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
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)
HUM 1 – The Foundations of Western Civilization: Israel and Greece (6) (Denise Demetriou / Monte Johnson). Texts from the Hebrew Bible and from Greek epic, history, drama, and philosophy in their cultural context. Prerequisites: satisfaction of the UC Entry Level Writing requirement.
LTGK 2 – Intermediate Greek (I) (4). (Alexander Petkas). Continuation of study of ancient Greek, including grammar and reading. Prerequisites: LTGK 1 or equivalent.
LTLA 2 – Intermediate Latin (I) (4) (Eliot Wirshbo and Kourtney Murray). Continuation of study of Latin, including grammar and reading. Prerequisites: LTLA 1 or equivalent.
LTWL 19B – 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.
LTWL 100 – Mythology (4) (Page duBois). A study of various bodies of myth: their content, form, and meaning. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.
HIEU 102 – Roman History (4) (Edward Watts). This course treats the history of Rome from the foundation of the city in the eighth century BC until the end of the Flavian dynasty in 96 AD. It focuses particularly on the political, social, and cultural elements that fueled Roman development and expansion.
PHIL 101 – Aristotle (4) (Monte Johnson). A study of major issues in Aristotle’s works, such as the categories; form and matter; substance, essence, and accident; the soul; virtue, happiness, and politics. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
LTGK 105 – Topics in Greek Literature – Greek Magic (4) (Jacobo Myerston). Readings in Greek covering specific topics in ancient Greek literature. Prerequisites: LTGK 1, 2, and 3. May be taken for credit four times as topics vary. Winter 2019 will focus on an introduction to Greek magical texts from different time periods and various literary genres such as curse tablets, amulets, hymns, and magical recipes.
LTLA 105 – Topics in Latin Literature (4) (Alexander Petkas). Readings in Latin covering specific topics in Latin literature. May be taken for credit four times as topics vary. Prerequisites: LTLA 1, 2, and 3.
HIEU 160 – Topics in Greek History: The Greek Colonial World (4) (Denise Demetriou). Selected topics in ancient Greek history. May be taken for credit three times. Prerequisites: upper-division standing and department approval required.
LTCO 287 – Graduate Seminar: Plato’s Republic (4) (Jacobo Myerston) Course requires authorization. A comparative approach of political theory based on historical periods (with the tools of new historicism), various cultures (inspired by anthropological research), and referring to the most important philosophical thinkers from Western and non-Western traditions. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.
HUM 2 – Rome, Christianity, and the Middle Ages (6) (Edward Watts). The Roman Empire, the Christian transformation of the classical world in late antiquity, and the rise of a European culture during the Middle Ages. Representative texts from Latin authors, early Christian literature, the Germanic tradition, and the high Middle Ages. Prerequisites: satisfaction of the UC Entry Level Writing requirement.
LTGK 3 – Intermediate Greek (II) (4) (Alexander Petkas). Continuation of study of ancient Greek, including grammar and reading of texts. Prerequisites: LTGK 1 and 2 or equivalent.
LTLA 3 – Intermediate Latin (II) (4) (Eliot Wirshbo and Kourtney Murray). Study of Latin, including grammar and reading. Prerequisites: LTLA 2 or equivalent.
LTWL 19C – 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.
LTWL 100 – Mythology – Greek and Near Eastern Myths (4) (Jacobo Myerston). A study of various bodies of myth: their content, form, and meaning. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.
PHIL 102 – Hellenistic Philosophy (4) (Monte Johnson). A study of selected texts from the main schools of Hellenistic philosophy—Stoicism, Epicureanism, and Skepticism. Prerequisites: upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
LTLA 104 – Latin Prose (4) (Eliot Wirshbo). Readings in Latin from Latin prose. May be taken for credit four times as topics vary. Prerequisites: LTLA 1, 2, and 3.
HIEU 106 – Egypt, Greece, Rome (4) (Denise Demetriou). This course is a survey of the political, social, and cultural history of the ancient Mediterranean. It focuses on the ancient empires in the Near East (Sumer, Babylon, Assyria, Persia), Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
LTWL 106 – The Classical Tradition – Women Warriors (4) (Page duBois). Greek and Roman literature in translation. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.
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 UCSD General Catalog.
CLAS 196A-B Honors Thesis
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
POLI 110A Citizens and Saints: Political Thought from Plato to Augustine
TDHT 116 Old Myths in New Films
VIS 120A Greek Art
VIS 120B Roman Art
VIS 120C Late Antique Art
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