Undergraduate Bulletin

Fall 2023

CLS: Classics

CLS 113: Greek and Latin Literature in Translation

Historical and analytical study of the development of classical Greek and Latin literature. Extensive readings in translation include works illustrating epic, lyric, drama, history, satire, and criticism.

DEC:     B
SBC:     HUM

3 credits

CLS 225: The Classical Tradition

The literature of Greece and Rome has had a profound impact in the West in terms of Philosophy, Literature, Political Theory, and Art. The course will explore the writings of Greece and Rome and show how they affected Western literature and thought. Authors will include Homer, Hesiod, the Greek Tragedians, Thucydides, Cicero, Virgil, Ovid and Tacitus.

DEC:     I

3 credits

CLS 325: The Latin and Greek Origins of Medicine

An introduction to the scientific and medical vocabulary derived from ancient Greek and Latin as well as the historical and cultural legacy of our key sources on Ancient Medicine in the Greek and Roman world. This course is language-based, where students study the Greek and Latin word elements (words, roots and forms) from which medical and scientific vocabularies are created. Through this study of language, students will gain a greater understanding of our medical terms and concepts. Students will learn many medical terms as well as etymological techniques they can use to interpret and understand other medical words. In addition to the language study, students will read excerpts from works on ancient medicine from sources such as the Hippocratic authors, Galen, and Celsus. A previous knowledge of Greek or Latin is not required for this course.

Prerequisite: one D.E.C. G or HUM course


3 credits

CLS 444: Experiential Learning

This course is designed for students who engage in a substantial, structured experiential learning activity in conjunction with another class. Experiential learning occurs when knowledge acquired through formal learning and past experience are applied to a "real-world" setting or problem to create new knowledge through a process of reflection, critical analysis, feedback and synthesis. Beyond-the-classroom experiences that support experiential learning may include: service learning, mentored research, field work, or an internship.

Prerequisite: WRT 102 or equivalent; permission of the instructor and approval of the EXP+ contract (http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/bulletin/current/policiesandregulations/degree_requirements/EXPplus.php)

SBC:     EXP+

0 credit, S/U grading

CLS 447: Directed Readings in Classics

Intensive study of a particular author, period, or genre of Greek and Latin literature in translation under close faculty supervision. May be repeated.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

1-6 credits

CLS 475: Undergraduate Teaching Practicum

Work with a faculty member as an assistant in one of the faculty member's regularly scheduled classes. The student is required to attend all the classes, do all the regularly assigned work, and meet with the faculty member at regularly scheduled times to discuss the intellectual and pedagogical matters relating to the course.

SBC:     EXP+

3 credits, S/U grading