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2021-22 Classics Courses

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The full course schedule for 2021-22 is now available to view on WebAdvisor. Please note that this schedule is subject to change. Tiered registration is set to begin in early July.

We’re thrilled that – assuming the public health situation continues to improve – we’ll be welcoming students back to campus to continue their Classics odyssey this year. We’re planning to offer over 70% of our classes in-person, across all levels (1000-4000), and in all the areas of Classics (languages, history, culture, literature, art history, etc.).

Questions about how a course will run? Whether you need to be ready to meet “live,” and when? Email the course instructor, the Department Chair (Dr. Peter Miller, pj.miller@uwinnipeg.ca) or the Department Assistant (Angela McGillivray, ad.mcgillivray@uwinnipeg.ca).

View some of our course offerings for Fall 2021 below. The full schedule of Fall, Fall/Winter, and Winter courses is available on WebAdvisor.

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Greek Society

CLAS-1011-001

Fall 2021, In person

MWF | 9:30-10:20am

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. Warren Huard at w.huard@uwinnipeg.ca


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Roman Society

CLAS-1012-001

Fall 2021, Hybrid online

MWF | 11:30am-12:20pm

Students are introduced to the 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.

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


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Intro Latin I

CLAS-1100-001

Fall 2021, In person

MWF | 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.

For more information, contact Dr. Melanie Racette-Campbell at m.racette-campbell@uwinnipeg.ca


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Introduction to Ancient Greek

CLAS-1200-001

Fall 2021, In person

MWF | 10:30-11:20am

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.

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


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Race and Ethnicity in the Ancient World

CLAS-2010/HIST-2090-001

Fall 2021, In person

TuTh | 2:30-3:45pm

How did the ancient Greeks and Romans conceptualize "race"? Who was "Greek"? Who was "Roman"? This course considers how encounters with Antiquity have helped shape notions of race and difference.

For more information, please contact Dr. Victoria Austen, v.austen@uwinnipeg.ca


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Sport in the Ancient Roman World

CLAS/KIN-2062-050

Fall 2021, Online asynchronous

Examine the origin, development, history, and interpretation of Roman sport and spectacle. Who were gladiators? Why were chariot-racing fans such fanatics?

For more information, contact Dr. Amanda Devitt, a.devitt@uwinnipeg.ca 


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History of the Roman Republic

CLAS-2303/HIST-2081-001

Fall 2021, In person

MW | 2:30-3:45pm

The Roman Republic was one of the most important and influential states in the ancient world. This course traces Rome's development from a small settlement on the Tibur river to a Mediterranean-spanning empire rocked by the assassination of Julius Caesar.

For more information, contact Dr. Christopher Lougheed, c.lougheed@uwinnipeg.ca 


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Classical Mythology

CLAS-2701-001

Fall 2021, Online asynchronous

This course is designed to acquaint the student with myths found in Greek and Latin literature. Origins, functions, and interpretations of myths are examines. 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.

For more information, contact Dr. Victoria Austen, v.austen@uwinnipeg.ca


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Religion in Greece and Rome

CLAS-2702/REL-2237-001

Fall 2021, In person

MWF | 1:30-2:20pm

Religious belief and practice in the ancient Greek and Roman world was incredibly diverse. From the Olympian deities, to numinous powers that inhabit the landscape, to the emergence of Christianity, this course explores the world of religion in Greco-Roman antiquity.

For more information, contact Dr. Warren Huard, w.huard@uwinnipeg.ca 


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War, History, and Memory: Introduction to Classical Literature II

CLAS/ENGL-2751-001

Fall 2021, In person

TuTh | 10:00-11:15am

Homer's Iliad is a doom-filled beginning for the literature of war, a literary monument to fate, fear, memory, and loss. Starting from a study of the Iliad , this course traces conflict, politics, and remembrance across an assortment of works from the Ancient Mediterranean world.

For more information, contact Dr. Victoria Austen, v.austen@uwinnipeg.ca 


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Medical Terminology

CLAS/KIN-2850-001

Fall 2021, In person

MW | 4:00-5:15pm

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.

For more information, please contact Dr. Warren Huard, w.huard@uwinnipeg.ca


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Topics in Ancient History: Landscapes

CLAS/HIST-3006-001

Fall 2021, In person

TuTh | 1:00-2:15pm

From the Colosseum in heart of central Rome, to wilderness sanctuary, overflowing gardens, and luxurious villas. This course traces the Roman use and understanding of diverse landscapes.

For more information, contact Dr. Victoria Austen, v.austen@uwinnipeg.ca


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Ancient Drama in Translation

CLAS/ENGL-3755-001

Fall 2021, In person

MWF | 11:30am-12:20pm

Greek tragedy was a theatrical experience but also a religious one: theatre was staged in ancient Greece was part of the worship of the ecstatic, irrational, and wild god Dionysius. How do ritual, religion, literature, and art come together in the practice and study of Greek tragedy?

For more information, contact Dr. Warren Huard, w.huard@uwinnipeg.ca 


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Eras: Julio-Claudians

CLAS-3850/4850/HIST-3009-001

Fall 2021, In person

TuTh | 4:00-5:15pm

Did Caligula really make a horse a senator? Did Nero fiddle while Rome burned? Learn the history behind the trivia of the Julio-Claudians, Rome's first imperial dynasty.

For more information, contact Dr. Christopher Lougheed, c.lougheed@uwinnipeg.ca