Projects

LTLA 297 Directed Studies

LTLA 298 Special Projects


PHIL 210 Greek Philosophy

PHIL 290 Directed Independent Study

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