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Classics Course Descriptions

Current Interim courses descriptions are available from the Registrar.

Classics

211 Classical Literature (3). F, S. This is a study of the major works of Greek and Roman literature from Homer to Augustine. The course devotes attention to the origins and development of Greek epic, lyric, drama, and historiography, and to their transformation in the literature of Rome and the church fathers. Artistic and archaeological evidence supplements the study of the texts. This course can satisfy the core requirement in literature.

221 Classical Art and Architecture (3). S. This is a study of the major arts of ancient Greek and Roman civilization from the Bronze Age to the late Empire. The course devotes attention to the origins and development of Greek sculpture, painting, and architecture, and to their transformation in the arts of Rome. Ancient literary sources supplement the study of material culture in this investigation of Greek and Roman culture. This course can satisfy the core requirement in the arts.

231 Classical Mythology (3). F, S. This is a study of the major themes in classical mythology via the literature and art of Greece and Rome. The course includes a study of major literary sources in translation and major art works of both cultures, with special attention to various interpretations of the myths and the works of art they have influenced in the development of Western culture. This course can satisfy the core requirement in the arts.

Greek

101 Elementary Greek I (4). F. A beginning study of classical Greek with emphasis on the essentials of grammar and basic vocabulary.

102 Elementary Greek II (4). S. A continuation of Greek 101 with the reading of selected prose passages. Completion of this course allows the student to read works like the New Testament or Attic Greek prose with the help of a grammar and lexicon.

201 Intermediate Greek (3). F. A thorough review of the essentials of grammar will accompany the reading of selected Greek prose and/or poetry.  Prerequisite: two years of high school Greek or two courses of college Greek. 

203 Biblical Greek (3). S, every third year. Readings in the New Testament, with special emphasis on gaining reading proficiency in koine Greek. Completion of this course fulfills the core requirement in foreign language. Prerequisite: Greek 201. May be repeated for credit, depending on course content and permission of the instructor.

205 Greek Prose (3). S, every third year. Readings in a selected Greek prose author, with special emphasis on gaining reading proficiency in Greek prose.  Completion of this course fulfills the core requirement in foreign language.  Prerequisite: Greek 201 or permission of the instructor.  May be repeated for credit, depending on course content and permission of the instructor.

206 Greek Poetry (3). S, every third year. Readings in a selected Greek poet, with special emphasis on gaining reading proficiency in Greek poetry.  Completion of this course fulfills the core requirement in foreign language.  Prerequisite: Greek 201 or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit, depending on course content and permission of the instructor.

300 Readings in Greek Literature (3). S. Readings from a Greek prose author and/or poet, with special emphasis on literary qualities, as illumined by critical scholarship.  Completion of this course fulfills the core requirement in foreign language.  May be repeated for credit, depending on course content and permission of the instructor.

Latin

101 Elementary Latin I (4). F. For students who have had only one unit of high school Latin or no Latin at all. The course emphasizes the essentials of grammar and a basic vocabulary with constant comparison to English. Sententiae from the principal Latin authors will be read.

102 Elementary Latin II (4). S. A continuation of Latin 101. The course emphasizes grammar and the reading of longer selections of authentic Latin dealing with Roman history and culture. Prerequisite: Latin 101 or its equivalent.

201 Intermediate Latin (3). F. A thorough review of the essentials of grammar will accompany the reading of selected Latin prose. Prerequisite: two years of high school Latin or two courses of college Latin.

205 Latin Prose (3). S, alternate years. Readings in a selected Roman prose author, with special emphasis on gaining reading proficiency in Latin prose.  Completion of this course fulfills the core requirement in foreign language.  Prerequisite: Latin 201, three years of high school Latin, or permission of the instructor.  May be repeated for credit, depending on course content and permission of the instructor.

206 Latin Poetry (3). S, alternate years. Readings in a selected Roman poet, with special emphasis on gaining reading proficiency in Latin poetry. Completion of this course fulfills the core requirement in foreign language. Prerequisite: Latin 201, three years of high school Latin, or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit, depending on course content and permission of the instructor.

300 Readings in Latin Literature (3). F. Readings from a Roman prose and/or poetry author, with special emphasis on literary qualities, as illumined by critical scholarship. Completion of this course fulfills the core requirement in foreign language. May be repeated for credit, depending on course content and permission of the instructor.

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