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Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS)

CAMS 001 (GH) Greek and Roman Literature (3) Selected readings within a chronological and thematic context of significant and influential masterworks of Greece and Rome.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

CAMS 004 (GH;US;IL) (J ST 004, RL ST 004) Jewish and Christian Foundations (3) Introduction to the perspectives, patterns of worship, morality, historical roots, and institutions of the Judaeo-Christian traditions; their relationships to culture.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAMS 005 (GH;IL) (HIST 005) Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations (3) Survey of the history and cultures of ancient Mediterranean civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Syro-Levant, Anatolia, Greece, and Rome.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

CAMS 010 (GH;IL) Mesopotamian Civilization (3) Cultural, technological, literary, political, and economic achievements of peoples who occupied the region of Mesopotamia (4,000-331 B.C.E.), in historical context.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

CAMS 012 (GH;IL) (J ST 012, RL ST 012) Lands of the Bible (3) Textual and archaeological evidence for the lands, cities, and peoples associated with the Hebrew Bible and Christian scriptures.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAMS 015 (GH) Wonders of the Ancient World (3) Overview of ancient world by focusing on the famed "Seven Wonders" and similar achievements from 3000 B.C.E.-1st Century C.E.
Effective: Spring 2003
 

CAMS 020 (GH) Egyptian Civilization (3) The culture, history, literature, and archaeology of ancient Egypt from the dawn of history to the Greco-Roman period.
Effective: Fall 2005
 

CAMS 025 (GH;IL) Greek Civilization (3) The origin and development of the ancient Greek people; their political and social institutions, public and private life.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAMS 033 (GH;IL) Roman Civilization (3) Origin of the Romans; sociopolitical development; food, homes, education, marriage, family life, amusements, private and public worship.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAMS 044 (GH;IL) (RL ST 044) Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian Mythology (3) Survey of major ancient Mediterranean myths, gods, and goddesses in their cultural contexts; influence on later cultures.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAMS 045 (GH;IL) Classical Mythology (3) Introduction to Greek and Roman divinities, heroes and heroines; survey of the major myths and their influence on Western culture.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAMS 050 (GH) Words: Classical Sources of English Vocabulary (3) An introduction to English word forms stressing the most frequently occurring Latin and Greek elements and their derivatives.
Effective: Fall 2004
 

CAMS 070 (GH;IL) (J ST 070, RL ST 070) Prophecy: The Near East Then and Now (3) Prophecy in the ancient Near East, the ancient Jewish and Christian traditions, and today.
Effective: Summer 2007
 

CAMS 083S (GH;IL) First-Year Seminar in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies (3) Critical approach to the study of ancient Mediterranean languages, literatures, and/or material cultures.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAMS 090 (GH;IL) (J ST 090, RL ST 090) Jerusalem: Past, Present, and Future (3) Social, cultural, religious, political, and archaeological history of Jerusalem from earliest times (c. 3000 BCE) to present.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

CAMS 099 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAMS 100 (GH;IL) (HIST 100) Ancient Greece (3) Greek world from the earliest Aegean cultures to the death of Alexander the Great and the beginnings of Hellenistic civilization.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

CAMS 101 (GH;IL) (HIST 101) The Roman Republic and Empire (3) History of the Roman Republic and Empire from the origins of Rome to the disintegration of the Empire.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

CAMS 102 (GH;IL) (HIST 102, J ST 102, RL ST 102) Canaan and Israel in Antiquity (3) Political, social, and intellectual history of the land of Canaan/Israel in the Biblical era: Late Bronze and Iron Ages.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAMS 104 (GH) (HIST 104) Ancient Egypt (3) The history and archaeology of ancient Egypt from the dawn of history to the Greco-Roman period.
Effective: Summer 2002
 

CAMS 105 (GH;IL) History of the Ancient Near East (3) History of the Ancient Near East from the end of the Neolithic to the Hellenistic period.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAMS 109Y (GH;IL) Writing Systems of the World (3) Writing intensive overview of the world's writing systems throughout history.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

CAMS 110 (GH;US;IL) (J ST 110, RL ST 110) Hebrew Bible: Old Testament (3) Introduction to the history, literature, and religion of ancient Israel.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAMS 111 (GH;IL) (J ST 111, RL ST 111) Early Judaism (3) Religious thought, practices, and parties in the Second Temple period; the emergence of rabbinic Judaism.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAMS 113 (GH;IL) (J ST 113, CMLIT 113, RL ST 113) Myths and Legends of the Jews (3) Comparative study of diverse interpretations of stories from the Bible in Judaism and Christianity.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

CAMS 115 (GH;IL) Literature of the Ancient Near East (3) Reading and study of literary works from the Ancient Near East, especially from Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

CAMS 120 (GH) (J ST 120, RL ST 120) New Testament (3) Introduction to the history, literature, and religion of early Christianity in the Jewish-Hellenistic setting.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

CAMS 121 (GH;IL) (RL ST 121, J ST 112) Jesus the Jew (3) A historical critical examination of the life of Jesus of Nazareth within the context of first century Palestinian Judaism.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

CAMS 122 (GH;IL) (J ST 122, RL ST 122) Apocalypse and Beyond (3) This course surveys apocalyptic literature and apocalyptic movements from the ancient Near East to the modern world.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

CAMS 123 (GH;IL) (J ST 123, RL ST 123) Ancient Monotheisms: Judaism, Christianity, Islam (3) Examines the origins and early development of the three major monotheisms of anicent Near East: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

CAMS 124 (GH;US;IL) (J ST 124, RL ST 124) Early and Medieval Christianity (3) Analysis in cultural context of selected thinkers, ideas, and movements in Christianity from the second through the fifteenth century.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAMS 134 (GH;IL) (RL ST 134) Archaeology of Biblical Israel (3) Archaeology of Biblical Israel from 1200 B.C.E. to c. 640 C.E.; relationship between archaeological and textual evidence.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

CAMS 140 (GH;IL) Classical Archaeology--Ancient Greece (3) Literary sources and material evidence for society; culture of the inhabitants of Greece in ancient times.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAMS 150 (GH;IL) Classical Archaeology--Ancient Rome (3) Literary sources for the development of Roman civilization in relation to the relevant archaeological discoveries.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAMS 151 (HEBR 151, J ST 151) Introductory Biblical Hebrew (3) Fundamentals of Biblical Hebrew grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAMS 152 (HEBR 152, J ST 152) Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (3) Intermediate study of Biblical Hebrew grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

CAMS 153 (GH;IL) (J ST 153, RL ST 153) Dead Sea Scrolls (3) Examines the discovery, contents, and interpretations of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish texts from approximately 225 B.C.E. to 68 C.E.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

CAMS 160 (GH;IL) (J ST 160, RL ST 160) Sacrifice in Ancient Religions (3) Examines theories of sacrifice and its manifestations in especially the religions of the ancient Mediterranean world and the Near East.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

CAMS 180 (GH;IL) (HIST 180) Ancient Warfare (3) Historical survey of the evolution of warfare in the ancient Mediterranean region from prehistoric times to the Later Roman Empire.
Effective: Summer 2006
 

CAMS 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1997
 

CAMS 198 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

CAMS 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAMS 200 (GH) (PHIL 200) Ancient Philosophy (3) Examines the thought and influence of major Western thinkers from the pre-Socratics to the neo-Platonists, emphasizing Plato and Aristotle.
Effective: Fall 2003
 

CAMS 210 (GH;IL) (J ST 210) Numismatics and the Historian (3) Numismatics--the scholarly study of coins and medals--is a major tool in the study of Classical history and archaeology.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

CAMS 250U (GH;IL) Honors Classics in Literature and Film (3) This honors course explores the Classical Tradition as it thrives in the literature of later epochs and film.
Effective: Summer 2010
 

CAMS 294 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 1997
 

CAMS 295 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

CAMS 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1997
 

CAMS 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1996
 

CAMS 298 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

CAMS 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAMS 395 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

CAMS 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

CAMS 398 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

CAMS 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CAMS 400W Comparative Study of the Ancient Mediterranean World (3) Comparative study of ancient Mediterranean civilizations.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: 3 credits in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies  

CAMS 405 (IL) Law & Economy in the Ancient Near East (3) This course is an overview of the legal and economic texts and institutions in the Ancient Near East.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: 6 credits in any undergraduate CAMS courses.  

CAMS 410 Classical Epic (3) Homer, Hellenistic Epic, and Vergil; influences on later epic.
Effective: Spring 1998
 

CAMS 411W Classical Drama (3) Masterpieces of Greek tragedy (Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides) and comedy (Aristophanes, Menander); their influence on Roman writers.
Effective: Spring 2001
 

CAMS 420 Introductory Targumic Aramaic (3) Fundamentals of Aramaic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

CAMS 425W (J ST 425W, RL ST 425W) Books of the Bible: Readings and Interpretation (3 per semester/maximum of 12) Study of a biblical book/topic in terms of literary, historical, and cultural contexts, history of interpretation, and critical scholarship.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: 3 credits in CAMS or J ST or RL ST recommended CAMS/J ST/RL ST 110 or 120; or ENGL 104.  

CAMS 440W Studies in Classical and Ancient Mediterranean Archaeology (3-6) Selected topics in the literary sources and material evidence for classical and ancient Mediterranean society.
Effective: Summer 2000
Prerequisite: 3 credits from:ANTH 002, ART H 311, CAMS 010, CAMS 020, CAMS 025, CAMS 033, CAMS 140, CAMS 150, HIST 100, HIST 101  

CAMS 442 (IL) (KINES 442) Sport in Ancient Greece and Rome (3) An examination of the continuity of sport in Greek and Roman societies.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: CAMS 025, CAMS 033, CAMS 140, CAMS 150, CAMS 100, CAMS 101 orKINES 141  

CAMS 450W (IL) (WMNST 450W) Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome (3) An examination of gender, sexuality, and sexual desire in ancient Greece and Rome.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: 3 credits in CAMS  

CAMS 470 (IL) Languages and Cultures of the Ancient Near East (3) This course is an overview of the languages and cultures that populated the Ancient Near East.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: 6 credits in any undergraduate CAMS courses.  

CAMS 471 Sumerian (3) Introduction to the Sumerian language and the cuneiform writing system.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: 6 credits in any undergraduate CAMS course.  

CAMS 472 Akkadian (3) Introduction to the Akkadian language (Babylonian & Assyrian) and the cuneiform writing system.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: 6 credits in any undergraduate CAMS courses  

CAMS 480 (J ST 480) Greeks and Persians (3) Development and achievements of the Achaemenid kingdom; relationships between Persians and Greeks.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: CAMS 010, CAMS 025 orCAMS 100  

CAMS 481 (IL) Introduction to Middle Egyptian & Hieroglyphics (3) An introduction to the language and script of Ancient Egypt, familiarizing the student with grammar, syntax and lexicon.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: 6 credits of any CAMS course  

CAMS 490 Ancient Mediterranean Languages (3-6) Variable topic study of an ancient language of the Mediterranean basin and related areas, other than Greek, Latin, or Hebrew.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: LATIN 003  

CAMS 492 Intermediate Field Methods (3-6) On-site experience in archaeological fieldwork in the ancient Mediterranean region.
Effective: Spring 2000
Prerequisite: approval by field school director  

CAMS 493 Intermediate Field Analysis (3-6) On-site experience in archaeological analysis in the ancient Mediterranean region.
Effective: Spring 2000
Prerequisite: approval by field school director  

CAMS 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 1997
 

CAMS 494H Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

CAMS 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 1999
 

CAMS 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1996
 

CAMS 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1997
 

CAMS 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

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