Upcoming Courses

Courses in Classics and Related Fields:

Please click HERE for the current available list of courses offered by Classics and courses in fields of related interest (current as of 16 August 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 that you need a space).
  • If you have trouble reaching an instructor, please contact our Academic Degree Program Coordinator Ms. Kim Oliphant (kmoliph@emory.edu) for further assistance.


A Selection of Fall 2020 Courses (information provided by faculty):

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CL 104:  Ancient Cities and Urban Culture

Why do cities emerge 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 (or even New York City)? Come join us and explore these ideas and others. This semester students will present their research of an ancient city using ArcGIS stories (which they will learn how to use during the course of the semester).

4 hours, fulfills HSC GER

MWF 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. online


CL 201:  The Greeks

How did ancient Greeks go to war, hold a festival, build a city, define their culture? In this course we’ll use a combination of archaeological, literary and art historical materials to explore the world of the people who spoke Greek, knew Zeus, and sailed from one end of the Mediterranean to the other. Our geographical range will reach from the coasts of modern Turkey to Greek cities in Sicily; our chronological span begins with the war at Troy and ends with the world created by Alexander the Great. Grades will be based on a combination of attendance, writing assignments, quizzes and midterms. If you have questions regarding this course please email the professor, Dr. Sandra Blakely, at sblakel@emory.edu

3 hours, fulfills HAP GER

MW 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. online


CL329 fall 2020 mini

CL 329:  Digital Heroes: Extended Reality for the Ancient Mediterranean

Digital technologies, from network analysis to 3D reconstructions, archaeogaming to computer aided analysis of Greek and Latin, are transforming our abilities to understand the ancient Mediterranean world. That world was full of the gods and heroes who still shape our cultural imagination – Odysseus and his journey, Trojan heroes, the Argonauts and the first ship that turned water into a pathway instead of an obstacle.  This course explores the digital means for exploring and understanding that world. Students will be introduced to spatial analysis with ArcGIS, network analysis with Gephi, and modeling skills using 3DS max, and apply these skills to data sets drawn from the ancient Greek world. Finished models may be included in the online interactive game, Sailing with the Gods.  If you have questions regarding this course please email the professor, Dr. Sandra Blakely, at sblakel@emory.edu

3 hours, fulfills HSC GER

TTh 6:00 – 7:15 online