The following courses are open for all students for Fall 2018. 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 2018
NB: No language experience or study is required for the CLAS prefix classes.
CLAS 2110-W1 3102 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 3101 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 4900-06 3432 The Roman City 9:35-11:00 TR -- Dr. Esen Ogus
An introduction to how Romans theorized, constructed, and maneuvered in their cities.
Greek Courses for Fall 2018
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. Esen Ogus
Students in Intermediate Greek will be reading selections from Homer's Iliad.
GREK 3620-11 3667 Greek Philosophers 1:25-2:20 MWF — Dr. Steve Kershner
Readings from Greek philosophers, including, but not limited to the Pre-Socratics, Plato, Aristotle, et.al. Discussion will include the history of Greek philosophical writing.
Latin Courses for Fall 2018
LATN 1010-03 3095 Elementary Latin Hybrid 9:05-10:00 MWF — Mrs. Mary Winters
LATN 1010-11 3104 Elementary Latin Hybrid 1:25-2:20 MWF — Mrs. Mary Winters
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 11:15-12:10 MWF — Mrs. Mary Winters
Students in Intermediate Latin will be reading selections from Caesar's Gallic Wars.
LATN 4300-14 3433 Roman Novel 4:40-7:40 T — Dr. Steve Kershner
Selected readings from Petronius and/or Apuleius. Discussion includes the ancient
novel tradition, including Greek predecessors.
LATN 5310-16 3435 Survey of Latin Literature (Graduate Level) 4:40-7:40 T -- Dr. Steve Kershner
Selected readings from Petronius and/or Apuleius. Discussion includes the ancient novel tradition, including Greek predecessors.
Ancillary Courses for Fall 2017
HIST 4052-06 1822 Ancient Rome 9:35-11:00 TR — Dr. George Pesely
HIST 4071-03 1813 The Early Middle Ages 9:05-10:00 MWF -- Dr. Cameron Sutt
LING 4040-04 2692 How Language Works 8:00-9:25 TR — Dr. Lynn Sims