Colosseum, Rome, Italy (Creative Commons, Francesco Gasparetti)

Classical Studies

  1. CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY 3 cr. Introduction to the myths of Greece and Rome. Special attention to ancient conceptions of the gods, the nature of the hero, functions of myth, and modern retellings of classical myth.
  2. THE CLASSICAL WORLD IN FILM 3 cr. The representation of Greek and Roman culture in film. A study of films, both masterworks and travesties, in relation to the classical texts that have inspired them.
  3. CLASSICAL EPIC IN ENGLISH 3 cr. The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer, the Aeneid of Vergil, and other classical epic poems. Oral and literary epic, romantic epic, and historical epic; their development and characteristics.
  4. CLASSICAL DRAMA IN ENGLISH 3 cr. Greek and Roman comedy and tragedy, with special attention paid to the tragic and comic hero, staging, and the role of performance within Greek and Roman culture.
  5. WOMEN IN ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME 3 cr. Representation of women in ancient literature and art. An examination of both fictional and real women (e.g., Medea, Cleopatra) and the everyday details of anonymous women’s lives.
  6. TOPICS IN ANCIENT GREEK HISTORY 3 cr. Introduction to Greek history through consideration of primary sources (e.g. historical documents, material culture, or literary texts). Topics may focus on a period or theme in Greek history between the Bronze Age and the incorporation into the Roman empire.
  7. TOPICS IN ROMAN HISTORY 3 cr. Introduction to Roman history through consideration of primary sources (e.g. historical documents, material culture, or literary texts). Topics may focus on a period or theme from the Roman Republic and/or Empire.
  8. BARBARIANS: CONSTRUCTING THE SELF AND OTHER IN THE ANCIENT WORLD 3 cr. Origins and functions of cultural stereotyping and scapegoating in the ancient world through consideration of historical texts, material culture, and modern theoretical approaches. Attention paid to the interactions of the cultures of Greece, Rome, and the ancient Near East, among others.
  9. THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF GREECE 3 cr. Study of the major archaeological sites of Greece from the Bronze Age through the classical period. Attention paid to the development of Greek material culture (including architecture, sculpture, and pottery) and its relationship to Greek history.  Includes a study tour in Greece.
  10. CAPSTONE SEMINAR 3 cr. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing; declared major in classical languages or classical studies; permission of instructor. Introduction to research methods in classics through in-depth study of a particular theme. Strong emphasis on writing and presentation of individual research.
  11. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT 1 cr. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing; permission of instructor. Allows students to become more familiar with the research process through assisting faculty members in their research. Pass/Fail. May be repeated for a cumulative maximum of 3 credit hours.

 

Greek

  1. BEGINNING ANCIENT GREEK I 3 cr. For students with no previous study of Greek or by placement evaluation by the Coordinator of Classical Languages. Introduction to ancient Greek, the language of Socrates, Homer, and the New Testament, through study of the fundamentals of grammar and vocabulary. Emphasis on the development of reading skills.  (Fall)
  2. BEGINNING ANCIENT GREEK II 3 cr. Prerequisite: GK 101 or by placement evaluation by the Coordinator of Classical Languages.  Continued study of ancient Greek language and culture through further acquisition of fundamental vocabulary, grammar, and syntax.  Continued reading and discussion of passages.  (Spring)
  3. HOMER. 3 cr. Readings in Greek from the Iliad or Odyssey. Special attention paid to Homeric vocabulary and syntax, the composition of the epics, the Epic Cycle, and Homer’s influence. May be repeated with the other Homeric poem. (Fall)
  4. READINGS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT 3 cr. Readings from the Gospels, Pauline epistles, or other early Christian texts in Koine Greek. May be repeated with a different text. Focus on New Testament vocabulary and syntax. (Fall)
  5. GREEK PROSE AUTHORS 3 cr. Readings in Greek from the works of selected Greek historians or philosophers, such as Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, or Plato. (Spring)
  6. GREEK POETRY 3 cr. Readings in Greek from epic and lyric poetry, such as Hesiod, the Homeric hymns, Sappho, or Apollonius. Includes a research paper. (Spring)
  7. GREEK DRAMA 3 cr. Readings in Greek from the plays of one of the following: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, or Menander. (Spring)
  8. TOPICS IN GREEK LITERATURE 3 cr. Readings in Greek on a selected theme from Greek literature, such as the symposium, the figure of Socrates, or landscape in literature. Includes a research paper. (Spring)

 

Latin

  1. BEGINNING LATIN I 3 cr. For students with little or no previous exposure to Latin or by placement test. Introduction to the language of the Romans through study of the fundamentals of Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. Attention paid to Latin roots of English vocabulary. Acquisition of reading skills through the novice-mid level.
  2. BEGINNING LATIN II 3 cr. Prerequisite: LT 101 or equivalent or by placement test.  Continued study of Latin grammar and syntax, including the fourth and fifth declensions, passive voice, and participles.  Acquisition of reading skills through the intermediate-low level.
  3. INTERMEDIATE LATIN 3 cr. Prerequisite: LT 102 or equivalent or by placement test.  Continued study of Latin grammar and syntax, including the uses of the subjunctive. Acquisition of reading skills through the intermediate-mid level.
  4. INTRODUCTION TO LATIN LITERATURE 3 cr. Reading from a selected author, such as Caesar or Vergil.
  5. LATIN WRITING 3 cr. Practice in writing idiomatic Latin prose.
  6. LATIN PROSE OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC 3 cr. Readings in Latin from selected prose authors of the Roman Republic, such as Cicero, Caesar, or Sallust. Includes a Latin composition component. May be repeated with another author. (Fall)
  7. LATIN POETRY OF THE ROMAN REPUBLIC 3 cr. Readings in Latin from selected poets of the Roman Republic, such as Plautus, Terence, Lucretius, or Catullus. May be repeated with another author. (Spring)
  8. LATIN PROSE OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE 3 cr. Readings in Latin from selected prose authors of the Roman Empire, such as Livy, Petronius, Tacitus, or Pliny. Includes a Latin composition component. May be repeated with another author. (Fall)
  9. LATIN POETRY OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE 3 cr. Readings in Latin from selected poets of the Roman Empire, such as Vergil, Horace, Ovid, or Juvenal. May be repeated with another author. (Spring)
  10. LATIN LITERATURE OF LATE ANTIQUITY 3 cr. Readings in Latin from writers of the later Roman Empire onward, such as Augustine or medieval authors. May be repeated with another author.
  11. TOPICS IN LATIN LITERATURE 3 cr. Readings in Latin from a selected theme in Latin literature, such as love poetry, invective, or letters. May be repeated with another author.