Upcoming Courses

Courses in Classics and Related Fields:

For a list of courses offered by Classics and courses in fields of related interest to our students in other departments for the current or upcoming (as available) semester please click HERE (current posted information is for Spring 2020).


  • Please contact the course instructor if you wish to enroll in a closed course. (We cannot find a space for you in a class if we do not know you need one).
  • If you have trouble reaching an instructor, please contact the Ms. Kim Oliphant (kmoliph@emory.edu), the Department of Classics Academic Degree Program Coordinator for further assistance.


A Selection of Current and Previous courses (information provided by faculty):

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Bronze Age flyer

Spring 2020

CL220, ANT285, ARTHIST 295R:
Bronze Age Greece

Island networks, elaborate palaces, and international trade are the foci of this course, studied through the archaeology, artwork, writing systems and architecture of the Greek islands and mainland, from 3000-1100 BC. Grades will be based on a combination of attendance, writing assignments, quizzes and midterms. Introductory course; no prerequisites. 1. Betancourt, P. INSTAP. Introduction to Aegean Art.

Flyer for course with same information as text. Picture of underwater archaeologists in dive gear in center.

 Image of a Roman Coin of Nero with course information as in course description.

Fall 2019

CL/ANT 355:  Shipwrecks, Pirates, and Palaces:
The Archaeology of the Ancient Economy

An exploration of the archaeological evidence for economic patterns in the ancient Mediterranean world, including the emergence of complex, hierarchized centers, long distance networks, maritime trade and predation, coinage, and slavery. Case studies range from Mesopotamia to the Roman world.

3 hours, fulfills HSC GER
MWF 12:00=12:50



Spring 2019

CL 103:  Archaeology—Ancient Aliens, Lost Cities and Making up the Past

Why does archaeology inspire endless theories about aliens, lost civilizations, and apocalyptic predictions?  Come find out by exploring archaeology as it’s practiced and imagined in Archaeology Ancient Aliens, Lost Cities and Making up the Past.

4 hours, fulfills HSC GER
MW 10:00-11:15, F 10:00-10:50



Spring 2019

CL 203:  Greeks and Romans by Hollywood

The influence of Greek and Roman culture on films and the film industry is a complex calculus of history, society, language(s), idioms; interpretations and misinterpretations, fascination with mythology and ancient Gods, and many other things, but, most importantly, sibject to individual perception. Come join us and discover some of the many ways in which Greek and Roman culture interact with historical and contemporary cinema and culture.

3 hours, fulfills HAP GER
MWF 11:00-11:50



Fall 2018

CL 104:  Ancient Cities and Urban Culture

Why do cities evolve and how do they change over time? What elements, if any, are universal in cities of different cultures and what elements are different and, possibly, culturally determined? How can architecture and architectural complexes be used to create a national and/or personal identity and history? What are the effects of ancient urban structures and infrastructures on modern cities such as Athens and Rome? Come join us and explore these ideas and others.

4 hours, fulfills HSC GER
MW 11:30-12:45, F 11:00-11:50


Spring 2014

CL 329-R:  Ancient Science and Mathematics

What did the Greeks and Romans think about Science and Mathematics and what influence have they had on our understanding of these subjects throughout history?

3 hours, fulfills HSC GER
Th 2:30-5:00