CLSC 102: Introduction to Byzantine History, 500-1500
MWF 10:35-11:25, Elizabeth Todd
(Cross-listed as HSTY 102) Study the development of the Byzantine empire from the emperor Constantine’s conversion to Christianity and founding of the eastern capital at Constantinople to the fall of Constantinople to Turkish forces in 1453.
CLSC 204: Roman Literature: Heroes and Hustlers
TR 4-5:15, Timothy Wutrich
(Cross-listed as WLIT 204) Using a variety of literary genres from the period of the Roman Republic into the empire, this course focuses on heroism vs. self-promotion, love vs. lust, and the struggle between democracy and tyranny. Parallels with modern life and politics will be drawn.
CLSC 232: Gods and Gladiators: World of Ancient Rome
TR 10:00-11:15, Evelyn Adkins
(Cross-listed as HSTY 232) The enduring significance of the Romans studied through their history, literature, art, and philosophy. Lectures and discussion. Counts for CAS Global & Cultural Diversity Requirement.
CLSC 295: Medical Terminology
TR 11:30-12:45, Maddalana Rumor
A self-paced, computer-assisted course on the classical foundations (etymology) of modern English as well as the basic principles on which roots, prefixes, and suffixes combine to give precise meanings to composite words, which is then applied toward learning medical, biomedical and scientific terminology.
CLSC 320/420: Alexander the Great: Materials and Methods
MW 12:45-2:00, Paul Iversen
(Cross-listed as HSTY 320/420) The seminar offers students a firm grounding in the discipline of Classics with an emphasis on the diverse materials (particularly primary source material), methods and approaches that can be brought to bear on the study of Greco-Roman antiquity. Counts as SAGES Departmental Seminar. Fulfills Global & Cultural Diversity Requirement.
CLSC 337/437: Ancient Medicine
TR 10:00-11:15, Maddalena Rumor
(Cross-listed as ANEE 337 & HSTY 337/437) This course offers a general survey of the history of medicine from its origins in pre-historical times to Galen (2nd c. CE) with a view to gaining a better understanding of the path that eventually lead to modern medical practice.
CLSC 344A/444A: Archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean
MW 12:45-2:00, Meghan Strong
(Cross-listed as ANTH 344A/444A & ANEE 344A/ANEE 444A) This course examines the great civilization of the ancient Mediterranean, particularly Egypt, Greece, and Rome, through the archaeological and textual record.
AKKD 205/405: Readings from the Epic of Gilgamesh
TR 11:30-12:45, Maddalena Rumor
(Cross-listed as WLIT 205/405) While the primary goal of the course will be to become proficient readers of Akkadian, we will take some excursus on topics such as Babylonian religion, whether Gilgamesh was a historical figure or not, how the text was put together, and its possible influence on later heroic traditions such as the Greco-Roman. Prereq: AKKD 101 and AKKD 102.
GREK 101: Elementary Greek I
MWF 11:40-12:30, Paul Hay
Beginning course in Greek language, covering grammar (forms and syntax) and the reading of elementary selections from ancient sources. Makes a start toward reading Greek authors.
GREK 201/401: Greek Prose Authors
MWF 2:15-3:05, Paul Hay
(Cross-listed as WLIT 201/401) Readings from authors such as Plato, Lysias, Xenophon, and Herodotus.
GREK 305/405: Readings in Ancient Philosophy: Plato
MW 3:20-4:35, Paul Hay
Reading and interpretation of selected dialogues by Plato or other philosophical works. Prereq: GREK 202 or equivalent.
LATN 102: Elementary Latin II
MWF 2:15-3:05, Timothy Wutrich
An introduction to the elements of Latin: pronunciation, forms, syntax, vocabulary, and reading. Prereq: LATN 101 or equivalent.
LATN 202/402: Vergil
TR 2:30-3:45, Timothy Wutrich
(Cross-listed as WLIT 232/432) Primarily readings from The Aeneid; selections from Vergil’s other work may be introduced at instructor’s discretion. Recommended preparation: LATN 201 or equivalent.
LATN 380/480: Advanced Topics in Latin Literature
TR 2:30-3:45, Evelyn Adkins
Study and discussion of important authors, works, and topics not covered regularly. Content will reflect particular interests of students and faculty and timeliness of topics. Students will read Petronius’ Satyricon. Prereq: 200-level LATN or equivalent.