CLAS W40 Classical & Early Christian Greece. This course is a tour of the major sites of Greece, with special emphasis on the urban centers of classical and early Christian civilization. On-site experts introduce the class to topics of Greek history, religion, philosophy, literature and art. Evening lectures by the professors cover special topics on the relationship between classical and early Christian culture. The primary academic objective is to develop a first-hand understanding of the classical context within which the earliest Christian churches were established. Other goals include developing an understanding of the Orthodox tradition in Christianity and some familiarity with contemporary Greek culture. The itinerary includes Athens, Thessaloniki, Philippi, Berea, Pella, Delphi, Olympia, Nauplion, Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Corinth. This course may fulfill an elective in the Classical Studies, Classical Languages, Greek, and Latin majors. Prior course work in classical languages or culture is not required. Optional CCE credit is available. Course dates: January 9-27. Fee: $4335. Y. Kim, D. Noe. Off campus.