Catalog 2012-2013

Classics

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The Classical Studies major requires the completion of 40 semester hours (plus four hours in CLAS 499) including at least one year of one of the classical languages (Greek and Latin) and two of the other. The remaining courses are selected from the list below in consultation with the program coordinator. The Classical Languages major requires 40 semester hours in the classical languages, plus four hours in CLAS 499.

CLASSICAL STUDIES MAJOR
40 semester hours, plus 4 hours in CLAS 499

  • Language Courses
    • LATN 101, 102: Elementary Latin
    • LATN 201, 202: Intermediate Latin
    • GREK 101, 102: Elementary Greek
    • GREK 201, 202: Intermediate Greek
  • Non-Language Courses
    • ARTD 180: History of Western Art I
    • CLAS 231: Masterpieces of European Literature
    • CLAS 326: A History of Medicine: Antiquity to European Renaissance
    • CLAS 321: Greek Civilization
    • CLAS 322: Roman Civilization
    • CLAS 350: Classical and Comparative Mythology
    • PHIL 331: Ancient Philosophy
    • RELI 211: Religion & Literature of the Old Testament,
    • RELI 212: Religion & Literature of the New Testament
    • RELI 220: Early Christianity
    • RELI 330: Hebrew Bible Studies
    • RELI 331: New Testament Studies
  • An approved course in Natural Sciences Area
  • Independent Study Courses
  • Selected January Term Courses

CLASSICAL LANGUAGES MAJOR
40 semester hours in classical languages, plus 4 hours in CLAS 499

Students are expected to become familiar with the reading list for that part of the program (art, literature, history, philosophy, or religion) in which their interest lies. The program is designed to be flexible. In consultation with the Classics Committee, a student may elect a course(s) not on the classics curriculum list. All the Classics Program core courses are taught by faculty from the Department of Languages and Literatures.

MINOR IN CLASSICAL STUDIES
24 semester hours

  • One year of Latin or Greek
  • One semester of the other language: GREK 101 or LATN 101
  • Three courses from the following:
    • CLAS/HIST 321: Greek Civilization
    • CLAS/HIST 322: Roman Civilization
    • CLAS 326: A History of Medicine: Antiquity to European Renaissance
    • CLAS 350: Classical and Comparative Mythology
    • CLAS/ENGL 231: Masterpieces of European Literature
    • GREK 102 or LATN 102 (to complete the one semester of the other language)

MINOR IN GREEK
20 semester hours, which may include GREK 101–102

MINOR IN LATIN
20 semester hours, which may include LATN 101–102

Courses

CLAS 190: Freshman Inquiry Seminar - F

A four credit seminar to introduce students to the methods and topics of study within a particular academic discipline or field. Students practice the academic skills that are at the center of the General Education Program. (4)

CLAS 231: Masterpieces of European Literature - LT

Representative works of classical, medieval, and early Renaissance literature. Cross-listed with ENGL 231. (4)

CLAS 241: Special Topics in Ancient Literature and Culture

An opportunity to pursue in-depth such topics as late antiquity and the rise of Christianity, ancient medicine and technology, specific literary genres. May be repeated for credit with different topic. (4)

CLAS 287: Special Topics in Classics

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CLAS 288: Special Topics in Classics

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CLAS 289: Special Topics in Classics

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CLAS 291: Directed Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with introductory study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as DS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

CLAS 321: Greek Civilization

The political, social, and cultural history of Ancient Greece from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period. Special attention to the literature, art, and intellectual history of the Greeks. Cross-listed with HIST 321. (4)

CLAS 322: Roman Civilization

The history of Rome from the foundation of the city to CE 395, the death of Theodosius the Great. Emphasis on Rome's expansion over the Mediterranean and on its constitutional history. Attention to the rise of Christianity within a Greco-Roman context. Cross-listed with HIST 322. (4)

CLAS 326: A History of Medicine: Antiquity to European Renaissance

An investigation of medical history from antiquity to the European Renaissance (c. 1660) through an examination of Greco-Roman, Islamic, Byzantine, and European traditions and their attendant concepts of health, healing, and disease. Cross-listed with HIST 326. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or instructor permission. (4)

CLAS 341: Special Topics in Ancient Literature and Culture

An opportunity to pursue in-depth such topics as late antiquity and the rise of Christianity, ancient medicine and technology, specific literary genres. May be repeated for credit with different topic. (4)

CLAS 350: Classical and Comparative Mythology - LT

A literary study of myths and of the methodologies used to interpret their origin, function, and meaning. This study originates in the texts of Greco-Roman authors and includes comparisons with other world myths. All readings are in English, but students with other language abilities are encouraged to use them. (4)

CLAS 387: Special Topics in Classics

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CLAS 388: Special Topics in Classics

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CLAS 389: Special Topics in Classics

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CLAS 487: Special Topics in Classics

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CLAS 488: Special Topics in Classics

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CLAS 489: Special Topics in Classics

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CLAS 491: Independent Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with advanced study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as IS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

CLAS 495: Internship

To permit undergraduate students to relate theory and practice in a work situation. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as Intern: followed by the specific title designated by the instructor in consultation with the student. (1 to 12)

CLAS 499: Capstone: Senior Project - SR

To enable senior students in an academic unit to share their work and receive group criticism. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as Capstone and may be followed by a specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

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