CLAS111
Disasters and Triumphs in Greece before History

Description: Examination of Prehistoric Greek material and documentary evidence, including archaeological remains of the cosmopolitan palatial societies of the Middle and Late Bronze Age, the nature and consequences of the Late Bronze Age collapse, Linear B script, and the transformation of Greece heading into the Archaic and Classical periods.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS116
Scientific Greek and Latin

Description: Scientific and technical terminology derived from Greek and Latin, with primary emphasis on medical language and terminology.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

CLAS121
Classical Antiquity in Popular CultureCrosslisted with AHIS 121

Description: On the representation of ancient Greek and Roman literature, mythology, and history in contemporary American popular culture, including film, television, and graphic novels.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS141
Spectacle and Entertainment in the Roman World

Description: Introduction to ancient Rome. Mass spectacles such as drama, gladiatorial combat, and public executions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS161
Pompeii and Herculaneum

Description: The history of Pompeii and Herculaneum; their political, social, and religious institutions; and their urban and domestic environments/

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS180
Classical Mythology

Description: Literary sources of Greek and Roman myths and their influence.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS182
Alpha Learning Community Freshman Seminar

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS183
Heroes, Wives, and SlavesCrosslisted with HIST 183

Description: Comparative look at gender roles and household structure in Homeric Greece, Classical Athens and Sparta, and Rome. Topics include the warrior ideal, the respectable matron, working women, prostitution and sexual customs, slavery, and slave revolts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

CLAS189H
University Honors Seminar

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS206
Art of Ancient Egypt & MesopotamiaCrosslisted with AHIS 206, ANTH 206

Description: A survey of the history of civilization and arts in the Fertile Crescent including Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Levant and Syria from the tenth millennium BC to the first millennium BC, with particular attention paid to the Bronze Age.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts ACE 9 Global/Diversity

CLAS209
Ancient GreeceCrosslisted with HIST 209

Description: From the Stone Age until the Roman conquest (2nd century BC). The rise and fall of the city-state, types of government, relations with foreign peoples, class and gender issues, military matters and religion.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS210
Ancient RomeCrosslisted with HIST 210

Description: From the Stone Age until the start of the Byzantine Empire (6th century AD). The expansion of Rome, military changes, social organization, gender studies, relations with foreign peoples, pagan religion, and Christianity. Pre-1800 content.

This course is a prerequisite for: HIST 418, HIST 818, CLAS 418

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS222
Sparta

Description: Examine the military-based culture of Ancient Sparta, its rise and fall, mythology, and later influence throughout antiquity and modernity.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

CLAS233
Science in the Classical World

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Interplay of knowledge, technology, and culture. Sources are the Egyptian, Hellenic, and Hellenistic wall-paintings, vase paintings, the artifacts, and surviving writings of, e.g. Hippocrates, Aristotle, and Vitruvius. These permit us to see the technical advances of the practitioners and to watch the slave-owning philosophers and engineers of the ancient eastern Mediterranean struggling to provide systematic explanations of these advances and of the natural world they see around them.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS241
Ancient Greek Athletics

Description: Examination of Ancient Greek athletics, including the thousand-year history of the Olympic Games, the role of the gymnasium in ancient society, and the important influence ancient athletics continue to have on today's culture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS245
War in the Classical World

Description: Ancient war as practiced from Classical Greece to Imperial Rome. Weapons, tactics, strategies, leadership and rationale.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS252
World Archaeology, Global HeritageCrosslisted with ANTH 252

Description: Introduction to complex societies around the world and the role of archaeological heritage in contemporary debates.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Archaeology
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 6 Social Science

CLAS281
The World of Classical GreeceCrosslisted with ENGL 240A

Description: English translations of the great works of Greek literature which familiarize the student with the uniquely rich and influential world of Classical Greece.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS282
The World of Classical RomeCrosslisted with ENGL 240B

Description: English translations of the great works of Latin literature, which familiarize the student with the uniquely rich and influential world of Classical Rome.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS283
Epic Tales: The World's Heroes and Gods

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Survey of epics and their meaning, ranging from ancient epics to the Medieval and Renaissance epic literature including selected epics with their criticisms and influences.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS286
Literature of the Ancient Near East

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Selections from the literary texts and records of North Africa, Mesopotamia, Palestine, and Asia Minor.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS300
Introduction to Ancient Languages

Prerequisites: Foreign language study or permission.

Description: Introduction to various languages of the ancient Mediterranean World. Examples: Classical (Biblical) Hebrew, Coptic, Egyptian, Sanskrit.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS300B
Egyptian

Description: Egyptian hieroglyphics and language, grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, for reading a work, such as Khufu and the Magicians.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS300E
Introduction to Coptic

Description: Introduction to Coptic (Sahidic dialect), the final written phase of the Egyptian language, (ca. 100 BCE-1850 CE) in which the words were written in capital Greek letters rather than hieroglyphic characters. Equips student with a knowledge of Coptic grammar and vocabulary sufficient to interpret Coptic texts such as the Coptic Bible and the Nag Hammadi Codices at an elementary level.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS301
Athens on TrialCrosslisted with HIST 301

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing

Description: Using forensic Attic oratory to reconstruct public and private law and legal procedures in democratic Athens in the 5th to 4th centuries BCE. Topics include: assault, homicide, false claims of citizenship, prostitution, legitimacy of marriages and children, and inheritance disputes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS305
Ancient Greek ReligionsCrosslisted with RELG 305

Description: Introduction to the religious practices of ancient Greece from the prehistoric through the classical periods. Myth and ritual and the evidence from art history and archaeology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS307
Early ChristianityCrosslisted with CLAS 807, HIST 307, HIST 807, RELG 307

Description: Life, literature, thought, and institutions of the Christian movement from Jesus to Constantine. A critical, historical approach to the sources in English translation and how they reflect the interaction of Christian, Jew, and pagan in late antiquity. Includes the historical Jesus vis-a-vis the Christ of Faith, the impact of Paul's thought, the formation of Christian dogma, methods of interpreting canonical and extra-canonical Christian literature, the problem of heresy and orthodoxy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS311
Homer and the Trojan WarCrosslisted with HIST 311

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission

Description: Analysis of the Aegean Bronze Age and early Iron Age of ancient Greece based on examination of archaeological evidence, early written documents, and the writing of Homer and other early Greek authors. Includes the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations, the excavation of Troy, Linear B and alphabetic Greek writing, gender roles and social classes, methods of warfare, religion, and political institutions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS312
Pagans and Christians in the Roman EmpireCrosslisted with RELG 312

Description: The social, political and intellectual dimensions of the conflict between the old and new religions of the empire.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS314
Greek Art and ArchaeologyCrosslisted with AHIS 314

Prerequisites: AHIS 101, AHIS 211, ANTH 232, or 3 cr CLAS

Description: Art and archaeology of ancient Greece from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS315
Medieval World: ByzantiumCrosslisted with HIST 315

Description: Exploration of the key dimensions of Byzantium's social, economic and cultural developments, the role of Byzantium in world history, and the nature of the Byzantine legacy in contemporary Eastern Europe, Russia and the Balkans.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS316
Roman Art and ArchaeologyCrosslisted with AHIS 316

Prerequisites: AHIS 101, AHIS 211, ANTH 232, or 3 cr CLAS

Description: Introduction of the art and archaeology of ancient Italy from the villanovans through the end of the Roman Empire.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS317
The Roman EmpireCrosslisted with HIST 317

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission

Description: Investigation of the Roman imperial government from Augustus to Justinian, focused on the economy, state religion and the emergence of Christianity, the army, family and social classes, the division between the Greek East and Latin West, the Germanic invasions, and the establishment of the Byzantine Empire. Failure of the ancient world to solve its problems, leading to the end of classical civilization.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS320
The Classical World: Archaeology and Texts

Description: Relation between archaeology and textural sources in classical antiquity as used to understand aspects of daily life (e.g., economy and trade, gender, ethnic identity, religion, political organization, etc.).

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS331
Ancient IsraelCrosslisted with HIST 331, JUDS 331, RELG 331

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission.

Description: The cultural, social, and religious institutions of Ancient Israel from their antecedents in the Late Bronze Age until the Great Jewish Revolt and the beginning of Rabbinic Judaism. Literary works and material remains of the Israelites, and evidence from surrounding cultures.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS340
Classical Roots of English LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 340

Description: Greek and Roman literary works emphasizing their influence on English and American literature.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS381
Ancient NovelCrosslisted with ENGL 381

Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission.

Description: English translation of the Greek and Roman novel.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS391
Learning Abroad

UNL faculty-led programs only

Description: Faculty-led learning abroad course. Topics and locations of travel will vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

CLAS398
Special Topics in Classics

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

CLAS399
Independent Study in Classics

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

CLAS399H
Honors Course

Prerequisites: Candidate for degree with distinction or with high distinction or with highest distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

CLAS401
Research SeminarCrosslisted with RELG 401

Description: Research on one topic under the direction of a faculty member with emphasis on methodology, familiarity with primary and secondary source materials, and composition of scholarly literature. Letter Grade only

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

CLAS406
Visualizing the Ancient CityCrosslisted with AHIS 406, AHIS 806, ANTH 406, ANTH 806, CLAS 806

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Recommend some background knowledge of ancient art, history, or languages, a general background course such as AHIS 101, ANTH 252, CLAS 209/210, or any of the courses listed in the Archaeology or Digital Humanities minors. Computer/design skills welcome but not necessary.

Description: A new approach to looking at the history and development of ancient cities, combining history and archaeology with digital methods, in particular 3D modeling.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS409
Religion of Late Western AntiquityCrosslisted with CLAS 809, HIST 409, HIST 809, RELG 409

Description: Examination of the religious institutions, philosophies, and lifeways of the Hellenistic Age from Alexander to Constantine. Includes civic religion of Greece and Rome, popular religion, mystery cults, Judaism, Christianity, popular and school philosophies (Platonism, Aristotelianism, Epicureanism, Cynicism, Stoicism), Gnosticism. History, interrelationships, emerging world view of these movements.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS410
GnosticismCrosslisted with CLAS 810, RELG 410

Description: Examination of the nature, history, literature, ritual, and impact of the classical Gnostic religions, 100 BCE to 400 CE. Extensive reading of original Gnostic treatises in English translation, with particular attention to their appropriation and transformation of earlier Jewish, Christian, and pagan religious and philosophical traditions. The principal Gnostic schools to be treated are Simonians, Sethians, Valentinians, Hermetics, and Manichaeans.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS412
Democracy and Tyranny in Classical AthensCrosslisted with HIST 412, HIST 812

Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission.

Pre-1800 content.

Description: Development and influence of the Greek city-states, focusing on the establishment and transformation of the Athenian democracy in the 6th and 5th centuries BCE from popular sovereignty to the rule of written law. Including the three periods of tyranny, reaction to the Persian Invasions, and the impact of the Peloponnesian War.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS417
The Roman Revolution, 133 BC-68 ADCrosslisted with HIST 417, HIST 817

Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission.

Description: Critical period in Roman history when the republic was transformed into the rule by one man: Political and social functioning of the republic, causes for change, and factors influencing its final shape. Careers of the Gracchi, Marius, Sulla, Pompey, Caesar, Anthony, and Augustus.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS418
Augustan RomeCrosslisted with HIST 418, HIST 818

Prerequisites: HIST 130/130H or 210

Description: Augustus¿ constitutional transformation of Rome, and enforcement of a national identity and values through religion, social legislation, provincial governance policies, and patronage of public works, display, and literature.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS438
Archaeologies of EuropeCrosslisted with ANTH 438, ANTH 838, CLAS 838

Description: Survey of the material remains of Europe and of the various approaches to the study of the European past.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Archaeology

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS440
Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient WorldCrosslisted with CLAS 840, WMNS 440, WMNS 840

Description: Ancient Greek and Roman evidence pertaining to the fields of women's studies, gender studies, and the study of sexuality.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS461
Geospatial Approaches in Digital Humanities and Social SciencesCrosslisted with ANTH 461, ANTH 861, CLAS 861, GEOG 461, GEOG 861, HIST 461, HIST 861

Description: Study of geographic concepts and critical analysis of applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in humanities and social sciences and application of geospatial tools for humanities and social science research; learn how to collect, manage, analyze, and visualize spatial data for real-world projects

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS483
Classical DramaCrosslisted with CLAS 883, ENGL 440, ENGL 840

Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission.

Description: Greek and Roman tragedy and comedy in translation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS490
Doing Digital Classics: Theory, Approaches, and Research Methods

Description: Survey of the latest digital and computational methods in the study of ancient Greece and Rome. Experimentation with the tools and techniques currently transforming our understanding of antiquity. Emphasizing hands-on work with: topic modeling, photogrammetry, GIS, RTI imaging, data collection and management, and network analysis. Repeatable for credit. New scholarly project required.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product