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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CLSICS 112G - Women, Gender, and Sexuality in Ancient Greece

4 Credit(s) | Lecture |
Course can be counted for credit once

The ancient Greeks were not as limited or one-dimensional about the roles of men and women as one might think: rather, their ideas about the roles of men and women were actually very modern. The Greeks composed tragedies and comedies about women assuming masculine roles in society, wrote philosophical treatises about male homosexuality, fostered the myth of the Amazons, and enshrined Sappho of Lesbos as the singer of same-sex love among women. In this course students will read a wide variety of lively literary, philosophical, and legal sources bearing on issues pertaining to women, gender, and sexuality.

Course Attribute(s):
Diversity Area: International | First Year Seminar

Enrollment Requirements:
Degree students only with fewer than 30 credits when they entered UMass Boston.

Students may complete only one 100G course (First Year Seminar).