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Courses

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CLAS 200
The Rediscovery of the Classical World
4 credits

Exploration of the world of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. This course examines multiple aspects of Classical Antiquity through the eyes of those who rediscovered it in literary texts, in works of art and architecture, and in its material remains. It provides a broad and well-illustrated introduction to the history, literature, religion, and art and architecture of the Greeks and Romans. Offered: Spring.

CLAS 204
The Artistic Legacy of Rome
2 credits

Introduction to our artistic inheritance from the Roman world through a firsthand examination of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of Rome, including its Greek and Etruscan antecedents, and the Renaissance transformation of the Classical ideal. Offered: Jan Term-Study Abroad, on rotation.

CLAS 303
Greece: The Crucible of Civilization
4 credits

Examination of the history and culture of the Ancient Greeks through a firsthand look at the material remains, including monuments and artifacts from the Bronze Age, the Archaic and Classical periods, and the Hellenistic, Roman, and Christian eras. Offered: Jan Term-Study Abroad, on rotation.

CLAS 304
Eternal Rome
4 credits

Examination of the history and culture of Rome through a firsthand look at its material remains, including its Greek and Etruscan antecedents, the Republican and Imperial periods, and the Renaissance transformation of the Classical ideal. Offered: Jan Term-Study Abroad, on rotation.

CLAS 345
Varieties of Ancient Paganism from Alexander to Julian
4 credits

Introduction to the major pagan religions of the Greco-Roman period, from the conquests of Alexander the Great (332 BCE) to the death of Julian the Apostate (363 CE). Some attention is paid to the pagan influences on emerging Judaism and Christianity. Co-listed as RELG 345. Offered: Spring, on rotation.

CLAS 495
Senior Capstone: Research and Writing
4 credits

Seminar exploring selected topics in classical antiquity. Includes a directed research project involving a research component, a writing component, and a public, oral presentation. For seniors, but juniors can take with permission. Prereq: 300-level Greek or Latin or permission. Offered: Fall.

GREK 101
Elementary Greek I
4 credits

Introduction to Greek language and culture, aimed at developing the ability to read, understand, and interpret ancient Greek. Covers basic vocabulary and grammar of Classical Greek and provides foundation for the study of all ancient Greek literature, including the Greek New Testament. Offered: Fall (101); Spring (102).

GREK 102
Elementary Greek II
4 credits

Introduction to Greek language and culture, aimed at developing the ability to read, understand, and interpret ancient Greek. Covers basic vocabulary and grammar of Classical Greek and provides foundation for the study of all ancient Greek literature, including the Greek New Testament. Offered: Fall (101); Spring (102).

GREK 201
Intermediate Greek I
4 credits

Thematic reading in Greek texts with an emphasis on reading comprehension, a systematic review of grammar, and an introduction to tools for philological research. Prereqs: GREK 101 and 102, or permission. Offered: Fall (201); Spring (202).

GREK 202
Intermediate Greek II
4 credits

Thematic reading in Greek texts with an emphasis on reading comprehension, a systematic review of grammar, and an introduction to tools for philological research. Prereqs: GREK 101 and 102, or permission. Offered: Fall (201); Spring (202).

GREK 301
Homer
4 credits

Introduction to the language and background of Greek epic, through selected readings from the Iliad and Odyssey, the earliest extant literature of the Western world. Through the careful study of these texts students further develop their ability to read, understand, and interpret ancient Greek. Prereq: GREK 202. Offered: Fall.

GREK 302
Greek Historians
4 credits

Selected readings from Herodotus and Thucydides. Through the careful study of these texts students further develop their ability to read, understand, and interpret ancient Greek. Includes survey of the development of Greek historiography. Prereq: GREK 202.

GREK 303
Greek Tragedy
4 credits

Selected readings from the plays of Sophocles and Euripides. Through the careful study of these texts students further develop their ability to read, understand, and interpret ancient Greek. Includes survey of the development of Greek drama. Prereq: GREK 202.

GREK 351
Hellenistic Greek
4 credits

Selected readings in Greek from the Hellenistic time period. Through the careful study of these texts students further develop their ability to read, understand, and interpret ancient Greek. Includes survey of the background and development of Hellenistic world. Prereq: GREK 202.

GREK 401
Greek Lyric Poetry
4 credits

Selected readings from the corpus of Greek Lyric Poetry. Through the careful study of these passages students further develop their ability to read, understand, and interpret ancient Greek. Includes survey of the background, development, and significance of the canon of Greek Lyric Poetry. Prereq: GREK 301 or GREK 303.

GREK 450
Advanced New Testament Greek
4 credits

Selected readings from the New Testament. Through the careful study of these passages students further develop their ability to read, understand, and interpret ancient Greek. Includes introduction to the study and practice of textual criticism.

GREK 451
Directed Reading
1 credit

Directed reading in selected Ancient Greek texts. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit. Prereq: Permission of the department chair.

GREK 452
Directed Reading
2 credits

Directed reading in selected Ancient Greek texts. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit. Prereq: Permission of the department chair.

GREK 453
Directed Reading
3 credits

Directed reading in selected Ancient Greek texts. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit. Prereq: Permission of the department chair.

GREK 454
Directed Reading
4 credits

Directed reading in selected Ancient Greek texts. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit. Prereq: Permission of the department chair.

LATN 101
Elementary Latin I
4 credits

Introduction to the Latin language and culture, aimed at developing the ability to understand Latin through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Offered: Fall (101) and Spring (102).

LATN 102
Elementary Latin II
4 credits

Introduction to the Latin language and culture, aimed at developing the ability to understand Latin through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Offered: Fall (101) and Spring (102).

LATN 201
Intermediate Latin I
4 credits

Thematic reading in Latin texts with an emphasis on reading comprehension, a systematic review of grammar, and an introduction to tools for philological research. Prereqs: LATN 101 and 102, placement, or permission. Offered: Fall (201) and Spring (202).

LATN 202
Intermediate Latin II
4 credits

Thematic reading in Latin texts with an emphasis on reading comprehension, a systematic review of grammar, and an introduction to tools for philological research. Prereqs: LATN 101 and 102, placement, or permission. Offered: Fall (201) and Spring (202).

LATN 301
Ovid
4 credits

Selected readings from the works of Ovid. Through the careful study of these texts students further develop their ability to read, understand, and interpret Latin.

LATN 302
Horace
4 credits

Selected readings from the works of Horace. Through the careful study of these texts students further develop their ability to read, understand, and interpret Latin. Includes survey of the development of Roman Lyric Poetry.

LATN 303
Cicero
4 credits

Selected readings from the works of Cicero. Through the careful study of these texts students further develop their ability to read, understand, and interpret Latin.

LATN 304
Vergil
4 credits

Selected readings from the works of Vergil. Through the careful study of these texts students further develop their ability to read, understand, and interpret Latin. Includes survey of the development of Latin epic literature.

LATN 451
Directed Reading
1 credit

Directed reading in selected Latin texts. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit. Prereq: Permission of the department chair.

LATN 452
Directed Reading
2 credits

Directed reading in selected Latin texts. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit. Prereq: Permission of the department chair.

LATN 453
Directed Reading
3 credits

Directed reading in selected Latin texts. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit. Prereq: Permission of the department chair.

LATN 454
Directed Reading
4 credits

Directed reading in selected Latin texts. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit. Prereq: Permission of the department chair.