Fall 2015 Course Offerings

Greek and Roman Civilization and Classical ArchaeologyGreek and Roman Civilization and Classical Archaeology

    • 201. Introduction to Classical Civilization (3).
      Introductory survey of civilization of ancient Greece and Rome. Includes aspects of history, literature, art and archaeology, philosophy and religion. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: (CC).
    • 221. Early Greek Mythology (3).
      Archaic Greek religion through comprehensive study of Greek myths with emphasis on how they reflect the early Greek vision of the universe and humanity's place in it. Origins and development of Greek myths and the rise of organized religion, from the Bronze Age to about 450 BCE. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: (AH).
    • 232. Archaeology and Art of Ancient Greece and Rome (3).
      Survey from the earliest human presence in the Mediterranean to the end of the Roman Empire (c. 3,000,000 BCE-476 CE). For prehistoric times emphasis on material remains and anthropological theory used to recreate the cultures of the Minoans, Mycenaeans, Dark Age Greeks, and Etruscans. For the historical Greek and Roman periods emphasis on developments in architecture, sculpture, vase painting, wall painting, mosaics, and minor arts. Relationship of art to society. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement: (AH).
    • 251. Intermediate Latin: Grammar Review and Readings (3).
      Prereq: 112 or 150 or placement through the Latin placement examination. 
    • 253. Greek and Roman Literature in English Translation (3).
      Major literature of ancient Greece and Rome from Homer to Tacitus. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirment: (AH).
    • 273. Medical and Scientific Terminology (3).
      Greek and Latin roots from which medical and scientific terminology is derived. Extensive practice in analysis of terms. Practice in use of Latin nomenclature. This course is self-paced and internet-based 
    • 302. History of Classical Greece (3).
      Greek history from the Persian Wars to the Achaean War, with an emphasis on the 5th-4th centuries BCE. Readings and discussion to include: Classical Athens and Sparta; the Peloponnesian War; crises of the Greek city-states; the rise of Macedon; Alexander the Great and the expansion of the Greek world; monarchism; the arrival of Rome in the eastern Mediterranean. Writing-emphasis course.
    • 382. Roman Civilization (3).
      Major aspects of ancient Roman civilization: political institutions, art and architecture, history, culture and daily life, emphasizing the late Republic and early Empire. Writing-emphasis course. 
    • 384. Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Rome (3).
      Examines the Roman view of gender roles and sexuality. Evidence from literature, epigraphy, and material culture is used to consider what the ideals of behavior were for Roman women and men, what constituted deviation from these ideals, and how real Romans may actually have behaved. Writing-emphasis course.
    • 436. Cities and Sanctuaries of the Greek and Roman World (3).
      Major cities and sanctuaries in Greece, the Greek Colonies, and the Roman Empire. Approach is archeological, focusing on physical evidence - landscape, architecture and artifacts as well as descriptions of ancient authors. Cities include various types - planned and unplanned, seaports, caravan centers, government and commercial centers. The sanctuaries also vary in function including prophetic centers, athletic centers, theater centers, and healing centers. Writing-emphasis course.
    • 442. Intensive Survey of the Archaeology of the Prehistoric Aegean (3).
      Survey of archaeology and art of the Aegean from the earliest humans to the rise of the Greek polis in the 8th century BCE. Highlights include Early Cycladic art, Minoan and Mycenaean complex societies, Thera, cultural interconnections with Egypt and the Near East, and the Trojan War. Emphasis on anthropological and modern art historical approaches. Writing-emphasis course.
    • 472/572. Latin Paleography and Book Culture in the Middle Ages I (3).
      Introduction to the Latin hands used in Western Europe from the Roman through the Humanistic period. Course focuses on identifying and dating hands and on transcribing them accurately. Writing-emphasis course. Prerequisite: 431, 432, or 435.
    • 491. Foreign Study (1-15).
    • 492. Off-Campus Study (1-15).
    • 493. Independent Study (1-15).
    • 498. Honors Thesis (3).
      Required thesis hours for all Classics honors concentrations.
    • 592. Off-Campus Study (1-15).
    • 593. Independent Study (1-15).

Greek Language Greek Language

    • 121-122. Beginning Greek (4,4).
      Must be taken in sequence. 
    • 261. Intermediate Greek: Grammar Review and Readings (3).
      Systematic review of Attic Greek and readings from selected authors. Prereq: 122. 
    • 401. Greek Poetry (3).
      Epic, lyric, drama. Authors vary. Prereq: 261.

Latin LanguageLatin Language

    • 111-112. Beginning Latin (4,4).
      Must be taken in sequence. Not available to students eligible for Latin 150. 
    • 251. Intermediate Latin: Grammar Review and Readings (3).
      Prereq: 112 or 150 or placement through the Latin placement examination. 
    • 351. Cicero and Sallust (3).
      Prereq: 252 or equivalent. 
    • 431-432. Selected Readings from Latin Literature (3).
      For advanced students in Latin. Oratory, historical writings and poetry of ancient Rome, in the original Latin. May be repeated for credit. Maximum 9 hours. Prereq: 351-352 or consent of instructor.


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