Class Schedules

Classics
Old Main, room 311
651-696-6376
Fax: 651-696-6498


Office Hours
September 1-May 31
Weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
June 1-August 31
Tuesdays 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Fall 2015 Class Schedule - updated February 5, 2016 at 08:00 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
CLAS 111-01  Elementary Latin I
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm MAIN 002 Nanette Goldman
 
CLAS 111-L1  Elementary Latin I Lab
T 08:30 am-09:30 am MAIN 001 STAFF
 
CLAS 111-L2  Elementary Latin I Lab
T 09:40 am-10:40 am MAIN STAFF
*Lab to meet in Old Main 410*

CLAS 113-01  Elementary Arabic I
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am MAIN 002 Wessam El Meligi
*ACTC students may register on the first day of class with the permission of the instructor*

CLAS 113-L1  Elementary Arabic I Lab
W 12:00 pm-01:00 pm NEILL 227 STAFF
 
CLAS 113-L2  Elementary Arabic I Lab
W 01:30 pm-02:30 pm NEILL 102 STAFF
 
CLAS 115-01  Elementary Greek I
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm NEILL 113 Brian Lush
 
CLAS 115-L1  Elementary Greek I Lab
T 01:20 pm-02:20 pm MAIN Brian Lush
*Lab to meet in Old Main 410*

CLAS 115-L2  Elementary Greek I Lab
T 03:30 pm-04:30 pm MAIN Brian Lush
*Lab to meet in Old Main 410*

CLAS 121-01  The Greek World
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm MAIN 001 Brian Lush
*Cross-listed with HIST 121-01*

CLAS 127-01  Women, Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am NEILL 402 Beth Severy-Hoven
*Cross-listed with WGSS 127-01*

CLAS 160-01  Intro to Ancient/Medieval Art
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm ARTCOM 102 Vanessa Rousseau
*Cross-listed with ART 160-01*

CLAS 194-01  The Ancient Greek Polis - Real and Ideal
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am MAIN 009 Brian Lush
*First Year Course only* A millennium and a half before the emergence of the nation-state, the ancient Greeks developed a model of governance from which our word “politics” and (in many ways) our conception of political participation grew: the polis, or city-state. The form became so fundamental to Greek conceptions of identity and human nature that Aristotle would claim that every human being is a politikon zōon, a political animal, an animal of the polis. This course will examine the political model that became emblematic of Greek civilization during the Classical period. We will begin with a brief look at Minoan and Mycenaean roots, and examine the remarkably rapid birth of the polis out the chiefdoms described in the poetry of Homer. Having discussed the birth of the polis during the late Dark Age and the Archaic period, we will read about and critically examine the Greek polis (and Athens in particular) through two distinct but related lenses. We will discuss the historical polis through exposure to such authors as Herodotus (The Histories), Thucydides (History of the Peloponnesian War) and Aristotle (Constitution of the Athenians). At the same time, we will explore the Greeks’ own depictions of an ideal (and idealized) polis by discussing a broad range of literary and philosophical texts, including Aeschylus’ Persians, Sophocles’ Antigone, Aristophanes’ Birds, Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Politics. Secondarily, this course will seek to provide students with a “tool box” of crucial Greek authors and perspectives upon which they can draw throughout their time at Macalester. As we explore and formulate an understanding of the Greek history, literature and ideas, students will devote substantial effort to strengthening their abilities in analytical writing, scholarly inquiry and dialogical communication – skills that will prove crucial to their further academic endeavors at Macalester. Additionally, course assignments will emphasize both mastery of our sources internal logic and approaching those same sources critically. Further, course meetings will depend heavily on open-minded and constructive discussion sensitive to the perspectives and interpretations of all participants.

CLAS 231-01  Intermediate Latin: Prose
MWF 08:30 am-09:30 am MAIN 001 Beth Severy-Hoven
 
CLAS 237-01  Intermediate Hebrew I
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm MAIN 001 Nanette Goldman
 
CLAS 241-01  Intermediate Arabic I
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am MAIN 011 Wessam El Meligi
 
CLAS 241-L1  Intermediate Arabic I Lab
TBA TBA Wessam El Meligi
 
CLAS 241-L2  Intermediate Arabic I Lab
TBA TBA Wessam El Meligi
 
CLAS 261-01  Intermediate Greek: Prose
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm MAIN 011 Andrew Overman
 
CLAS 261-L1  Intermediate Greek: Prose Lab
TBA TBA Andrew Overman
 
CLAS 345-01  Arabic Reading and Translation
W 07:00 pm-10:00 pm MAIN 003 Brett Wilson
*Cross-listed with RELI 245-01*

CLAS 490-01  Senior Seminar
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am MAIN 010 Andrew Overman
 

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Spring 2016 Class Schedule - updated February 5, 2016 at 08:00 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
CLAS 123-01  Introduction to Archaeology
TR 08:00 am-09:30 am MAIN 111 Andrew Overman
*Cross-listed with ANTH 123-01*

CLAS 129-01  Greek Myths
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am NEILL 216 Brian Lush
 
CLAS 145-01  Pagans, Christians and Jews in Classical Antiquity: Cultures in Conflict
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 226 Andrew Overman
*Cross-listed with RELI 145-01*

CLAS 202-01  Sanskrit and Religion in India
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am MAIN 111 James Laine
*Cross-listed with ASIA 236-01, LING 236-01 and RELI 236-01*

CLAS 212-01  Elementary Latin II
MWF 08:30 am-09:30 am MAIN 009 Beth Severy-Hoven
 
CLAS 212-L1  Elementary Latin II Lab
R 08:30 am-09:30 am MAIN 009 Beth Severy-Hoven
 
CLAS 214-01  Elementary Arabic II
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am MAIN 002 Wessam El Meligi
 
CLAS 214-L1  Elementary Arabic II Lab
T 10:10 am-11:10 am NEILL 404 Wessam El Meligi
 
CLAS 214-L2  Elementary Arabic II Lab
TBA TBA Wessam El Meligi
 
CLAS 235-01  Elementary Greek II
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm NEILL 216 Brian Lush
 
CLAS 235-L1  Elementary Greek II Lab
R 03:00 pm-04:00 pm NEILL 112 Brian Lush
 
CLAS 235-L2  Elementary Greek II Lab
R 01:50 pm-02:50 pm NEILL 110 Brian Lush
 
CLAS 294-01  Early Arab and Persian Empires 200BCE-950CE
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm CARN 06A Andrew Overman
*Cross-listed with HIST 294-17* From the Rise of the Seleucids to the Abbasid Caliphate, this course focuses on the rise and transformation of Arab and Persian empires and city-states between 200 BCE through the founding of Baghdad (762) to the close of the second great Islamic caliphate, the Abbasids in c. 950. This period in the religious, cultural and political history of the Middle East, Levant and Persian region east to at least the Zagros mountains, is an extremely productive and formative period, yet is largely overlooked or neglected altogether in our histories and analyses of the millennium between c. 250 BCE – 950 CE. In many respects the developments and effects of this period have wide ranging implications for our contemporary world. So we will attempt to acquaint ourselves with this period, and the players and powers that shaped it.

CLAS 294-02  The Crusades
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm MAIN 009 Cameron Bradley
*Cross-listed with HIST 294-04*

CLAS 332-01  Intermediate Latin: Poetry
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm MAIN 009 Nanette Goldman
 
CLAS 338-01  Intermediate Hebrew II
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm MAIN 002 Nanette Goldman
 
CLAS 342-01  Intermediate Arabic II
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am MAIN 003 Wessam El Meligi
 
CLAS 342-L1  Intermediate Arabic II Lab
R 10:10 am-11:10 am NEILL 404 Wessam El Meligi
 
CLAS 342-L2  Intermediate Arabic II Lab
TBA TBA Wessam El Meligi
 
CLAS 362-01  Intermediate Greek: Poetry
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am MAIN 003 Beth Severy-Hoven
 
CLAS 485-01  Advanced Arabic
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm MAIN 003 Wessam El Meligi
 
CLAS 487-01  Advanced Reading in Greek
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am Nanette Goldman
 

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