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Courses & Resources in Classics & Religious Studies

Chair's Message

Are you wondering what happened to all the CLAR, CLAS, and CLWR classes? They have all been renumbered and given the new prefix CARS (for “Classics And Religious Studies”).

Since 2003, when the Classics department became “Classics and World Religions,” we have offered five types of courses: CLAR (Classical Archaeology), CLAS (Classics in Translation), CLWR (Classics: World Religions), GK (Greek), and LAT (Latin).

Now that we have become Classics and Religious Studies, we are simplifying the process of signing up for classes so that students don’t have to try three different prefixes to find the class they are looking for. Starting in spring of 2022, all the classes except Greek and Latin will be CARS classes.

There are a few other changes too. For instance, the class formerly known as “Old Testament” is now “The Hebrew Bible” to more accurately describe the subject matter.

See How Will CARS Courses Count for majors that require CLWR, CLAR or CLWR courses? for how the new courses will meet existing major requirements.

Dr. Brian Collins
Department Chair of Classics and Religious Studies and Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy

Spring 2023 Course Offerings

  • CARS 2020 Roman Archaeology
  • CARS 2040 Archaeology of Ancient Egypt 
  • CARS 2050 Archaeology and the Bible
  • CARS 2110 Rome Under the Caesars
  • CARS 2160 War and Society in Ancient Greece and Rome
  • CARS 2170 Food, Drink and Identity in the Ancient World
  • CARS 2400 Introduction to the Study of Religion
  • CARS 2440 Pagan to Christian in Late Antiquity
  • CARS 3400 Greek and Roman Religions and Society
  • LAT 1120 Beginning Latin II
  • LAT 2120 Intermediate Latin II
  • LAT 3120 Latin Prose and Poetry II
  • LAT 4120 Advanced Latin Literature
  • LAT 5020 Beginning Latin II
  • LAT 5120 Studies in the Latin Literature of the Republic II