Course Description Booklet

UPDATED: 08/20/2013

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

Classics:
CLAS 116 - Scientific Greek & Latin
CLAS 180 - Classical Mythology
CLAS 183 - Heroes, Harlots and Helots
CLAS 210 - Ancient Rome
CLAS 281 - The World of Classical Greece
CLAS 305 - Ancient Greek Religion
CLAS 307/807 - Early Christianity
CLAS 312 - Pagans and Christians in the Roman Empire
CLAS 399 - Independent Study
CLAS 399H - Honors Course
CLAS 401 - Research Seminar
CLAS 410/810 - Gnosticism

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 151 - Accelerated 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 101 - Elementary Biblical Hebrew I
HEBR 399 - Independent Study
HEBR 896 - Reading and Research

Religious Studies:
RELG 108 - World Religions
RELG 118 - Introduction to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism
RELG 150 - Explaining Religion

RELG 181 - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
RELG 216 - History of Christianity
RELG 220 - Reason and Religion
RELG 230 - Tibetan Buddhism
RELG 305 - Ancient Greek Religion
RELG 307 - Early Christianity
RELG 310 - Great Ideas in Religion
RELG 312 - Pagans and Christians in the Roman Empire
RELG 332 - Jews in the Middle Ages
RELG 399 - Independent Study
RELG 401 - Research Seminar
RELG 410 - Gnosticism
RELG 426 - Reformation Thought


ARAB 101 - BEGINNING ARABIC I  
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4587
4587
5
5
001
001
1230p-0120p
1230p-0120p
MWF
TR
CBA 118
NH W129
A. Hasan
A. Hasan
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
25724 3 001 0230p-0320p MWF OLDH 208 A. Hasan
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# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4157
21821
2
2
700
900x
ARR
ARR
ARR
ARR
ARR
ARR
T. Rinkevich
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;
Dictionary, Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine,, 9th Edition, ISBN: 9780323074032, Mosby, 2013, Hardcover.
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 180 - CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3127 3 001 1230-0120 MWF LLS 102 T. Rinkevich
Description of Material Being Covered :  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: 
Hesiod, The Theogony, ISBN: 978023153105, PH, 2009;
Homer, The Odyssey, ISBN: 9780872204843, Hackett, 1993;
Morford, Classical Mythology, 9th Edition, ISBN: 9780195397703, Oxford University Press, 2011;
Seneca, Four Tragedies & Octavia, ISBN: 9780140441741, Viking Press;
Sophocles, Three 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:  Backgrounders to help explain the readings and to put them in a setting, plus hundreds of slides.
Number and Types of Assignments:  Daily reading of assigned works and 2 short papers.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  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 183 - Heroes, Harlots and Helots
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
21140 3 001 11:00p-1215p TR HAH 112 J. Goecke
Description of Material Being Covered:  Heroes, Harlots and Helots offers students a different approach to learning about the ancient world. Relying upon the most recent research in the field, students will be introduced to this exciting area of study by examining the many sides of private life among the ancients. The division between public and private was perhaps the most fundamental idea which underlay the organization of society in the ancient world. Though often overlooked in courses on ancient civilizations, the importance of the private sphere was such that no one can adequately understand the public actions and achievements of the Greeks and the Romans, without a thorough familiarity with their private lives. In Heroes, Harlots and Helots students will learn about these lives in all their fascinating details. Topics of study will include:  the family as the economic basis of ancient life; the roles of men at home and at war; slavery; the lives of women; family-centered religious practices; sex and sexuality; and children and education. Students will learn to draw on the evidence of literature, archaeology and art to fashion for themselves a sophisticated and richly textured picture of the ancient world.
Required Books
Homer, The Odyssey, ISBN: 9780872204843, Hackett, 2000;
Aristophanes, Lysistrata, ISBN: 9780872206038, Hackett, 2003;
Euripides, Ten Plays by Euripides, ISBN: 978055321367, Bantam, 1990;
Hanson, Western Way of War, ISBN: 9780520219113, UCalifornia Press, 2000;
Flaceliere, Daily Life in Greece at the Time of Pericles, ISBN: 9781842125079, 1902;
Frank M. Snowden, Before Color Prejudice: The Ancient View of Blacks, ISBN: 0-674-06381-3, Harvard UP, 1991.
Method of Instruction:  Lecture and discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  To be announced.

CLAS 210 - Ancient Rome  
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4901 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: 
Martin, Ancient Rome: From Romulus to Justinian, ISBN: 978-0300160048, Yale, 2012;
Kirsch, God Against Gods, ISBN: 978-0142196335, Viking Press, 2004.
Plutarch, Roman Lives: A Selection of Eight Roman Lives, ISBN: 978-0199537389, Penguin, 2009.
Method of Instruction: To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policy: To be announced.

CLAS 281 - THE WORLD OF CLASSICAL GREECE
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
21141 3 001 1130a-1220p MWF CBA 117 M. Lippman
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: 
Plutarch, On Sparta, ISBN: 9780140449433, Penguin;
Cartledge, The Spartans, ISBN: 1400078857, Vintage Books;
Orwell, 1984, ISBN: 0452284236, Harcourt Brace;
Huxley, Brave New World, ISBN: 9780060850524, Harper Perennial.
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 305 - ANCIENT GREEK RELIGION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
16622 3 001 0200p-0315p TR AVH 108 S. Crawford
Cross-Listed with Religious Studies 305. 
Description of Material Being Covered:  The purpose of the course is to learn about the religious practices and beliefs of the ancient Greeks, through their literary and documentary texts and archaeological remains.
Required Books: 
Euripides, Bacchae of Euripides, ISBN: 9780374522063, FSG, 1990;
Hesiod, Theogony & Works & Days, ISBN: 9780199538317, OUP, 2008;
Martin, Myths of the Ancient Greeks, ISBN: 9780451206855, NAL, 2003;
Mikalson, Ancient Greek Religion, ISBN: 9781405181778, 2nd Edition, BBLAC, 2010;
Kearns, Ancient Greek Religion: A Sourcebook, ISBN: 9781405149280, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Method of Instruction: Lecture and discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments: Daily reading assignments; weekly quizzes; mid-term; final; and one short paper.

CLAS 307/807 - EARLY CHRISTIANITY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor:
20944/**** 3 001 0930a-1045a TR AVH 119 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 312 - PAGANS AND CHRISTIANS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
16620 3 001 0930a-1020a MWF CBA 24 S. Lahey
Description of Material Being Covered:  To be announced.
Required Books: 
Augustine, City of God Against the Pagans, ISBN: 9780521468435, Cambridge, 1998
Polybius, Histories, ISBN: 9780199434708;
Cicero, On Obligations: De Officiis, ISBN: 0-19-954071-3.
Method of Instruction: To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policy:  To be announced.

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 ARR ARR ARR A. Duncan

CLAS 410/810 - GNOSTICISM 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
16613**** 3 001 1230p-0145p TR ANDR 241 J. Turner
Cross-Listed with Religious Studies 410. 
Description of Material Being Covered A survey of the secret sritings of the Egyptian Gnostics and their relation to Judaism, Christianity and the pagan religions of the first three centuries. The question of the nature, origin, development, and influence of Gnosticism will be discussed.
Required Books
James M. Robinson, editor, The Nag Hammadi Library in English; ISBN: 9780060669355, optional;
Kurt Rudolph, Gnosis; ISBN: 9780060670184, optional;
Elaine H. Pagels, The Gnostic Gospels; ISBN: 9780679724537;
Bentley Layton, The Gnostic Scriptures, ISBN: 9780300140132;
Pearson, Ancient Gnosticism, ISBN: 9780800632588;
Meyer, Nag Hammadi Scriptures, ISBN: 978300140132.
Method of Instruction The course will be conducted as a seminar with occasional lectures by the instructor and presentations by students on selected Gnostic texts.
Examination Policies and Grading Information The student's work will be evaluated on the basis of a term paper, oral class presentation, and class participation.

GREK 101 - ELEMENTARY GREEK I 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3457 5
5
001
001
1130a-1220p
01100a-1215p
MW
TR
ANDR 11
ANDR 11
V. Gorman
V. Gorman
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: 
Hansen, Hardy, Greek: An Intensive Course, ISBN: 978-0323216635, Fordham U.P.
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
4158 3 001 1030a-1120a MWF ANDR 241 T. Rinkevich
PREQ:  Greek 102 
Description of Material Being Covered: 
Required Books:
Xenophon, Xenophon's Anabasis, BK1-IV, ISBN: 9780806113470, OKLA, 1962.
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 101 - ELEMENTARY BIBLICAL HEBREW I 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
21825 3 001 0930a-1020a MWF NH W185 S. Burnett
Description of Material Being Covered: This course will introduce you to the language of the Hebrew Bible, which Jews refer to as the Tanak and Christians as the Old Testament. In this course you will learn to recognize and form Hebrew nouns and will study part of the verbal system. By the end of the semester you will be able to read simple Hebrew sentences. You will then be prepared to take the next semester in which you will master the remainder of the verbal system and learn to read extensive passages from the Bible.
Required Books: 
C.L. Seow, A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew, ISBN: 9780687157862, Abingdon Press, 1995;
Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon, ISBN: 9781565632060, Henrichsen;
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, study edition, ISBN: 9783438052229, United Bible Society.
Method of Instruction:  Seminar style; in-class recitation.
Number and Types of Assignments:  Frequent short quizzes on grammar and vocabulary, frequent homework assignments.
Examination Policies:  Three examinations.

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
3505 5 001 1230p-0120p
1230p-0145p
MF
TR
ANDR 11
ANDR 11
R. Gorman
R. Gorman
3506 5 002 0930a-1020a
0930a-1045a
MW
TR
ANDR 11
ANDR 11
M. Lippman
M. Lippman
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 151 - ACCELERATED LATIN 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
21142 3 001 0230p-0345p MW ANDR 11 R. Gorman
Description of Material Being Covered:
Required Books: 
Fleischer, Latin, An Intensive Course, ISBN: 9780520031838, University of California, 1977.
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
3507 3 001 0200p-0315p TR ANDR 11 R. Gorman
PREQ:   Latin 102. 
Description of Material Being Covered:
Required Books: 
Steadman, College Caesar: Latin Text with Facing Vocabulary and Commentary, ISBN: 9780984306572, Geoffrey Steadman, 2011
Bennett, New Latin Grammar, ISBN: 9781440094224, Forgotton Books, 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 0130p-0220p MWF BURN 203 M. Lippman
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: 
Cicero, Pro Caelio, ed. Walter Englert, ISBN: 978-0920524658, Bryn Mawr Publications;
Latin Dictionary, trans. Traupman, ISBN: 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
****/**** 3 001 0130p-0220p MWF ANDR 241 T. Rinkevich
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: 
Miller, Tacitus Annales Book I, ISBN: 9781853993589.
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
4507 3 001 0600p-0850p T AVH 115 Y. Komarovski
26427 3 002 0230p-0320p MWF BURN 107 C. Bruntz
Description of Material Being Covered:    This course acquaints students with some of the essential texts, ideas, beliefs, and practices of religious traditions of the world, including Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Shinto, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Sikhism. We will look at both traditional and modern expressions of these religions, and analyze them both critically and sympathetically.
Required Books, sec. 001:  
Brodd, Invitation to World Religion's, ISBN: 9780199301423, loose leaf addition, Oxford UP.
Required Books, sec. 002:  
Mary Pat Fisher, Living Religions, 8th Edition, ISBN: 978-0205835850, Prentice Hall, 2010.
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
26428 3 001 0130p-0220p MWF CBA 31 C. Bruntz
Description of Material Being Covered:  This course offers an introduction to three of the major religious traditions in Asia, namely Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism. Throughout the semester, students will be introduced to the basic historical, conceptual, and ritual dimensions of the religious traditions, as well as the ways in which they are expressed throughout the modern world.
Required Books: 
Lopez, Buddhist Scriptures, ISBN: 9780140447583, Penguin Classics, 2004;
Le Guin, Tao Te Ching, ISBN: 9781570623950, Shambala, 1997;
Miller, The Bhagavad Gita, ISBN: 9780553213652, Bantam Classics, 1986.
Method of Instruction: To be announced.

RELG 150 - EXPLAINING RELIGION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
16616 3 001 0130p-0220p MWF HAH 112 S. Lahey
Description of Material Being Covered: The field of Religious Studies incorporates a number of methodologies into the analysis of religion, borrowing approaches from history, social sciences, literature, and philosopy. The aim of this course will be to provide the student with an overview of these methods of examining religion, with attention to the role of myth, ritual, transformative experience, and ethics in religion. Following an overview of some theories of religion, the focus of the class will shift to analysis of a specific religious tradition, with the idea of testing the respective strengths and weaknesses of the varying theories.
Required Books: 
Livingston, Anatomy of the Sacred, 6th Ed., ISBN: 9780136003809, Prentice Hall, 2008.
ICLICKER2, ISBN: 978142980471, 2011.
Method of Instruction: Lecture and discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments: Students will be divided into groups of five or six and expected to give a brief weekly presentation, and submit a brief description paper online, for each chapter covered in Pals. In addition, there will be a final essay examination.
Examination Polices and Grading Information: To be announced.

RELG 181 - SPECIAL TOPICS: JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
16617 3 001 1100a-1215p TR JORG 110 S. Crawford
Description of Material Being Covered:  This course offers an introductory survey of the three major monotheistic relgious traditions originating in the Middle East: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. We will explore each tradtition in some depth, paying attention to the historical development, scripture, doctrine, and practice.
Required Books: 
Corrigan, Jews, Christians, Muslims, ISBN: 9780205018253, Prentice Hall, 2012;
Ruthven, Islam: Very Short Introduction, ISBN: 9780199642878, Oxford UP, 2012;
Solomon, Judaism: Very Short Introduction, ISBN: 9781092853905, Oxford UP, 1996;
Woodhead, Christianity: Very Short Introduction, ISBN: 9780192803221, Oxford UP, 2004.
Method of Instruction: Lecture with discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments:  1 book review essay, three in-class examinations and a final exam.
Examination Policies and Grading Information: 

RELG 216 - HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
24978 3 001 1100a-1215p TR HENZ Auditorium A. Burnett
Description of Material Being Covered: 
Required Books: 
Method of Instruction: 
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.

RELG 230 - TIBETAN BUDDHISM
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
16606 3 001 1100a-1215p TR ANDN 109 Y. Komarovski
Description of Material Being Covered This course explores several dimensions of arguably the most complex form of Buddhism surviving in the world today. While many elements of Tibetan Buddhism derive from South Asian and partly East Asian Buddhist traditions, Tibetans incorporated many elements of indigenous Tibetan culture into their worldviews and practices. As a result, not only did they preserve many Buddhist elements that had either been lost or never caught on elsewhere, but they also created a unique form of Buddhism that permeates multiple layers of Tibetan society, thought, imagination, and artistic expression. We will start with the basic Buddhist themes of the four truths, constituents of external and internal universe, cyclic existence and nirvana, conventional and ultimate realities, models of mind and path, divinities and spirits, and diverse perspectives on enlightenment. We will then analyze interwoven elements of Tibetan Buddhist world, including its history, monastic education and debate culture, popular forms of Buddhism, Tibetan art and architecture, relationship of Buddhist learning and practice, tantric meditations, and lives and practices of Buddhist yogis. Finally, we will explore the state of Tibetan Buddhist studies in modern American universities, as well as transformations of Tibetan Buddhist education in the West.
Required Readings
Powers, John, Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism (revised), ISBN: 9781559392827, Snow Lion Publications, 2007;
Rinpoche, Patrul, The Words of My Perfect Teacher: A Complete Translation of a Classic Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, ISBN: 0300165323, Yale University, 2010.
Method of Instruction Lecture and discussion.
Course Requirements

RELG 220 - REASON AND RELIGION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
22221 3 001 1230p-0120p MWF BURN 120 S. Lahey
Description of Material Being Covered: 
Required Books: 
Hick, Death and Eternal Life, ISBN: 9780664255091, John Knox Press, 1996;
Casey, After Lives - A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory, ISBN: 9780199975037, Oxford U.P., 2013.
Method of Instruction: 
Number and Types of Assignments: 
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  

RELG 305 - ANCIENT GREEK RELIGION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
16621 3 001 0200p-0315p TR AVH 108 S. Crawford
Cross-Listed with Classics 305. 
Description of Material Being Covered:  The purpose of the course is to learn about the religious practices and beliefs of the ancient Greeks, through their literary and documentary texts and archaeological remains.
Required Books: 
Euripides, Bacchae of Euripides, ISBN: 9780374522063, FSG, 1990;
Hesiod, Theogony & Works & Days, ISBN: 9780199538317, OUP, 2008;
Martin, Myths of the Ancient Greeks, ISBN: 9780451206855, NAL, 2003;
Mikalson, Ancient Greek Religion, ISBN: 9781405181778, 2nd Edition, BBLAC, 2010;
Kearns, Ancient Greek Religion: A Sourcebook, ISBN: 9781405149280, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Method of Instruction:  Lecture and discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments:  Daily reading assignments; weekly quizzes; mid-term; final; and one short paper.

RELG 307 - EARLY CHRISTIANITY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3971 3 001 0930a-1045a TR AVH 119 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 310 - GREAT IDEAS IN RELIGION:  FROM GOD TO NOTHINGNESS 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
16618 3 001 0930a-1045a TR NH W131 D. Crawford
Description of Material Being Covered:  This course is a study of six traditions in the history of religious thought: Greek conceptions of deity, medieval theology, rationalism and the secularization of religion, skepticism and atheistic traditions, religious existentialism, and Buddhist thought; it also deals with some twentieth-century figures against the background of these traditions. Through readings selected from representative figures from each of these traditions, the course examines central religious ideas such as conceptions of God (both personal and non-personal) and God's relation to the self and the natural world: religion and ethics; existential, humanistic, and atheistic responses to religion; Buddhist conceptions of the ultimate (nothingness) and no-self; religious pluralism.
Required Books: 
Armstrong, Buddha, ISBN: 9780143034360, Penguin, 2004;
Nietzche, Gay Science, ISBN: 9780394719856, Knopf Doubleday, 1974;
Plato, Timaeus, ISBN: 9780872204461, Hackett, 2000;
Augustine, Confessions, ISBN: 9780140441147, Penguin, 1961;
James, Varieties of Religious Experiences, ISBN: 9780140390346, Penguin, 1982;
Descartes, Discourse on Method & Meditations, ISBN: 9780872204201, Hackett, 1999.
Method of Instruction:  To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments: 
Requirements include six short papers on each of the six traditions, an oral presentation of one of these, and either a final paper or a final exam.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  To be announced.

RELG 312 - PAGANS AND CHRISTIANS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
16619 3 001 0930a-1020a MWF CBA 24 S. Lahey
Description of Material Being Covered: To be announced.
Required Books: 
Augustine, City of God Against the Pagans, ISBN: 9780521468435, Cambridge, 1998;
Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy, ISBN: 9780674048355, Harvard, 2008;
Plutarch, Essays, ISBN: 9780140445640, Penguin, 1993.
Method of Instruction: To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policy: To be announced.

RELG 332 - JEWS IN THE MIDDLE AGES 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
16609 3 001 0130p-0220p MWF AVH 119 S. Burnett
PREQ:   Sophmore standing or permission from the instructor. 
Cross-Listed with History and Judaic Studies 332. 
Description of Material Being Covered This course traces the development of rabbinic Judaism from its birth under the Roman Empire until the seventeenth century orthodox synthesis of talmudic learning, kabbalah and custom. Along the way we will examine the emergence of a distinctive Jewish civilization, the interaction of Jews with majority cultures (Islamic and European Christian), and the impact of Jews and Jewish learning upon western culture.
Required Books
Biale, David, Cultures of the Jews, Volume 2: Diversities of Diaspora, ISBN:978-0-8052-1201-9, Knopf Doubleday, 2006;
Cohen, Mark, Under Cross and Crescent, ISBN: 0-691-01082-X, Princeton UP.
Method of Instruction To an announced.
Number and Types of Assignments Two exams (mid-term and final) and three short papers.
Examination Policies and Grading Information To an 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 401 - RESEARCH SEMINAR  
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 001 ARR ARR ARR J. Turner

RELG 410 - GNOSTICISM 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
16612 3 001 1230p-0145p TR AND 241 J. Turner
Cross-Listed with Classics 410/810. 
Description of Material Being Covered: A survey of the secret sritings of the Egyptian Gnostics and their relation to Judaism, Christianity and the pagan religions of the first three centuries. The question of the nature, origin, development, and influence of Gnosticism will be discussed.
Required Books: 
James M. Robinson, editor, The Nag Hammadi Library in English, ISBN: 0-06-066935-7, Harper, Required;
Kurt Rudolph, Gnosis, ISBN: 0-06-067018-5, Harper, Required;
Elaine H. Pagels, The Gnostic Gospels, ISBN: 0-679-72453-2, Random, Required;
Marvin Meyer, editor, The Nag Hammadi Library in English, ISBN: 0-06052378-6, Harper Collins, Required.
Bentley Layton, The Gnostic Scriptures, ISBN: 0-385-47843-7, Bantam, Required.
Method of Instruction: The course will be conducted as a seminar with occasional lectures by the instructor and presentations by students on selected Gnostic texts.
Examination Policies and Grading Information: The student's work will be evaluated on the basis of a term paper, oral class presentation, and class participation.

RELG 426 - REFORMATION THOUGHT 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
25810 3 001 0200p- 0315p TR BURN 118 A. Burnett
Description of Material Being Covered: 
Required Books: 
Method of Instruction: 
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.

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