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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

Fall 2022 Course Offerings

  • CARS 2010 Greek Archaeology
  • CARS 2030 Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
  • CARS 2100 Classical Athens
  • CARS 2140 Human Aspirations Among the Greeks and Romans
  • CARS 2150 Democracy and Republicanism in the Ancient World
  • CARS 2300 Heroes in Classical Literature
  • CARS 2400 Introduction to the Study of Religion
  • CARS 2530 Difficult Dialogues: Science and Religion
  • CARS 3000 The Hebrew Bible
  • CARS 3020 Islam
  • CARS 3110 Buddhism
  • CARS 3240 Theories of Religion
  • CARS 3800 Colloquium in Classics and Religious Studies
  • GK 1110 Beginning Greek I
  • GK 2110 Intermediate Greek I
  • GK 3120 Greek Drama
  • JS 1000 Introduction to Jewish Studies
  • LAT 1110 Beginning Latin I
  • LAT 2110 Intermediate Latin I
  • LAT 3110 Latin Prose and Poetry I
  • LAT 4110 Advanced Latin Literature I