Course Description Booklet

UPDATED: 07/16/2014

Classics:
CLAS 116 - Scientific Greek & Latin
CLAS 141 - Entertainment: Rome Spectacle
CLAS 180 - Classical Mythology
CLAS 210 - Ancient Rome
CLAS 245 - War in the Classical World
CLAS 252 - Archaelogy of World Civilizations
CLAS 281 - The World of Classical Greece
CLAS 300B - Egyptian
CLAS 307/807 - Early Christianity
CLAS 399 - Independent Study
CLAS 399H - Honors Course
CLAS 401 - Research Seminar
CLAS 409/809 - Religion in Late Antiquity
CLAS 412 - Democracy and Tyranny in Classical Athens
CLAS 440 - Gender & Sex: Ancient World

Greek:
GREK 101 - Elementary Greek I
GREK 301 - Greek Prose I
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 150 - Explaining Religion
RELG 181 - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
RELG 205 - Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
RELG 218 - Introduction to Buddhism
RELG 219 - Intro to Jewish History
RELG 220 - Reason and Religion
RELG 225 - Science and Religion
RELG 307 - Early Christianity
RELG 318 - Islam in the Modern World
RELG 399 - Independent Study
RELG 401 - Research Seminar
RELG 409 - Religion in Late Antiquity
RELG 489 - Medieval Literature and Theology


CLAS 116/116X - SCIENTIFIC GREEK & LATIN 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4529
5441
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 141 - ENTERTAINMENT: ROME SPECTACLE 
Call# Type Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
16903 Lecture 3 001 1130-1220 MWF RH 15 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: 
Berg & Parker, Plautus and Terence: Five Comedies, ISBN: 9780872203624, Hackett, 1999;
Jones, The World of Rome: An Introduction to Roman Culture, ISBN: 0-2521386005, Cambridge University Press, 1997;
Futrell, The Roman Games, ISBN: 9781405115698, 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# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3589
19521
3
3
001
002
1230-0120
1230-0120
MWF
MWF
LLS 102
BURN 232
M. Lippman
J. Goecke
Section 002 is a Thompson course
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, Sec. 001: 
D'aulaire, Greek Myths, ISBN: 9780440406945;
Brunet, Anthology of Classical Myth, ISBN: 9780872207218;
Lombardo, trans., The Essential Homer, ISBN: 9780872205406;
Hunter, trans., Jason and the Golden Fleece, 9780199538720.
Required Books, Sec. 002: 
Euripides, Ten Plays, ISBN: 9780553213638, Bantam Books, 1990;
Hesiod, The Theogony, ISBN: 978023153105, PH, 2009;
Homer, The Odyssey, ISBN: 9780872204843, Hackett, 1993;
Homer, The Odyssey, ISBN: 9781603842310, Hackett, 2000;
Ovid, Metamorphoses, ISBN: 9780253200013, IUP, 1960;
Sophocles, Three Theban Plays, ISBN: 9780140444254, Dover, 2006;
Virgil, Aeneid, ISBN: 9780679729525, Philomel, 1983.
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 210 - ANCIENT ROME  
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4998 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: 
Method of Instruction: To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policy: To be announced.

CLAS 245 - WAR IN THE CLASSICAL WORLD 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
20020 3 001 1030-1120 MWF BURN 120 S. Murray
Description of Material Being Covered: This course will use the richly available primary source materials. Greek soldiers and generals could write, and they did, and we profit from their hard-won lore. Xenophon was in a Greek mercenary force attempting to wrest control of the Persian Empire. He leaves us an on-the-ground, almost day-by-day account of the military adventure, The Anabasis. Xenophon also was a military leader, and a student of the best Greek general of his time, Agesilaus, king of Sparta. He put what he learned about military leadership into his "biography" of Cyrus the Great, The Cyropedia. He also wrote an essay on cavalry, and a history of the warfare of his time. We will also study Thucydides' account of the Peloponnesian War, and leap centuries to Caesar's War Commentaries.
Required Books: 
Warry, Warfare in the Classical World, ISBN: 076071696X;
Strassler, The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War, ISBN: 0029282152;
Marincola, The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika; A New Translation, ISBN: 1849164770;
Plutarch, The Rise and Fall of Athens: Nine Greek Lives, ISBN: 0140441026, Penguin.
Method of Instruction: To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policy: To be announced.

CLAS 252 - ARCHAEOLOGY OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
17997 3 001 0130-0220 MWF RH 14 E. Athanassopoulos
Cross-Listed with Anthropology 252. 
Description of Material Being Covered :  An introduction to the study of complex societies, called civilizations, in both the Old and the New Worlds. Examines anthropological theories and models dealing with the evolution of cultural complexity and reviews archaeological data from specific regions, e.g. Near East, Far East, Mediterranean, Europe, Mesoamerica, Peru, etc.
Required Books
Scarre, Ancient Civilizations, ISBN: 9780131928787, Pearson. 2007.
Method of Instruction:  To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.

CLAS 281 - THE WORLD OF CLASSICAL GREECE
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
5388 3 001 0130-0220 MWF BURN 203 T. Rinkevich
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: 
Homer, Iliad, trans. Lombardo, ISBN: 9780872203525, Hackett, 1997;
Greek Lyric Poetry, trans. Barnstone, ISBN: 9780805208313, Indiana UP, 1988;
Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound and Other Plays, ISBN: 9780140441123, Viking, 1961;
Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, ISBN: 9781585100378, Focus Classical Library, 2001;
Euripides, Medea, Hippolytus, ISBN: 9781585100484, Norton, 2002;
Aristophanes, The Knights, ISBN: 9780140443325, Viking Press, 1978;
Menander, Meander's Dyskolos Or the Man Who Didn't Like People, trans. Arnott, ASIN: B000G1MHMW, Pamphlet Press, 1960;
Epictetus, The Enchiridion of Epictetus, Trans. White, ISBN: 9780915145690.
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 300B - EGYPTIAN 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
19737 3 001 0930-1045 TR CBA 118 T. Rinkevich
Description of Material Being Covered: Egyptian hieroglyphics and language, grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, for reading a work, such as Khufu and the Magicians.
Required Books: 
Allen, Middle Egyptian, 2nd edition, ISBN: 9780521741446, Cambridge UP, 2010.
Method of Instruction: To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policy: To be announced.

CLAS 307/807 - EARLY CHRISTIANITY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor:
5344/**** 3 001 0930-1045 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 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 409/809 - RELIGION IN LATE ANTIQUITY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
12970/**** 3 001 1230-0145 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: 9780060523787, Harper Collins, 2007.
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 412 - DEMOCRACY AND TYRANNY IN CLASSICAL ATHENS 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
19491 3 001 1100-1215 TR OLDH 208 V. Gorman
Description of Material Being Covered: This course visits the development and influence of the Greek city-states, focusing on the establishment and transformation of the Athenian democracy in the 6th and 5th centuries BCE from popular sovereignty to the rule of written law. Including the three periods of tyranny, reaction to the Persian Invasions, and the impact of the Peloponnesian War. Pre-1800 content.
Required Books: 
Method of Instruction: To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policy: To be announced.

CLAS 440/840 - GENDER & SEXUALITY IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
16906/**** 3 001 0230-0320 MWF ANDR 241 A. Duncan
Description of Material Being Covered: Ancient Greek and Roman evidence pertaining to the fields of women's studies, gender studies, and the study of sexuality.
Required Books:
Skinner, Sexuality in Greek and Roman Culture, 2nd Ed., ISBN: 9781444349863, Blackwell Publishing;
McClure, Sexuality and Gender in the Classical World, ISBN: 9780631225898, Blackwell Publishing, 2002.
Examination Policy

GREK 101 - ELEMENTARY GREEK I 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3884 5
5
001
001
1130-1220
01100-1215
MW
TR
ANDR 11
ANDR 11
M. Lippman
M. Lippman
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
4530 3 001 1030-1120 MWF ANDR 241 M. Lippman
PREQ:  Greek 102 
Description of Material Being Covered: 
Required Books:
Pratt, Eros at the Banquet: Reviewing Greek with Plato's Symposium, ISBN: 9780806141428, University of Oklahoma Press, 2011;
Pratt, Essentials of Greek Grammar, ISBN: 9780806141435, University of Oklahoma Press, 2011;
Plato, Symposium, Trans. Woodruff, ISBN: 9780872200760, Hackett Press.
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
3927 5 001 1230-0120
1230-0145
MW
TR
ANDR 11
ANDR 11
R. Gorman
R. Gorman
3928 5 002 1030-1120
1100-1215
MW
TR

T. Rinkevich
T. Rinkevich
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 Books -- Sec. 002: 
Andrew Keller & Stephanie Russell, Learn to Read Latin (Set:Txt/Wkbk), ISBN: 9780300103540, Yale UP, 2003.
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
3929 3 001 0930-1020 MWF AVH 110 A. Duncan
PREQ:   Latin 102. 
Description of Material Being Covered:
Required Books: 
M. G. Balme, The Millionaire's Dinner Party: An Adaptation of the Cena Trimalchionis of Petronius, ISBN: 9780199120253.
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 0200-0315 TR ANDR 11 R. Gorman
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: 
Beyer, War with Hannibal: Authentic Latin Prose for the Beginning Student, ISBN: 0300139187.
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: 
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
4790
20173
3
3
001
002
0600-0850
0130-0220
T
MWF
AVH 115
M & N B5
S. Wood
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:  
Fisher, Living Religions, A Brief Introduction, 3rd Edition, ISBN: 9780205229703, Pearson, 2011.
Required Books, sec. 002:  
Keown, A Very Short Introduction to Buddhism, ISBN: 9780199663835;
Knott, A Very Short Introduction to Hinduism, ISBN: 9780192853875;
Ruthven, A Very Short Introduction to Islam, ISBN: 9780199642878;
Solomon, A Very Short Introduction to Judasim, ISBN: 9780192853905;
Woodhead, A Very Short Introduction to Christianity, ISBN: 9780192803221.
Method of Instruction:  Lecture and discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  To be announced.

RELG 118 - INTRO TO HINDUISM, BUDDHISM, AND DAOISM
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
5685 3 001 1030-1120 MWF JH 249 Y. Komarovski
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: 
ebooks
Method of Instruction: To be announced.

RELG 150 - EXPLAINING RELIGION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
5283 3 001 0130-0220 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 Policies and Grading Information: To be announced.

RELG 181 - JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
5284 3 001 0230-0320 MWF BURN 107 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: 
Marshall, The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction, ISBN: 9780199231317, Oxford;
O'Collins, Catholicism: A Very Short Introduction, ISBN: 9780199545919, Oxford;
Woodhead, Christianity: A Very Short Introduction, ISBN: 9780192803221, Oxford;
Solomon, Judaism: A Very Short Introduction, ISBN: 9780192853905, Oxford;
Ruthven, Islam: A Very Short Introduction, ISBN: 9780192853899, Oxford;
Wenisch, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, ISBN: 9781609270339, Cognella.
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 205 - INTRODUCTION TO THE HEBREW BIBLE 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
12974 3 001 1130-1220 MWF JH 151 S. Crawford
Description of Material Being Covered:  The purpose of this course is to provide a historical context for the books of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, and to learn the methods of interpretation that scholars use when working with the Hebrew Bible. The class will include material on the history of Ancient Israel, society and culture, gender roles, and archaeology. No prior knowledge of the Bible is assumed.  
Required Books: 
Collins, A Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, 2nd Edition, ISBN: 9781451472943, Fortress Press, 2014;
Attridge, Harper Collins Study Bible, ISBN: 9780060786847, Harper Collins Publishers, 2006.
Method of Instruction:  Lecture/discussion.
Course Requirements:  To be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  Mid-term, final, and two short papers.

RELG 218 - INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
12962 3 001 1230-0120 MWF BURN 120 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, Introducing the Buddhist Experience, 3rd Edition, 2 Volume Pack, ISBN: 9780199862702, Oxford UP, 2011;
Keown, Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction, ISBN: 9780192804570, Oxford UP, 2005;
Strong, The Experience of Buddhism: Sources and Interpretations, 3rd Ed., ISBN: 10:0495094869, 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
12959 3 001 1100-1215 TR JH 110 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, Weitzmann, Lehmann, The Jews: A History Revised; ISBN: 0-205-85826-0, Pearson.
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:
Examinations will be graded according to the following scale: A+=99-75%; 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. 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. When determining final grades the instructor may take class attendance into account if a student's average grade is very close to the borderline. Examination Policy: Students are expected to take exams at the scheduled time. Make-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 220 - REASON AND RELIGION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
12976 3 001 1130-1220 MWF JH 251 S. Lahey
Description of Material Being Covered:  This course in philosophical theology will explore the approaches philosophers and theologians have taken to address problems that arise in religious thought. Following a survey of some of the general problems defining philosophical theology, including the possibility of natural theology, understanding the divine nature, and addressing problems associated with the human relation to God, we will focus on one issue that has defined the history of speculative theology in the Western tradition. This semester we will examine how the incarnation has been understood to have occurred, with attention to the various possibilities prevalent in the late classical world, and to the dialogue of 21st century theology.
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 225 - SCIENCE AND RELIGION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
12963 3 001 1230-0145 TR AVRY 19 D. Crawford
Description of Material Being Covered:  As science has progressed in the modern era, religion has been in retreat, having to conform its doctrines to advances in scientific knowledge. We will ask whether science and religion are fundamentally opposed. Are current theories of the beginning of the universe, and of the evolution of matter, life, and mind consistent with belief in a creator-god? Has the Intelligent Design Theory given any good reasons for doubting Darwinism? To help in understanding the present, we will examine past clashes between science and religion, beginning with the discoveries of Copernicus and Galileo, through Darwin's evolutionary theory, to modern Big Bang cosmology, and the various ways in which religion has responded to these challenges. (The course will not presuppose any special background in science or religious studies, although some of the readings will be somewhat technical.)
Required Books
Dixon, Science and Religion: A Very Short Introduction, ISBN: 9780199295517, Oxford UP, 2008;
Abrams, The New Universe and the Human Future, ISBN: 9780300181241, 2011;
Other assigned readings are available on Love Library's 'E-reserve'.
Method of Instruction:  Lecture and discussion.
Course Requirements:  Four short papers (3-4 pages), an oral presentation, and a final paper (or take-home test).

RELG 307 - EARLY CHRISTIANITY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4363 3 001 0930-1045 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: 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.

RELG 318 - ISLAM IN MODERN WORLD  
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
12964 3 001 0200-0315 TR AVH 108 S. Wood
Description of Material Being Covered:  This course examines the diversity of Islam in the modern world. It explores a variety of Muslim responses to modernity including traditionalism, secularism, Islamic modernism, and Islamic fundamentalism.
Required Books
Razek, Islam and the Foundations of Political Power, In Translation, Modern Muslim Thinkers, ISBN: 9780748689835, Edinburgh UP, 2013;
Feldman, The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State, ISBN: 9780691156248, Princeton UP, 2012;
Martin, Islamism, Contested Perspectives on Political Islam, 9780804768863, Stanford UP, 2009.
Method of Instruction:  To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments: To be announced.
Examination Policy:  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 401 - RESEARCH SEMINAR  
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 001 ARR ARR ARR J. Turner

RELG 409 - RELIGION IN LATE ANTIQUITY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
12969 3 001 1230-0145 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, 2007.
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.

RELG 489 - MEDIEVAL LITERATURE & THEOLOGY
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
12965 3 001 0930-1020 MWF CBA 24 S. Lahey
Description of Material Being Covered:  Scholars in the European Middle Ages considered Theology to be the Queen of the Sciences, and devoted as much attention to articulating Christianity in a systematic and coherent philosophical manner as we devote to Science. In this course, the student will become familiar with the structure of Christian theology as defined by Peter Lombard's Sentences, and using that familiarity, will approach of an individual Medieval thinker to be determined by the instructor.
Required Books: 
Bosley, Basic Issues in Medieval Philosophy, ISBN: 9781551117157, Broadview Press;
Musa, The Portable Dante, ISBN: 0140231145, Penguin.
Method of Instruction: Lecture and discussion
Number and Types of Assignments: One or two short papers, with one in class presentation, and a final exam.
Examination Policies and Grading Information: To be announced.

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