Courses in Classical Studies (View Latin courses and Greek courses)

CLSC 2000 Classical Mythology (4 sem. hours).

Western art and literature have their roots in Greek and Roman stories about gods and titans, awe-inspiring deeds and magical transformations. Today we refer to these stories as myths. In this course, we will examine the Greco-Roman gods and goddesses, the heroes and heroines, villains and monsters, as well as major mythic cycles such as the Trojan War cycle. We will consider how myth shapes the works of classical poets, artists, dramatists, and how those works, in turn, influenced the later Western and Renaissance traditions. Offered occasionally.

CLSC 2010 Greek Legacy: Culture and Civilization (4 sem. hours).

This introductory course begins its study of classical Greek civilization with the astonishing cultures of Bronze Age Greece and continues with an examination of the defining moments of classical Greek and Hellenistic civilization. We examine major historical periods, authors, genres, and artistic works to understand their impact on Greek civilization and their continuing legacy in the modern world. Offered in rotation.

CLSC 2020 Roman Legacy: Culture and Civilization (4 sem. hours).

This introductory course traces the 1,000-year rise of Rome from a cultural backwater to the undisputed master of the Mediterranean world. We examine major historical periods, authors, genres, and artistic works to understand their impact on Roman civilization and their continuing legacy in the modern world. Offered in rotation.

CLSC 2030 Ancient Classical Studies (4 sem. hours).

A survey of the political and cultural developments from the origins of urban life to the dissolution of the Roman Empire. Offered occasionally. Cross-listed with HIST 3510.

CLSC 2040 Classical Art and Archaeology (4 sem. hours).

This course will focus on the changing vision of the world and human experience in ancient Greek and Roman art and the forms and techniques that artists created to represent that vision. We examine such shifts in perspective as classical to Hellenistic, small city-state societies to cosmopolitan civilizations, and idealism to realism. Offered occasionally. Cross-listed with ARTH 1000.

CLSC 2050 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (4 sem. hours).

A survey of the impact of classical philosophy upon the development of a largely Christian European culture. Offered occasionally. Cross-listed with PHIL 3010.

CLSC 2110 Study Abroad Courses in Greece (4 sem. hours).

A study-abroad course in Greece based on literary, historical, and material evidence. All readings are in English. These courses will have on-campus sessions in addition to field study. Counts toward major and minor requirements as a classical civilization course. Offered occasionally.

CLSC 2120 Study Abroad Courses in Italy (4 sem. hours).

A study-abroad course in Italy based on literary, historical, and material evidence. All readings are in English. These courses will have on-campus sessions in addition to field study. Counts toward major and minor requirements as a classical civilization course. Offered occasionally.

CLSC 2800–4803 Independent Study (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

CLSC 2750–4753 Special Topics (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

CLSC HI–HII Honors Project 1 and 2 (1–4 sem. hours).

Courses in Greek (View classical studies courses and Latin courses)

GREE 1000 Introduction to Greek I (4 sem. hours).

Learn to think and read like an ancient Greek. This is the first part of the beginning Greek sequence that introduces students to all essential Greek grammar, vocabulary, and forms, while emphasizing critical reading skills. Offered regularly.

GREE 1010 Introduction to Greek II (4 sem. hours).

Learn to think and read like an ancient Greek. This is the second part of the beginning Greek sequence that introduces students to all essential Greek grammar, vocabulary, and forms, while emphasizing critical reading skills. Offered regularly. Prerequisite: Grade of D or better in GREE 1000, or equivalent experience and appropriate score on placement test.

GREE 2000 Attic Orators—3rd Semester (4 sem. hours).

A 3rd semester reading course in ancient Greek focusing on the speeches of Lysias or Demosthenes. We will explore Greek rhetoric, Athenian court practices as well as the social and political context for the speeches. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: Grade of D or better in GREE 1010, or equivalent experience and appropriate score on placement test.

GREE 2010 Plato—3rd Semester (4 sem. hours).

A 3rd semester reading course in ancient Greek. Selected readings from the dialogues of Plato illustrate the range of Socratic and Platonic thought. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: Grade of D or better in GREE 1010, or equivalent experience and appropriate score on placement test.

GREE 2020 Euripides—3rd Semester (4 Sem. hours).

A third semester course in ancient Greek. Selected readings from at least one of Euripides’ plays. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: Grade of D or better in GREE 1010, or equivalent experience and appropriate score on placement test.

GREE 2030 Herodotus—3rd Semester (4 sem. hours).

A third semester course in ancient Greek. Selected readings from Herodotus’ Histories. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: Grade of D or better in GREE 1010, or equivalent experience and appropriate score on placement test.

GREE 3000 Attic Orators—Intermediate (4 sem. hours).

Intermediate level readings from several speeches of Lysias or Demosthenes. We will explore Greek rhetoric, Athenian court practices as well as the social and political context for the speeches. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one GREE 2000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 3010 Plato—Intermediate (4 sem. hours).

Intermediate level readings from the dialogues of Plato illustrate the range of Socratic and Platonic thought. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one GREE 2000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 3020 Euripides—Intermediate (4 sem. hours).

Intermediate level readings from at least one of Euripides’ plays. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one GREE 2000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 3030 Herodotus—Intermediate (4 sem. hours).

Intermediate level readings from selected books of Herodotus’ Histories. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one GREE 2000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 3040 New Testament in Context—Intermediate (4 sem. hours).

Intermediate level readings in one or more books of the New Testament as well as pagan literature of the same period. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one GREE 2000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 3050 Homer—Intermediate (4 sem. hours).

Intermediate level readings from selected books of the Iliad or Odyssey in Homeric Greek. We will also address key issues and texts pertaining to the Homeric Question. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one GREE 2000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 3060 Sophocles—Intermediate (4 sem. hours).

Intermediate level readings from at least one of Sophocles’ plays. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one GREE 2000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 3070 Aristophanes—Intermediate (4 sem. hours).

Intermediate level readings from at least one of Aristophanes’ comedies with selected plays in translation. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one GREE 2000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 3080 Thucydides—Intermediate (4 sem. hours).

Intermediate level readings from selected books of Thucydides’ Histories. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one GREE 2000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 3750–3753 Special Topics (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

Study of such authors as Hesiod, Xenophon, and Hellenistic poets, as well as Greek composition, prose or verse. Offered occasionally. Course may be repeated with different topic. Prerequisite: one GREE 2000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 3800–3803 Independent Study in Greek (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

Prerequisite: one GREE 2000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 4000 Attic Orators—Advanced (4 sem. hours).

An advanced translation course in the speeches of Lysias or Demosthenes. We will explore Greek rhetoric and Athenian court practices, as well as the social and political context for the speeches. This course includes instruction in disciplinary research tools and seminar paper. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one GREE 3000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 4010 Plato—Advanced (4 sem. hours).

An advanced translation course from the dialogues of Plato including instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one GREE 3000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 4020 Euripides—Advanced (4 sem. hours).

An advanced translation course of at least one of Euripides’ plays. This course includes instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one GREE 3000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 4030 Herodotus—Advanced (4 sem. hours).

An advanced translation course on the Histories of Herodotus. This course includes instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one GREE 3000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 4040 New Testament in Context—Advanced (4 sem. hours).

An advanced translation course on one or more books of the New Testament as well as pagan literature of the same period. This course includes instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one GREE 3000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 4050 Homer—Advanced (4 sem. hours).

An advanced translation course from selected books of the Iliad or Odyssey in Homeric Greek. We will also address key issues and texts pertaining to the Homeric Question. This course includes instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one GREE 3000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 4060 Sophocles—Advanced (4 sem. hours).

An advanced translation course of at least one of Sophocles’ plays. This course includes instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one GREE 3000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 4070 Aristophanes—Advanced (4 sem. hours).

An advanced translation course on Aristophanes’ comedies with selected plays in translation. This course includes instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one GREE 3000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 4080 Thucydides—Advanced (4 sem. hours).

An advanced translation course on the Histories of Thucydides. This course includes instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one GREE 3000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 4750–4753 Special Topics—Advanced (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

Study of such authors as Hesiod, Xenophon, or the Hellenistic poets as well as Greek composition, prose or verse. An advanced translation course in Greek includes instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper. Course may be repeated with different topic. Prerequisite: one GREE 3000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 4800–4803 Independent Study—Advanced (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

Prerequisite: one GREE 3000-level, or equivalent.

GREE 4900 Senior Seminar in Greek (4 sem. hours).

This advanced Greek course fulfills the college’s Senior Seminar requirement. It will meet in tandem with one of the 4000-level Greek translation classes listed above (4010–4090), but in addition to the readings in Greek and research component (instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper). Offered each semester. Prerequisite: one GREE 3000-level, or equivalent.

GREE HI–HII Honors Project 1 and 2 (1–4 sem. hours).

Courses in Latin (View classical studies courses and Greek courses)

LATN 1000 Introduction to Latin I (4 sem. hours).

Learn to think and read like a Roman. This is the first part of the beginning Latin sequence that introduces students to all essential Latin grammar, vocabulary, and forms, while emphasizing critical reading skills. Readings include selections from Latin prose and poetry that illustrate key concepts and events from Roman civilization. A grade of D or better is required to continue into LATN 1010: Intro to Latin II. Offered regularly. Prerequisite: None.

LATN 1010 Introduction to Latin II (4 sem. hours).

Learn to think and read like a Roman. This is the second part of the beginning Latin sequence that introduces students to all essential Latin grammar, vocabulary, and forms, while emphasizing critical reading skills. Readings include selections from Latin prose and poetry that illustrate key concepts and events from Roman civilization. A grade of D or better is required to continue into any 3rd semester Latin course. Offered regularly. Prerequisite: Grade of D or better in LATN 1000, or equivalent experience and appropriate score on placement test.

LATN 2000 Catullus—3rd Semester (4 sem. hours).

Selected readings of the Carmina illustrate this profane and personable late-Republican author’s remarkable range of genre, meter, theme, and emotion. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: Grade of D or better in LATN 1010, or equivalent experience and appropriate score on placement test.

LATN 2010 Ovid—3rd Semester (4 sem. hours).

Selected readings from the poetry of Ovid illustrate Ovid’s blazing wit, masterful artistry, and sardonic view of the relations between mortals and immortals. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: Grade of D or better in LATN 1010, or equivalent experience and appropriate score on placement test.

LATN 2020 Caesar—3rd Semester (4 sem. hours).

Selected readings from Caesar’s commentaries on the Gallic and Civil wars. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: Grade of D or better in LATN 1010, or equivalent experience and appropriate score on placement test.

LATN 2030 Cicero—3rd Semester (4 sem. hours).

Selected readings of the speeches, letters, and philosophical works illustrate why Cicero is considered the master of Latin prose. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: Grade of D or better in LATN 1010, or equivalent experience and appropriate score on placement test.

LATN 2750–2753 Special Topics—3rd Semester (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

Readings from selected Roman authors. Prerequisite: Grade of D or better in LATN 1010, or equivalent experience and appropriate score on placement test.

LATN 3000 Catullus—Intermediate (4 sem. hours).

Intermediate level readings from the Carmina illustrate this profane and personable late-Republican author’s remarkable range of genre, meter, theme, and emotion. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 2000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 3010 Ovid—Intermediate (4 sem. hours).

Intermediate level readings from a range of Ovid’s poems illustrate his blazing wit, masterful artistry, and sardonic view of the relations between mortals and immortals. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 2000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 3020 Caesar—Intermediate (4 sem. hours).

Intermediate level readings from Caesar’s commentaries on the Gallic and Civil wars. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 2000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 3030 Cicero—Intermediate (4 sem. hours).

Intermediate level readings from the speeches, letters, and philosophical works illustrate why Cicero is considered the master of Latin prose. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 2000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 3040 Vergil—Intermediate (4 sem. hours).

Intermediate level readings from Vergil’s works: Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 2000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 3050 Livy—Intermediate (4 sem. hours).

Intermediate level readings from one of Rome’s most prolific historians. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 2000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 3060 Sallust—Intermediate (4 sem. hours).

Intermediate level readings from Sallusts’ historical monographs. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 2000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 3070 Roman Comedy—Intermediate (4 sem. hours).

Intermediate level readings from the comedies of Plautus or Terence. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 2000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 3080 Roman Novel—Intermediate (4 sem. hours).

Intermediate level readings from the two extant Roman novelists, Petronius and Apuleius. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 2000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 3090 Late Antique and Medieval Latin—Intermediate (4 sem. hours).

Intermediate level readings from a selection of poets and prose authors, pagans and Christians, men and women from every corner of the post-Classical Roman world (ca. 400 to 1300 CE). Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 2000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 3750–3753 Special Topics (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

Study of selected authors such as Horace, Seneca, Lucan, Statius, Pliny, the Latin elegists, or a Latin prose composition. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 2000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 3800–3803 Independent Study in Latin (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

Prerequisite: one 2000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 4000 Catullus—Advanced (4 sem. hours).

Advanced readings from the Carmina illustrate this profane and personable late-Republican author’s remarkable range of genre, meter, theme, and emotion. This course includes instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 3000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 4010 Ovid—Advanced (4 sem. hours).

Advanced readings from a range of Ovid’s poems illustrate his blazing wit, masterful artistry, and sardonic view of the relations between mortals and immortals. This course includes instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 3000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 4020 Caesar—Intermediate (4 sem. hours).

Advanced readings from a selection of Caesar’s commentaries on the Gallic and Civil wars. This course includes instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 3000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 4030 Cicero—Advanced (4 sem. hours).

An advanced translation course from a range of Cicero’s speeches, letters, and philosophical works to illustrate why Cicero is considered the master of Latin prose. This course includes instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 3000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 4040 Vergil—Advanced (4 sem. hours).

An advanced translation course in a range of Vergil’s poetry from the Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid. This course includes instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 3000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 4050 Livy—Advanced (4 sem. hours).

Advanced readings from one of Rome’s most prolific historians. This course includes instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 3000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 4060 Sallust—Advanced (4 sem. hours).

Advanced readings from Sallusts’ historical monographs. This course includes instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 3000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 4070 Roman Comedy—Advanced (4 sem. hours).

Advanced readings from the comedies of Plautus or Terence. This course includes instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 3000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 4080 Roman Novel—Advanced (4 sem. hours).

An advanced translation course on the two extant Roman novelists, Petronius and Apuleius. This course includes instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 3000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 4090 Late Antique and Medieval Latin—Advanced (4 sem. hours).

An advanced translation course based on selections by poets and prose authors, pagans and Christians, men and women from every corner of the post-Classical Roman world (ca. 400 to 1300 CE). This course includes instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 3000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 4750–4753 Special Topics—Advanced (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

Advanced study of selected authors such as Horace, Seneca, Lucan, Statius, Pliny, the Latin elegists, or a Latin prose composition. This translation course includes instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper. Offered occasionally. Prerequisite: one 3000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN 4900 Senior Seminar in Latin (4 sem. hours).

This advanced Latin course fulfills the college’s Senior Seminar requirement. It will meet in tandem with one of the 4000-level Latin translation classes listed above (4000–4090), but in addition to the readings in Latin and research component (instruction in disciplinary research tools and a seminar paper). Offered each semester. Prerequisite: one 3000-level LATN course, or the equivalent.

LATN HI–HII Honors Project 1 and 2 (1–4 sem. hours).