CLCIV 120 - First-year Seminar in Classical Civilization (Humanities)
Fall 2022, Section 004 - Humans and Non-Humans in the Ancient World
Instruction Mode: Section 004 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
See additional student enrollment and course instructor information to guide you in your decision making.

Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Description

To live in antiquity was to live in a world populated by a multiplicity of entities: human, animal, plant, and mineral, alongside angelic, divine, and demonic beings. But how were distinctions made between who was what? On what grounds, for instance, was one type of creature considered a human, and another an animal? Were classifications hierarchical with divinity at the top? To what extent did people think of the human as a category of its own? What kinds of creatures were considered proper members of their species? To what extent did distinctions of disability, race, gender, and sexuality factor into such classifications? As they do today, such decisions had profoundly political and social consequences for how different beings and lives mattered. We will approach these questions on two levels. First, we will sound them out through ancient sources: medicine, natural history, ethnography, religious texts. Second, we will read select scholarship and consider how historians have approached such sources and themes.

Intended Audience:

All first-year students are welcome

Schedule

CLCIV 120 - First-year Seminar in Classical Civilization (Humanities)
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
26399
Closed
0
 
6Enrollment Management
2
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
28604
Closed
0
 
6Enrollment Management
2
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
30323
Closed
0
 
6Enrollment Management
1
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
36345
Closed
0
 
3Enrollment Management
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

Textbooks/Other Materials

The partner U-M / Barnes & Noble Education textbook website is the official way for U-M students to view their upcoming textbook or course material needs, whether they choose to buy from Barnes & Noble Education or not. Students also can view a customized list of their specific textbook needs by clicking a "View/Buy Textbooks" link in their course schedule in Wolverine Access.

Click the button below to view and buy textbooks for CLCIV 120.004

View/Buy Textbooks

Syllabi

Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for CLCIV 120 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi

CourseProfile (Atlas)

The Atlas system, developed by the Center for Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (Atlas)