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ARBC: ArabicWinter 2020
ARBC101 Beginning Classical and Quranic Arabic I Sections
Classical Arabic, with an introduction to vocabulary and grammar and the reading of simple Qur'anic texts and wisdom sayings in the original.
ARBC102 Beginning Classical and Quranic Arabic II Sections
Classical Arabic, with further introduction to vocabulary and grammar and the reading of Qur'anic texts in the original.
ARBC201 Intermediate Classical and Quranic Arabic I Sections
Classical Arabic. Designed to enrich vocabulary and grammar and to enhance fluency in reading and interpreting a range of Qur'anic texts.
ARBC202 Intermediate Classical and Quranic Arabic II Sections
Classical Arabic. Designed to further enrich vocabulary and grammar and to enhance fluency in reading and interpreting longer texts from Qur'an, Hadith and other genres.
CLST: Classical Studies Undergraduate CoursesWinter 2020
CLST101 Greek and Latin Roots of English Sections
Greek and Latin roots of English vocabulary and grammar, with an introduction to language history and Greek and Roman culture.
CLST105 Greek and Roman Mythology Sections
Greek and Roman mythology and its interpretation. Emphasis on ancient texts read in English translation.
CLST211 Greek Philosophy I Sections
The Pre-Socratics; Socrates; Sophists; Plato. Recommended as preparation for CLST/PHIL 212 and PHIL 310.
CLST212 Greek Philosophy II Sections
Aristotle; selections from Hellenistic and Late Antique Philosophy. Recommended as preparation for PHIL 310 and PHIL 311.
CLST231 Ancient Greece Sections
A survey of the ancient Greek world from the Minoan and Mycenaean (about 2000-1000 BCE) to the Hellenistic Period (323-30 BCE).
CLST232 Ancient Rome Sections
A survey of the ancient Roman world from the foundation of the city to the death of Constantine.
CLST260 Gladiators, Games, and Spectacle in the Greek and Roman World Sections
History, development, and social function of various forms of spectacle in ancient Greece and Rome, from the Olympic games to the Roman arena.
CLST301 The Technical Terms of Medicine and Biological Science Sections
Acquaints the student with the Greek and Latin elements from which most specialized terms of modern medicine are constructed. Intended primarily for students planning to enter the medical, pharmaceutical, or biological sciences.
CLST306 Ancient Technology: Greece and Rome Sections
The origins, achievements, and social impacts of applied technology in the Greek and Roman world from the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity (c. 1500 BCE - 400 CE), with special attention to archaeological evidence.
CLST308 Roman Law Sections
The development of Roman private law during the classical period with special attention to family law, contract and delict.
CLST311 Women in the Bronze Age, Classical Greek and Hellenistic Cultures Sections
The images projected in mythology, literature, and art are compared with realities of women's lives insofar as they can be reconstructed from historical, legal, and archaeological records.
CLST313 Greek Epic Sections
Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, in translation.
CLST319 The Roman Army Sections
Rome's military from the early Republic to the Imperial period. Topics range from those of a military nature such as equipment and strategy to social topics such as policing and marriage of soldiers.
CLST331 Greek Art and Architecture Sections
The visual culture of the ancient Greek world in the second and first millennia BCE, especially from c. 1000 to 30 BCE.
CLST332 Roman Art and Architecture Sections
The visual culture of the ancient Roman world from the 8th century BCE to the 4th century CE.
CLST334 Roman Religion Sections
Roman religions between the ninth century BCE and the fourth century CE, including mystery religions, magic, emperor worship, and early Christianity, with particular attention devoted to the primary sources. Some knowledge of ancient Rome is recommended.
CLST352 The Roman Republic Sections
Rome from the foundation to the Augustan settlement. Constitutional development; the workings and failure of the Republican political system; acquisition and growth of Empire; the political, social, and economic consequences of imperialism.
CLST355 The Athenians and their Empire Sections
The sources (literary, epigraphical and other) for Athens' emergence as one of the two leading city-states in late archaic and classical Greece and the stages by which her empire grew.
CLST356 Alexander the Great and his Empire Sections
The rise of Macedon under Philip II leading to its domination of Greece and the overthrow of the Persian Empire by his son, Alexander; the subsequent spread of Greek civilization in the East.
CLST360B Life and Society in Classical Antiquity - LF SOC CLAS ANTQ Sections
Topics in Greek and Roman life and society.
CLST401E Seminar in Classical History - SEM CLASSCL HIST Sections
Selected topics in Greek or Roman history, with an emphasis on research. Restricted to majors and honours students in CLST, CLAS, CLAH, ARGR, GRNE, CNRS.
CLST403B Seminar in Classical Art and Archaeology - SEM CLS ART&ARCH Sections
Selected topics in Greek or Roman art and archaeology, with an emphasis on research. Restricted to majors and honours students in CLST, CLAS, CLAH, ARGR, GRNE, CNRS.
CLST404B Seminar in the Reception of the Classical World - RECPTN CLAS WRLD Sections
Selected topics in the reception of the classicial world in its own time and in later eras, with an emphasis on research. Prerequisite: at least one 3-credit upper-level course of content appropriate for the topic of the seminar (to be established by individual instructors). Restricted to majors and honours students in CLST, CLAS, CLAH, ARGR, GRNE, CNRS.
CNRS: Classical, Near Eastern and Religious StudiesWinter 2020
CNRS104 Temples, Tombs, and Tyrants: The Archaeology of the Middle East, Greece, and Rome Sections
The rise of civilizations, cultural interconnections, and power dynamics in the ancient Middle East (including Egypt), Greece, and Rome (10,000 BCE - 300 CE). Archaeological methods and interpretation, and analysis of ancient artifacts in UBC collections.
CNRS370 Theories of Myth Sections
Origins, nature, and transmission of myth in the Western tradition, with particular attention devoted to the interpretation of myth from ancient times up to the present. Some background in myth is recommended.
CNRS410 The Archaeology of Ancient Cyprus Sections
An overview of the archaeology of ancient Cyprus from the island's initial colonization in the 10th millennium BCE through the period of its rule as part of the Roman Empire (4th century CE).
CNRS449 Honours Essay Sections
GREK: GreekWinter 2020
GREK101 Beginning Ancient Greek I Sections
Classical and Hellenistic Greek, Part I.
GREK102 Beginning Ancient Greek II Sections
Classical and Hellenistic Greek, Part II.
GREK201 Intermediate Ancient Greek I Sections
Completion of the grammatical foundations of Ancient Greek, Part I.
GREK202 Intermediate Ancient Greek II Sections
Completion of the grammatical foundations of Ancient Greek, Part II; introduction to the reading of unadapted passages of Greek literature.
GREK351 Reading Ancient Greek: Prose Sections
Readings in the major authors in Greek prose.
GREK352 Reading Ancient Greek: Verse Sections
Readings in the major authors in Greek verse.
GREK401D Greek Prose - GREEK PROSE Sections
Studies in history, philosophy and/or oratory. It is recommended that the corequisite course be completed prior to GREK 401.
HEBR: HebrewWinter 2020
HEBR101 Beginning Biblical Hebrew I Sections
Biblical Hebrew, with an introduction to vocabulary and grammar, and the reading of simple biblical texts in the original.
HEBR102 Beginning Biblical Hebrew II Sections
Biblical Hebrew, with further introduction to vocabulary and grammar, and the reading of biblical texts in the original.
LATN: LatinWinter 2020
LATN101 Beginning Latin I Sections
Classical Latin, Part I.
LATN102 Beginning Latin II Sections
Classical Latin, Part II.
LATN201 Intermediate Latin I Sections
Completion of the grammatical foundations of classical Latin, Part I.
LATN202 Intermediate Latin II Sections
Completion of the grammatical foundations of classical Latin, Part II; an introduction to the reading of unadapted passages of Latin literature and discussion of thier cultural contexts.
LATN350 Latin Literature of the Classical Period (Prose) Sections
Readings in Latin Prose.
LATN351 Latin Literature of the Classical Period (Verse) Sections
Readings in Latin Verse.
LATN402C Latin Verse - LATIN VERSE Sections
Studies in narrative verse, comedy, satire, elegiac and lyric poetry. May be repeated for up to 12 credits. It is recommended that the corequisite course be completed prior to LATN 402.
LATN403A Studies in Latin Prose and Verse - LATN PRSE & VRSE Sections
Thematic studies using both Latin prose and Latin verse. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.
NEST: Near Eastern StudiesWinter 2020
NEST303 History of Ancient Egypt Sections
History and culture of Ancient Egyptian civilization from political, intellectual, social and environmental perspectives
NEST312 Religion in Ancient Egypt Sections
A survey of the religious beliefs, cults, and religious institutions in Pharaonic Egypt.
NEST315 Introduction to Akkadian Sections
The basic grammar and introduction to the cuneiform writing system of the Akkadian language of the Ancient Near East.
NEST319 The Archaeology of Ancient Iraq and Syria: Babylon and Beyond Sections
An overview of the archaeology of the ancient Near East, with special emphasis on the civilizations of Mesopotamia, from the appearance of the first cities (c. 3400 BCE) to the end of the Persian period (c. 330 BCE).
NEST400A Materials and Technologies of the Ancient Near East and Egypt - MTRLS & TECHNOLG Sections
The natural resources and production technologies of the ancient Near East and Egypt.
NEST401 Literature of Ancient Egypt or the Ancient Near East Sections
The main genres and texts of Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Literature and their modern Interpretation. Credit will be granted for only one of NEST 401 or 505.
RELG: Religious StudiesWinter 2020
RELG101 Introduction to the Western (Abrahamic) Religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Sections
An overview of the three main western monotheistic (Abrahamic) religions, together with the concepts used in studying religion, The focus will be on the origins and representative texts along with some historical development and current experience of each religion.
RELG201 Near Eastern and Biblical Mythology Sections
An introduction to the world of Near Eastern mythology, from the Gilgamesh Epic to the Book of Genesis and beyond.
RELG203 Scriptures of the Near East Sections
An introduction to the scriptures of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
RELG306 Archaeology and the Bible Sections
The impact of archaeological research on understanding the history and religion of ancient Israel.
RELG307 Sex, Lies, and Violence in the Hebrew Bible Sections
An exploration of the Bible's "dark side," with emphasis on texts that center on sex, deceit, and murder.
RELG313 Modern Jewish Ethics in Historical Perspective Sections
Readings from key texts in English translation, tracing how Jewish approaches to ethical issues evolved from biblical times to the present.
RELG316 The Origins of Christianity: Literary Contexts Sections
The origins of Christianity as reflected in the New Testament and contemporaneous literature.
RELG335 Jewish Law Sections
History, sources, theoretical issues and current state of research about early Jewish legal traditions, focusing on close readings of classic primary texts in English translations.
RELG415 The Life and Thought of Paul of Tarsus Sections
The life and literature of Paul in the Roman imperial world: letter writing, patronage and power; Roman imperial iconography; Paul and community formation.
RELG475B Topics in Religion - TPCS IN RELIGION Sections
Consult the course registration information each year for offered topics.