Class Schedules

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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 May 26, 2015 at 09:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
CLAS 111-01  Elementary Latin I
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm MAIN 003 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 011 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
CLAS 113-L2  Elementary Arabic I Lab
CLAS 115-01  Elementary Greek I
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm MAIN 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 490-01  Senior Seminar
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am MAIN 003 Andrew Overman

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Spring 2016 Class Schedule - updated May 26, 2015 at 09:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
CLAS 123-01  Introduction to Archaeology
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm Andrew Overman
*Cross-listed with ANTH 123-01*

CLAS 129-01  Greek Myths
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am Brian Lush
CLAS 194-01  The World of Romans, Christians and Jews
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am Andrew Overman
*Cross-listed with HIST 194-02 and RELI 194-02*

CLAS 212-01  Elementary Latin II
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm Beth Severy-Hoven
CLAS 212-L1  Elementary Latin II Lab
CLAS 214-01  Elementary Arabic II
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am Wessam El Meligi
CLAS 214-L1  Elementary Arabic II Lab
T 10:10 am-11:10 am 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 Brian Lush
CLAS 235-L1  Elementary Greek II Lab
R 03:00 pm-04:00 pm Brian Lush
CLAS 235-L2  Elementary Greek II Lab
R 01:50 pm-02:50 pm Brian Lush
CLAS 294-01  Early Arab and Persian Empires
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm Andrew Overman
CLAS 294-02  CLAS Topics Course
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm Brian Lush
CLAS 294-03  Digging into Greek Art
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am Vanessa Rousseau
Cross-listed with ART 294-03*

CLAS 332-01  Intermediate Latin: Poetry
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm Nanette Goldman
CLAS 338-01  Intermediate Hebrew II
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm Nanette Goldman
CLAS 342-01  Intermediate Arabic II
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am Wessam El Meligi
CLAS 342-L1  Intermediate Arabic II Lab
R 10:10 am-11:10 am 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 Beth Severy-Hoven
CLAS 485-01  Advanced Arabic
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm Wessam El Meligi
CLAS 487-01  Advanced Reading in Greek
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm Nanette Goldman

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