Course Description Booklet

UPDATED: 08/22/2012


Arabic:
ARAB 101 - Arabic I
ARAB 201 - Second-Year Arabic I

Classics:
CLAS 116 - Scientific Greek & Latin
CLAS 141 - Entertainment: Rome Spectacle
CLAS 180 - Classical Mythology
CLAS 210 - Ancient Rome
CLAS 233 - Science in the Classical World
CLAS 281 - The World of Classical Greece
CLAS 307/807 - Early Christianity
CLAS 311 - Homer and the Trojan War
CLAS 399 - Independent Study
CLAS 399H - Honors Course
CLAS 401 - Research Seminar
CLAS 409/809 - Religion in Late Antiquity
CLAS 483 - Classical Drama

Greek:
GREK 101 - Elementary Greek I
GREK 301 - Greek Prose I
GREK 399 - Independent Study
GREK 399H - Honors Course
GREK 896 - Reading and Research
GREK 899 - Masters Thesis
GREK 961 - Seminar in Greek Literature

Latin:
LATN 101 - Elementary Latin
LATN 301 - Latin Prose
LATN 303 - Latin Prose
LATN 399 - Independent Study
LATN 399H - Honors Course
LATN 491/891 - Topics in Latin Prose
LATN 896 - Reading and Research
LATN 899 - Masters Thesis
LATN 941 - Seminar in Latin Literature

Hebrew:
HEBR 399 - Independent Study
HEBR 896 - Reading and Research

Religious Studies:
RELG 108 - World Religions
RELG 118 - Introduction to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism
RELG 208 - Intro to Islam
RELG 218 - Introduction to Buddhism
RELG 219 - Intro to Jewish History
RELG 307 - Early Christianity
RELG 335 - Buddhist Scriptures
RELG 399 - Independent Study
RELG 409 - Religion in Late Antiquity


ARAB 101 - Beginning Arabic I  
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4979 5
5
001
001
1230-0120
1230-0120
MWF
TR
CBA 118
NH W129
Ahmed Ben-Ghuzzi
Ahmed Ben-Ghuzzi
Description of Material Being Covered:  This course will lay the foundation of modern standard Arabic; the grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and structure of the language.
Required Books: 
Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi, Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds, 3rd Edition, ISBN: 97815809016323, Georgetown University Press, 2010, Required;
Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi, Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya: A Textbook for Arabic, Part One , 3rd Edition, ISBN: 9781589017368. Georgetown UP, 2011, Required.
Method of Instruction: To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policy: To be announced.

ARAB 201 - Second-Year Arabic I  
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
29430 3 001 0200-0315 TR AVERY 118 S. Wood
Prerequisite: Arabic I is an essential prerequisite for this course. Students who have taken an equivalent course to Arabic I at another institution may be granted an exception to this requirement. Please note that equivalence (or lack thereof) is determined by the professor.
Description of Material Being Covered:  This course will lay the foundation of modern standard Arabic; the grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and structure of the language.
Required Books: 
Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi, Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum al-cArabiyya with DVDs, Part One, 3rd Edition, ISBN: 9781589017474, Georgetown UP, 2011;
Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi, Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya: A Textbook for Arabic, Part Two, 2nd Edition, ISBN: 9781589010963. Georgetown UP, 2005.
Method of Instruction: To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policy: To be announced.

CLAS 116/116X - SCIENTIFIC GREEK & LATIN  
Call# Type Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4279/4358 Lecture 2 700/900 ARR ARR ARR T. Rinkevich
Description of Material Being Covered:  Exploration of the linguistic techniques used in the study and formation of scientific terminology, and the classical hertiage of biomedical vocabulary. The emphasis is on the use of Greek and Latin roots and their application to the description of elements in medicine and comparative anatomy, and in one (1) other chosen category of science or technology.
Required Books: 
LaFleur-Brooks, Myrna, Exploring Medical Vocabulary: A Student Directed Approach 8th Edition, ISBN: 9780323073080, Mosby Elsevier, 2012, Paperback, Required;
Dictionary, Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine,, 8th Edition, ISBN: 9780323049375, Mosby, 2009, Hardcover, Required.
Method of Instruction:  You should have access to the WEB, since all of the discussion and quizzing will be online. The instructor will be available for consultation. There will also be discussion of developments in the scientific nomenclature, and speculation on the causes of terminological change online. Access to a computer with a CD-ROM player might be useful too, as a CD comes with the text
Number and Types of Assignments:  Exercises will be assigned from the book as an aid to knowledge acquisition; in addition, further exercise may be provided on the WEB. Students will also select material from another area (e.g., ornithology, zoology, psychology, geology) of interest for separate work.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:   There will be fifteen (15) quizzes (33% of the grade) and two (2) examinations (67% of the grade). These will be multiple-choice; some (or all) will be available from electronic devices. The last quiz and exam both will contain some of the student's specially-chosen area of interest.

CLAS 141 - ENTERTAINMENT: ROME SPECTACLE 
Call# Type Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4769 Lecture 3 001 1100-1215 TR HAH 112 A. Duncan
Description of Material Being Covered:  This is a course on the forms of mass entertainment produced in different historical periods in ancient Rome. It examines Roman drama as one kind of mass entertainment produced in the Republican period of Roman history. It then examines forms of spectacle in the late Republic and early Imperial periods that involved the Roman elite, such as the triumph, the funeral, and the theatrical extravaganzas of some of the "mad" emperors. Finally, it examines the range of blood sports that were produced, and eagerly consumed, throughout the Roman Empire: chariot racing, military reenactments, animal spectacles, public executions of criminals and religious nonconformists, and gladiatorial combat.
Required Books: 
Plautus & Terrance, Five Comedies by Plautus & Terence, ISBN: 087220362X, Hackett, 1999;
Jones, The World of Rome: An Introduction to Roman Culture, ISBN: 0-2521386004, Cambridge University Press, 1997;
Futrell, The Roman Games, ISBN: 0-405115696, Blackwell Publishing, 2006.
Method of Instruction:  This course is taught as a lecture. There are occational film clips shown.
Number and Types of Assignments:  Students will take several quizzes, a midterm, and a final exam.

CLAS 180 - CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY 
Call# Type Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3158 Lecture A 3 150 1230-0120 MF LLS 102 T. Rinkevich
3159 Recitation A 152 1230-0120 W NH W106 Staff
3160 Recitation A 153 0330-0420 W BURN 119 Staff
3161 Recitation A 154 1230-0120 W M&N B7 Staff
3162 Recitation A 156 0330-0420 W OLDH 305 Staff
3163 Recitation A 157 1030-1120 W OLDH 305 Staff
3164 Recitation A 158 0930-1020 W HENZ 203 Staff
NOTE:  Must also take Group A Recitation. Register for one recitation from sections 151-158 with lecture section 150. 
Description of Material Being Covered (Sec. 150):  This course, in this section, defines archetypal mythology as primitive software for understanding the natural world. The seven texts have an age ranging from about 4,000 to 1,900 years, and we will treat each one as a time capsule to help us understand the times, the people, the cultures, and the modes of thought that produced them and left them for us to find.
Required Books (Sec. 150): 
Hesiod, The Theogony, ISBN: 978023153105, Oxford University Press, 2009;
Homer, The Odyssey, ISBN: 9780872204843, Hackett, 1993;
Homer, The Odyssey, ISBN: 9781603842310, Hackett;
Morford, Classical Mythology, 9th Edition, ISBN: 9780195397703, Oxford University Press, 2011;
Seneca, Four Tragedies & Octavia, ISBN: 9780140441741, Viking Press;
Sophocles, The Theban Plays, ISBN: 9780140444254, Dover Publishing, 2006;
Euripides, Ten Plays, ISBN: 9780553213638, Bantam Books, 1990;
Virgil, Aeneid, ISBN: 9780024277800, Philomel, 1987;
Ovid, Metamorphoses, ISBN: 9780253200013, Indiana University Press, 1960.
Method of Instruction (Sec. 150):  Backgrounders to help explain the readings and to put them in a setting, plus hundreds of slides.
Number and Types of Assignments (Sec. 150):  Daily reading of assigned works and 2 short papers.
Examination Policies and Grading Information (Sec. 150):  Each of the two hour examinations will count for 25% of the grade. The essay will count for 15% of the grade. Attendance, quizzes, and participation in recitation sections will count for 35% of the grade.
96-100 = A+, 90-95.9 = A, 87.5-89 = B+, 80-87.4 = B, 77.5-79 = C+, 70-77.4 = C, 67.5-69 = D+, 60-67.4 = D. Rounding? 9.445 rounds up--9.444 does not.

CLAS 210 - Ancient Rome  
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
29759 3 001 0200-0315 TR HAH 110 V. Gorman
Description of Material Being Covered: The course will provide a comprehensive view of Roman History from the Iron Age to Justinian. Topics will include: foundation legends, the formation of the Republican government, the Struggle Between the Orders for social standing, the expansion of Rome from one village to the dominant power in the Mediterranean, the guiding influence of religion and the family, the Roman Revolution (e.g., Caesar, Pompey, Antony, and Augustus), the establishment and evolution of one-man rule, Christianity, the army, the Germanic migrations, the gradual decline of Rome in the West, and the onset of the Byzantine Empire.
Required Books: 
Boatwright, Romans: From Village to Empire, bundled with Plutarch Roman Lives, ISBN: 978-01999467, Oxford UP, 2011;
Kirsch, God Against Gods, ISBN: 978-0142196335, Viking Press, 2004.
Plutarch, Fall of the Roman Republic, ISBN: 9780140449341, Viking Press; 2005;
Plutarch, Makers of Rome, ISBN: 9780140441581, Viking Press, 1965.
Method of Instruction: To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policy: To be announced.

CLAS 233 - SCIENCE IN THE CLASSICAL WORLD 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
32812 3 001 1130-1220 MWF CBA 117 T. Winter
PREQ:   Sophomore standing. 
Description of Material Being Covered This course deals with Greek concepts of the natural and physical world, and looks with deep perspective at the interplay of technological development and cultural change. As now taught, it uses one general history of science and three book-length primary sources to see, for instance, Aristotle struggle with physics and mechanics in a time before pi, a time before inertia, a time before mechanical advantage, a time before the understanding of second-degree and third-degree levers; to see ancient medical writers attempt a unified theory of disease in a time before the microscope; and finally, in Vitruvius to see a Roman comprehension and synthesis of this understanding of the natural and physical world. In addition to subjects based on readings, the professor will present materials for which a good ancient written source does not exist but where the surviving materials themselves are the source. (e.g. the development of the lathe, the development of ancient metalwork, and others).
Required Books
Lucretius, On the Nature of the Universe, ISBN: 9780192817617, Oxford, 1999;
Farrington, Benjamin, Greek Science: Its Meaning For Us, ISBN: 9780851246314, Coronet Books;
Hippocratic Writings, Chadwick trans., ISBN: 97801404444513, Penguin;
Vitruvius, The Ten Books on Architecture, ISBN: 9780486206455, Dover Pub. (It should be noted that when a Roman said architectura our "civil engineering" was meant.)
Method of Instruction Lectures, slides, demonstrations.
Number and Types of Assignments The students typically substitute a short paper (3 pages) for one of the quizzes. Also, each student is required to do individual research which results either in an essay of about 10 pages, or a project.
Examination Policies and Grading Information Bi-weekly quizzes and a final examination.

CLAS 281 - THE WORLD OF CLASSICAL GREECE
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
29410 3 001 0130-0220 MWF BURN 203 T. Winter
Cross-Listed with English 240A. 
Description of Material Being Covered:   Some of the greatest works of Greek literature are read in English translations as an introduction to the world of classical Greece.
Required Books: 
Handouts, Online
Method of Instruction: Lectures and discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments: Reading of assigned works.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  Mid-term and final essay, four quizzes, and one presentation make up the grade.

CLAS 307/807 - EARLY CHRISTIANITY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor:
3165/**** 3 001 1100-1215 TR AVERY 111 J. Turner
Cross-Listed with Religion 307 and History 307/807. 
Description of Material Being Covered :  Introduction to the history, institutions and thought of early Christianity from the beginnings until A.D. 150 as reconstructed from the New Testament and other early Christian literature.
Required Books: 
Duling and Perrin, Introduction to the New Testament 4th Edition, ISBN: 978-0155078567, 2003;
Dungan and Cartlidge, Documents for the Study of the Gospels Revised, ISBN: 9780800628093, Fortress, 1994;
Throckmorton, Gospel Parallels 5th Edition NRSV, ISBN: 9780840774842, Nelson, 1993;
Holy Bible (RSV), ISBN: 9780452006478, Plume, 1974.
Method of Instruction:  Mostly lecture, but ample opportunity for discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments:   To be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:   Short quizzes, mid-term, and final exam.

CLAS 311 - HOMER AND THE TROJAN WAR 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
32253 3 001 1100-1215 TR TEAC 205 V. Gorman
Cross-Listed: HIST 311
Description of Material Being Covered:  Analysis of the Aegean Bronze Age and early Iron Age of ancient Greece based on examination of archaeological evidence, early written documents, and the writing of Homer and other early Greek authors. Includes the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations, the excavation of Troy, Linear B and alphabetic Greek writing, gender roles and social classes, methods of warfare, religion and political institutions.
Required Books: 
Lattimore, The Iliad of Homer, ISBN: 978-0226460498, 2011;
Lattimore, The Odyssey of Homer, ISBN: 9780061244186, 2007;
Schofield, The Mycenaeans, ISBN: 978-0892368679;
Bryce, The Trojans and Their Neighbors, ISBN: 9780415349550, 2005;
Dickinson, The Aegean From Bronze Age to Iron Age, ISBN: 978-0415135900, 2007.
Method of Instruction: 
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading Information: 

CLAS 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

CLAS 399H - HONORS COURSE 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-4 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Candidate for degree with distinction or with high distinction or with highest distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences. Obtain call # from Classics office (472-2460) 

CLAS 401 - RESEARCH SEMINAR  
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
****
****
001
002
0200-0315
1100-1215
TR
TR
OLDF ??
ANDR ??
A. Duncan
R. Gorman

CLAS 409/809 - RELIGION IN LATE ANTIQUITY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
29682/**** 3 001 0200-0315 TR ANDR 241 J. Turner
PREQ:   Junior standing. 
Cross-Listed with Religious Studies 409 and History 409/809. 
Description of Material Being Covered:  A survey of the religions and religious philosophies of Hellenistic and Graeco-Roman times from Alexander to Constantine. The student will be exposed to primary sources and the problem of their interpretation.
Topics Include: 
Hero-cults, mystery religions, Gnosticism, the Platonic, Stoic and Epicurean religio-philosophical traditions, Graeco-Oriental syncretism, popular culture, and their influence on Judaism and Christianity.
Required Books: 
Helmut Koester, Introduction to the New Testament: History, Culture and Religion of the Hellenistic Age Vol 1, ISBN: 97883110146929, Walter De Gruyter Inc., 1995;
Luther H. Martin, Hellenistic Religions, ISBN: 9780195043914, Oxford UP, 1987;
Jason L. Saunders, Greek and Roman Philosophy After Aristotle, ISBN: 9780684836430, Simon & Schuster, 1997;
Marvin Meyer, ed., The Nag Hammadi Scriptures, ISBN: 9780061626005, Harper Collins, 2008;
Rice, Sources for the Study of Greek Religion, Corrected Edition, ISBN: 9780891303473, Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.
Method of Instruction: The course will be conducted as a seminar with occasional lectures by the instructor and presentations by student participants on selected topics.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  The student's work will be evaluated on the basis of the class presentation and a research paper.

CLAS 483/883 - CLASSICAL DRAMA 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
31925/***** 3 001 0330-0445 TR ANDR 241 A. Duncan
PREQ:  Senior Standing 
Cross-Listed with English 440. 
Description of Material Being Covered:  A history of ideas approach to Greek and Roman drama. Some familiarity with the Homeric poems as a source of background information is desirable.
Required Books : 
Lattimore, Greek Tragedies, Vol. 1, ISBN: 0226307905, University of Chicago Press;
Moorwood, Eurpides: The Trojan Women and Other Plays, ISBN: 978-0199538812, Oxford, 2009;
Watling, E. F., Four Tragedies and Octavia, ISBN: 9780140441741, Penguin Books, 1966.
Examination Policy:  A mid-term exam and a final exam, both essay type; quizzes; presentations. In addition, the graduate students will write a research paper on a topic of interest to them.

GREK 101 - ELEMENTARY GREEK I 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3520 5
5
001
001
0930-1020
0930-1045
MF
TR
ANDR 11
ANDR 11
T. Rinkevich
T. Rinkevich
Description of Material Being Covered:  This course will lay the foundation of Classical and Koine Greek; the grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and structure of the language.
Required Books: 
Kaegi, Kaegi's Greek Grammar, ISBN: 9780865162815, Bolchazy-Carducci, 1995;
Kaegi, Greek Readings for Review, ISBN: 9780865165496, Bolchazy-Carducci, 2002.
Method of Instruction: 
1) Every student will have the opportunity to contribute to every class session. This course is not for the faint-hearted or the slack-offs, but it will produce real benefits for those who take it seriously, and efforts will be made to make it a pleasant experience.
2) Presentation and explanation of vocabulary, grammar, syntax and structure; in-class and homework exercises.
Number and Types of Assignments:  2 chapters a week, each with exercises and sentences to be handed in, or assigned for quizzes; a quiz or assignment nearly every day.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  Thorough daily drills and frequent quizzes; 90-100 = A, 86-89 = B+, etc. Mid-term and final.

GREK 301 - GREEK PROSE I 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4280 3 001 0930-1045 TR ANDR 241 A. Duncan
PREQ:  Greek 102 
Description of Material Being Covered: 
Required Books:
Byrne, Longus' Daphnis and Chloe, ISBN: 978-0865165939, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2004.
Method of Instruction:  In-class translation of the text and discussion of linguistic, grammatical and syntactic matters and the author's ideas.
Number and Types of Assignments:  Frequent quizzes on FORMS and sentence translation and analysis, assignments, mid-term, and final exam.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  Frequent quizzes, pro re nata; mid-term; final exam.

GREK 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

GREK 399H - HONORS COURSE 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 3 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Candidate for degree with distinction or with high distinction or with highest distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences. Obtain call # from Classics office (472-2460) 

GREK 896 - READING AND RESEARCH 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

GREK 899 - MASTERS THESIS 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
***** 1-10 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:  Admission to the Masters Degree Program and permission of Major Advisor. 

GREK 961 - SEMINAR IN GREEK LITERATURE 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
***** 1-10 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:  Admission to the Masters Degree Program and permission of Major Advisor. 

HEBR 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-3 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

HEBR 896 - READING AND RESEARCH 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

LATN 101 - ELEMENTARY LATIN 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3573 5 001 1230-0120
1230-0145
MF
TR
ANDR 11
ANDR 11
R. Gorman
R. Gorman
3574 5 002 0230-0320
0230-0345
MF
TR
ANDR 11
ANDR 11
R. Gorman
R. Gorman
The Use of Latin for Today's Student:  For fifteen hundred years or more the Latin language was the life-blood of the intellectual development of western Europe. Subjects as diverse as history, government, law, rhetoric, literature, philosophy, religion, medicine, physics, astronomy and mathematics were written about, talked about and thought about in Latin. For people of that time, not to know Latin was to be largely cut off from the life of the mind. Likewise, for students of today, to lack all knowledge of Latin language and culture is to remain forever intellectually "childish": enjoying the fruits and suffering the consequences of our intellectual heritage without even recognition or acknowledgment, not to mention insight and understanding. In addition to its place as an invaluable key to the story of intellectual development in the West, knowledge of Latin may help to unlock for the student much of the modern world as well. In a vast swath across our planet, from the southern tip of South America to the coast of the Black Sea, the languages spoken are essentially Neo-Latin. Spanish, French, Italian, Romanian, Portuguese and Catalan are all directly descended from Latin. Much of the grammar, morphology, vocabulary and syntax are readily transparent to those who have studied Latin. A good Latin student can, without any further formal training, learn to read these languages with facility.
Description of Material Being Covered: Accordingly, it is the goal of the beginning Latin sequence to introduce the student to the achievements of Latin culture by the most direct route: unmediated confrontation with the monuments of Latin literature. Latin 101/102 will familiarize the student with the elements of the grammar of Classical Latin, the standard by which previous and subsequent developments in the Latin language are measured. In Latin 101 the student will learn the morphology and syntax of the Latin case system as well as a substantial part of the Latin verb system. Knowledge of morphology will be demonstrated in daily quizzes. Knowledge of both morphology and syntax will be developed and tested in daily translation exercises. The beginning Latin sequence also aims to develop in the student an increased level of linguistic sophistication. This improvement will arise not only willy-nilly from the simple fact of the learning of a second language, but is the product of a continual practice of explicit analysis of both Latin and English grammar.
Required Books -- Sec. 001: 
Andrew Keller & Stephanie Russell, Learn to Read Latin (Set:Txt/Wkbk), ISBN: 9780300103540, Yale UP, 2003, Required;
Required Books -- Sec. 002: 
Andrew Keller & Stephanie Russell, Learn to Read Latin (Set:Txt/Wkbk), ISBN: 9780300103540, Yale UP, 2003, Required.
Method of Instruction:  To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  To be announced.

LATN 301 - LATIN PROSE 
Call#: Cr Hrs: Sec: Time: Days: Bldg/Room: Instructor:
3575 3 001 0200-0315 TR NH W185 T. Rinkevich
PREQ:   Latin 102. 
Description of Material Being Covered:
Required Books: 
English, Mary, A Little Latin Reader, ISBN: 978-019-984622-1, Oxford U.P., 2012.
Method of Instruction:  Daily translation and analysis of grammatical structures.
Number and Types of Assignments:  Daily reading assignments.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  The course grade will be based on quizzes, mid-term and final.

LATN 303 - LATIN PROSE II
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 3 001 0930-1020 MWF NH W185 T. Winter
PREQ:   Latin 102. 
Description of Material Being Covered:  Students will read Latin prose at an intermediate level. The course focuses on daily translation, as well as on review of grammar and on stylistic concepts.
Required Books: 
Oerber, Hans, Lingua Latina: Pars I: Familia Romana, ISBN: 9781585102013, Focus Publishing, 2005;
Nepos, Three Lives, ISBN: 0-86516-207-7, Bolchazy-Carducci, 1987;
Latin Dictionary, trans. Traupman, 0877205612, AMSCO.
Method of Instruction: 
Number and Types of Assignments:  There are frequent quizzes, a midterm, and a final exam. In addition, students will present a brief oral report on a grammatical topic of their choice.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  The grade in the course is the average of the daily assignments, quizzes, mid-term and final exams.

LATN 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

LATN 399H - HONORS COURSE 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 3 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Candidate for degree with distinction or with high distinction or with highest distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences. Obtain call # from Classics office (472-2460) 

LATN 491/891 - TOPICS IN LATIN PROSE:  
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3579/**** 3 001 1100-1215 TR ANDR 11 R. Gorman
PREQ:   Latin 302 or permission from the instructor. 
Description of Material Being Covered:  As of this notice we have a tacit agreement to engage in a reading in Latin of Taciti Annales, quam maximum, with discussion of the text, and the other works of Tacitus. A paper may be in the proposition queue, midterm and final examinations are de rigore. Full participation guaranteed.
Required Books: 
Cicero, Pro Sexto Roscio edited by Dyck, ISBN: 9780521708869, Cambridge UP;
Simpson, Cassell's Latin Dictionary, ISBN: 9780025225800, Recommended.
Method of Instruction:  To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  To be announced.

LATN 896 - READING AND RESEARCH 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

LATN 899 - MASTERS THESIS 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
***** 1-10 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:  Admission to the Masters Degree Program and permission of Major Advisor. 

LATN 941 - SEMINAR IN LATIN LITERATURE 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
***** 1-10 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:  Admission to the Masters Degree Program and permission of Major Advisor. 

RELG 108 - WORLD RELIGIONS 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4774
32949
33537
3
3
3
001
002
003
0600-0850
03:30-04:20
01:30-02:20
T
MWF
MWF
AVH 115
TEAC 105
TEAC 205
S. Wood
Courtney Bruntz
Courtney Bruntz
Description of Material Being Covered:    This course surveys the main classical religious traditions of the world, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The focus of the course is on the academic study of religion through a comparative approach. We will begin by briefly examining the different methodologies that scholars have brought to the study of religion. We will then explore the worldviews of each tradition's followers and investigate a variety of issues including the role of scripture, the historical roots of contemporary disputes, and inter-faith dialogue.
Required Books: (both sections) 
Mary Pat Fisher, Living Religions, 8th Edition, ISBN: 978-0205835850, Prentice Hall, 2010, Required;
Mary Pat Fisher, Lee W. Bailey, An Anthology of Living Religions, ISBN: 978-0205246809, Prentice Hall, 2011, Required;
plus various articles.
Method of Instruction:  Lecture and discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  To be announced.

RELG 118 - INTRODUCTION TO HINDUISM, BUDDHISM, AND DAOISM
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4775 3 001 1030-1120 MWF BURN 204 Y. Komarovski
Description of Material Being Covered:  This course introduces students to the essential texts, ideas, beliefs and practices of the religious traditions of South and East Asia. Our emphasis will be on Hinduism and Jainism in South Asia, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto in East Asia, and Buddhism in South and East Asia. We will look at both traditional and modern expressions of these religions in Asia as well as the ways in which Asian religions have taken root in the West. Class lectures are designed to intellectually supplement and visually enrich, rather than merely reiterate, the information provided in the textbooks.
Required Books: 
E-books
Method of Instruction: To be announced.

RELG 208 - INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
29687 3 001 1100-1215 TR ANDN 109 S. Wood
Description of Material Being Covered:  The course provides an introduction to the religion and history of Islam. Topics examined include the Prophet Muhammad, the Qur'an, the hadith, Islamic theology and law, Shi'ism, Sufism, and modern Islam.
Required Books: 
Mahmoud M. Ayoub, Islam: Faith and History, ISBN: 9781851683505; Oneworld Pub;
Muhammad M. Pickthall, The Glorious Qur'an: Text and Explanatory Translation, ISBN: 9781879402164, Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an;
Mark Sedgwick, Muhammad Abduh, ISBN: 9781851684328, Oneworld, 2009.
Method of Instruction:  To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Polices and Grading Information:  To be announced.

RELG 218 - INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4627 3 001 1130-1220 MWF MABL 230 Y. Komarovski
Description of Material Being Covered:  This survey course introduces students to a complex variety of Buddhist traditions from several perspectives that include, but are not limited to, historical, philosophical, contemplative, and ethical dimensions of Buddhism. The course is divided into four parts. In the first part, we will focus on the figure of Buddha and his basic teachings, development of the Buddhist community, and early forms of Buddhism. In the second part, we will examine the rise of Mahayana, Buddhist philosophical and contemplative systems, and different models of the Buddhist path and it stages. In the third part of the course, we will study about ritual, historical, and other aspects of several South and East Asian Buddhist traditions. In the final part, we will concentrate on contemporary issues in Buddhism, especially those related to ethics and bioethics, transformations of Buddhist practices in Europe and America, and contemporary Buddhist education in the West.
Required Books: 
Mitchell, Buddhism, Introducting the Buddhist Experience, ISBN: 9780195311037, Oxford UP, 2007;
Keown, Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction, ISBN: 9780192804570, Oxford UP, 2005;
Strong, The Experience of Buddhism: Sources and Interpretations, 3rd Ed., ISBN: 10:0495094862, Wadsworth Publishing, 2008.
Method of Instruction: 
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.

RELG 219 - INTRODUCTION INTO JEWISH HISTORY
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4823 3 001 0130-0220 MWF AVH 119 S. Burnett
Description of Material Being Covered:  This course traces the history of the Jewish people from biblical times to the present, examining Jewish experience under the rule of ancient empires, Christian Europe, the Islamic world, and in Western Europe, North America, and the State of Israel during the modern era. While maintaining a focus on Jewish history, the course will also place Jewish experience within a broader historical context.
Required Books: 
Efron, John, The Jews: A History, ISBN: 9780131786875, Prentice Hall, 2009.
Method of Instruction: Lecture
Number and Types of Assignments: 2 short essays, two in-class examinatins and a final examination.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:
  1. Examinations will be graded according to the following scale: A+=99-100%; A=92-98%; A-=90-91%; B+=88-89%; B=82-87%; B-=80-81%; C+=78-79%; C=72-77%; C-=70-71%; D+=68-69%; D=62-67%; D-=60-61%; F=59% and below.
  2. If over the course of the semester a student improves his/her grade average a full letter grade over the first exam score then the instructor may recognize such improvement through a somewhat higher final course grade.
  3. When determining final grades the instructor may take class attendance into account if a student's average grade is very close to the borderline.
  4. Examination Policy: Students are expected to take exams at the scheduled time. Ma ke-up exams will be permitted only in cases of illness, injury, or at the discretion of the instructor. It is the student's responsibility to contact me, preferably before the exam, both to alert me and to schedule a make-up examination.

RELG 307 - EARLY CHRISTIANITY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4061 3 001 1100-1215 TR AVERY 111 J. Turner
Cross-Listed with Classics and History 307/807. 
Description of Material Being Covered:  Introduction to the history, institutions and thought of early Christianity from the beginnings until A.D. 150 as reconstructed from the New Testament and other early Christian literature.
Required Books: 
Duling and Perrin, Introduction to the New Testament, 4th Edition, ISBN: 0-15-507856-7, 2003;
Dungan and Cartlidge, Documents for the Study of the Gospels Revised, ISBN: 0-8006-2809-3, Fortress, 1994;
Throckmorton, Gospel Parallels 5th Edition NRSV, ISBN: 0-8407-7484-2, Nelson, 1993;
Holy Bible (RSV), ISBN: 0-452-00647-8, Plume, 1974.
Method of Instruction:  Mostly lecture, but ample opportunity for discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.

RELG 335 - BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
32286 3 001 0130-0220 MWF BURN 119 Y. Komarovski
Description of Material Being Covered: This course focuses on the seminal texts from the Tibetan, Pali, and Chinese Buddhist canons that contain records of the Buddha’s teachings as well as writings of his prominent followers that assumed canonical status. The course’s objective is to introduce students to the seminal Buddhist scriptures as well as commentarial strategies used by their interpreters. Most of our readings will consist of primary Buddhist texts in English translation augmented by contemporary scholarly writings. The course will have four parts. We will start with several seminal sutras (recorded teachings of the Buddha) that provide details of his life, teaching career, development of community of his followers, and contain his discourses on such fundamental teachings as the four truths and the eightfold path. These scriptures are treated as authoritative by followers of both Mahayana and Theravada—the two main forms of Buddhism flourishing in the world today. In the second part of the course we will read such seminal scriptures as the Perfection of Wisdom, Lotus, Pure Land, Flower Garland, Descent to Lanka, and other sutras that comprise the Mahayana scriptural foundations. We will then study commentaries on those sutras and independent influential texts written by Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu, and other seminal Buddhist thinkers. In the last part of the course we will study in detail Shantideva’s Way of the Bodhisattva—the seminal text that summarizes key elements of the Buddhist scriptures. No prerequisites
Required Books: 
The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech: A Detailed Commentary on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva, ISBN: 10-1590306996;
Lopez, Buddhist Scriptures, ISBN: 10-014044758X;
William, Mahayana Buddism: The Doctrinal Foundations, ISBN: 10-0415356539;
Lopez, The Heart Sutra Explained, ISBN: 10-0887065902.
Method of Instruction:  Lecture/discussion
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  To be announced.

RELG 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-12 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

RELG 409 - RELIGION IN LATE ANTIQUITY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
29681 3 001 0200-0315 TR ANDR 241 J. Turner
Cross-Listed with Classics and History 409/809 
Description of Material Being Covered:  A survey of the religions and religious philosophies of Hellenistic and Graeco-Roman times from Alexander to Constantine. The student will be exposed to primary sources and the problem of their interpretation.
Topics Include: 
Hero-cults, mystery religions, Gnosticism, the Platonic, Stoic and Epicurean religio-philosophical traditions, Graeco-Oriental syncretism, popular culture, and their influence on Judaism and Christianity.
Required Books: 
Helmut Koester, Introduction to the New Testament: History, Culture and Religion of the Hellenistic Age Vol 1, ISBN: 97883110146929, Walter De Gruyter Inc., 1995;
Luther H. Martin, Hellenistic Religions, ISBN: 9780195043914, Oxford UP, 1987;
Jason L. Saunders, Greek and Roman Philosophy After Aristotle, ISBN: 9780684836430, Simon & Schuster, 1997;
Marvin Meyer, ed., The Nag Hammadi Scriptures, ISBN: 9780060523787, Harper Collins;
Rice, Sources for the Study of Greek Religion, Corrected Edition, ISBN: 0-89130-347-2, Society of Biblical Literature, 1997.
Method of Instruction: The course will be conducted as a seminar with occasional lectures by the instructor and presentations by student participants on selected topics.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  The student's work will be evaluated on the basis of the class presentation and a research paper.

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