Students in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Religions and Cultures may select from a variety of courses in areas such as mythology, the Bible, Mesopotamian literature, ancient Greek and Roman religion, ancient Judaism and Christianity, and ancient poetry and prose. Students can also take courses in topics and themes in ancient culture and religion, such as gender and sexuality, purity and pollution, death and dying, public spectacles, royal culture and ideology, and the reception of the Bible and Greek and Roman culture in later periods, including today. Most of our courses are discussion-based and small in size, allowing students to work closely together and with the professors in a supportive and friendly but intellectually vigorous environment.

Course descriptions in our ClassInfo database provide more in-depth information about courses, expectations, and workload to give you a realistic understanding about what you will experience in each course. Schedule Builder is a tool for students to explore and build their course schedule. 

CNRC Courses for Advanced Undergraduates - Fall 2021 Course Title Link
GRK 5200 Second Temple Judaism - Grk Lit by Jewish Writers Learn more here
GRK 5004 Intermediate Greek Poetry Learn more here
LAT 5100 Advanced Reading -- Cicero: Reading Roman Oratory Learn more here
CNRC 5502W Ancient Israel: from Conquest to Exile Learn more here

For a special one-time opportunity (course share) during Fall 2021, see "Biblical Hebrew" (LANG 2361) under the HEBR tab below .