Spring 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
- 362. Roman Law (3).
Development of Roman law through examination of cases from the writing of the Roman jurists, the world's first legal professionals. Emphasis on understanding legal institutions in relationship to Roman society. Cases cover aspects of Roman property and contract law. Writing-emphasis course.
- 381. Greek Civilization (3).
Major aspects of ancient Greek civilization: religion, fine arts, political life, pan-Mediterranean relations, the prominence of Athens; the role of modern archeology in interpretation; emphasis on the sixth and fifth centuries BCE . 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.
- 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.
- 491. Foreign Study (1-15).
- 492. Off-Campus Study (1-15).
- 493. Independent Study (1-15).
- 591. Foreign Study (1-15).
- 592. Off-Campus Study (1-15).
- 593. Independent Study (1-15).
- 122. Beginning Greek (4).
- 264. Intermediate Greek: Epic Poetry (3).
Content varies. Prereq: 261.
- 401. Greek Poetry (3).
Epic, lyric, drama. Authors vary. Prereq: 261.
- 402. Greek Prose (3).
History, philosophy, and oratory. Authors vary. Prereq: 261.
- 112. Beginning Latin (4).
- 150. Latin Transition (4).
This course is designed to prepare students for enrollment in Latin 251. Prereq: Two years of high school Latin and placement through the Latin placement exam. 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 any hours of elementary language credit awarded through placement examination.
- 252. Intermediate Latin: Ovid (3).
Prereq: 251 or equivalent.
- 352. Roman Lyric Poetry (3).
Poetry of Catullus, Horace, and the elegists. Prereq: 252 or equivalent.
- 471/571. Special Topics in Medieval Literature (3).
Selected topics in Medieval Latin literature. Discussions, student presentations, examinations, papers.