Spring 2013 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
- 305. History of the Late Roman Empire (3).
Roman History, AD 197-491. The Severan empire and the third-century crisis; Diocletian and Constantine; the Christian empire; rise of bureaucratic government; the development of barbarian kingdoms; the fall of the western empire; from Roman to Byzantine in the east. Writing-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. (Same as Religious Studies 345.)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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: Ovid (3).
Prereq: 251 or equivalent.
- 352. Roman Lyric Poetry (3).
Poetry of Catullus, Horace, and the elegists. Prereq: 252 or equivalent.
- 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.
- 471/571. Special Topics in Medieval Literature (3).
Selected topics in Medieval Latin literature. Discussions, student presentations, examinations, papers.
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- 273. Medical and Scientific Terminology (3)
Greek and Latin roots from which medical and scientific terminology is derived. Extensive practice in analysis of terms. This course is self-paced and internet-based.