Classics (CLASSIC)

Courses

CLASSIC 10A Introduction to Greek Civilization 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2016
Study of the major developments, achievements, and contradictions in Greek culture from the Bronze Age to the 4th century BCE. Key works of literature, history, and philosophy (read in English translation) will be examined in their political and social context, and in relation both to other ancient Mediterranean cultures and to subsequent developments in Western civilization.

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CLASSIC 10B Introduction to Roman Civilization 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
Investigation of the main achievements and tensions in Roman culture from Romulus to the High Empire. Key sources for literature, history, and material culture are studied in order to reveal Roman civilization in its political and social context. All materials are read in English.

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CLASSIC 17A Introduction to the Archaeology of the Greek World 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The physical remains of the Greek world from the Bronze Age to 323 BCE will be studied, with emphasis on its artistic triumphs, as a means of understanding the culture of ancient Greece.

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CLASSIC 17B Introduction to the Archaeology of the Roman World 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course provides a broad-based introduction to the archaeology of the ancient Romans from Rome’s origins in the Iron Age down to the disintegration of the Roman empire in the sixth century A.D. It aims to
familiarize students with the more significant archaeological sites, monuments, artifact classes and works of art relating to the Roman world, and to introduce them to the important research questions in Roman archaeology and the
methods that archaeologists employ to investigate these.
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CLASSIC 24 Freshman Seminars 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
The Berkeley Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small-seminar setting. Berkeley Seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester.

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CLASSIC 28 The Classic Myths 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The society, culture, values and outlook on life of the ancient Greeks as expressed in their mythology; their views on life, birth, marriage, death, sex and sexuality; on culture and civilization, the origin and meaning of the world. Their use of myth to think about, and give order to human experience. The course includes some of the most important works of Western literature in English translation (the 'Odyssey', the 'Theogony', twelve plays
by leading Greek dramatists (Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides), along with their historical and religious context, as well as drawing on material evidence (vase paintings, sculpture, archaeological sites).
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CLASSIC N28 The Classic Myths 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2015 Second 6 Week Session
The society, culture, values and outlook on life of the ancient Greeks as expressed in their mythology; their views on life, birth, marriage, death, sex and sexuality; on culture and civilization, the origin and meaning of the world. Their use of myth to think about, and give order to human experience. The course includes some of the most important works of Western literature
in English translation (the 'Odyssey', the 'Theogony'), twelve plays by leading Greek dramatists (Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides), along with their historical and religious context, as well as drawing on material evidence (vase paintings, sculpture, archaeological sites).
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CLASSIC 29 Introduction to Greco-Roman Magic 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Spring 2009
This course will focus on ideas about magic in the Greek and Roman worlds from about 750 BCE through 400 CE. Topics will include witches, holy men, love spells, necromancy, spirits, and mystery religions. We will examine how magic was represented in high literature (by authors like Homer, Ovid, Apuleius, and Lucian). as well as the more practical evidence of curse tablets and the Greek Magical Papyri. Consideration will be given to analyzing
the relationship between magic, religion, and philosophy. Our goal will be to study the common threads that connect different Greek and Roman magical practices, as well as to understand them in their cultural contexts.
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CLASSIC 34 Epic Poetry: Homer and Vergil 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2009, Fall 2003
Greek and Roman epics including the , , .

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CLASSIC 35 Greek Tragedy 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Greek tragedy with readings of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.

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CLASSIC 36 Greek Philosophy 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2015
Introduction to the philosophies of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.

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CLASSIC 39D Utopia, Dystopia 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2006, Fall 2002
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower division students an opportunity to explore intellectual topics with a faculty member and peers in a seminar setting. In this course we will examine utopian literature from its classical beginnings, in Plato's Republic, and in his Timaeus and Critias (which tell the story of the lost world of Atlantis), as well as in some plays of Aristophanes. We will also consider later developments, in Thomas More's
Utopia, and in such works as William Morris' News from Nowhere, and Ursula Le Guin's The Dispossessed. Towards the end of the semester the seminar participants will be divided into groups, each of which will be asked to devise its own utopia on a particular theme, for oral presentation in class.
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CLASSIC R44 Roots of Western Civilization 5 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course covers Homeric and Classical Greece, Rome in its transition from republic to empire, and the world of the Old Testament. Lectures, discussions, and reading assignments will involve interdisciplinary approaches with an emphasis on the development of skill in writing. Satisfies either half of the Reading and Composition requirement plus one of the following Letters and Science breath requirements: Arts and Literature, Historical Studies
, or Social and Behavioral Sciences.
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CLASSIC 98 Directed Group Study for Freshmen and Sophomores 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013

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CLASSIC 99 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013

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CLASSIC 121 Ancient Religion 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
The religious practices, beliefs and mentality of Ancient Greece c. 1650 BC to c. 400 AD., as expressed in cult, ritual and festival, and their social function, based on the evidence of primary texts (literary and documentary), and material remains (sanctuaries, monuments, sculpture, mosaics, painting, vase-painting). Explores how Greek religion addressed notions of history, community, identity, science, creativity, sexuality, spirituality, and
the complex roles and relationships of male and female in society.

No previous knowledge or experience of the ancient Greek world expected; students of all levels and backgrounds welcome.

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CLASSIC 124 Classical Poetics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2011, Spring 2008
Study of a selection (in English translation) of the most important works of classical antiquity that theorize about literature and of the works of some post-classical authors who wrote on similar themes under the influence of their classical predecessors. Authors studied may include Plato, Aristotle, Horace, Longinus, Augustine, Sidney, Pope, and Lessing.

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CLASSIC 130 Topics in Ancient Greek and Roman Culture 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Topic to vary from year to year. No knowledge of Greek or Latin required; but provision will be made for students who wish to study some of the readings in the original language. Enrollment limited.

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CLASSIC 161 Gender, Sexuality, and Culture in the Ancient World 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2013, Spring 2013
Study of topics in gender, feminism, and sexuality in ancient cultures. Topics vary from year to year.

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CLASSIC 163 Topics in Greek Philosophy 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
The course is designed to deal with a single topic or selection of topics in Greek philosophy studied in translation. Possible topics are: the close study of one or more of Plato's or Aristotle's texts, Hellenistic philosophy, neo-Platonism.

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CLASSIC 170A Classical Archaeology: Greek Vase Painting 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2013, Spring 2007

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CLASSIC 170C Classical Archaeology: Greek Architecture 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2009, Fall 2005, Fall 2003

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CLASSIC 170D Classical Archaeology: Roman Art and Architecture 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Fall 2012, Fall 2008

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CLASSIC 172 Art and Archaeology of the Aegean Bronze Age 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014
Introductory overview of the art and archaeology of ancient civilizations of the Bronze Age (3000-1100 BCE) Aegean: Crete, Cyclades, Mainland Greece, and Western Anatolia. Intended to expose to the sites, monuments, art, and artifacts of these cultures and understand the way a variety of evidence is used to reconstruct history. Emphasis also is placed on comparison of enigmatic and evocative cultures and material evidence to see how each evolved and to define similarities
and differences.
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CLASSIC N172A Archaeological Field School in Nemea, Greece 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2015 Second 6 Week Session
Through this field school students will participate in archaeological excavation and museum study in Greece at the site of Nemea and the Classical Sanctuary of Zeus. Through extensive travel and hands-on work, students will learn all major elements of methodology and analysis currently used in classical archaeology. The goal is to teach practical skills in a real research environment
and an understanding of the material culture of Greece throughout various periods of its prehistory and history. Students will participate in a variety of field techniques and research methodologies.
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CLASSIC N172B Archaeological Field School in Mycenae, Greece 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2009 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2008 10 Week Session, Summer 2008 Second 6 Week Session
Through this field school students will participate in archaeological excavation and museum study in Greece at the Bronze Age site of Mycenae (Petsas House). Through extensive travel and hands-on work, students will learn all major elements of methodology and analysis currently used in classical archaeology. The goal is to teach practical skills in a real research environment and
an understanding of the material culture of Greece throughout various periods of its prehistory and history. Students will participate in a variety of field techniques and research methodologies.
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CLASSIC 175A Topography and Monuments: Athens 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2008, Spring 2004, Fall 2001

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CLASSIC C175F Pictorial Representation in the Roman World 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017
This course presents surviving evidence of pictorial representation in the Roman world. Including the earliest remains from the city of Rome; the suites of painted rooms in the houses of Pompeii and Herculaneum on the Bay of Naples; and Roman mosaics from Italy, North Africa, and the eastern Mediterranean.

Topics: ‘four styles’ of Pompeian interior decoration; the architect Vitruvius’ denunciation of contemporary painting in the early Augustan period; the
reproduction of Greek ‘old master’ paintings from pattern books; the surviving paintings of the Domus Aurea, the emperor Nero’s ‘Golden House’ in Rome; the painting of marble statues and reliefs; and the colored mummy portraits preserved by the sands of the Egyptian desert.

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CLASSIC 175D Topography and Monuments: Pompeii and Herculaneum 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2010, Spring 2008

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CLASSIC 175F Topography and Monuments: Roman Wall Painting 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2012, Fall 2010

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CLASSIC 175G Topography and Monuments: Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2012

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CLASSIC 180 Ancient Athletics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2004, Fall 2003
Study of ancient athletics and athletes including athletic training, facilities, competitions, and the role of athletics in Greek and Roman society.

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CLASSIC H195A Honors Course in Classics 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2014
This is a two-semester Honors course [H195A-B]. The work for the Honors course may either build on work in a previous upper division course used in fulfillment of the Classical Languages or Classical Civilizations major or may be a newly conceived project. The work will result in the writing of a thesis, to be evaluated by an Honors committee of three members. Written thesis due the Monday of the 13th week of the semester in which the course
is taken.


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CLASSIC H195B Honors Course in Classics 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015
This is a two-semester Honors course [H195A-B]. The work for the Honors course may either build on work in a previous upper division course used in fulfillment of the Classical Civilizations or Classical Languages major or may be a newly conceived project. The work will result in the writing of a thesis, to be evaluated by an Honors committee of three members. Written thesis due the Monday of the 13th week of the semester in which the course is taken.

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CLASSIC 198 Directed Group Study for Advanced Undergraduates 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Fall 2013

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CLASSIC 199 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016

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CLASSIC 200 Proseminar 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2012
An introduction to the general literature of classical philology, to methods of research, and to textual criticism.

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CLASSIC 201A Survey of Greek Literature 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2013
A sequence of readings and lectures on Greek literature.

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CLASSIC 201B Survey of Greek Literature 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2012
A sequence of readings and lectures on Greek literature.

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CLASSIC 202A Survey of Latin Literature 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2012
A sequence of readings and lectures on Latin literature.

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CLASSIC 202B Survey of Latin Literature 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
A sequence of readings and lectures on Latin literature.

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CLASSIC 203 Approaches to Classical Literature 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2013
Introduction to basic methods of literary analysis and interpretation, and study of particular critical approaches of significance for the understanding of Classical literature. Close reading of selected passages of Greek and Latin will be emphasized. The critical approaches that are to be studied may vary from year to year. The course will be team taught.

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CLASSIC C204 Proseminar in Classical Archaeology and Ancient Art 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Spring 2012, Spring 2010
This seminar is intended to introduce graduate students--both archaeologists and non-archaeologists--to the discipline of classical archaeology, history, and evolution, and its research tools and bibliography. Since it is both impossible and undesirable to attempt to cover the entire discipline in one semester, after two introductory lectures on the history of the field, we will address a selection of topics that seems representative of its
concerns.
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CLASSIC 211 Archaic Greek Poetry 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2014
. Topics in iambic, elegiac, and lyric poets from Archilochus to Pindar.

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CLASSIC 213 Hellenistic Poetry 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2011, Fall 2004, Fall 1999
. Study of Callimachus, Theocritus, Apollonius, or other topics in Hellenistic poetry and poetics.

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CLASSIC 214 Greek Drama 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2013
. Study of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Menander, or other topics in Greek drama and dramatic theory.

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CLASSIC 218 Greek Philosophers 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Study of PreSocratics, Plato, Aristotle, Hellenistic Philosophy, or other topics in ancient Greek philosophy through Plotinus.

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CLASSIC 219 Ancient Novel 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2010, Fall 2005, Spring 1996
Study of Greek novelists, Petronius, Apuleius, or other topics in Greco-Roman romance or novel.

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CLASSIC 220A Greek and Latin Epigraphy 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2011, Spring 2008
Greek epigraphy

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CLASSIC 224 Classical Poetics and Rhetoric 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2011, Fall 1996
Ancient views of literature; theories and practice of criticism, scholarship, and education, from Homer to Byzantium.

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CLASSIC 225 Papyrology 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2013, Spring 2010
The course introduces students to Greek papyrology. Its principal aim is to develop the skills necessary to edit and interpret papyrological texts. Sessions are devoted to learning the techniques of papyrology and to investigating historical issues to which the papyrological corpus has much to contribute (the ancient economy, gender in antiquity, education, etc.). Extensive use will be made of Berkeley's outstanding collection of papyri from
Tebtunis.
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CLASSIC 226 Myth and Literature 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2009, Spring 2003
A study of the interplay of mythical thinking and formal literary expression in texts of all kinds in the Greco-Roman world.

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CLASSIC 228 Ancient Society and Law 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2011, Fall 2009, Fall 2008
. Study of social, legal, or administrative structures of the Greek or Roman world.

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CLASSIC 230 Latin Poetry of the Republic and Early Empire 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
. Study of Lucretius, Vergil, Horace, Ovid, or other topics in Latin poetry from Ennius to Juvenal.

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CLASSIC 239 Topics in Greek or Roman Literature, History, and Culture 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Select issues in ancient Greek and/or Roman literature or history or culture.

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CLASSIC 250 Advanced Greek Composition 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2013
Advanced instruction in the writing of Greek prose.

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CLASSIC 260 Advanced Latin Composition 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2014
Advanced instruction in the writing of Latin prose.

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CLASSIC 270 Seminar in Classical Archaeology 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Advanced study of ancient Greek art objects and sites.

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CLASSIC 298 Special Study 2 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2014
Normally reserved for students writing the doctoral dissertation.

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CLASSIC 299 Special Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
Special individual study for qualified graduate students.

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CLASSIC 302 Teaching Practicum 3 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Supervised teaching of lower division Greek, Latin, or Classics or of discussion sections in Classics. Two semesters normally required for Ph.D. candidates.

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CLASSIC 375 Teaching of Classics: Methods and Problems 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Seminar in problems of teaching. Required for all new graduate student instructors.

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CLASSIC 601 Individual Study for Master's Candidates 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2014, Spring 2014
Individual study for the comprehensive or language requirements in consultation with the graduate adviser or personal adviser. Units may not be used to meet either unit or residence requirements for a master's degree.

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CLASSIC 602 Individual Study for Doctoral Candidates 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Spring 2014
Individual study in consultation with the graduate adviser or personal adviser, intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare themselves for the various examinations required of candidates for the Ph.D. May not be used for unit or residence requirements for the doctoral degree.

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