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2020-21 Classics Courses

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See the course advertisements below for some of our exciting upcoming online courses for Fall 2020!

The full course schedule for Fall and Winter is now available on WebAdvisor. Please note that this schedule is subject to change. Registration will open on July 6, and continue until early August. Please refer to your email from Scheduling for your tier number and registration dates and times. 

Questions about how a course will run? Whether you need to be ready to meet “live,” and when? Email the course instructor, or get in touch with the Department Chair, Dr. Peter Miller, if the instructor is TBA. 


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Greek Society

CLAS-1011-001 

Fall 2020 | Nexus+ | Optional 30min. Zoom sessions at 2:00pm MWF

Have you ever wondered what everyday life was like in ancient Greece? Discover how the Greeks worked, played, and worshipped (among many other topics!) as you learn how to interpret ancient evidence. 

For more information, contact Dr. Melissa Funke at m.funke@uwinnipeg.ca


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Roman Society

CLAS-1012-001 

Fall 2020 | Nexus+ | TuTh, 2:30-3:45pm

Students are introduced to fundamental social concepts, cultural characteristics, and political institutions of ancient Roman society. Examples of topics that may be covered are the family, religion, slavery, social relations, cultural ideals as reflected in ancient literature and art, and political organization of the Republic and the Empire. Major sources of information are presented, and the problems involved in the interpretation of ancient evidence are addressed throughout.

Please note: Students registering for this course may be required to attend some live course components. Registered students will receive further details from the course instructor.

For more information, please contact Dr. Peter Miller at pj.miller@uwinnipeg.ca.


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Intro Latin I

CLAS-1100-001

Fall 2020 | Nexus+ | W, 9:30-10:20am

This course is designed for students who have no previous knowledge of the Latin language. Its aim is to introduce the concept of an inflected language and to teach the basic elements of Latin grammar and vocabulary. 

Please note: Materials will be uploaded to Nexus for independent study, and students will attend a Zoom discussion on Wednesdays, 9:30-10:20am. Students will also be expected to participate in a lab section.

The lab section for this course is scheduled for Fridays, 12:30-1:30pm, delivery format TBD. 

For more information, contact Dr. Conor Whately at c.whately@uwinnipeg.ca.  


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Introduction to Ancient Greek I

CLAS-1200-001 

Fall 2020 | Nexus+ | MWF, 10:30-11:20am

Are you wondering what to do with quiet, contemplative time at home? The circumstances are perfect for studying Ancient Greek! Learn how to commune with the thoughts of those long dead while sharpening your analytical skills and expanding your memory. No previous knowledge of Greek is necessary. 

Please note: This class will consist of a combination of live meetings via Zoom and asynchronous study.

The lab section for this course is scheduled for Mondays, 12:30-1:30pm, delivery format TBD. 

For further information, please contact Dr. Ripat at p.ripat@winnipeg.ca


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Roman Art & Architecture

CLAS-2003-001

Fall 2020 | Nexus+ | MWF, 1:30-2:20pm

This course examines Etruscan and Roman art and architecture with emphasis upon their development, and their contribution to subsequent art and architecture in Europe and America. Areas studied include architecture, sculpture, painting, pottery, jewellery, and the minor arts. 

Please note: Students registering for this course may be required to attend some live course components. Registered students will receive further details from the course instructor.

This course may be counted towards an Art History major.

For more information, please contact Dr. Peter Miller at pj.miller@uwinnipeg.ca


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The Ancient Greek Hero

CLAS-2010-001/HIST-2090-001

Fall 2020 | Nexus+ | TuTh, 11:30am-12:45pm

The concept of the hero in ancient Greek society differs widely from our definition today. This course will examine, through ancient texts, what it meant to be a hero in ancient Greece.

Please note: Students registering for this course may be required to attend some live course components. Registered students will receive further details from the course instructor.

For more information, please contact Dr. Peter Miller at pj.miller@uwinnipeg.ca.


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Ancient Education 

CLAS-2050-001

Fall 2020 | Nexus+ | Every second F, 9:00-9:30am

Who was allowed to be educated in Ancient Greece and Rome? What did they learn and how did they learn it? Did being literate – or illiterate – matter? Did ancient education, formal and informal, encourage “free thinking” or conformity? Find out these things and more this Fall!

Please note: This class consists of asynchronous study and brief class discussions via Zoom every second Friday morning at 9:00-9:30 a.m. 

No prerequisites apply.

For further information, please contact Dr. Pauline Ripat at p.ripat@uwinnipeg.ca.


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Sport in the Ancient Greek World

CLAS/KIN-2061-001

Fall 2020 | Nexus (asynchronous)

Where do athletics come from? Why do we value boxing, running, and wrestling? This course traces the origin, evolution, and meaning of sport from its birth in ancient Greece to its enduring and global relevance today. 

No prerequisites, counts towards Humanities requirement.

For more information, please contact Dr. Peter Miller at pj.miller@uwinnipeg.ca.


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The History of Archaic Greece

CLAS-2301-001/HIST-2080-001

Fall 2020 | Nexus+ | TuTh, 10:00-11:15am

This course traces the history of Greece during the Archaic period from the beginning of the eighth century BCE through to the beginning of the fifth century BCE. Special emphasis is placed on the social, political and economic evolution of the Greek City-states (in particular Athens and Sparta), the failure of the Greeks to achieve political unity, cultural transformations, periods of warfare, and the Greeks' consequent vulnerability to external threats.

Please note: Students registering for this course may be required to attend some live course components. Registered students will receive further details from the course instructor.

For more information, please contact Dr. Peter Miller at pj.miller@uwinnipeg.ca.


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Ancient World Through Film

CLAS-2500-001

Fall 2020 | Nexus+ | MW, 4:30-5:15pm

This course explores Greek and Roman epic, history, and drama through an examination of ancient sources in conjunction with film adaptations. Topics in the course range from how and why films differ from their sources, how literary and cinematic techniques converge, how the past is used to talk about the present, and lastly how modern theoretical approaches can make sense of myth and film.

Please note: Students registering for this course may be required to attend some live course components. Registered students will receive further details from the course instructor.

For more information, please contact Dr. Peter Miller at pj.miller@uwinnipeg.ca


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Classical Mythology

CLAS-2701-001

Fall 2020 | Nexus+ | M, 11:30am-12:20pm

This course is designed to acquaint the student with myths found in Greek and Latin literature. Origins, functions, and interpretations of myths are examined. We also study myths as story-plots. Selections in translation from Greek and Roman writers are used to illustrate myths about the origin of the universe; gods and heroes; sagas involving Thebes, Mycenae and Troy; and the national myths of Rome.

Please note: This class will consist of a combination of live meetings via Zoom and asynchronous study. There will be a 5% participation mark, comprising quizzes, online polls, and more using the application TopHat, tied to the weekly discussion sessions on Mondays.

For more information, contact Dr. Conor Whately at c.whately@uwinnipeg.ca


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Medical Terminology

CLAS/KIN-2850-001

Fall 2020 | Nexus+ | MWF, 9:30-10:20am

Knowledge of medical terminology equips students for a variety of fields. This course lays out the most important Greek and Latin roots of the vocabulary of contemporary medicine and demonstrates the predictable patterns by which these roots combine, introducing students to the concept of building language using root words, prefixes and suffixes. Students learn to define new compounds and phrases by analysis of their parts.

Please note: Students registering for this course may be required to attend some live course components. Registered students will receive further details from the course instructor.

For more information, please contact Dr. Peter Miller at pj.miller@uwinnipeg.ca


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Health in Antiquity

CLAS-3060-001/KIN-3060-001/ANTH-3262-001

Fall 2020 | Nexus+ | MW, 2:30-3:45pm

Plagues, pandemics, medicines, diseases, and the attitudes and evidence for health and illness - these aspects are important in our lives today…but how were they relevant in the past? This course explore these elements for Greek and Roman antiquity.

Please note: The course will primarily be asynchronous via Nexus, through online lecture sessions, but will include some live 'discussion/question & answer' sessions, which will be conducted via Zoom. The live sessions will be held from 2:30-3:45pm on the following days: Sept 9, Oct 19, Nov 30, Dec 7, and Dec 8. 

For further information, please contact Dr. MacKinnon at m.mackinnon@uwinnipeg.ca


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Letter Writing in Antiquity

CLAS/ENGL-3756-001

Fall 2020 | Nexus+ | TuTh, 8:30-9:45am

This course focuses on the genre of the letter in Classical Antiquity, one of the oldest literary forms and one which is in continuous use from the 400s BCE to the end of the ancient world.

Please note: Students registering for this course may be required to attend some live course components. Registered students will receive further details from the course instructor.

For more information, please contact Dr. Peter Miller at pj.miller@uwinnipeg.ca


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Romans and Barbarians

CLAS-3840/CLAS-4840/HIST-3010-001

Fall 2020 | Nexus+ | Th, 2:30-3:45pm

This course explores the long and complicated relationship between the Romans and their neighbours with a particular emphasis on those to the north and west from Rome’s expansion into France under Julius Caesar to the fall of the Roman Empire in the West. 

Please note: Enhanced lecture slides will be uploaded to Nexus, and students will be expected to attend a Zoom discussion on Th, 2:30-3:45pm.  

Prerequisite: At least 3 credit hours in any Classics course

For more information, please contact Dr. Whately at c.whately@uwinnipeg.ca


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Plebs & Politics in the Late Republic

CLAS-3850/CLAS-4850/HIST-3009-001

Fall 2020 | Nexus+ | TuTh, 4:00-5:15pm

Politics in the Roman Republic was rough-and-tumble, no-holds-barred, and involved, aside from speeches and policies, street fights, soldiers, bodyguards, and assassinations. This course immerses you in the intense and chaotic politics of the Roman Republic and covers, among other topics, the nature of political participation, the social and political history of one of the most important periods in Roman history, and the enduring relevance of the late Republic in Antiquity and today. 

Please note: Students registering for this course may be required to attend some live course components. Registered students will receive further details from the course instructor.

For more information, please contact Dr. Peter Miller at pj.miller@uwinnipeg.ca