Courses

Upcoming Courses

Fall 2017
CLASSICS

CLAS 180H Environment and Nature in the Classical World:
Survey ancient concepts concerning nature and the environment, humanity’s plance and impact upon nature. Investigate the foundational ideas explaining the natural world. Learn about atoms, evolution, deforestation, environmental catastrophe through the writings of Greek and Roman philosophers and poets. Gen Ed: Fulfills Historical and Cultural requirement and Intermediate Writing requirement. Meets MWF 3:00-3:50; CRN 74713

CLAS 365E The Roots of Western Ethics:
Studies of the origins of Western ethical thinking in the original writings of Greek and Roman writers and their application to current situations. Readings in original sources (poetry, history, oratory, philosophy). Gen Ed: Fulfills Ethics requirement. Meets T Th 12:30-1:50; CRN 74383

CLAS 391-01 Roman Civilization and Culture:
Learn about fundamental aspects of Roman society, its composition, institutions, structures, and cultural products and how these manifested themselves in famous (as well as infamous) men and women of Roman History. Through literature, art and architecture, literature, explore and observe Rome’s legacy in our literature, art, government and more. You will come to realize that both the HBO series Rome and the movie Gladiator are not so much about Ancient Rome, but about what we Americans want to project onto Ancient Rome.
Meets T Th 11:00-12:20; CRN 74384

GREEK

GRK 201 Intermediate Greek I
Readings in Ancient Greek Literature. Students will begin the semester with selections from Homer as a review of GRK 101-102. We will then move on to prose with selections from Herodotus’ Histories. The class will conclude with an introduction to the Attic dialect, preparing students for GRK 202 in the Spring.
Meets MWF 10:00-10:50; CRN 74387

LATIN

LATN 101 Elementary Latin I
Latin I is the first course of a two-semester sequence, designed to enable the student to read authors in the original Latin as soon as possible. Based upon selected texts from Plautus, Vergil, Catullus, Livy, Ovid, Tacitus, and other major authors. Gen Ed: Contributes to Modern and Classical Languages Requirement.
Two Sections: MWF 9:00-9:50; CRN 74189
MWF 11:00-11:50; CRN 74190

LATN 201 Intermediate Latin I
Selections of Latin prose from the Classical period, with accompanying grammar review and complementary exercises in elementary composition.
Meets T Th 2:00-3:20; CRN 74191

LATN 311 Major Latin Authors: Propertius
Selections from Propertius’ Elegies.

Spring 2018
CLASSICS

CLAS 160L Classical Mythology
An exploration of the ancient stories, legends, and folk tales of the gods and heroes of the Greeks and Romans. We will study ancient stories – many of which will be familiar through adaptations in film, music, art, and contemporary retellings – through Greek and Roman literature. Students will examine how myths can be told and re-told for different purposes, and how myths often provide a symbolic framework through which the world can be better explained and understood. Gen Ed: Fulfills Arts and Literature requirement

CLAS 252L Greek Drama: Politics on Stage
An investigation into the nature of tragedy (i.e. its origins, what constitutes good a tragedy, the role of the tragic poet) and its political dimensions within the context of the Athenian democracy. Students will examine these literary works as the dramatic counterpart to the Athenian Ekklêsia (Assembly) and Boulê (Council). Students will discuss issues of tyranny and democracy, familial and political obligations, and heroism in light of civic duty through these dramas. Gen Ed: Fulfills Arts and Literature requirement and meets the Intermediate Writing. Meets T Th 9:30-10:50; CRN 38168

GREEK

GRK 202 Intermediate Greek II
Readings in Attic Prose: Selections from Plato and Lysias
Meets T Th 2:00-3:20; CRN 38476

LATIN

LATN 102 Elementary Latin II
Continuation of the introduction to grammar and syntax of Classical Latin designed to enable the student to read authors in the original Latin as soon as possible. Based upon selected texts from Plautus, Vergil, Catullus, Livy, Ovid, Tacitus, and other major authors. Gen Ed: Contributes to Modern and Classical Languages Requirement.
Meets MWF 9:00-9:50; CRN 38167

LATN 202 Intermediate Latin II
Readings in Vergil’s Aeneid as an introduction to the skills necessary for reading Latin poetry. Students will be introduced to prosody, poetic techniques, and literary devices found throughout Latin literature. Students will develop familiarity with standard reference works to prepare themselves for the advanced study of Latin literature.
Meets MWF 10:00-10:50; CRN 34097

LATN 311 Major Latin Authors
Readings in prose from the Roman Republic, focusing on works by Cicero and Sallust.
Meets MWF 11:00-11:50; CRN 38170