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(CLAS) CLASSICS
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
William Thompson, Ph.D., Chair
Room 108, Jones Hall
http://fl.memphis.edu


CLAS 2481 - Mythology (3)
Thematic study of classical myths and their function in ancient literature; emphasis on reading myths in ancient sources in translation. [G]

CLAS 3021 - Medical Terminology (3)
Origin and derivation of words used in medicine and the sciences; emphasis on building of scientific vocabulary.

CLAS 3412 - Roman Culture (3)
Study based on literary sources, of public and private life including such topics as family life, slavery, religion, medicine, law, and technology.

CLAS 3413 - Greek Lit in Translation (3)
Reading and analysis of masterpieces of Greek literature in translation from Homer to Lucian; emphasis on development of literary types.

CLAS 3414 - Roman Lit in Translation (3)
Reading and analysis of masterpieces of Roman literature in English translation from origins to close of Silver Age; emphasis on genres of Roman literature.

CLAS 4000 - Capital Punish/Ancient World (3)
Detailed overview of capital punishments in ancient Greece and Rome. Each type of punishment will be analyzed from different angles: social, historical, literary, and philosophical.

CLAS 4001 - Sci/Engr/Classical Antiquity (3)
Exploration of the influence of engineering on ancient societies, the tenets of ancient technical and scientific lore and a large number of discoveries and material inventions; focus mainly on Greece and Rome, but Babylonian and Egyptian civilizations will be also considered.

CLAS 4780 - Individual Study Classics (1-3)
Directed individual study in selected areas of Classics chosen in consultation with instructor. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 semester hours credit. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

CLAS 4791 - Studies in Classics (1-3)
Topics in classical literature and civilization. May be repeated for maximum of 6 hours credit. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.