Course Offerings

Latin

LATN-111 Elementary Latin I (3 credits)
Introduction to the basic elements of Latin grammar and syntax. Emphasis on reading and simple composition.
LATN-112 Elementary Latin II (3 credits)
Introduction to the basic elements of Latin grammar and syntax. Emphasis on reading and simple composition.
LATN-211 Intermediate Latin I (3 credits)
Develops the understanding of advance Latin syntax and emphasizes reading of extended passages from selected Latin prose authors. Poetry is introduced in 212.
LATN-212 Intermediate Latin II (3 credits)
Develops understanding of advanced Latin syntax and emphasizes reading of extended passages from selected Latin prose authors. Poetry is introduced in 212.
LATN-315 Latin Prose Historians: Caesar and Sallust (3 credits)
Reading of selections from Caesar's Gallic War and Civil War and Sallust's War with Catiline or Jugurthine War. Develops students' command of Latin vocabulary and understanding of advanced Latin syntax and grammar. Students will consider common historical themes and approaches employed by the authors. Prerequisite: Latin 212 or permission of the instructor.
LATN-316 Cicero (3 credits)
Reading of unedited Latin selections from Cicero's Philippics and De Natura Deorum. Beyond continuing development of vocabulary skills, introduces the formal study of rhetoric using Cicero's orations and philosophical works. Prerequisite: Latin 212 or permission of the instructor.
LATN-321 Vergil (3 credits)
Reading of selections from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6 of Vergil's Aeneid. Develops understanding of Latin poetic form, teaches principles of scansion and reinforces knowledge of important literary devices in Latin. Prerequisite: Latin 212 or permission of the instructor.
LATN-329 Medieval Latin (3 credits)
Reading of selected medieval Latin texts from the fourth century CE up to the Renaissance. Introduces students to the changes in Latin grammar and vocabulary occurring in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Prerequisite: Latin 212 or permission of the instructor.
LATN-330 Individual Readings in Latin Literature (1-6 credits)
Topics and credit hours must be prearranged with instructor. Repeatable as texts and authors change.

Greek

GRK-111 Elementary Ancient Greek I (3 credits)
Presents the basic grammar, syntax and vocabulary of ancient Greek so that students can begin reading passages from ancient authors. Fall (111), spring (112) in alternate years.
GRK-112 Elementary Ancient Greek II (3 credits)
Presents the basic grammar, syntax and vocabulary of ancient Greek so that students can begin reading passages from ancient authors. Fall (111), spring (112) in alternate years.
GRK-211 Intermediate Ancient Greek (3 credits)
Continues to develop skills in the grammar, syntax and vocabulary of ancient Greek begun in Greek 111 and 112. Reading of extended passages from Herodotus, Plato, Thucydides, and the Gospel of John.
GRK-212 Introduction to Greek Prose (3 credits)
Reading of prose texts in both Attic and Hellenistic Greek. Emphasis on reading a variety of literary genres and prose styles. Students also review and enhance their knowledge of Greek grammar. Texts include the Tabula of Cebes, Lysias' On the Murder of Eratosthenes, Paul's letters, and the book of Acts.
GRK-351 Attic Prose (3 credits)
An advanced ancient Greek course dedicated to the reading, analysis, and discussion of Attic prose texts of the 4th century B.C. Authors read depend on student interest and may include Aristotle, Plato, Lysias, and Isocrates.
GRK-371 New Testament Greek Exegesis (3 credits)
An advanced Greek course devoted to the reading and exegesis of the New Testament in the original language. Emphasis on gaining competence in koine Greek, skill in exegesis and literary analysis, and facility in the use of scholarly tools for New Testament study.
GRK-421 Greek Poetry (3 credits)
An advanced ancient Greek course dedicated to reading Greek poetry. Students read a variety of Greek poets and poems, gain exposure to several different Greek dialects, and learn about poetic meter and scansion. Authors read depend on student interest and may include Homer, Hesiod, Sappho, and Solon.
GRK-430 Individual Readings in Greek Literature (1-6 credits)
Topics and credit hours must be prearranged with the instructor. Repeatable as texts and topics change.

Archaeology

ARCH-105 Introduction to Greek Archaeology (3 credits)
Comprehensive overview of the material culture of the Greeks from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period, tracing the main developmental trends in architecture, city planning, sculpture, and the minor arts both in the Greek mainland and the Greek colonies overseas. Although primarily archaeological in orientation, necessary historical context is provided. Fall.
ARCH-106 Introduction to Roman Archaeology (3 credits)
Comprehensive survey of the material culture of the Romans examining architecture, city planning, art, and technology. Traces development of Roman civilization from the Republic to the Late Antique period. Spring.
ARCH-305 Greek Painted Pottery (3 credits)
Traces the development of the shape and decoration of Greek pottery from the Late Bronze Age through the end of the Classical period. The characteristics of individual artists and the treatment of various Greek myths in different periods are studied. Prerequisite: Archaeology 105 or Art History 208 or permission of instructor.
ARCH-306 Greek Architecture (3 credits)
Traces the development of Greek architecture from the Late Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period. Studies the development of city planning, temples, secular buildings, and funerary monuments. Prerequisite: Archaeology 105 or Art History 208 or permission of instructor.
ARCH-307 Roman Architecture (3 credits)
Examines the development of Roman building from its roots in Greek and Etruscan architecture to the eclectic Roman architectural idiom of the Empire. Emphasizes the Roman integration of traditional building elements with their own increasing technical virtuosity as structural engineers. Prerequisite: Archaeology 106 or Art History 208 or permission of instructor.
ARCH-308 Greek and Roman Sculpture (3 credits)
Examines the development of sculpture within the Greco-Roman world. Topics covered include the evolution of naturalism in the Greek Archaic period, the high classical style of the 5th century BCE, the varied genres of the Hellenistic world, Roman Republican portraiture, and Roman historical reliefs. Prerequisite: Archaeology 105 or 106 or Art History 208 or permission of instructor.
ARCH-309 The Etruscans (3 credits)
A study of the origins of the Etruscans, who made their appearance in central Italy in the 7th century BCE, and their impact on other Mediterranean cultures. An attempt is made to reconstruct their culture as it can be understood from the architecture and artifacts preserved today. Prerequisite: Archaeology 105 or Art History 208 or permission of instructor.
ARCH-320 Topics in Archaeology (3 credits)
Focuses on a topic not offered regularly, such as Aegean archaeology or northern European prehistory. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Archaeology 105 or 106 or Art History 208 or permission of instructor.
ARCH-395 Practicum in Archaeology (3-6 credits)
This practicum in archaeology introduces students to both the practical and theoretical aspects of archaeology. Students participate in an excavation as well as in documentation and conservation of artifacts. The work is conducted under the supervision of a professional staff of archaeologists. Prerequisite: ARCH 105 or 106 or permission of instructor.
ARCH-492 Topical Seminars in Archaeology (3 credits)
Special seminar topics in archaeology not included in the regular course offerings. May be repeated.

Religion

REL-210 Ancient Christianity (3 credits)
Traces the history of Christianity from the Apostolic Fathers at the close of the first century until the early medieval period. Emphasis on the life, theology, spirituality, and expansion of the early Church, with special attention to Christianity in ancient Roman and Saxon Britain.
REL-330 Paul and His Letters (3 credits)
Explores Paul's letters to illumine Paul's thought, the life of the ancient Christian communities which he founded and the place of Paul within the history of early Christianity. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing, or permission of instructor.

Philosophy

PHIL-211 Ancient Greek Philosophy (3 credits)
Develops and analyzes philosophical theories from the Pre-Socrates through the Hellenistic periods. Emphasis primarily on the thought of Plato and Aristotle.

Art History

History

HIST-311 The Greeks and the East (3 credits)
Examines the historical relationship between the Ancient Greeks and their contemporaries in the Near East. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or History 111 or 312 or permission of instructor.
HIST-312 The Evolution of Rome (3 credits)
Examines the history of Rome from the early republic to the end of the imperial era. Focuses on internal sources of stability and Rome's success in integrating the empire. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or History 111 or 311 or permission of instructor.

Interdisciplinary

ID-250 Myths of the Greeks (3 credits)
Centers on the stories of the Greeks that have survived through the art, architecture, and literature of ancient times.
ID-325 Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World (3 credits)
Interdisciplinary study of the rise of the Macedonian state in the fourth century BCE, focuses first on the careers of Philip II and Alexander the Great, then examines the Hellenistic kingdoms created by their successors in Greece, the Near East and Egypt. Besides historical events and material culture, surveys Hellenistic literature, philosophy and science. Prerequisite: History 111 or 311 or 312 or permission of instructor. Alternate years

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