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Classical Civilization (CLCV) Courses

CLCV 1002 [0.5 credit]
Survey of Greek Civilization

Introduction to the study of Greek antiquity and the discipline of Classics and its methodologies. Greek culture and society are set in their historical contexts and studied through readings from representative ancient authors (in English translation) and through the art and architecture of the period.
Precludes additional credit for CLCV 1000, and CLCV 1109.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 1003 [0.5 credit]
Survey of Roman Civilization

An introduction to the study of Roman antiquity and the discipline of Classics and its methodologies. The culture and society will be set in their historical context and studied through readings from representative ancient authors (in English translation) and through the art and architecture of the period.
Precludes additional credit for CLCV 1000 and CLCV 1109.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 1004 [0.5 credit]
Elementary Language Tutorial I

Elementary study of an ancient language.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the unit.
Tutorial two hours a week plus out-of-class requirements.

CLCV 1005 [0.5 credit]
Elementary Language Tutorial II

Elementary study of an ancient language.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department.
Tutorial two hours a week plus out-of-class requirements.

CLCV 1008 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Archaeology I

Introduction to the history, theory and practice of field archaeology. Excavations from all time periods and global regions will be discussed. Focus will be placed on excavation methods and technology, including dating, that enhance understanding of sites both on land and underwater.
Precludes additional credit for CLCV 2300 (no longer offered).
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 1009 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Archaeology II

Continues the examination of various aspects of field archaeology begun in CLCV 1008. This course places greater focus on recent approaches to the interpretation of remains. These include environmental, cognitive and bioarchaeological approaches.
Precludes additional credit for CLCV 2300 (no longer offered).
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 2004 [0.5 credit]
Intermediate Language Tutorial I

Intermediate study of an ancient language.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the unit.
Tutorial two hours a week plus out-of-class requirements.

CLCV 2005 [0.5 credit]
Intermediate Language Tutorial II

Intermediate study of an ancient language.
Prerequisite(s): permission of the unit.
Tutorial two hours a week plus out-of-class requirements.

CLCV 2008 [0.5 credit]
Greek and Roman Epic

An examination of the genre of epic in Greco-Roman antiquity, including a close reading of translations of Homer and Vergil.
Also listed as ENGL 2012.
Precludes additional credit for CLCV 2009 and ENGL 2009 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): second year standing or permission of the unit.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 2010 [0.5 credit]
Greek and Roman Drama

An examination of the genres of tragedy and comedy in Greco-Roman antiquity.
Also listed as ENGL 2605.
Precludes additional credit for CLCV 2009 or ENGL 2009 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): second year standing or permission of the unit.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 2103 [0.5 credit]
Greek Religion

A study of religion in ancient Greece.
Also listed as RELI 2735.
Precludes additional credit for CLCV 2102 and RELI 2734.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 2104 [0.5 credit]
Roman Religion

A study of religion in ancient Rome.
Also listed as RELI 2737.
Precludes additional credit for CLCV 2102 and RELI 2734.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 2105 [1.0 credit]
Greek Philosophy and the Western Tradition

The Greek tradition from its pre-Socratic beginnings to Hellenistic and Roman philosophy (Cynicism, Epicureanism, Stoicism, Scepticism); focus on Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. Its conservation and reappropriation in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Also listed as PHIL 2005.
Precludes additional credit for PHIL 2006, CLCV 2006, PHIL 2007, CLCV 2007 (no longer offered).


CLCV 2303 [0.5 credit]
Greek Art and Archaeology

The art, architecture and archaeology of ancient Greece. Vase painting, sculpture, architecture, town planning and analogous arts.
Also listed as ARTH 2102.
Precludes additional credit for CLCV 2302 (no longer offered) and ARTH 2100 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the unit.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 2304 [0.5 credit]
Roman Art and Archaeology

The art, architecture and archaeology of the ancient Romans. Vase painting, sculpture, architecture, town planning and analogous arts are studied.
Also listed as ARTH 2105.
Precludes additional credit for CLCV 2302 and ARTH 2100.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the unit.


CLCV 2305 [1.0 credit]
Ancient Science and Technology

The development and application of ancient science and technology in the fields of ancient engineering, machinery, metallurgy, transport, building, agriculture and Hippocratic medicine; the social position of craftsmen and artisans, the attitude of intellectuals to science and manual labour, the effects of slavery. This course is suitable for students with no previous knowledge of Greece or Rome.
Also listed as TSES 2305.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the Department.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 2500 [0.5 credit]
Classical Mythology

A study of classical mythology, emphasizing its use in Greek and Roman literature and its place in classical art and religion. There is some discussion of classical myths in terms of contemporary interpretations of myth.
Also listed as ENGL 2500.
Precludes additional credit for CLCV 2000 and ENGL 2007 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the unit.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 2902 [0.5 credit]
History of Ancient Greece I

The history of ancient Greece from the Bronze Age through the Archaic period.
Also listed as HIST 2902.
Precludes additional credit for CLCV 2900 and HIST 2900.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of unit.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 2903 [0.5 credit]
History of Ancient Greece II

The history of ancient Greece from the classical period to Alexander.
Also listed as HIST 2903.
Precludes additional credit for CLCV 2900 and HIST 2900.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the unit.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 2904 [0.5 credit]
History of Ancient Rome I

The history of ancient Rome from early Rome to the end of the Republic.
Also listed as HIST 2904.
Precludes additional credit for CLCV 2901 and HIST 2901.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the unit.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 2905 [0.5 credit]
History of Ancient Rome II

The history of ancient Rome from the end of the Republic to the coming of Islam.
Also listed as HIST 2905.
Precludes additional credit for CLCV 2901 (no longer offered) and HIST 2901 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the unit.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 2906 [0.5 credit]
Studies in Classical Civilization

A study of a selected topic in ancient history, literature, languages, culture, archaeology and/or technology.
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the unit. Permission of the unit is required to repeat this course.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 3000 [0.5 credit]
Topics in Ancient History

A study of a selected topic in ancient history.
Also listed as HIST 3000.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the unit. Permission of the unit is required to repeat this course.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 3001 [0.5 credit]
Early Greek Philosophy

A study of the pre-Socratic philosophers and of the Sophists and Socrates.
Also listed as PHIL 3001.
Prerequisite(s): CLCV 2105 or PHIL 2005 or permission of the Philosophy department.
Lectures three hours a week.

CLCV 3003 [0.5 credit]
Topics in Classical Civilization

A study of a selected topic in classical civilization.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the unit. Permission of the unit is required to repeat this course.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 3010 [0.5 credit]
The Later Roman Empire

The study of major developments - administrative, ecclesiastical, cultural and societal - of the later Roman Empire.
Also listed as HIST 3010.
Precludes additional credit for CLCV 3002 and HIST 3002.
Prerequisite(s): a 2000-level CLCV course.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 3011 [0.5 credit]
Topics in Ancient Philosophy

A study of philosophers, texts, problems and issues in ancient philosophy, generally with a focus on Plato and Aristotle.
Also listed as PHIL 3000.
Prerequisite(s): 0.5 credit in PHIL and second-year standing, or permission of the Philosophy department.
Lectures three hours a week.

CLCV 3201 [0.5 credit]
Studies in Greek History

Study of a period or theme in Greek History.
Also listed as HIST 3009.
Prerequisite(s): CLCV 2902 and CLCV 2903 or HIST 2902 and HIST 2903 or permission of the unit. Permission of the unit required to repeat this course.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 3202 [0.5 credit]
Studies in Roman History

Study of a period or theme in Roman History.
Also listed as HIST 3101.
Prerequisite(s): CLCV 2904 and CLCV 2905 or HIST 2904 and HIST 2905 or permission of the unit. Permission of the unit is required to repeat this course.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 3215 [0.5 credit]
Ancient Greek Science

The history of Greek physical science from the Presocratics to Ptolemy. (Field a or e).
Also listed as HIST 3215.
Precludes additional credit for HIST 2201 or HIST 3210 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): a 2000-level history course or third-year standing and 1.0 credit in history.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 3301 [0.5 credit]
Archaeological Field Work I

Students will participate for a minimum of three weeks in the excavation of an archaeological site. In addition they will study stratigraphic analysis and the recording and processing of finds. Written reports on specific aspects of the particular excavation are required.
Prerequisite(s): CLCV 1008 and CLCV 1009 or CLCV 2300 and permission of the unit. Permission of the unit is required to repeat this course.

CLCV 3306 [0.5 credit]
Studies in Greek Art

A study of period or theme in the art and archaeology of Ancient Greece. Topics may vary from year to year.
Also listed as ARTH 3102, RELI 3732.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 3731and ARTH 3101 (no longer offered) and RELI 3306 (if taken summer 2005, summer 2006, summer 2007).
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the unit. Permission of the unit is required to repeat this course.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 3307 [0.5 credit]
Studies in Roman Art

A study of a period or theme in the art and archaeology of the ancient Romans. Topics may vary from year to year.
Also listed as ARTH 3105, RELI 3733.
Precludes additional credit for RELI 3731 and ARTH 3101(no longer offered) and RELI 3306 (if taken summer 2005, summer 2006, summer 2007).
Prerequisite(s): second-year standing or permission of the unit. Permission of the unit is required to repeat this course.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 3400 [0.5 credit]
Greek and Roman Studies Abroad

This course combines academic study in Canada with first hand examination of museum collections and sites of the ancient world, normally in Greece and Italy. Course content varies from year to year.
Prerequisite(s): 1.0 credit in Greek and Roman Studies, any level (CLCV, GREK, or LATN. Permission of the unit is required to repeat this course.
Hours to be arranged.

CLCV 3701 [0.5 credit]
Studies in Greek Literature

A study of an author or topic in Greek literature. Contents of this course vary from year to year.
Also listed as ENGL 3008.
Prerequisite(s): CLCV 2008 and CLCV 2010 or CLCV 2009 or permission of the unit. Permission of the unit is required to repeat this course.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 3702 [0.5 credit]
Studies in Roman Literature

A study of an author or topic in Roman literature.
Also listed as ENGL 3009.
Prerequisite(s): CLCV 2008 and CLCV 2010 or CLCV 2009 or permission of the unit. Permission of the unit required to repeat.
Lecture three hours a week.

CLCV 4000 [0.5 credit]
Archaeological Field Work II

Students participate for a minimum of three weeks in a position of responsibility in the excavation of an archaeological site; responsible for excavating, recording, processing and analysis of finds. A specialized report on a particular aspect of the excavation is required.
Prerequisite(s): CLCV 3300 and permission of the unit. Permission of the unit is required to repeat this course.

CLCV 4210 [0.5 credit]
Topics in Ancient History

Intended for Honours students in History and Classics who should normally be in the third and fourth-years.
Also listed as HIST 4210.
Prerequisite(s): CLCV 2902 (HIST 2902), CLCV 2903(HIST 2903) or CLCV 2904 (HIST 2904), CLCV 2905 (HIST 2905) or CLCV 3201 or CLCV 3202 or permission of the unit.
Seminar three hours a week.

CLCV 4800 [0.5 credit]
Seminar in Greek and Roman Studies

Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Greek and Roman Studies B.A. program, or permission of the department.
Seminar three hours a week.

CLCV 4801 [0.5 credit]
Seminar in Greek and Roman Studies

Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Greek and Roman Studies B.A. program, or permission of the department.
Seminar three hours a week.

CLCV 4900 [0.5 credit]
Directed Readings and Research

These courses consist of supervised readings and research projects in a specific area of Classical Civilization to be chosen in consultation with the Honours Supervisor.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year Honours standing and permission of the unit.

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca