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Courses Offered

Please note that the following list consists of all Classics courses offered. Additional courses may be offered through other departments. To find courses offered during a particular semester and additional classes offered through other departments, see the UWM Schedule of Classes.


CLASSIC | LATIN | GREEK

CLASSIC 101 Words Matter: How Greek and Latin Shape Our Language
3 cr. Undergraduate.
A comprehensive study of the basic Greek and Latin word elements underlying modern English usage and their Indo-European background.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: HU
Course Rules: Not recom for ESL students.
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018.
CLASSIC 170 Classical Mythology
3 cr. Undergraduate.
A survey of Classical myths in the written sources and in artistic representations.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: HU
Last Taught: Spring 2020, UWinteriM 2020, Fall 2019, Summer 2019.
CLASSIC 171 Classical Mythology: An Audio-Visual Supplement
1 cr. Undergraduate.
Slide series depicting the influence of classical myth on art and music reinforcing the material presented in Classic 170.
Prerequisites: Classic 170(C).
General Education Requirements: HU
Course Rules: Not open for cr to students who have earned 3 or more cr in Classic 170(ER).
Last Taught: Spring 2012, UWinteriM 2011, Fall 2010, Summer 2010.
CLASSIC 192 First-Year Seminar:
3 cr. Undergraduate.
The specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: HU
Course Rules: Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194).
Last Taught: Fall 2012, Spring 2004, Spring 2002, Fall 2000.
CLASSIC 201 Introduction to Greek Life and Literature
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Ancient Greek life and literature, emphasizing the surviving works of earliest authors, Homer and Hesiod.
Prerequisites: none; Classic 170(R).
General Education Requirements: HU
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018.
CLASSIC 202 Introduction to Roman Life and Literature
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Roman life and literature, emphasizing events before the death of Augustus.
Prerequisites: none; Classic 170(R).
General Education Requirements: HU
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2018.
CLASSIC 211 Alexander the Great to Augustus
3 cr. Undergraduate.
An introduction to literature, history, and art in Greek culture from Alexander the Great to Augustus.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: HU
CLASSIC 213 Grammar for Students of Foreign Languages
3 cr. Undergraduate.
An introduction to the grammatical concepts useful in studying foreign languages.
Prerequisites: none.
Course Rules: Jointly offered with, and may be used to repeat, English 213, French 213, German 213, Italian 213, Linguis 213, Polish 213, Russian 213, & Spanish 213.
CLASSIC 274 Ancient Egyptian Civilization
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Culture of Egypt, with particular attention to its literature reflecting social, political, and religious conditions; emphasis on Egyptian-Hebrew contacts during the second millennium.
Prerequisites: none.
General Education Requirements: HU
Course Rules: Classic (Hebr St) 274 & Hist 274 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another.
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018.
CLASSIC 289 Internship in Classics, Lower Division
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Application of basic principles of Classics in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.
Prerequisites: intro course in Classics; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
Course Rules: One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max.
CLASSIC 296 UROP Apprenticeship
1-3 cr. Undergraduate.
Undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff.
Prerequisites: acceptance to UROP; prior or conc reg in UROP seminar.
Course Rules: One credit for 45 hrs research. May be retaken to 9 cr max in any combination of UROP apprenticeship courses. Not open to jrs & srs.
Last Taught: Fall 2009, Spring 2009, Fall 2008, Spring 2004.
CLASSIC 297 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate.
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.
Prerequisites: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 2014, Spring 2012, UWinteriM 2004, Spring 1999.
CLASSIC 299 Ad Hoc:
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.
Prerequisites: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2008, Spring 1997, Fall 1984.
CLASSIC 301 The Life and Literature of Classical Athens: Herodotus and Dramatists
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Classical Greek drama and the writings of Herodotus in translation; their historical background.
Prerequisites: jr st; Classic 201(R); grade of C or better in English 102(P) or score level 4 on EPT.
General Education Requirements: HU
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Fall 2018, Spring 2017, Fall 2015.
CLASSIC 302 War and Politics in Ancient Greece
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Thucydides' history and selections from Plato's works in translation; their historical background.
Prerequisites: jr st; Classic 301(R); grade of C or better in English 102(P) or score of 637 at level 4 on EPT.
General Education Requirements: HU
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015.
CLASSIC 303 The Life and Literature of the Roman Empire
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Major literary works from the early Roman empire in translation; their historical background.
Prerequisites: jr st.
General Education Requirements: HU
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017.
CLASSIC 304 The Graeco-Roman World:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Life and literature (in translation) of the ancient Greco-Roman world.
Prerequisites: jr st; Classic 301(R), 302(R), or 303(R).
General Education Requirements: HU
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Spring 2019.
CLASSIC 304G The Graeco-Roman World:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Life and literature (in translation) of the ancient Greco-Roman world.
Prerequisites: jr st; Classic 301(R), 302(R), or 303(R).
General Education Requirements: HU
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Spring 2019.
CLASSIC 312 Ancient Epic Oral Traditions
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Epic oral traditions of Greece and other ancient and more modern world-wide traditions.
Prerequisites: jr st.
General Education Requirements: HU
Course Rules: Counts as repeat of Classic 304 w/similar topic.
CLASSIC 351 Ancient Greek Religion
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Ancient Greek religious practices, surveying textual and archaeological evidence as well as major scholarly work in the field. Knowledge of Ancient Greek is not required.
Prerequisites: jr st; satisfaction of OWC-A; CLASSIC 201(R).
General Education Requirements: OWCB, HU
Last Taught: Fall 2019, Spring 2018, Fall 2016.
CLASSIC 370 Hittite Myth and History
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Origins and history of the Hittites; their myths, culture, and connections with ancient Greece, Troy, Egypt, and Assyria.
Prerequisites: jr st.
General Education Requirements: HU
Course Rules: Counts as repeat of Classic 304 w/same subtitle.
Last Taught: Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
CLASSIC 390 Egyptian Mythology
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Egyptian myths and ancient religious practices, emphasizing religious thought in Greco-Roman Egypt.
Prerequisites: jr st.
General Education Requirements: HU
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018.
CLASSIC 489 Internship in Classics, Upper Division
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Application of advanced principles of classics in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.
Prerequisites: jr st; 300-level or above course in Classic; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
Course Rules: One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max.
CLASSIC 497 Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 2016, UWinteriM 2004.
CLASSIC 497G Study Abroad:
1-12 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.
Prerequisites: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 2016, UWinteriM 2004.
CLASSIC 499 Ad Hoc:
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.
Prerequisites: jr st. Add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
CLASSIC 699 Directed Reading
1-3 cr. Undergraduate.
Advanced independent work under the supervision of a Classics faculty or instructional academic staff member. Students must submit a study proposal. For more information, consult Classics prog coord.
Prerequisites: jr st; 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2017, Spring 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009.

LATIN 103 First Semester Latin
4 cr. Undergraduate.
A systematic introduction to the morphology, syntax, and vocabulary of Latin.
Prerequisites: none.
Last Taught: Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
LATIN 104 Second Semester Latin
4 cr. Undergraduate.
Continuation of Latin 103: systematic introduction to the morphology, syntax, and vocabulary of Latin.
Prerequisites: Latin 103(P) or equiv; equiv H.S. prep determined by placement test. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (4 retro crs).
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017.
LATIN 150 Intensive Latin
4 cr. Undergraduate.
Rapid introduction to Latin for students in fields other than classics who require a knowledge of Latin for continued work in their fields. Readings concentrate on medieval Latin.
Prerequisites: none.
LATIN 199 Independent Study
1-3 cr. Undergraduate.
For further information, consult dept chair.
Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.
Course Rules: May be retaken to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2008, Summer 2008, Spring 2008, Fall 2007.
LATIN 205 Third Semester Latin
4 cr. Undergraduate.
Continuation of Latin 104: systematic introduction to the morphology, syntax, and vocabulary of Latin.
Prerequisites: Latin 104(P) or equiv; equiv H.S. prep determined by placement test. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (8 retro crs).
Course Rules: Counts as repeat of Latin 201.
Last Taught: Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
LATIN 289 Internship in Latin, Lower Division
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Application of basic principles of Latin in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.
Prerequisites: intro course in Latin; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
Course Rules: One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max.
LATIN 299 Ad Hoc:
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.
Prerequisites: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
LATIN 306 Readings in Latin Literature:
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Reading of texts of Latin literature with emphasis on morphology, syntax, vocabulary; a transition to 500 level courses.
Prerequisites: Latin 205(P) or equiv H.S. prep as determined by placement test. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (12 retro crs).
Course Rules: Counts as repeat of 2 cr Latin 203 & 1 cr Latin 310. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017.
LATIN 489 Internship in Latin, Upper Division
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Application of advanced principles of Latin in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.
Prerequisites: jr st; 300-level or above course in Latin; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
Course Rules: One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2005, Fall 2004.
LATIN 499 Ad Hoc:
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.
Prerequisites: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 2010, Spring 2001, Fall 2000.
LATIN 501 Readings in Latin Prose:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Extensive reading in a major author or related major authors; e.g., Cicero, Caesar, the historians, Seneca, Pliny the Younger.
Prerequisites: jr st; Latin 306(P) or equiv; equiv H.S. prep determined by placement test. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (16 retro crs).
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2016, Fall 2013.
LATIN 501G Readings in Latin Prose:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Extensive reading in a major author or related major authors; e.g., Cicero, Caesar, the historians, Seneca, Pliny the Younger.
Prerequisites: jr st; Latin 306(P) or equiv; equiv H.S. prep determined by placement test. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (16 retro crs).
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2016, Fall 2013.
LATIN 502 Readings in Latin Poetry:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Extensive reading in a major or related major authors, e.g., the comic dramatists, the lyric poets, the elegists, the satirists, the writers of epic.
Prerequisites: jr st; Latin 306(P) or equiv; equiv H.S. prep determined by placement test. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (16 retro crs)..
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2019, Spring 2017.
LATIN 502G Readings in Latin Poetry:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Extensive reading in a major or related major authors, e.g., the comic dramatists, the lyric poets, the elegists, the satirists, the writers of epic.
Prerequisites: jr st; Latin 306(P) or equiv; equiv H.S. prep determined by placement test. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (16 retro crs)..
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2019, Spring 2017.
LATIN 508 Latin Prose Composition
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Survey of Latin syntax and idioms, with appropriate exercises in prose composition. Required of Latin majors.
Prerequisites: Latin 310(P) or equiv prep as judged by instr.
Last Taught: Spring 2007, Spring 2004.
LATIN 508G Latin Prose Composition
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Survey of Latin syntax and idioms, with appropriate exercises in prose composition. Required of Latin majors.
Prerequisites: Latin 310(P) or equiv prep as judged by instr.
Last Taught: Spring 2007, Spring 2004.
LATIN 699 Directed Reading
1-3 cr. Undergraduate.
Advanced independent work under the supervision of a Classics faculty or instructional academic staff member. Students must submit a study proposal. For more information, consult Classics prog coord.
Prerequisites: jr st; 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2011, Spring 2010.

GREEK 103 First Semester Greek
4 cr. Undergraduate.
Systematic introduction to the morphology, syntax, and vocabulary of ancient Greek.
Prerequisites: none.
Last Taught: Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016.
GREEK 104 Second Semester Greek
4 cr. Undergraduate.
Continuation of Greek 103; systematic introduction to the morphology, syntax, and vocabulary of Greek.
Prerequisites: Greek 103(P) or equiv; equiv H.S. prep determined by placement test. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (4 retro crs).
Last Taught: Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017.
GREEK 199 Independent Study
1-3 cr. Undergraduate.
For further information, consult dept chair.
Prerequisites: 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair & asst dean for SAS.
Course Rules: May be retaken to 6 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2013, Spring 2009, Spring 2007.
GREEK 205 Third Semester Greek
4 cr. Undergraduate.
Continuation of Greek 104: systematic introduction to the morphology, syntax, and vocabulary of Greek.
Prerequisites: Greek 104(P) or equiv; equiv H.S. prep determined by placement test. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (8 retro crs).
Last Taught: Fall 2019, Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015.
GREEK 289 Internship in Greek, Lower Division
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Application of basic principles of Greek in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.
Prerequisites: intro course in Greek; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
Course Rules: One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max.
GREEK 299 Ad Hoc:
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.
Prerequisites: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
GREEK 306 Readings in Ancient Greek Literature:
3 cr. Undergraduate.
Reading of texts of Greek literature, with emphasis on morphology, syntax, and vocabulary.
Prerequisites: Greek 205(P) or equiv; equiv H.S. prep determined by placement test. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (12 retro crs).
Course Rules: Counts as repeat of only 1 cr of Greek 304 regardless of the number of times 306 is taken. May be retaken w/chg in topic; no max cr.
Last Taught: Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2014.
GREEK 489 Internship in Greek, Upper Division
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Application of advanced principles of Greek in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.
Prerequisites: jr st; 300-level or above course in Greek; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
Course Rules: One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. May be retaken to 6 cr max.
GREEK 499 Ad Hoc:
1-6 cr. Undergraduate.
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.
Prerequisites: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Fall 2016.
GREEK 501 Readings in Classical Greek Prose:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Extensive reading in a major author, or in related authors, of ancient Greek prose; e.g., Herodotus, Thucydides, Plato, the Attic Orators, Aristotle, Lucian.
Prerequisites: jr st; Greek 306(P) or equiv; equiv H.S. prep determined by placement test. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (16 retro cr).
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2013, Fall 2011.
GREEK 501G Readings in Classical Greek Prose:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Extensive reading in a major author, or in related authors, of ancient Greek prose; e.g., Herodotus, Thucydides, Plato, the Attic Orators, Aristotle, Lucian.
Prerequisites: jr st; Greek 306(P) or equiv; equiv H.S. prep determined by placement test. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (16 retro cr).
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Fall 2013, Fall 2011.
GREEK 502 Readings in Ancient Greek Poetry:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Extensive reading in a major author, or related authors, of ancient Greek poetry; e.g., Homer, the Greek lyric poets, the Attic tragedians, Aristophanes, Menander, Theocritus.
Prerequisites: jr st; Greek 306(P) or equiv; equiv H.S. prep determined by placement test. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (16 retro cr).
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2012, Spring 2011.
GREEK 502G Readings in Ancient Greek Poetry:
3 cr. Undergraduate/Graduate.
Extensive reading in a major author, or related authors, of ancient Greek poetry; e.g., Homer, the Greek lyric poets, the Attic tragedians, Aristophanes, Menander, Theocritus.
Prerequisites: jr st; Greek 306(P) or equiv; equiv H.S. prep determined by placement test. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (16 retro cr).
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
Last Taught: Spring 2012, Spring 2011.
GREEK 699 Directed Reading
1-3 cr. Undergraduate.
Advanced independent work under the supervision of a Classics faculty or instructional academic staff member. Students must submit a study proposal. For more information, consult Classics prog coord.
Prerequisites: jr st; 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.
Course Rules: May be retaken w/chg in topic.
Last Taught: Spring 2019, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Summer 2011.