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MAJORS:

 

Major in Classical Languages:

Ten courses with a minimum of 30 hours, including LATN 2001, LATN 2002, LATN 3500, LATN 3505; GREK 1001and GREK 1002; and ten additional sem. hrs. (3-4 courses) hours in one of the two tracks described below:

Track 1: Classical Languages

Ten additional sem. hrs. (3-4 courses) in Latin (LATN) or Greek (GREK) courses. A maximum of one course may be taken in courses listed under Classics (CLAS).

Track 2: Classical Languages for Education Majors

Ten additional sem. hrs. (3-4 courses) in Latin (LATN) Courses.

Additional Requirements for Track 2: Classical Languages for Education Majors:

1) Passing a competence examination in Latin before being permitted to register for FOLA 4000: Teaching World Languages and Cultures (4 sem. hrs.)

2) Completion of FOLA 4000: Teaching World Languages and Cultures (4 sem. hrs.)

3) Maintenance of a minimum 2.750 grade point average in Latin (LATN) courses.

Major in Classical Studies:

Twelve courses with a minimum of 36 hours, including LATN 2001 and LATN 2002 or GREK 2001 and GREK 2002, HIST 1201 and HIST 3201, PHIL 3610, and 21 elective hours in ancient languages, civilization or tradition.

Electives may be fulfilled with such courses as: POSC 2801, POSC 4801, THEO 2100, THEO 4000, THAR 4200, and CMST 3340, depending on course content.

 

MINOR:

Six courses with a minimum of 20 hours, including LATN 2001, LATN 2002, LATN 3500, LATN 3505, GREK 1001 and GREK 1002.

MINOR IN CLASSICAL STUDIES:

Eight courses with a minimum of twenty-four hours, including LATN 2001 and LATN 2002 or GREK 2001 and GREK 2002, HIST 1201 and HIST 3201, PHIL 3610, and nine elective hours in ancient languages, civilization or tradition.

Electives may be fulfilled with such courses as: POSC 2801, POSC 4801, THEO 2100, THEO 4000, THAR 4200, and CMST 3340, depending on course content.

 

CLASSICS COURSES

CLAS 1001. Greek and Latin Origins of Medical and Specialized Terminology

3 sem. hrs. Systematic presentation of the most common Greek and Latin words whose derivations are important in medical, scientific and specialized terminology, such as that of psychology and law. Exercises in word-building and analysis of definitions. Study of prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. Offered occasionally. Knowledge of Greek or Latin not required. Does not count toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement.


CLAS 3000. Greek and Roman Epic Poetry

3 sem. hrs. A study of the origins and development of classical epic, including readings in English translation from the works of Homer and Vergil. Knowledge of Greek or Latin not required. May be counted as part of the Arts and Sciences literature curriculum requirement, but does not count toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement. Offered occasionally.


CLAS 3005. Classical Foundations of European Literature

3 sem. hrs. An introduction to the classical tradition in Western literature through comparison of ancient and modern texts. Knowledge of Greek or Latin not required. May be counted as part of the Arts and Sciences literature curriculum requirement, but does not count toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement. Offered occasionally.


CLAS 3015. Greek and Roman Tragedy

3 sem. hrs. A study of the origins and development of classical tragedy, with readings in English translation from the work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Seneca. Knowledge of Greek or Latin not required. May be counted as part of the Arts and Sciences literature curriculum requirement, but does not count toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement. Offered occasionally.


CLAS 3020. Greek and Roman Comedy

3 sem. hrs. Origins and development, with readings in English translation of the individual plays of Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, and Terence. Knowledge of Greek or Latin not required. May be counted as part of the Arts and Sciences literature curriculum requirement, but does not count toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement. Offered occasionally.


CLAS 3025. Classical Mythology

3 sem. hrs. Greek and Roman myths and legends in ancient literature and religion. Influence of Classical Mythology on the Western literary tradition. The heroic exploits and modern psychological motifs. Survey and viewing of the enormous artistic legacy inspired by the Classical myths. Knowledge of Greek or Latin not required; does not count toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement. Offered every other year.


CLAS 3030. Greek and Roman Rhetoric

3 sem. hrs. A study of the origins and development of classical rhetoric, with readings in English translation from the works of Aristotle, Cicero, Seneca, Rhetor, Antiphon, Lysias, Demosthenes, and others. Knowledge of Greek or Latin not required. May be counted as part of the Arts and Sciences literature curriculum requirement, but does not count toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement. Offered occasionally.


CLAS 3200. Greek Civilization and Art

3 sem. hrs. Major achievements of the Ancient Greeks in literature and art presented in a historical framework. Survey of the architectural remains and masterpieces of Greek sculpture. Frequent visual supplementation of art and architecture. Background readings and discussion on such topics as Greek religious cults, the philosophical schools, pan-Hellenic competitions, and the role of the theatre in civic life. Offered occasionally. Knowledge of Greek not required; does not count toward the foreign language requirement.


CLAS 3205. Roman Civilization and Art

3 sem. hrs. Major achievements of Ancient Romans in literature, art, and architecture presented in a historical framework. Survey of the architectural remains. Background readings and discussions on such topics as Roman religious cults, the rise of Christianity, Stoicism and Roman Principate, rhetoric and education, and the legacy of Roman law. Knowledge of Latin not required; does not count toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement. Offered occasionally.


CLAS 3210. Greek and Roman Literature in English Translation

3 sem. hrs. Readings in English translation from Greek and Latin authors. Knowledge of Greek or Latin not required. May be counted as part of the Arts and Sciences literature curriculum requirement, but does not count toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement. Offered occasionally.


CLAS 4931. Topics in Classical Civilization and Literature

1-3 sem. hrs. Subject to be announced. Offered occasionally. Prereq: Sr. stndg., or cons. of dept. ch.

 

GREEK (GREK)

GREK 1001. Elementary Greek 1

4 sem. hrs. Morphology and syntax of Attic Greek of the 5th-4th centuries B.C., the basis for all later literary dialects, such as Hellenistic and Koine (the language of the New Testament), and extending into the Byzantine period. Grammar exercises and readings of original texts. Offered fall term. Open to students with no previous study of Greek or by departmental placement.


GREK 1002. Elementary Greek 2

4 sem. hrs. Continuation of GREK 1001. Exercises in Attic Greek morphology and syntax. Composition in Ancient Greek. Development of translation and comprehension abilities with extensive reading from original texts of Aristophanes, Demosthenes, and the New Testament. Offered spring term. Prereq: GREK 1001.


GREK 2001. Intermediate Greek 1

3 sem. hrs. Review of Greek morphology and syntax, with connected readings from Greek prose authors including Plato. Offered fall term. Prereq: GREK 1002 or by departmental placement.


GREK 2002. Intermediate Greek 2

3 sem. hrs. Extensive readings in Greek from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Background readings and discussions on the nature of oral epic, the Mycenaean world, and the archaeological evidence for the Trojan War. Study of dactylic hexameter meter and metrical reading of Homeric lines. Offered spring term. Prereq: GREK 2001; or by departmental placement.


GREK 3500. Studies on Classical Greek Literature

1-3 sem. hrs. Variable readings in Classical Greek literature. May be repeated when course content is different. Offered Occasionally. Prereq: GREK 2002; or cons. Of dept. ch.


GREK 4931. Topics in Greek Language, Culture and Literature

1-3 sem. hrs. Subject to be announced. Offered Occasionally Prereq: Sr. stndg. or cons. of dept. ch.


GREK 4995. Independent Study in Greek

1-3 sem. hrs. Offered every term. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

 

LATIN (LATN)

LATN 1001. Elementary 1

4 sem. hrs. Introduction to Latin morphology and syntax, with graded readings and cultural information. Offered annually. Open to students with no previous study of Latin or by departmental placement.


LATN 1002. Elementary 2

4 sem. hrs. Continuation of LATN 1. Exercises in Latin morphology and syntax with graded readings and cultural information. Offered annually. Prereq: LATN 1001 or by departmental placement.


LATN 2001. Intermediate 1

3 sem. hrs. Continuation of LATN 2. Exercises in advanced Latin morphology and syntax with graded readings in Latin prose and poetry and cultural information. Offered annually. Prereq: LATN 1002 or by departmental placement.


LATN 2002. Intermediate 2

3 sem. hrs. A continuation of LATN 3. Review of Latin morphology and syntax with extended readings from Latin literature. Offered annually. Prereq: LATN 2001 or by departmental placement.


LATN 3500. Survey of Republican Latin Literature

3 sem. hrs. Survey of Republican Latin Literature through the end of the Roman Republic, with emphasis on reading, translation, analysis, and composition. Offered annually. Prereq: LATN 2002 or by departmental placement.


LATN 3505. Survey of Later Latin Literature

3 sem. hrs. Continuation of LATN 105. Survey of Latin Literature through the end of the Roman Republic (including Imperial and Medieval Latin), with emphasis on reading, translation, analysis and composition. Offered annually. Prereq: LATN 2002 or by departmental placement.


LATN 4505/5505. Vergil: Aeneid

3 sem. hrs. Translation of selections from Books 1-12 of Vergil’s great national epic, the Aeneid, telling of the journey of Aeneas from fallen Troy to the shores of Italy. Background readings and discussions on Vergil’s literary debt to Homer, The Aeneid as a national epic, and the Roman view of the Trojan legacy. Offered occasionally. Prereq: LATN 3500 or LATN 3505.


LATN 4510/5510. Horace: Odes

3 sem. hrs. Reading, translation, and analysis of selected lyric poems of Horace. Offered occasionally. Prereq: LATN 3500 or LATN 3505.


LATN 4515/5515. Elegiac Poetry

3 sem. hrs. Translations of selections from the love poems of Tibullus, Propertius, and Ovid. Background readings and discussions on the origin and conventions of Roman elegiac poetry. Study of the elegiac couplet. Offered occasionally. Prereq: LATN 3500 or LATN 3505.


LATN 4520/5520. Roman Comedy: Plautus and Terence

3 sem. hrs. Reading in Latin of several comedies from the works of Plautus and Terence, Rome’s surviving comic playwrights. Comedies translated may include Plautus’ Miles Gloriosus, Menaechmi, and Mostellaria; and Terence’s Adelphi and Woman of Andros. Background readings and discussion on the origin and conventions of Roman comedy and the technicalities of staging a Roman comedy. Offered occasionally. Prereq: LATN 3500 or LATN 3505.


LATN 4525/5525. Tacitus: Germania and Agricola

3 sem. hrs. Reading, translation, and analysis of selections from the shorter works of Tacitus, with additional selections from the Annales. Offered occasionally. Prereq: LATN 3500 or LATN 3505.


LATN 4530/5530. Cicero: Political and Philosophical Writings

3 sem. hrs. Reading, translation, and analysis of selections from the speeches and dialogues of Cicero. Offered occasionally. Prereq: LATN 3500 or LATN 3505.


LATN 4100/5100. Composition

3 sem. hrs. Systematic review of Latin syntax. Exercises of increasing difficulty in writing Latin prose. Analysis of prose of selected Roman authors. Creative writing in Latin. Offered occasionally. Prereq: LATN 3500 or LATN 3505.


LATN 4115/5115. Medieval Latin

3 sem. hrs. Reading, translation, and analysis of a wide selection of Medieval Latin texts in prose and verse. Offered occasionally. Prereq: LATN 3500 or LATN 3505.


LATN 4995. Independent Study

1-3 sem. hrs. Offered every term. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.


LATN 4996. Senior Seminar

3 sem. hrs. Advanced study of a cultural, linguistic or literary theme. Seminar will fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Senior Experience Curriculum requirement. Specific topic of the seminar to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Offered occasionally. Prereq: Sr. stndg.; or cons. of dept. ch.


LATN 4931/5931. Topics in Language or Literature

1-3 sem. hrs. Subject to be announced. Offered occasionally. Prereq: Sr. stndg. or cons. of dept. ch.


LATN 4999. Senior Thesis

2 sem. hrs. Introductory thesis guidance for approved students under the direction of a departmental adviser. Offered occasionally. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.


LATN 6204. Latin for Reading Knowledge
3 sem. hrs.

Provides an overview of Latin grammar, reading comprehension of basic texts and translation practice for graduate students who plan to use Latin in their field of research. Offered occasionally. May only be taken for credit and may not be audited. Prereq: Enrolled in the Graduate School.

For more information go to: Graduate Reading Exam and Courses


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