The following courses are open for all students for Fall 2017. Courses with the CLAS prefix are in English. GREK and LATN prefixes are courses in Greek and Latin language. No prior knowledge of any language is required or expected for CLAS courses, or for 1010 language courses. Note that our elementary language courses are now taught on a 3 day per week schedule, so they will not interfere with your science labs or other T/R courses.
There is a severe shortage nationwide of high school Latin teachers, so if you want a job when you graduate, please consider teaching Latin. If you are in Elementary Education, you will have to teach ancient civilizations and (especially in sixth grade) Greek and Roman mythology. We offer mythology, CLAS 3310, as an on-line course every semester including during the summer. Learn it now when you can get credit for it and have some fun!
Classics students consistently achieve the highest scores on the LSAT, and Classics is also extremely helpful for medical school. All science majors will benefit from both Greek and Latin.
Our majors go on to graduate school, they teach, they go on archaeological digs in the Mediterranean, they have fun! Small classes, lots of attention. Come on, JOIN US!
Classics Courses for Fall 2017
NB: No language experience or study is required for the CLAS prefix classes.
CLAS 2110-W1 3088 Medical and Scientific Terms — Mrs. Mary Winters
This online course will train you to recognize the common roots of terms used in scientific disciplines and in the medical field. Excellent for all sciences, nursing, and pre-pharmacy/pre-med.
CLAS 3310-W1 3006 Greek Mythology — Mrs. Mary Winters
Learn the myths of ancient Greece and Rome! Find out how scholars interpret those myths and how the myths functioned in ancient society.
CLAS 3410-11 3007 Greek Religion — Dr. S. Kershner 1:25-2:20 MWF
Introduction to religious beliefs and practices of ancient Greeks, concentrating on Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. but exploring cult practices in other periods and areas under Greek influence. Major deities, rituals, festivals, cults, sanctuaries, and their context within civic life. Knowledge of Greek language not required.
Greek Courses for Fall 2017
GREK 1010-07 3030 Elementary Greek Hybrid 11:15-12:10 MWF — Dr. Tim Winters
An introduction to the ancient Greek language. This course prepares students to read original texts such as Homer, the New Testament, Sophocles, and Sappho.
GREK 2010-03 3026 Intermediate Greek 9:05-10:00 MWF — Dr. Tim Winters
Students in Intermediate Greek will be reading selections from Homer's Iliad.
GREK 3810-13 3025 Greek Rhetoric 2:30-3:25 MWF — Dr. Tim Winters
Readings from Greek orators, including, but not limited to, Lysias, Demosthenes, Isocrates, Andocides, et.al. Discussion of the history of rhetoric, rhetorical devices, and the place of rhetoric in the larger Greek literary tradition.
Latin Courses for Fall 2017
LATN 1010-01 3011 Elementary Latin Hybrid 8:00 - 8:55 MWF — Mrs. Mary Winters
LATN 1010-09 3013 Elementary Latin 12:20-1:15 MWF — Dr. Steve Kershner
LATN 1010-W1 3023 Elementary Latin ONLINE! — Dr. Steve Kershner
Latin is still the best gateway for the study of law, medicine, and indeed all sciences. It is useful for history majors, education majors, and English majors, and is of course necessary for Classics majors who plan to teach, go on in graduate school, or study archaeology.
LATN 2010-01 3014 Intermediate Latin 9:05-10:00 MWF — Mrs. Mary Winters
Students in Intermediate Latin will be reading selections from Caesar's Gallic Wars.
LATN 3810-05 3028 Latin Rhetoric 10:10-11:05 MWF — Dr. Steve Kershner
Readings from Roman orators, primarily Cicero. Readings may include selections from rhetorical works such as the De Oratore, the Rhetorica, and Herrenium. Discussion of the history of rhetoric, rhetorical devices, and the place of rhetoric in the larger Latin literary tradition.
LATN 5210-81 3221 Latin Prose Composition 4:30-6:30 Thursday — Dr. Tim Winters
Practice in composing passages in a variety of styles in Latin. This will be a hybrid course and will meet only on Thursday evenings for 90 minutes. All other work will be online.
Ancillary Courses for Fall 2017
HIST 3480 Early Middle Ages 11:10-12:35 TR — Dr. George Pesely
LING 4030-88 Introduction to Historical Linguistics — Dr. Lynn Sims
LING 4050-03 How Language Works 9:05-10:00 MWF — Dr. Lynn Sims