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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions G Greek and Roman Studies GRST
Greek and Roman Studies GRST

Instruction offered by members of the Department of Classics and Religion in the Faculty of Arts.

For courses in the ancient Greek and Latin languages see listings under Greek and Latin.

Note: Undergraduate courses under this heading do not require any knowledge of Greek or Latin. Courses at both the 200-level (designed for first-year students) and 300-level are survey courses with no prerequisites. The research topics courses Greek and Roman Studies 413-457 (except Greek and Roman Studies 431) do not have specific prerequisites, but students are strongly advised to have taken at least two 300-level Greek and Roman Studies courses with grades of at least "C-" before enrolling in them.

Junior Courses
Greek and Roman Studies 205       Introduction to Greece and Rome
A historical survey from the eighth century BCE to the fourth century CE.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Greek and Roman Studies 209       Classical Mythology and Literature
An introduction to Greek and Roman myths as presented in classical literature and art, and to their cultural context.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Greek and Roman Studies 211       Technical Terms of Medicine and the Life Sciences
The Greek and Latin elements of modern medical and life-sciences terminology, with a brief introduction to their history and cultural background.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(1-2)
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Senior Courses
Greek and Roman Studies 305       Greek Religion
A survey of religious beliefs and practices in the pre-Christian Greek world.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One of Greek and Roman Studies 205, 209, Religious Studies 201, 205, or 273.
Also known as:
(Religious Studies 305)
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Greek and Roman Studies 306       Roman Religion
A survey of religious beliefs and practices in the pre-Christian Roman world.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One of Greek and Roman Studies 205, 209, Religious Studies 201, 205, or 273.
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Greek and Roman Studies 309       Comparative Mythology
An examination of Greek and Roman myths in comparison with myths of other cultures and societies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Greek and Roman Studies 311       Sport in Ancient Greece and Rome
A survey of sports practised in Greece and Rome and the role of sport as a cultural, political and historical phenomenon.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Greek and Roman Studies 313       The Ancient Novel and Its Predecessors
A survey of ancient Greek and Roman 'novels' or romances, with reference to their roots in epic poetry and New Comedy.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Greek and Roman Studies 315       Women and the Family in the Greek and Roman World

A survey of the lives, social roles and representations of women based on documentary evidence, literature and art. Emphases may vary from term-to-term.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
This course is acceptable for credit towards a Major in History (subject to History program regulations).   
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Greek and Roman Studies 317       Humorous Prose:  From Rome to the Renaissance
A survey of ancient, medieval and Renaissance humorous prose, with reference to their roots in classical literature.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Greek and Roman Studies 321       Ancient Technology
A survey of major technologies in antiquity (metallurgy, agriculture, hydraulics, pottery, textiles, transportation, writing, construction) with special emphasis on the technological achievements of the Bronze Age and the cultures of Greece and Rome.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Greek and Roman Studies 323       Ancient Medicine and the Mind
A survey of ancient science and medicine, with special emphasis on early conceptions of the human mind, thought and knowledge.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Greek and Roman Studies 325       Greek Art and Architecture
A survey of Greek art and architecture from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Greek and Roman Studies 327       Roman Art and Architecture
A survey of Roman art and architecture from the Etruscans to the beginning of the Christian Empire.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Greek and Roman Studies 335       The Ancient Near East to Alexander the Great
History of the Near East from the tenth to the fourth century BCE.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Greek and Roman Studies 337       Early Greece
Early Greece from the late Bronze Age to the Persian Wars.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
This course is acceptable for credit towards a Major in History (subject to History program regulations).
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Greek and Roman Studies 339       History of Classical Greece
History of the Greek world from the Persian Wars to the conquests of Alexander the Great.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
This course is acceptable for credit towards a Major in History (subject to History program regulations).
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Greek and Roman Studies 341       History of Rome's Expansion into the Mediterranean to 30 BCE
The expansion of Rome into an empire to the time of Augustus.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
This course is acceptable for credit towards a Major in History (subject to History program regulations).
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Greek and Roman Studies 345       Rome: The Late Republic and Early Empire
History of Rome from 133 BCE to 180 CE.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
This course is acceptable for credit towards a Major in History (subject to History program regulations).
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Greek and Roman Studies 347       Late Roman Antiquity
History of the Roman and Byzantine world from 180 to 565 CE.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
This course is acceptable for credit towards a Major in History (subject to History program regulations).
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Greek and Roman Studies 355       Warriors and Lovers: Greek Literature in Translation
An introduction to Greek literature from Homer to the Hellenistic Period.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Greek and Roman Studies 357       Myths, Slaves and Heroes: Roman Literature in Translation
An introduction to Roman literature from its beginnings to the second century CE.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Greek and Roman Studies 413       Topics in Early and Classical Greek History

Topics will reflect developments in current research, will vary from term-to-term, and will be announced in advance.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Greek and Roman Studies 415       Topics in Hellenistic and Roman Republican History

Topics will reflect developments in current research, will vary from term-to-term, and will be announced in advance.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Greek and Roman Studies 417       Topics in the History of the Roman Empire
Topics will reflect developments in current research, will vary from term-to-term, and will be announced in advance.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Greek and Roman Studies 419       Topics in Late Antiquity
Topics will reflect developments in current research, will vary from term-to-term, and will be announced in advance.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Greek and Roman Studies 421       Topics in Greek and Roman Political and Military History
Topics will reflect developments in current research, will vary from term-to-term, and will be announced in advance.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Greek and Roman Studies 423       Topics in Greek and Roman Social and Economic History
Topics will reflect developments in current research, will vary from term-to-term, and will be announced in advance.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Greek and Roman Studies 425       Greeks, Romans and Other Cultures: Selected Topics
Topics will reflect developments in current research, will vary from term-to-term, and will be announced in advance.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
This course is acceptable for credit towards a Major in History (subject to History program regulations).   
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Greek and Roman Studies 431       Studies in Ancient Myths
Studies in the nature and functions of myth in ancient Greek and Roman culture and society. Topics will reflect developments in current research, will vary from term-to-term, and will be announced in advance.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Greek and Roman Studies 209.
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Greek and Roman Studies 433       Topics in Greek and Roman Religion, Intellectual and Cultural History
Topics will reflect developments in current research, will vary from term-to-term, and will be announced in advance.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
This course is acceptable for credit towards a Major in History (subject to History program regulations).   
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Greek and Roman Studies 445       Topics in Greek Art and Archaeology
Topics will reflect developments in current research, will vary from term-to-term, and will be announced in advance.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Greek and Roman Studies 447       Topics in Roman Art and Archaeology
Topics will reflect developments in current research, will vary from term-to-term, and will be announced in advance.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Greek and Roman Studies 455       Topics in Greek Literature in Translation
Topics will reflect developments in current research, will vary from term-to-term, and will be announced in advance.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Greek and Roman Studies 457       Topics in Latin Literature in Translation
Topics will reflect developments in current research, will vary from term-to-term, and will be announced in advance.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Greek and Roman Studies 459       Topics in Ancient Greece and Rome on Film
The reception of ancient Greek and Roman mythology and history through selected films.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-3)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Greek and Roman Studies 483       Practicum
Provides students with program-related experiential learning through practical activities such as teaching, editing, publishing, translating, performances, exhibitions, museum work, conferences, information and website development, and campus, school and community programs. Projects must be designed in consultation with a departmental advisor. A written report and oral presentation are normally required.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Greek and Roman Studies 491       Field Work
Provides credit, when transfer credit is not available of program-related study or field work in Europe or the Mediterranean area. Preliminary readings and a substantial report are normally required.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-6)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Greek and Roman Studies 494       Field Work
Similar to Greek and Roman Studies 491 but provides 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) of credit for appropriate projects.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(0-12)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Greek and Roman Studies 499       Topics in Ancient and Medieval Historiography
Topics will include the analyses of the methods, sources, and key themes of major ancient and medieval historians.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Greek and Roman Studies 501       Majors’ Special Topic
Interdisciplinary course to link knowledge and skills learned throughout the student’s undergraduate career.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to one of Greek and Roman Studies or Ancient and Medieval History majors and completion of 90 units (15 full-course equivalents) and consent of the Department.
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Greek and Roman Studies 504       Honours Thesis
The Honours essay for Honours students in their fourth year.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Honours programs in Greek and Roman Studies or Ancient and Medieval History and completion of 90 units and consent of the Department.
Also known as:
(formerly Greek and Roman Studies 503)
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Greek and Roman Studies 525       Research Seminar
Research topics in Greek and Roman history, literature, art, and archaeology. Seminar discussions will require a high level of student participation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Greek and Roman Studies 551       Directed Research
Qualified students will undertake supervised research projects individually or in small groups.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-2T)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Graduate Courses
Greek and Roman Studies 601       Graduate Seminar

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Greek and Roman Studies 603       Research and Professional Training

Course Hours:
3 units; H(1S-0)
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Greek and Roman Studies 651       Directed Studies
Qualified students will undertake supervised research projects individually or in small groups.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-2T)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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