UPDATED: 02/19/2013


Arabic:
ARAB 102 - Beginning Arabic II


Classics:
CLAS 116 - Scientific Greek and Latin
CLAS 121 - Classical Antiquity in Popular Culture
CLAS 180, Sec. 001 - Classical Mythology
CLAS 180, Sec. 150 - Classical Mythology
CLAS 209 - Ancient Greece
CLAS 252 - Archaeology: World Civilization
CLAS 283 - Epic Tales: The World's Heroes and Gods
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 440 - Gender & Sex: Ancient World

Greek:
GREK 102 - Elementary Greek II
GREK 302 - Greek Poetry I
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 I
LATN 304 - Latin Poetry II
LATN 399 - Independent Study
LATN 399H - Honors Course
LATN 492/892 - Topics in Latin Poetry
LATN 896 - Reading and Research
LATN 899 - Masters Thesis
LATN 942 - Seminar in Latin Literature

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

Religious Studies:
RELG 108 - World Religions
RELG 150 - Explaining Religion
RELG 205 - Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
RELG 217 - Israel: The Holy Land
RELG 225 - Science and Religion
RELG 310 - Great Ideas in Religion:  From God to Nothingness
RELG 312 - Pagans and Christians in the Roman Empire
RELG 318 - Islam in the Modern World
RELG 489/889 - Medieval Literature & Theology


ARAB 102 - BEGINNING ARABIC II 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4834 5 001 1230-0120 MTWRF AVRY 112 Anas Yazidi
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.

CLAS 116 - SCIENTIFIC GREEK & LATIN 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3030 2 700 ON BLACKBOARD Arranged Arranged Arranged 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. Computer, E-mail and Internet required.
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 121 - CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY IN POPULAR CULTURE
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4892 3 001 0600p-0900p R RH 15 M. Hoff
Description of Material Being Covered:  This is a course on the representation of ancient Greek and Roman literature, mythology, and history in contemporary American popular culture. The course will examine ancient texts and artifacts alongside modern interpretations and adaptations of them in various media. No background knowledge is required. Students will become familiar with some of the many ways in which the ancient world and its artifacts are adapted and adopted into our own culture¬ís forms of entertainment.
Required Books: 
Morford, Classical Mythology, 9th Edition, ISBN: 9780195397703, Oxford, 2010;
Miller, 300, ISBN: 9781569714027, Dark Horse, 1999;
Lombardo, The Essential Homer, ISBN: 9780872205406, Hackett.
Method of Instruction:  To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.

CLAS 180, SEC. 001 - CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
16544 Lecture 3 001 0200p-0315p TR BURN 121 J. Goecke
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 classical myths have come down to us, and seek to answer the questions "What is myth?" and "What is it good for?"
Required Books:
Homer, Odyssey, ISBN: 978-0-87220-484-3, Hacket Publishing, 2000;
Hesiod, Theogony, trans. Brown, ISBN: 978-0-02-315310-5, Prentice Hall, 1953;
Sophocles, Three Theban Plays, trans. Fagels, ISBN: 978-0-14-044425-4, Penguin, 1982;
Euripides,Ten Play, ISBN: 978-0-553-21363-8, 1990 Bantam;
Virgil, Aeneid, trans. Fitzgerald, ISBN: 978-0-679-72952-5, 1990, Knopf Doubleday;
Ovid, Metamorphoses, trans. Humphries, ISBN: 978-0-253-20001-3, 1983, Indiana University Press.
Method of Instruction: Lecture and discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments:  Weekly readings, 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 180, SEC. 150 - CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3032 3 150 1230p-0120p MF BESY 117 T. Winter
3033 A 151 Recitation 0930a-1020a W M & N B7 Staff
3034 A 152 Recitation 0230p-0320p W BURN 232 Staff
3035 A 153 Recitation 0230p-0320p W JORG 251 Staff
3036 A 154 Recitation 1230p-0120p W HENZ 35 Staff
3037 A 155 Recitation 1230p-0120p W HENZ 204 Staff
3038 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, ISBN: 9780199438317, Oxford UP, 2009;
Homer, The Odyssey, ISBN: 978393964059, W. W. Norton, 1993;
Sophocles, Three Theban Plays, ISBN: 9780486450490, Dover Publishing, 2006;
Euripides, Ten Plays, ISBN: 9780553213638, Bantam Books, 1990;
Ovid, Metamorphoses, (tr. Humphries), ISBN: 9780253200013, Indiana UP, 1960;
Apollodorus, The Library of Apollodorus, ISBN: 978199536320, Oxford UP, 2008.
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 209 - ANCIENT GREECE
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4962 3 001 1100a-1215p TR Morrill 141 V. Gorman
Description of Material Being Covered:  History 209 is a survey course designed to introduce lower-division students to the history of Greece, from the Stone Age until the Roman conquest in the 2nd century BC. Besides tracing a basic historical narrative, we will explore themes such as the rise of the polis and the coming of empire, changing styles of warfare and their internal social implications, the nature of democracy, colonization, encounters with foreign powers, class and gender issues, the character of ancient religion, and various ethnic values. Students will read from both primary and secondary sources. There will be on-line reading quizzes and in-class essay exams. This class fulfills the Essential Studies requirement for Area D, Historical Studies.
Required Books
Method of Instruction
Examination Policies and Grading Information

CLAS 252 - ARCHAEOLOGY: WORLD CIVILIZATION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3039 3 001 0200p-0315p TR AVRY 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 283 - EPIC TALES: THE WORLD'S HEROES AND GODS
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
9747 3 001 1100a-1215p TR T. Rinkevich
PREQ:   Sophmore standing. 
Description of Material Being Covered:  Reading and discussion of selected representative epics from a variety of cultures, chiefly in the ancient world: including Gilgamesh, Iliad, Odyssey, Theogony, Enuma Elish, Mahabharata (selections!), Aeneid. Investigation and lectures regarding the themes, motifs, and structures of epic, and their appearance in other cultures (including later) epics.
Required Books
Lombardo, S. (tr.), Iliad, ISBN: 0872203522, Hackett Publishing, 1997;
West, David (tr.), Aeneid: New Prose Translation, ISBN: 9780024277800, PH, 1987;
Gardner, J., Gilgamesh, ISBN: 9780394740898, Random Books, 1985;
Johnson, John W., The Epic of Son-Jara, ISBN: 0-253-20713-5, Indiana Univ. Press, 1992;
Heaney, Seamus, Beowulf, ISBN: 0-393-32097-8, W.W. Norton, 2000;
Homer, Odyssey, (tr. Rieu), ISBN: 90140268863, Viking Press, 2003;
Hesiod Theogony and Works and Days, (ed. West), ISBN: 9780023153105, PH;
Dalley, Stephanie, Myths from Mesopotamia, ISBN: 0199538360, Oxford Univ. Press, 2009;
Chakravarthi V. Narassimhan, Mahabharata: An English Version, ISBN: 0-231-11055-6, Columbia Univ. Press, 1998;
Nabokov, Vladimir (tr.), The Song of Igor's Campaign, ISBN: 0-87501-061-8, Ardis Publishers, 1989.
Method of Instruction: Lectures and class discussions on these works; oral presentations in class by members of the class.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  Occasional quizzes; mid-term, final; 2-3 short papers (2-4 pages) on the readings. Quizzes count 10%, mid-term 25%, final 25%, papers 30%, attendance and participation 10%. Performance counts!.

CLAS 312 - PAGANS AND CHRISTIANS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
9842 3 001 1030a-1120a MWF BURN 231 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: 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
9745 3 001 1100a-1215p TR MABL 265 E. Athanassopoulos
Description of Material Being Covered:  This 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: 9780521627337, Cambridge UP, 2001;
Camp, John McK., The Archaeology of Athens, ISBN: 9780300101515, Yale University Press, 2004.
Method of Instruction:  The 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 440/840 - GENDER & SEXUALITY IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
9746/**** 3 001 1100a-1215p TR HENZ 204 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, 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
3443 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 in 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
3444 3 001 0930a-1045a TR ANDR 241 A. Duncan
PREQ:  GREK 371 or 372. 
Description of Material Being Covered:
Required Books
Benner, ed., foreword by Mark W. Edwards. Selections from Homer's Iliad, ISBN: 9780806133638, University of Oklahoma Press, 2001.
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
PREQ:  Admission to the Masters Degree Program and permission of Major Advisor. 

LATN 102, sec. 001 - ELEMENTARY LATIN II
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3500
5 001
001
1230p-0145p
1230p-0120p
TR
MW
ANDR 11
ANDR 11
R. Gorman
R. Gorman
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
3501
5 002
002
0230p-0320p
0230p-0345p
MW
TR
ANDR 11
ANDR 11
R. Gorman
R. Gorman
PREQ:   Latin 101.  
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 Information:  To be announced.

LATN 302 - LATIN POETRY I
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3502 3 001 0200p-0315p TR OLDH 304 T. Rinkevich
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 II
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3503 3 001 0930a-1045a TR OLDH 203 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: LATIN POETRY
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3506/**** 3 001 1230p-0145p TR ANDR 241 T. Winter
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.
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:   ADMISSIONS TO THE MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAM AND PERMISSION OF MAJOR ADVISER. 

LATN 942 - SEMINAR IN LATIN LITERATURE 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 3 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff

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
9744 3 001 0600p-0850p M HAH 102 Y. Komarovski
Description of Material Being Covered:  This course explores 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.
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
9741 3 001 0130p-0220p MWF ARCH 127 S. Lahey
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;
Pelikan, Jesus Through the Centuries, ISBN: 006-097080, Yale, 1999.
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 205 - INTRO TO THE HEBREW BIBLE/OLD TESTAMENT
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
9845 3 001 0230p-0320p MWF CBA 118 A. White
Cross-Listed with Judaic Studies 205
Description of Material Being Covered: The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an overview of the texts of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, to place those texts in a historical context, and to learn the methods of interpretation which scholars use when working with the text. 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, ISBN: 978-088662073, Augsburg Fortress, 2007;
Coogan, The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version, ISBN: 978-0195289602, Oxford UP, 2010.

RELG 217 - ISRAEL: THE HOLY LAND 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4737 3 001 1130a-1220p MWF CBA 25 S. Burnett
Cross-Listed with History and Judaic Studies 217 
Description of Material Being Covered:  The land of Israel has long been considered holy by Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike. Throughout its turbulent history a variety of conquerors including the Persians and the Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs, the Crusaders, the Turks, and the British have ruled the land and left traces of their passage. Most recently, the modern state of Israel has emerged there, born out of the tragedy of the Second World War and the Holocaust. This couse will trace the succession of conquerors who ruled the land and the ways they sought to make it their own, such as creating architectural monuments and instituting religious changes, and we'll also consider the importance of the state of Israel in the modern Middle East.
Required Books
Kramer, History of Palestine, Princeton University Press, 2011;
Riley-Smith, Oxford History of Crusades, Oxford University Press, 2002;
Shanks, Ancient Israel, 3rd ed., Pearson, 2011.
Any Bible translation.
Method of Instruction:  Lecture with discussion of texts.
Number and Types of Assignments:  Three examinations and three reading reports upon assigned primary source texts.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  Examinations will be given on the date noted unless announced previously in class. 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 responsibility of the student to contact the professor in order to schedule make-up examinations.

RELG 225 - SCIENCE AND RELIGION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
9737 3 001 1230p-0145p TR BURN 204 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
Dixon, Science and Religion, ISBN: 978-0-19-929551-7, Oxford U.P., 2008;
Barbour, Religion and Science: Historical and Contempory Issues, ISBN: Harper San Francisco, 1997 (Recommended only).
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 310 - GREAT IDEAS IN RELIGION:  FROM GOD TO NOTHINGNESS 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
9740 3 001 0930a-1045a TR BURN 203 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
Plato, Timaeus, (tr. Zeyl), ISBN: 0-87220-446-4, Hackett Pub., 2000;
Armstrong, Buddha;
Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling, ISBN: 9780143037576, Penguin;
Friedrich Schleiermacher, On Religion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers, ISBN: 0-664-25556-6, Westminster/John Knox, 1994;
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science ISBN: 0-394-71985-9, Vintage Books, 1974;
Walpola Rahula, What the Buddha Taught, ISBN: 0-8021-3031-3, Grove Press, 1986.
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
9842 3 001 1030a-1120a MWF BURN 231 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: 0-521-46843-5, Cambridge, 1998;
Polybius, The Histories, ISBN: 978-0199534708, Oxford;
Prof. Lahey's: Pagans & Christians
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
9844 3 001 1100a-1215p TR ANDR 16 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 489 - MEDIEVAL LITERATURE & THEOLOGY
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
9840 3 001 0930a-1020a MWF ANDR 145 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
John the Scot, Periphyseon on the Division of Nature, ISBN: 9781610976305, Wipf and Stock, 2011;
Carabine, John Scottus Eriugena, ISBN: 978-0195113624, Oxford, 2000.
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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