Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts
Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies

CAMS 25U: Greek Civilization – Honors

CAMS 25U: Greek Civilization – Honors

Instructor:

Baxter, Kristen Nicole

Days:

Mon, Wed, Fri

Time:

9:05-9:55 A.M.

Classroom:

Engineering Unit B 112

Semester:

This course explores the cultural, political, and historical identity of the ancient Greeks-who they were, what they achieved, how they organized their society, and what they believed. This is not a history of ancient Greece, but an examination into the different facets of ancient Greek civilization, including the Trojan War myth, the ancient Olympics, the rise of democracy, slavery, the cultural and political contexts of artistic performance, and the sex-gender system. Students will pursue these topics and others using an interdisciplinary approach, consulting evidence from Greek literature, art, history, and philosophy. Ultimately, this course will provide students with a broad background in ancient Greek civilization and prepare them for more advanced work in the ancient Mediterranean world. While this course covers much of the same material as CAMS 25, this is an honors course. Students will be asked to do additional readings and to complete a research project at its conclusion. In addition, it fulfills both the GH and IL requirements.