CLAS 220: Classics through the Ages This course explores the lasting legacy of Classical culture. From the shining marble Acropolis to the mysterious ruins of Delphi, we'll highlight the soaring achievements of the ancient Greeks and investigate the impact they've had on the modern world. Learn about one of history's most influential cultures in land from which it arose: read the ancients in the shadow of the Parthenon, sprint through the stadium at Olympia, and ponder the meaning of "Classical" while gazing at the wine-dark sea. Gen Ed Tier 2 Humanities Instructor: Dr. Robert Stephan (email@example.com)
CLAS/ANTH 341: Mediterranean Craft Technologies and Environmental Strategies: Past and Present In the Cyclades beats the heart of Greece: Paros, famous in antiquity for its marble, honey, and shipbuilding, Naxos, with monumental temples and urban planning, and Santorini, witness to one of the world’s largest volcanic eruptions. Through museum and site visits, hands-on craft workshops, visits to marble quarries, and interviews with local craftspeople, we will examine how communities across the centuries have capitalized on environmental resources, excelled in craft technologies, and perfected strategies to cope with natural and human disasters.