Fall 2014 Course Offerings
Greek 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).
- 222. Classical Greek and Roman Mythology (3).
Use of myth in literature, history, religion and philosophy of Greece and Rome from about 450 BCE to about 350 CE. Course focuses on the latter half of the fifth century BCE and the last quarter of the first century BCE. Covers Eastern intrusions such as Christianity. 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. 200,000 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).
- 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
- 304. History of the Roman Empire (3).
Roman history, 27 BC-AD 211. Age of Augustus; expansion of Roman citizenship; Flavian and Antonine dynasties; barbarians and Romans; the Second Sophistic; the Severans. Writin-emphasis course.
- 345. Greek and Roman Religion (3).
An in-depth examination of religion among the Greeks and the Romans. Attention is given to cult sites, state religious calendars and ceremonies, religion in the daily lives of people, and the interplay of ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian religions with Greek and Roman religious beliefs and practices. Reading and study of primary sources in translation. 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.
- 443. Intensive Survey of the Archaeology of Greece (3).
Survey of the archaeology and art of Greece and the Greek-speaking areas from the Orientalizing through Hellenistic periods (c. 700-30 BCE). Developments in architecture, sculpture, and vase painting seen in the context of changes in society. Archaeological evidence for daily life, economy, and political institutions. Writing-emphasis course.
- 444. Intensive Survey of the Archaeology of Etruria and Rome (3).
Survey of the archaeology of Italy and the Roman World from prehistoric times to the fall of the Roman Empire (1000 BCE-476 CE). Highlights are the rise and decline of Etruscan culture, the development of Roman architecture, art, and urban planning, art and architecture used for political propaganda, and Roman cosmopolitan culture during the Empire. Writing-emphasis course.
- 445. Ancient and Medieval Seafaring (3).
Survey of seafaring in the Mediterranean and northern Europe from its very beginning, c. 11,000 BCE, until the late Middle Ages. Discussion of shipwrecks, iconographic evidence, and texts. Emphasis on ship construction and the evidence it provides about seafaring, naval warfare, technology, the exploitation of natural resources, levels of labor, social differences in society, and changes in the economy. Writing-emphasis course.
- 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.
- 562. Special Topics in Mediterranean Archaeology (3).
Selected topics in archaeology or art of the prehistoric Aegean, historic Greece or Rome. Lectures, discussions, student presentations, and papers. May be repeated.
- 591. Foreign Study (1-15).
- 592. Off-Campus Study (1-15).
- 593. Independent Study (1-15).
- 121-122. Beginning Greek (4,4).
Must be taken in sequence.
- 264. Intermediate Greek: Epic Poetry (3).
Content varies. Prereq: 261.
- 402. Greek Prose (3).
History, philosophy, and oratory. Authors vary. Prereq: 261.
- 111-112. Beginning Latin (4,4).
Must be taken in sequence. Not available to students eligible for Latin 150.
- 150. Latin Transition (4).
This course is designed to prepare students for enrollment in Latin 251. Prereq: Two years of high school Latin and a score on the Latin placement exam below that required for admission to Latin 251. Since 150 is a review of elementary Latin, students who receive credit in this course may not also receive credit for any other 100 level Latin course and therefore also forfeit the six hours of elementary language credit awarded through placement examination.
- 252. Intermediate Latin: Vergil (3).
Prereq: 251 or equivalent.
- 352. Roman Lyric Poetry (3).
Poetry of Catullus, Horace, and the elegists. 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.