Course Description Booklet

UPDATED: 01/25/2011


Classics:
CLAS 116 - Scientific Greek and Latin
CLAS 180, Sec. 150 - Classical Mythology
CLAS 180Z, Sec. 101 - Classical Mythology
CLAS 183 - Heroes, Harlots and Helots
CLAS 233 - Science in the Classical World
CLAS 252 - Archaeology: World Civilization
CLAS 300E - Introduction to Coptic
CLAS 312 - Pagans and Christians in the Roman Empire
CLAS 320 - Classical World:   Archaeology and Texts
CLAS 399 - Independent Study
CLAS 399H - Honors Course
CLAS 410/810 - Gnosticism
CLAS 440 - Gender & Sex: Ancient World

Greek:
GREK 102 - Elementary Greek II
GREK 302 - Greek Poetry I
GREK 373 - New Testament Greek
GREK 399 - Independent Study
GREK 399H - Honors Course
GREK 896 - Reading and Research
GREK 899 - Masters Thesis

Latin:
LATN 102, Sec. 001 - Elementary Latin
LATN 102, Sec. 002 - Elementary Latin
LATN 302 - Latin Poetry-Vergil:  Aeneid
LATN 304 - Latin Poetry
LATN 399 - Independent Study
LATN 399H - Honors Course
LATN 492/892 - Topics in Latin Poetry (Roman Satire)
LATN 896 - Reading and Research
LATN 899 - Masters Thesis
LATN 942 - Seminar in Latin Literature

Hebrew:
HEBR 302 - Biblical Hebrew Poetry
HEBR 399 - Independent Study
HEBR 896 - Reading and Research

Religious Studies:
RELG 108 - World Religions
RELG 150 - Explaining Religion
RELG 206 - Ways of Western Religion
RELG 220 - Reason and Religion
RELG 225 - Science and Religion
RELG 230 - Tibetan Buddhism
RELG 306 - 2nd Temple Judaism
RELG 312 - Pagans and Christians in the Roman Empire
RELG 318 - Islam in the Modern World
RELG 332 - Jews in the Middle Ages
RELG 340 - Women in the Biblical World
RELG 398, Sec. 001 - Special Topics: History of American Evangelicalism
RELG 398, Sec. 002 - Special Topics:  Arabic IV (Second Year)
RELG 399 - Independent Study
RELG 410 - Gnosticism
RELG 450 - Buddhist Paths to Enlightenment


CLAS 116/116X - SCIENTIFIC GREEK & LATIN  
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3073
2624
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900x
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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 Language, with flashcards & cd, 7th Edition, ISBN: 9780323049504, Elsevier Health Sciences, 2008, Required;
Como, Mosby's Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary:, Revised for 2005, 6th Ed., ISBN: 9780323037365, 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 180, SEC. 150 - CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
2627 3 150 1230p-0120p MF BESY 117 T. Rinkevich
2628 A 151 Recitation 0930a-1020a W M & N B7 Staff
2629 A 152 Recitation 0230p-0320p W BURN 232 Staff
2630 A 153 Recitation 0230p-0320p W   Staff
2631 A 154 Recitation 1230p-0120p W HENZ 35 Staff
2632 A 155 Recitation 1230p-0120p W HENZ 204 Staff
2633 A 157 Recitation 0930a-1020a W HENZ 204 Staff
NOTE:   Must also take Group A Recitation. 
Description of Material Being Covered (Sec. 150) We will read the significant sources of our information and ideas about Greco-Roman mythology. These include: Homer's Odyssey, Hesiod's Theogony, Sophocles' Three Theban Plays, four plays of Euripides, Vergil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Seneca's play Thyestes. Lectures will present and explain characters, plots, issues relating to literature, traditions, how the characters understand themselves as human beings, and what that implies. Attention is paid as well to the importance and influence of these stories. These pieces of literary art are among the greatest treasures of the human race.
Required Books (Sec. 150)
Hesiod, Theogony, (tr. Brown), ISBN: 0-02-315310-5, Hackett, 1953;
Sophocles, Three Theban Plays, ISBN: 0-14-044425-4, Penguin, 1984;
Euripides, Ten Plays, (tr. Hadas), ISBN: 0-553-21363-8, Bantam, 1984;
Ovid, Metamorphoses, (tr. Humphries), ISBN: 0-253-20001-3, Indiana UP, 1955;
Apollodroas, The Library of Greek Mythology, ISBN: 9780199536320, Oxford UP, 1997.
Method of Instruction (Sec. 150) Two lectures/week and a recitation section. Attendance at the lectures is expected, and active participation in the discussion during recitation is required. There will be some audio-visual material (videos, overheads, etc.).
Number and Types of Assignments (Sec. 150) Continuous assignments of reading each week, 3-4 short papers.
Examination Policies and Grading Information (Sec. 150) Two (2) hour-exams (40% of grade), 10-15 quizzes (quizzes and discussion=30% of grade), essays (25% of grade), attendance (5% of grade). Attendance and performance counts! Standard scale on scores and grades: ca. 97-100=A+; 93-96=A; 90-92=A-; 87-89=B+; 83-86=B; 80-82=B-; 77-79=C+; 73-76=C; 70-72=C-; 67-69=D+; 63-66=D; 60-62=D-; below 60=F.

CLAS 180 (sec. 001, 101, 00X) - CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY 
Description of Material Being Covered The stories, gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, monsters and villains, themes and images of ancient Greek and Roman mythology continue to influence Western culture in myriad ways. In this course we will read a representative selection of the great works of ancient literature through which the classical myths have come down to us, and seek to answer the questions "What is myth?" and "What is it good for?"
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
19545 3 001 0200p-0315p TR JORG 249 G. Watley
2626 3 101 0630p-0920p T ANDR 11 G. Watley
**** 3 00X 0200p-0315p TR G. Watley
Description of Material Being Covered The stories, gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, monsters and villains, themes and images of ancient Greek and Roman mythology continue to influence Western culture in myriad ways. In this course we will read a representative selection of the great works of ancient literature through which the classical myths have come down to us, and seek to answer the questions "What is myth?" and "What is it good for?"
Required Books (Sec. 001, 101) 
Dutta, Greek Tragedy, ISBN: 9780141439365, Penguin, 2004;
Lombardo(tr.),The Essential Homer, ISBN: 9780872205406, 2000, Hackett Publishing;
Trzaskoma et al. (eds.), Anthology of Classical Myth, ISBN: 9780872207219, 2004, Hackett.
Method of Instruction Lecture and discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments Weekly reading, in-class discussion, and tests; an essay; and a final exam.
Examination Policies and Grading Information 25% attendance and participation; 25% weekly tests; 25% essay; 25% final exam.

CLAS 183, Sec. 001 - HEROS, HARLOTS & HELOTS 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
19546 3 001 0200p-0315p TR ANDER 109 J. Goecke
Description of Material Being CoveredHeroes, 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
Mary R. Lefkowitz, Women's Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation, ISBN: 0801883101, John Hopkins UP, 2005;
Homer, The Odyssey, ISBN: 978037452573, Farrar, 1998;
Aristophanes, Lysistrata, ISBN: 9780872206038, Hackett, 2003;
Sophocles, Alas, ISBN: 9780195128192, Oxford, 1999;
Euripides, Bakkhai, ISBN: 9780195125986, Oxford, 2001;
Aeschylus, Aeschylus I, ISBN: 9780226307787, University of Chicago;
Hanson, Western Way of War, ISBN: 9780520219113, U California Press, 2000;
Frank M. Snowden, Before Color Prejudice: The Ancient View of Blacks, ISBN: 0674063815, Harvard UP, 1991.
Method of InstructionLecture and discussion.
Number and Types of AssignmentsTo be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading InformationTo be announced.

CLAS 233 - SCIENCE IN THE CLASSICAL WORLD 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
19549 3 001 0930-1045 TR NE Hall W131 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
Farrington, Benjamin, Greek Science: Its Meaning For Us, ISBN: 0-85124-631-4, Coronet Books;
Hippocrates, et al., Hippocratic Writings, ISBN: 0-14-044451-3, Penguin;
Lucretius, On the Nature of Things, ISBN: 9780941051218;
Vitruvius, The Ten Books on Architecture, ISBN: 0-486-20645-9, Dover Pub. (It should be noted that when a Roman said architectura our "civil engineering" was meant.)
Method of InstructionLectures, 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 252 - ARCHAEOLOGY:  WORLD CIVILIZATION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
2634 3 001 0200p-0315p TR JORG 110 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, Prentice Hall, 2008.
Method of Instruction To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments To be announced.

CLAS 300E - INTRO TO COPTIC
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
19547 3 001 0330-0445 TR AND 241 J. Turner
Description of Material Being Covered An introduction to Coptic (Sahidic dialect), the final written phase of the Egyptian language, (ca. 100 BCE-1850 CE) in which the words were written in capital Greek letters rather than hieroglyphic characters. Equips the student with a knowledge of Coptic grammar and vocabulary sufficient to interpret texts such as the Coptic Bible and the Nag Hammadi Codices at an elementary level.
Required Books
Marvin W. Meyer, The Gospel of Thomas: The Hidden Sayings of Jesus, ISBN: 0-06-065581-5, Harper San Francisco, 1992, Hardcover, Required
A Concise Coptic-English Lexicon, 2nd Edition, ISBN: 0-88414-039-9, Society of Biblical Literature, 1999, Required.
Bentley Layton, Coptic in 20 Lessons, ISBN: 978-90-429-1810-8, 2007, Peeters, Required.
Method of Instruction Classroom recitation.
Number and Types of Assignments To be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading Information To be announced.

CLAS 312 - PAGANS AND CHRISTIANS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
2637 3 001 0130p-0220p MWF AVH 11 S. Lahey
Description of Material Being Covered This course explores the relation of "pagan", pre-Christian Roman writers to later Christian Roman writers regarding theology, history, and political theory. Typically, the Christian Roman writer is Augustine of Hippo, and the text examined is his City of God; the earlier, "pagan" writer or writers vary, and may include Cicero, Lucretius, Polybius, and Sextus Empiricus.
Required Books
Augustine, City of God Against the Pagans, ISBN: 0-521-46843-4, Cambridge, 1998
Cicero, On the Nature of Things, ISBN: 978-0199540068, Oxford;
Polybius, The Histories, ISBN: 9780199534708, Oxford.
Method of Instruction To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments To be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:   To be announced.

CLAS 320 - CLASSICAL WORLD:  ARCHAEOLOGY AND TEXTS 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
19550 3 001 1100a-1215p TR AVH 111 E. Athanassopoulos
Description of Material Being CoveredThis course examines the relation between archaeology and textual sources in Classical antiquity. In the first part of the course we will examine the study of written records and material remains in the context of several regional archaeological traditions in the Old World (e.g. Egypt, Middle East). In the second part we will focus on the Classical tradition. Classical archaeology is one of the best examples of text aided archaeology. Both archaeological and textual sources will be used to understand aspects of daily life, e.g. economy and trade, gender, ethnic identity, religion, political organization etc.
Required Books: 
Whitley, James, The Archaeology of Ancient Greece, ISBN: 0-521-62733-8, Cambridge UP, 2001;
Camp, John McK., The Archaeology of Athens, ISBN: 0-300-101515, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.
Method of InstructionThe class will include lecture, discussion and student projects. The lectures will provide an outline of the social history of the Classical world, as a frame of reference for subsequent class discussion. We will become familiar with some of the primary written sources (in translation) and the ever expanding archaeological evidence. Classroom discussion will be an integral part of the course. In order to facilitate discussion we will select particular topics that supplement the lectures to be researched by students. The results of these student projects will be presented orally in class.
Assignments Two exams, oral presentation, and a paper.
Examination policies and grading information Each exam counts for 25% of the grade, oral presentation 20%, and paper 30%.

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.

CLAS 410/810 - GNOSTICISM 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
2642/**** 3 001 0930a-1045a 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.

CLAS 440/840 - Gender & Sex: Ancient World 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
8098/**** 3 001 0230p-0320p MWF CBA 362 A. Duncan
Description of Material Being Covered
Required Books:
Skinner, Sexuality in Greek and Roman Culture, ISBN: 9780631232346, Blackwell Publishing, 2005;
McClure, Sexuality and Gender in the Classical World, ISBN: 9780631225898, Blackwell Publishing, 2002.
Examination Policy

GREK 102 - ELEMENTARY GREEK II 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4058 5 001 0930a-1020a
0930a-1045a
MW
TR
ANDR 11
ANDR 11
T. Rinkevich
T. Rinkevich
PREQ:   GREK 101. 
Description of Material Being Covered:   This course is a continuation of Greek 101. The purpose of the course is to develop i n the student the ability to read Classical and Koine Greek.
Required Books
Hansen, Greek: An Intensive Course, ISBN: 9780823216635, Fordham, 1992.
Method of Instruction Primarily supervised translation and analysis of Greek texts, with grammatical study.
Number and Types of Assignments There will be assignments from each lesson on forms and meanings and readings from other sources.
Examination Policies and Grading Information There will be nearly daily quizzes; there will be mid-term and final exams.

GREK 302 - GREEK POETRY I 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4059 3 001 09:30a-10:20a MWF ANDR 241 A. Duncan
PREQ:  GREK 371 or 372. 
Description of Material Being Covered
Required Books
Dale, Euripides: Alcestis, ISBN: 978-1853995972, Duckworth.
Method of Instruction Lecture and discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments Quizzes, mid-term, and final.
Examination Policies and Grading Information To be announced.

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
**** 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) 

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

LATN 102, Sec. 001 - ELEMENTARY LATIN 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4606 5 001 1230p-0120p
1230p-0145p
MW
TR
ANDR 11
ANDR 11
T. Winter
T. Winter
PREQ:   Latin 101. 
Description of Material Being Covered This course will continue from Latin 101, with attention to grammar, syntax and vocabulary sufficient to begin reading elementary Latin prose. The student will encounter extracts from Caesar, Cicero, Catullus, Virgil, Livy, and Ovid, and will continue to develop their ability to understand and expand their vocabulary as well as their appreciation for grammatical structure.
Required Books
Oerberg, Lingua Latina, ISBN: 9781585102013, Focus Publishers.
Method of Instruction Students will learn by doing through extensive in-class translation and form drills.
Number and Types of Assignments Frequent feedback, frequent quizzes. On your toes is a healthy place for a student to be.
Examination Policies and Grading Information In addition to the drills, frequent quizzes and a mid-term and a final exam will make up the final grade.

LATN 102, Sec. 002 - ELEMENTARY LATIN 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4607 5 002 0230p-0320p
0230p-0345p
MW
TR
ANDR 11
ANDR 11
R. Gorman
R. Gorman
PREQ:   Latin 101 or some high school Latin (see instructor if you have only high school Latin and are interested in this course). 
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 This course is a continuation of Latin 101. In this class the student will continue to learn the grammar of the adjective and noun. All indicative forms of the verb will also be learned.
Required Books
Keller, Learn to Read Latin: Txt/Wkbk, ISBN: 9780300103540, Yale, 2003.
Method of Instruction Students will learn by doing through extensive in-class translation and form drills.
Number and Types of Assignments In addition to the drill, frequent quizzes and a mid-term and a final exam will make up the final grade.
Examination Policies and Grading InformationTo be announced.

LATN 302 - LATIN POETRY - VERGIL:  AENEID 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4608 3 001 1230p-0145p TR R. Gorman
PREQ:   Latin 201 or 301. 
Description of Material Being Covered Latin 302 is a continuation of Latin 301. Students will be introduced to some of the most fantastic works of Latin poetry as they continue to enhance their skills in translation and grammatical analysis.
Required Books
Lucan, A Lucan Reader: Selections from the Civil War, Edited by Susanna Braund, ISBN: 9780865166615, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers;
Bennett, New Latin GrammarNew Edition of 1908 edition, ISBN: 0865162611, Bolchazy-Carducci;
Humphreys, Graphic Latin Grammar, Loose Leaf edition (June 1995), ISBN: 0865164606, Bolchazy-Carducci Publisher.
Method of Instruction Discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments Translation and grammatical analysis.
Examination Policies and Grading Information Quizzes, mid-term and final.

LATN 304 - LATIN POETRY
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4609 3 001 1030a-1120a MWF CBA 140 T. Winter
PREQ:   Latin 201; Latin 301 or 303. 
Description of Material Being Covered Selected Latin poetry from the earliest to the latest times. Discussion of meters, styles, genres; translation of original Latin
Required Books
Method of Instruction Reading and translation cum discussion of selected Latin poetry from the earliest to the latest times.
Number and Types of Assignments Daily assignments of poetic material, frequent quizzes.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  The grade will be the average of the grades for the individual assignments and quizzes. Mid-term, 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
**** 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) 

LATN 492/892 - TOPICS IN LATIN POETRY
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4612/**** 3 001 1230p-0145p TR ANDR 241 T. Rinkevich
NOTE: LATN 492 may be repeated for credit toward the degree.
Description of Material Being Covered To be announced.
Required Books Miller, Latin Verse Satire, 1st Edition, ISBN: 9780415317160, Routledge, 2005, required.
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

HEBR 302 - BIBLICAL HEBREW POETRY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
19548 3 001 1130a-1245p MW ANDR 241 S. Crawford
PREQ:   Hebrew 201 or permission of Instructor. 
Description of Material Being Covered To be announced.
Required Books
C.L. Seow, A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew, ISBN: 0-687-15786-0, Abingdon Press, 1995;
Brown, Driver, Briggs; The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, ISBN: 1-56563-206-0, Hendrickson Pub., 1996.
Method of Instruction To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments To be announced.
Examination Policies To be announced.

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
**** 3 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 
Description of Material Being Covered:  To be announced.
Method of Instruction Lecture/discussion. Experiential learning.
Course Requirements It is expected that each class member will attend all meetings of the class and that each student will have read, in advance, the assigned reading for that day. The instructor reserves the right to administer unscheduled quizzes and in-class writing assignments.
Examination Policies and Grading Information There are 5 exams for this course, including a cumulative final. 5 exams (500 points), 1 World Religion in Lincoln report (100), For three or more absences, 5 points will be taken off your total points for each absence.

RELG 108 - WORLD RELIGIONS 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
19086
19071
3
3
001
002
0600p-0850p
1230p-0145p
T
T R
AVH 115
BURN 204
S. Wood
G. Watley
Cross-Listed:
Description of Material Being Covered This course surveys the main classical religious traditions of the world, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The approach taken is academic and comparative. We will examine methodologies for religious studies, the worldviews of each tradition's followers, and such topics as the role of scripture, the status of women, inter-faith dialogue, "fundamentalism," and religion and violence.
Required Books(Sec. 001)
Fisher, Living Religions, ISBN: 978-0205835850, Prentice Hall, 2010;
Fisher, An Anthology of Living Religions, ISBN: 0-13-206059-2, Prentice Hall, 2008.
Required Books(Sec. 002)
Robson, THINK World Religions, ISBN: 978-0205773626, 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 150 - EXPLAINING RELIGION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
19070 3 001 1100a-1215p TR ANDR 11 G. Bailey
Description of Material Being Covered The course will try to determine what religion is as it is manifested in various religious beliefs and practices. What is common to all religions? We will explore how religion attempts to reach beyond the natural realm to an ideal and sacred sphere. We look at the role of sacred texts, doctrines, myths, and profound experiences in religion. Is evil a religious concept? How do different religions deal with evil both within and without its own borders? Our approach will be cross-cultural and comparative-illustrating our claims about religion with examples from both western and non-western religions.
Required Books
Livingston, Anatomy of the Sacred, 6th Edition, ISBN: 978013600380-9, Prentice Hall, 2008;
Freud, The Future of Illusion, ISBN: 978039300831-9, Norton, W. W. & Company, 1989.
Method of Instruction Lecture and discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments Requirements will include several short papers (one will involve a presentation), a mid-term and either a final take-lhome exam or a final paper. There is also a "fieldwork" requirement to visit and report on some group that practices a faith other than your own.

RELG 206 - WAYS OF WESTERN RELIGION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
6926 3 001 1230p-0145p TR CBA 107 J. Turner
Description of Material Being Covered Introduction to the academic study of religion through the reading and analysis of 15 significant literary works from the Bronze Age to the present. These works either reflect or have crucially shaped the western religious consciousness, and each in its own way raises the root questions concerning human existence in an incisive and memorable way: life and death, mortality and immortality, human excellence and failure, ambiguity and paradox versus the logical and straightforward, and the relation between God, man and world, reason and revelation, what can and cannot be known. Each week of the semester will be devoted to the study of a single author in his or her historical context, and how the work invites the reader to perceive and attach significance to the world of human experience. Short weekly papers will be submitted by the student, which may be used as the basis for contributing to class discussion.
Required Books
Henry David Thoreau, Walden or, Life in the Woods and the Duty of Civil Disobedience, ISBN: 978-04608-7635-3, Tuttle Publishing;
Gardner, Gilgamesh, ISBN: 978-0394-7-40898;
Dante, Inferno, Trans. Ciardi Signet, ISBN: 978-0451-52798-1;
St. Augustine, Confessions, ISBN: 978-01404-41147, Viking Press, 1961;
Bible, Holy Bible, RSV, ISBN: 9780452006478;
Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols and the Antichrist ISBN: 9780140445145, Viking Press, 1990;
Franz Kafka, Complete Stories of Franz Kafka, ISBN: 9780805210552, Schocken, 1995;
Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot, ISBN: 9780802130341, Grove Press, 1997;
Euripides, The Bacchae of Euripides: A New Translation with a Critical Essay, ISBN: 9780803251946, Univ. of NE Press, 1968;
Goethe, Faust, ISBN: 9780385031141;
Gershom Scholem, Zohar: The Book of Splendor: Basic Readings from the Kabbalah, ISBN: 9780805210347, Schocken Books, 1995;
Plato, The Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo: Apology; Crito; Phaedo (Great Books in Philosophy), ISBN: 9780879754969, Prometheus Books, 1988;
Martin Luther, Erasmus Desiderius, Discourse on Free Will, ISBN: 9780826477941, Frederick Unger, 1961.
Method of InstructionDaily discussion sessions.
Number and Types of Assignments Fourteen 2-3 page weekly papers; no exams or term papers.

RELG 220 - REASON AND RELIGION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
6928 3 001 0930a-1020a MWF MABL 230 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
Ward, God: A Guide for the Perplexed, ISBN: 9781851683232, Oneworld;
Averroes, Faith and Reason in Islam, ISBN: 9780618918249, Oneworld;
Aquinas, A Summary of Philosophy, ISBN: 9780872206572, Hackett.
Method of Instruction To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments To be announced.

RELG 225 - SCIENCE AND RELIGION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
19089 3 001 1030a-1120a MWF BURN 203 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 Readings
Barbour, Ian, Religion and Science: Historical and Contemporary Issues, ISBN: 9780060609382, Harper San Francisco, 1997;
Ruse, Michael, Science and Spirituality, ISBN: 9780521775948.
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 230 - TIBETAN BUDDHISM
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
19072 3 001 1030a-1120a MWF ANDR 11 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;
Kongtrul, Jamgon, Creation and Completion: Essential Points of Tantric Mediation, ISBN: 0861713125, Wisdom Publication, 2002;
Fisher, Robert, Art of Tibet, ISBN: 9780500203083, Thames & Hudson, 1998.
Method of Instruction Lecture and discussion.
Course Requirements

RELG 306 - 2ND TEMPLE JUDAISM
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
19074 3 001 1130a-1220p MWF ANDR 11 G. Watley
Description of Material Being Covered An in-depth study of the literature, history and culture of Judea and the Jews in the Second Temple period, from 550 BCE to 70 CE. Readings include apocalyptic texts, Wisdom literature, and selections from the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Required Books:
Charlesworth, The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, 2 volume set, ISBN: 9781598564891, Hendrickson, 2010;
Feldman, Jewish Life and Thought Among the Greeks and Romans, ISBN: 9780800629267, Fortress, 2009;
Nickelsburg, Jewish Literature Between the Bible and the Mishnah, ISBN: 9780800637798, Fortress, 2005;
Vermes, The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English, rev. ed., ISBN: 9780140449525, Penguin, 2004;
Coogan, The New Oxford Annotated Apocrypha, 4th editon, ISBN: 9780195289619, Oxford, 2010.
Method of Instruction Lecture and discussion.
Course Requirements

RELG 312 - PAGANS AND CHRISTIANS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
6931 3 001 0130p-0220p MWF AVH 111 S. Lahey
Description of Material Being Covered This course explores the relation of "pagan", pre-Christian Roman writers to later Christian Roman writers regarding theology, history, and political theory. Typically, the Christian Roman writer is Augustine of Hippo, and the text examined is his City of God; the earlier, "pagan" writer or writers vary, and may include Cicero, Lucretius, Polybius, and Sextus Empiricus.
Required Books
Augustine, City of God Against the Pagans, ISBN: 0-521-46843-4, Cambridge, 1998;
Polybius, The Histories, ISBN: 978-0199534708, Oxford;
Cicero, On the Nature of the Gods, ISBN: 978-0199540068.
Method of Instruction To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments To be announced.
Examination Policy To be announced.

RELG 318 - ISLAM IN MODERN WORLD  
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
19090 3 001 0200p-0315p TR JORG 151 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
Lincoln, Holy Terrors, Thinking About Religion After September 11, 2nd Edition., ISBN: 978-0226482033, University of Chicago Press, 2006.
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
12015 3 001 1130a-1220p MWF BURN 118 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, Cultures of the Jews, Volume 2: Diversities of Diaspora, ISBN:978-0-8052-1201-9, Schocken Pub., 2006;
Bell, Jews in the Early Modern World, ISBN: 0-74254518-0, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers;
Mark Cohen, Under Cross and Crescent, ISBN: 0-691-13931-8, 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 340 - WOMEN IN THE BIBLICAL WORLD 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
19065 3 001 0230p-0320p MWF HAH 102 S. Crawford
Description of Material Being Covered What does the Bible have to say about women? This course will examine the portayal of women in the biblical literature, and the significance of that portrayal in contemporary society. The focus of the course will be on texts from the Bible which feature women, but we will also look at some sources outside the Bible, and utilize some secondary material. Prior knowledge of the Bible or of ancient Israel is not expected.
Required Books
Attridge, The Harper Collins Study Bible with the Aprocrypha, ISBN: 9780060786854, Harper Collins, 2006;
Newsom, The Women's Bilbe Commentary-Expanded Edition with Aprocrypha, ISBN: 9780664257811, Westminister/John Knox, 1998;
Kraemer, Women & Christian Origins, ISBN: 9780195103960, Oxford UP, 1999.
Method of Instruction Lecture/discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments Mid-term and a final, a short paper, and an in-class report.
Examination Policies and Grading Information To be announced.

RELG 398, Sec. 001 - SPECIAL TOPICS:  HISTORY OF AMERICAN EVANGELICALISM 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
19085 1-3 001 0130p-0245p MW ANDR 241 D. Crawford
Essential Prerequisite:
Description of Material Being Covered This course covers the period 1870-1970 of evangelical Protestantism in America that saw the rise of the Fundamentalist movement, which flourished roughly from the 1910s until the 1960s when its influence began to wane. We will examine the roots of Fundamentalism in 19th century revivalism, the formation of the “fundamental” doctrines, its opposition to “modernism” in the denominational churches and in secular society, the Bible School movement, the emphasis on evangelism, and the legacy of the movement in contemporary American culture. Selected readings from George Marsden, Fundamentalism and American Culture; Joel Carpenter, Revive Us Again; Dan Crawford, A Thirst for Souls; C. Allyn Russell, Voices of American Fundamentalism; and other sources. Required texts will be forthcoming.
Required Books
Marsden, George, Fundamentalism and American Culture, ISBN: 019503083-4;
Carpenter, Joel, Revive Us Again, ISBN: 0-19-512907-5;
Crawford, Dan, A Thirst for Souls, The Life of Evangelist Percy B. Crawford, ISBN: 1-57592-148-9.
Method of Instruction The class will include some lecture, but more discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments Students will give reports and lead discussion.
Examination Polices and Grading Information Two take-home exams, and a final research paper (approximately 8-10 pages).

RELG 398, Sec. 002 - SPECIAL TOPICS:  ARABIC IV (SECOND YEAR)
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
19099 1-3 002 0130p-0220p MWF M&N B7 O. Zakaria
Description of Material Being CoveredThis course will lay the foundation of modern standard Arabic; the grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and structure of the language.
Required Books
Kristen Brustad, Abbas Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al'Arabiyya: A Textbook for Arabic, Part One, ISBN: 9781589011045, Georgetown University Press, 2004;
Kristen Brustad, Abbas Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al'Arabiyya: A Textbook for Arabic, Part Two, ISBN: 9781589010963, Georgetown University Press.
Recommended:
Brustad,Al-Kitaab Part One, Audio on the Go, ISBN: 978589011502, Georgetown UP, 2007;
Brustad, Al-Kitaab Part Two, Audio on the Go, ISBN: 9781589011519, Georgetown UP, 2007.
Method of Instruction To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments To be announced.
Examination Polices and Grading Information:   To be announced.

RELG 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). 

RELG 410 - GNOSTICISM 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
6933 3 001 0930a-1045a TR ANDR 241 J. Turner
Cross-Listed with Classics 410/810. 
Description of Material Being CoveredA 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
Robinson, editor, The Nag Hammadi Library in English, ISBN: 0-06-066935-7, Harper, Required;
Meyer, editor, The Nag Hammadi Library in English, ISBN: 9780060523787, Harper Collins, Required;
Layton, The Gnostic Scriptures, ISBN: 9780300140132, Bantam, Required;
Pearson, Ancient Gnosticism, ISBN: 9780800632588, Augsburg Fortress Publishers, Required;
Pagels, Gnostic Gospels, Trade Ed., ISBN: 9780679724537, Required;
Robinson, Nag Hammadi Library, ISBN: 9780060669355, Required;
Rudolph, Gnosis, ISBN: 9780060670184, Required.
Method of InstructionThe 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 InformationThe student's work will be evaluated on the basis of a term paper, oral class presentation, and class participation.

RELG 450 - BUDDHIST PATHS TO ENLIGHTENMENT 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
19434 3 001 0330p-0620p M ANDR 241 Y. Komarovski
Description of Material Being Covered This course focuses on different presentations of the Buddhist path from the perspectives of Theravada Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism in its Indo-Tibetan form including Tantra, as well as East-Asian Zen and Pure Land Buddhism. We will be comparing different models of and perspectives on the Buddhist path and its results, such as presenting enlightenment as a gradual versus sudden process; seeing progress on the path as depending on one’s own power versus salvific powers of enlightened beings; viewing enlightenment as already present within versus as a distant possibility; encouraging abandonment of desires versus their transformation. In this course, we will explore how Buddhists approach such questions as whether or not all beings can attain buddhahood, whether multiple enlightenments are possible, whether conceptual thinking can result in negation of concepts, and so forth. The assigned readings will consist of a balanced amount of primary and secondary sources/materials.
Required Books
Buswell, Robert E., Tracing Back the Radiance: Chinul's Korean Way of Zen, ISBN: 0824814274, University of Hawaii Press, 1991;
Rinpoche, Kangyur, Treasury of Precious Qualities: A Commentary on the Root Text of Jigme Lingpa Entitled The Quintessence of the Three Paths, ISBN: 1590307119, Shambhala Publications, 2010;
Cozort, Daniel, Highest Yoga Tantra, ISBN:1559392355, Snow Lion Publication, 2005;
Buswell, Robert E., Paths to Liberation: The Marga and Its Transformations in Buddhist Thought, ISBN: 0824814177, University of Hawaii Press, 1992;
Namgyal, Dakpo Tashi, Mahamudra: The Moonlight--Quintessence of Mind and Meditation, ISBN: 0861712994, Wisdom Pulbications, 2006.
Method of Instruction To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments To be announced.
Examination Polices and Grading Information To be announced.
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