Course Description Booklet

UPDATED: 01/21/2014

Classics:
CLAS 116 - Scientific Greek & Latin
CLAS 121 - Antiquity in Popular Culture
CLAS 180 - Classical Mythology
CLAS 209 - Ancient Greece
CLAS 281 - The World of Classical Greece
CLAS 282 - The World of Classical Rome
CLAS 283 - Epic Tales
CLAS 307/807 - Early Christianity
CLAS 315 - Medieval World: Byzantium
CLAS 399 - Independent Study
CLAS 399H - Honors Course
CLAS 401 - Research Seminar
CLAS 417 - Roman Revolution
CLAS 438/838 - Old World Prehistory
CLAS 483 - Classical Drama

Greek:
GREK 102 - Elementary Greek II
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 - Elementary Latin II
LATN 302 - Latin Poetry
LATN 304 - Latin Poetry
LATN 399 - Independent Study
LATN 399H - Honors Course
LATN 456 - Latin of the Middle Ages: John Wyclif
LATN 896 - Reading and Research
LATN 899 - Masters Thesis

Hebrew:
HEBR 102 - Elementary Hebrew II
HEBR 399 - Independent Study
HEBR 896 - Reading and Research

Religious Studies:
RELG 108 - World Religions
RELG 118 - Introduction to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism
RELG 205 - Introduction to the Hebrew Bible
RELG 206 - Way of Western Religion
RELG 216 - History of Christianity
RELG 217 - Israel: The Holy Land
RELG 218 - Introduction to Buddhism
RELG 307 - Early Christianity
RELG 335 - Buddhist Scriptures
RELG 340 - Women: Biblical World
RELG 381 - Topics in Religion and Popular Culture
RELG 399 - Independent Study
RELG 401 - Research Seminar
RELG 418 - Fundamentalism, Religion & Politics
UHON 395H, Sec. 009 - Univ Honors Seminar: Finding a Way Between Science and Religion


CLAS 116/116X - SCIENTIFIC GREEK & LATIN  
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3073
17818
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 121 - ANTIQUITY IN POPULAR CULTURE 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
23385 3 001 1030-1120 MWF RVB 123 L. Lippman
Description of Material Being Covered: 
Required Books: 
Euripides, Euripides Medea, trans. Svarlien, ISBN: 9780872209237, Hackett Publishing;
Hunter, The Argonautica, ISBN: 9780199538720;
Ahl, Masters of Latin Literature: Seneca Medea, ISBN: 080149432X;
Carr, By the Bog of Cats; ISBN: 9780822218562, Dramatist Play Service.

CLAS 180 - CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4741
10190
3
3
001
002
0130-0220
0200-0315
MWF
TR
LLS 102
BURN 124
M. Lippman
J. Goecke
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: 978-0440406945;
Brunet, Anthology of Classical Myth, ISBN: 9780872207218;
Lombardo, trans. The Essential Homer, ISBN: 9780872205406;
Hunter, trans. Jason and the Golden Fleece (Argonautica), ISBN: 9780199538720.
Required Books, sec. 002: 
Hesiod, The Theogony, ISBN: 978023153105, PH, 2009;
Homer, The Odyssey, ISBN: 9780872204843, Hackett, 1993;
Sophocles, Three Theban Plays, ISBN: 9780140444254, Dover Publishing, 2006;
Euripides, Ten Plays, ISBN: 9780553213638, Bantam Books, 1990;
Virgil, Aeneid, ISBN: 9780679729525, RH, 1983;
Ovid, Metamorphoses, ISBN: 9780253200013, Indiana University Press, 1955.
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 209 - ANCIENT GREECE 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4526 3 001 1100-1215 TR MORR 141 V. Gorman
Description of Material Being Covered: 
HIST/CLAS 209 is a survey course designed to introduce lower-division students to the history of Greece, from the Stone Age until the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the 4th century BCE. 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, social conflicts, the nature of democracy, colonization, encounters with foreign powers, class and gender issues, the character of ancient religion, and various ethnic values. Students will take on-line reading quizzes and write in-class essay and short-answer exams.
Required Books: 
Plato, Last Days of Socrates, ISBN: 9780140449280, Viking Press, 2003;
Plutarch, Greek Lives, ISBN: 9780199540051, Oxford UP, 2008;
Pomeroy, Ancient Greece, 3rd Edition, ISBN: 9780199846047, Oxford UP, 2012;
Pomeroy, Ancient Greece (with Greek Lives), 3rd Edition, ISBN: 9780199925186, Oxford UP, 2012.
Method of Instruction: 
Number and Types of Assignments: 
Examination Policies and Grading Information: 

CLAS 281 - WORLD OF CLASSICAL GREECE 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
24849 3 001 1130-1220 TR MABL 230 T. Rinkevich
PREQ:   Sophomore standing. 
Cross-Listed with English 240A. 
Description of Material Being Covered:  Some of the greatest works of Greek literature are read in English translations as an introduction to the world of classical Greece.
Required Books: 
Homer, Iliad, ISBN: 9780872203525, Hackett, 1997;
Barnstone, Greek Lyric Poetry, 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, etc., ISBN: 9780140443325, Viking Press, 1978
Menander, Menader's Dyskolos (Or the Man who Didn't Like People), Pamphlet by W. G. Arnott, The Athlone Press, 1960;
Epictetus, The Enchiridion of Epictetus, ISBN: 9780915145690, HPC Philosophical Classics Series, 1983.
Method of Instruction: 
Number and Types of Assignments: 
Examination Policies and Grading Information: 

CLAS 282 - WORLD OF CLASSICAL ROME 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
9726 3 001 1100-1215 TR OTHM 106 J. Goecke
PREQ:   Sophomore standing. 
Cross-Listed with English 240B. 
Description of Material Being Covered: This course covers many of the most important works of Latin Literature in English, with two main purposes:  A. To study the literature per se; B.  To use the literature as documents from which to see the culture of the Romans.
Required Books: 
Livy, Early History of Rome, ISBN: 9780140448092, Penguin, 2002;
Virgil, Aeneid, trans. R. Fitzgerald, ISBN: 9780679729425, Vintage, 1983;
Lucan, Civil War, ISBN: 9780199540686, Oxford UP, 2008;
Suetonius, Twelve Caesars, ISBN: 9780140455168, Penguin, 2007;
Seneca, Four Tragedies, ISBN: 9780140441741, Penguin, 1966;
Horace, Odes and Epodes, ISBN: 9780226106799, UP Chicago, 1860;
Ovid, Metamorphoses, ISBN: 9780253200013, Indiana UP, 1983.
Method of Instruction: 
Number and Types of Assignments: 
Examination Policies and Grading Information: 

CLAS 283 - EPIC TALES 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4722 3 001 0930-1020 MWF BURN 118 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: 9780872203525, VP, 2003;
Levi, Robert (tr.), Vergil's Aeneid, ISBN: 978025320047;
Gardner, J., Gilgamesh, ISBN: 0-394-74089-8, Random Books, 1984;
Johnson, John W., The Epic of Son-Jara, ISBN: 0253343372, Indiana Univ. Press, 1992;
Heaney, Seamus, Beowulf, ISBN: 9780393975802, W.W. Norton, 2001;
Homer, Odyssey, (tr. Rieu), ISBN: 9780140449112, Viking Press, 2003;
Hesiod Theogony and Works and Days, (ed. West), ISBN: 9780023153105, PH;
Dalley, Stephanie, Myths from Mesopotamia, ISBN: 0-19-283589-5, Oxford Univ. Press, 1989;
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 307/807 - EARLY CHRISTIANITY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor:
10031/**** 3 001 0930-1045 TR BURN 203 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 315 - MEDIEVAL WORLD: Byzantium 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
9728 3 001 0200-0315 TR AVH 118 E. Athanassopoulos
Description of Material Being Covered: 
An exploration of the key dimensions of Byzantium's social, economic and cultural developments, the role of Byzantium in world history, and the nature of the Byzantine legacy in contemporary Eastern Europe, Russia and the Balkans.
Required Books: 
Gregory, A History of Byzantium, 2nd Edition, ISBN: 9781405184717, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Method of Instruction: 
Number and Types of Assignments: 
Examination Policies and Grading Information: 

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

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

CLAS 401 - RESEARCH SEMINAR  
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 3 001 0200-0315 ARR ARR M. Lippman

CLAS 417 - ROMAN REVOLUTION, 133 BC - 68 AD 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
23388 3 001 0200-0315 TR OLDF 304 V. Gorman
Description of Material Being Covered: 
Required Books: 
Scullard, From the Fracchi to Nero, ISBN: 9780415025270, Routledge;
Southern, Augustus, ISBN: 9780415258555, Routledge;
Tacitus, Annals of Imperial Rome, ISBN: 9780140455649, Penguin;
Cicero, Selected Letters, ISBN: 9780199214204, Oxford;
Plutarch, Roman Lives, ISBN: 9780199537389.
Method of Instruction: 
Number and Types of Assignments: 
Examination Policies and Grading Information: 

CLAS 438 - TOPICS IN OLD WORLD PREHISTORY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
23371 3 001 1100-1215 TR BESY 129 E. Athanassopoulos
Description of Material Being Covered: 
Required Books: 
Method of Instruction: 
Number and Types of Assignments: 
Examination Policies and Grading Information: 

CLAS 483/883 - CLASSICAL DRAMA 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4721/***** 3 001 0200-0315 TR ANDR 241 M. Lippman
PREQ:  Senior Standing 
Cross-Listed with English 440. 
Description of Material Being Covered:  A history of ideas approach to Greek and Roman drama. Some familiarity with the Homeric poems as a source of background information is desirable.
Required Books : 
Storey, A Guide to Ancient Greek Drama, ISBN: 9781405102152, Blackwell;
Meineck, Aristophanes I, trans., ISBN: 9780872203600, Hackett;
Aristophanes, Aristophanes, Lysistrata, Ruden trans., ISBN: 9780872206038, Hackett;
Aristophanes, Aristophanes, Frogs, Henderson trans., ISBN: 9781585103089, Focus Publishing;
Thucydides, Landmark Thucydides, ISBN: 0684827905, Free Press;
Plato, Symposium, ISBN: 0872200760, Hackett;
Aristotle, Poetics, Heath trans., ISBN: 9780140446364, Penguin;
Plato, Trial and Death of Socrates, 3rd Edition, ISBN: 9780872205543, Hackett;
Euripides, Euripides II, ISBN: 9780226307817, Univeristy of Chicago;
Aeschylus, Aeschylus 1, Meineck trans., ISBN: 97808872203907;
Sophocles, Sophocles 1, Meineck trans., ISBN: 978072205857;
Euripides, Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus, Svarlien trans., ISBN: 9780872208223, Hackett;
Euripides, Electra, Phoencian Women, Bacchae, Iphigenia at Aulis Woodruff trans., ISBN: 9781603844604:
Euripides, Trojan Women, trans. Shapiro, ISBN: 9780195179101, Oxford University Press;
OPTIONAL TEXT
D'aulaire's Greek Myths, ISBN: 9780440406945.
Examination Policy:  A mid-term exam and a final exam, both essay type; quizzes; presentations. In addition, the graduate students will write a research paper on a topic of interest to them.

GREK 102 - ELEMENTARY GREEK II 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3452 5
5
001
001
1130-1220
1100-1215
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: 
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 373 - NEW TESTAMENT GREEK 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
9729 3 001 0330-0445 TR ANDR 241 J. Turner
Description of Material Being Covered:  Translation and study of selections from the Greek New Testament. Choice to be determined by student preference; possibly the Gospel of John and some Epistles.
Required Books: 
The Greek New Testament, ISBN: 9781598561715, Henrickson Publications, 2006.
Method of Instruction:  Recitation and comment.
Number and Types of Assignments:  Prepare assigned translation for each class meeting. One paper, topic to be determined by conference.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  Grade based on daily class performance, paper, and possibly a final examination.
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
**** 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. 

HEBR 102 - ELEMENTARY BIBLICAL HEBREW II 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
9730 3 001 0800-0915 TR ANDR 241 S. Crawford
Description of Material Being Covered: This course will introduce you to the language of the Hebrew Bible, which Jews refer to as the Tanak and Christians as the Old Testament. In this course you will learn to recognize and form Hebrew nouns and will study part of the verbal system. By the end of the semester you will be able to read simple Hebrew sentences. You will then be prepared to take the next semester in which you will master the remainder of the verbal system and learn to read extensive passages from the Bible.
Required Books: 
C.L. Seow, A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew, ISBN: 9780687157862, Abingdon Press, 1995;
Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon, ISBN: 9781565632060, Henrichsen;
Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, study edition, ISBN: 9783438052229, United Bible Society.
Method of Instruction:  Seminar style; in-class recitation.
Number and Types of Assignments:  Frequent short quizzes on grammar and vocabulary, frequent homework assignments.
Examination Policies:  Three examinations.

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

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

LATN 102 - ELEMENTARY LATIN II 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3498 5 001 1230-0120
1230-0145
MW
TR
ANDR 11
ANDR 11
R. Gorman
R. Gorman
3499 5 002 0930-1020
0930-1045
MW
TR
ANDR 11
ANDR 11
M. Lippman
M. Lippman
The Use of Latin for Today's Student:  For fifteen hundred years or more the Latin language was the life-blood of the intellectual development of western Europe. Subjects as diverse as history, government, law, rhetoric, literature, philosophy, religion, medicine, physics, astronomy and mathematics were written about, talked about and thought about in Latin. For people of that time, not to know Latin was to be largely cut off from the life of the mind. Likewise, for students of today, to lack all knowledge of Latin language and culture is to remain forever intellectually “childish”: enjoying the fruits and suffering the consequences of our intellectual heritage without even recognition or acknowledgment, not to mention insight and understanding. In addition to its place as an invaluable key to the story of intellectual development in the West, knowledge of Latin may help to unlock for the student much of the modern world as well. In a vast swath across our planet, from the southern tip of South America to the coast of the Black Sea, the languages spoken are essentially Neo-Latin. Spanish, French, Italian, Romanian, Portuguese and Catalan are all directly descended from Latin. Much of the grammar, morphology, vocabulary and syntax are readily transparent to those who have studied Latin. A good Latin student can, without any further formal training, learn to read these languages with facility.
Description of Material Being Covered: Accordingly, it is the goal of the beginning Latin sequence to introduce the student to the achievements of Latin culture by the most direct route: unmediated confrontation with the monuments of Latin literature. Latin 101/102 will familiarize the student with the elements of the grammar of Classical Latin, the standard by which previous and subsequent developments in the Latin language are measured. In Latin 101 the student will learn the morphology and syntax of the Latin case system as well as a substantial part of the Latin verb system. Knowledge of morphology will be demonstrated in daily quizzes. Knowledge of both morphology and syntax will be developed and tested in daily translation exercises. The beginning Latin sequence also aims to develop in the student an increased level of linguistic sophistication. This improvement will arise not only willy-nilly from the simple fact of the learning of a second language, but is the product of a continual practice of explicit analysis of both Latin and English grammar.
Required Books: 
Andrew Keller & Stephanie Russell, Learn to Read Latin (Set:Txt/Wkbk), ISBN: 9780300103540, Yale UP, 2003, Required.
Method of Instruction:  To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  To be announced.

LATN 302 - LATIN POETRY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3500 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: 
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 304 - LATIN POETRY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3501 3 001 0130-0220 MWF ANDR 11 T. Rinkevich
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: 
Garrison, Horace, Epodes and Odes, ISBN: 9780806130576, University of Oklahoma Press, 1991.
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 456 - LATIN OF MIDDLE AGES: JOHN WYCLIF 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
9731 3 001 0130-0220 MWF ANDR 241 S. Lahey
Description of Material Being Covered: 
Required Books: 
Method of Instruction: 
Number and Types of Assignments: 
Examination Policies and Grading Information: 

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. 

RELG 108 - WORLD RELIGIONS 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4719 3 001 0600-0850 T BESY 117 S. Wood
10037 3 002 1230-0120 MWF HENZ 53 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.
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 Judaism, 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 - INTRODUCTION TO HINDUISM, BUDDHISM AND DAOISM 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
23594 3 001 1230-0145 TR BURN 204 C. Bruntz
Description of Material Being Covered:  This course introduces students to the essential texts, ideas, beliefs and practices of the religious traditions of South and East Asia. Our emphasis will be on Hinduism and Jainism in South Asia, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto in East Asia, and Buddhism in South and East Asia. We will look at both traditional and modern expressions of these religions in Asia as well as the ways in which Asian religions have taken root in the West. Class lectures are designed to intellectually supplement and visually enrich, rather than merely reiterate, the information provided in the textbooks.
Required Books: 
Lopez, Buddhist Scriptures, ISBN: 9780140447583;
Miller, Bhagavad-Gita, ISBN: 9780553213652;
Le Guin, Tao Te Ching, ISBN: 9781570623950.
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RELG 205 - INTRODUCTION TO THE HEBREW BIBLE 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
17389 3 001 0930-1020 MWF AVH 119 A. White
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: 
New Oxford Annotated Bible, 4th Edition, ISBN: 9780195289602, Oxford UP, 2010;
Collins, Short Introduction to Hebrew Bible, ISBN: 9780800662073, Augs Publisher, 2007.
Method of Instruction:  Lecture/discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  Mid-term, final, and two short papers.

RELG 206 - WAY OF WESTERN RELIGION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
10038 3 001 0200-0315 TR HENZ 36 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: 
Augustine, Confessions, ISBN: 9780140441147, Viking Press, 1961;
Beckett, Waiting for Godot, ISBN: 9780802130341, Grova, 1954;
Erasmus-Luther, Discourse on Free Will, ISBN: 9780826477941, Contn, 2006;
Gardner, Gilgamesh, ISBN: 9780394740898, RH, 1984;
Euripides, Bacchae of Euripides, (New Trans Sutherland), ISBN: 9780803251946, 1968;
Goethe, Faust, ISBN: 9780385031141, Double Day, 1961;
Kafka, Complete Stories, ISBN: 9780805210552, Scholastic, 1983;
Nietzche, Twilight of Idols/Anti-Christ, ISBN: 9780140445145, Viking Press, 1990;
Plato, Euthyphro/Apology/Crito/Phaedo, ISBN: 9780879654969, Promb, 1988;
Scholem, Zohar: Book of Splendor, ISBN: 9780805210347, Scholastic, 1949.
Method of Instruction: Lecture and discussion.
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RELG 217 - ISRAEL: THE HOLY LAND 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4413 3 001 1130-1220 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 course 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, ISBN: 9780691150079, Princeton UP, 2011;
Riley-Smith, Oxford History of Crusades, ISBN: 9780192803122, Oxford UP, 2002;
Shanks, Ancient Israel, 3rd Edition, ISBN: 9780205096435, Pearson, 2011.
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 218 - INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
10028 3 001 0230-0320 MWF CBA 118 Y. Komarovski
Description of Material Being Covered:  This survey course introduces students to a complex variety of Buddhist traditions from several perspectives that include, but are not limited to, historical, philosophical, contemplative, and ethical dimensions of Buddhism. The course is divided into four parts. In the first part, we will focus on the figure of Buddha and his basic teachings, development of the Buddhist community, and early forms of Buddhism. In the second part, we will examine the rise of Mahayana, Buddhist philosophical and contemplative systems, and different models of the Buddhist path and it stages. In the third part of the course, we will study about ritual, historical, and other aspects of several South and East Asian Buddhist traditions. In the final part, we will concentrate on contemporary issues in Buddhism, especially those related to ethics and bioethics, transformations of Buddhist practices in Europe and America, and contemporary Buddhist education in the West.
Required Books: 
Mitchell, Buddhism, Introducting the Buddhist Experience, 3rd Edition, 2 Volume Pack, ISBN: 9780199862702, Oxford UP, 2011;
Strong, The Experience of Buddhism: Sources and Interpretations, 3rd Ed., ISBN: 10:0495094869, Wadsworth Publishing, 2008.
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RELG 307 - EARLY CHRISTIANITY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
10030 3 001 0930-1045 TR BURN 203 J. Turner
Cross-Listed with Classics and History 307/807. 
Description of Material Being Covered:  Introduction to the history, institutions and thought of early Christianity from the beginnings until A.D. 150 as reconstructed from the New Testament and other early Christian literature.
Required Books: 
Duling and Perrin, Introduction to the New Testament, 4th Edition, ISBN: 0-15-507856-7, 2003;
Dungan and Cartlidge, Documents for the Study of the Gospels Revised, ISBN: 0-8006-2809-3, Fortress, 1994;
Throckmorton, Gospel Parallels 5th Edition NRSV, ISBN: 0-8407-7484-2, Nelson, 1993;
Holy Bible (RSV), ISBN: 0-452-00647-8, Plume, 1974.
Method of Instruction:  Mostly lecture, but ample opportunity for discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.

RELG 335 - BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
10039 3 001 1030-1120 MWF ANDR 241 Y. Komarovski
Description of Material Being Covered:  This course focuses on seminal texts from the Tibetan, Pali, and Chinese Buddhist canons that contain records of the Buddha’s teachings as well as writings of his followers that assumed canonical status. The course’s objective is to introduce students to the key Buddhist scriptures and commentarial strategies used by their interpreters. Most of our readings will consist of primary Buddhist texts in English translation augmented by contemporary scholarly writings. The course will have four parts. We will start with scriptures that provide details of the Buddha’s life, teaching career, community of his followers, and contain the Buddha’s discourses on such fundamental teachings as the four truths and the eightfold path. In the second part of the course we will focus on the Perfection of Wisdom literature and explore in detail one of the most influential Mahayana scriptures—the Heart Sutra with its commentaries. In the third part we will read such seminal Mahayana sutras (recorded teachings of the Buddha) as the Lotus, Pure Land, Flower Garland, Vimalakirti, and other sutras that comprise the Mahayana scriptural foundations. We will also study related commentaries and independent influential texts written by Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu, and other prominent Buddhist thinkers. In the last part of the course we will study in detail Shantideva’s Way of the Bodhisattva that summarizes key elements of the Buddhist scriptures.
Required Books: 
Lopez, Buddhist Scriptures, ISBN: 9780140447583, Viking Press, 2004;
Lopez, Heart Sutra Explained, ISBN: 9780887065903, SUNY;
Pelden, Nectar of Manjushri's Speech, ISBN: 9781590306994, SHMBH, 2010;
Williams, Mahayana Buddhism, 2nd Edition, ISBN: 9780415356534, ROUTL, 2008.
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RELG 340 - WOMEN IN THE BIBLICAL WORLD 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
10040 3 001 1100-1215 TR ANDR 35 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: 
The Harper Collins Study Bible with the Apocrypha, ISBN: 978-0060786847, Harper Collins, recommended;
Newsom, Women's Bible Commentary, 3rd Ed., ISBN: 9780664237073, Westminster/John Knox, 2012;
Diamant, The Red Tent, ISBN: 978-0312427290, Picador.
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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 381 - TOPICS IN RELIGION AND POPULAR CULTURE 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
10036 3 001 1030-1120 MWF CBA 306 S. Lahey
Description of Material Being Covered:  This course is designed to analyze one aspect of the relation of a given society’s religion and its popular culture. In this case, the society will be Medieval Europe, and the popular culture will be the recovery of classical antiquity in medieval poetry. The main text will be Dante’s Divine Comedy, which we will use to analyze how Christianity evolved in the Latin west from antiquity into the fourteenth century, and how Dante incorporated elements of classical ideology in his depiction of the Christian afterlife. We will also read Dante’s De Monarchia to gain understanding of the political elements contained within the Divine Comedy as well as to gain familiarity with the relation of Christian ideology to political culture.
Required Books: 
Dante, Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio & Paradiso, ISBN: 9780451208637, NAL, 2003;
Dante, Monarchy, ISBN: 9780521567817, Cambridge, 1996.
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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 S. Wood

RELG 418 - FUNDAMENTALISM, RELIGION, AND POLITICS  
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
10035 3 001 0200-0315 TR BURN 121 S. Wood
Description of Material Being Covered: This course analyses the complex relationship between fundamentalism, religion, and politics. We will begin by examining a variety of theories that scholars have advanced to define and explain the phenomenon of fundamentalism. We will then examine various examples of fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism.
Required Books
Ruthven, Malise, Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction, ISBN: 9780199212705, Oxford UP, 2007;
Lincoln, Bruce, Holy Terrors, Second Edition: Thinking About Religion After September 11, ISBN: 9780226482033, University of Chicago Press, 2006;
Martin, Islamism: Contested Perspectives on Political Islam, ISBN: 9780804768863, Stanford U.P., 2009;
Razek, Islam and the Foundations of Political Power (In Translation: Modern Muslim Thinkers), ISBN: 9780748689835, Edinburgh U.P., 2013.
RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED
R. Scott Appleby, Strong Religion: The Rise of Fundamentalism Around the World, ISBN: 9780226014975, Univ. of Chicago Press, 2003;
Marranci, Understanding Muslim Identity: Rethinking Fundamentalism, ISBN: 9780230002555, Palgrave, 2009.
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UHON 395H - UNIV HONORS - FINDING A WAY BETWEEN SCIENCE AND RELIGION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
8896 3 009 12:30-1:45 TR Neihardt Center D. Crawford
Description of Material Being Covered: 
A common view in the ongoing debate between science and religion is that the two perspectives are fundamentally opposed, and that religious belief—in God or creation or a soul—has no place in the scientific worldview and must be accepted “on faith.” This wedge between science and religion results in a view that bifurcates the world (and our knowledge of it) into two separate non-overlapping realms, so that each side of the debate can go about its business without worrying about interference from the other. This course will take the opposite approach and explore the possibility that the best results of science and religion can be brought together into a single coherent picture of reality. First, we look at selected readings from science representing the “accepted” scientific view of the natural world and the human mind (including Darwin and Freud). We then turn to a few individual scientists, philosophers, and theologians who are pointing the way toward a realignment of science and religion. In science, some biologists are suggesting new ways of looking at how life evolves and the place of intelligent beings in the universe. Philosophers are making a case that mind and consciousness, and ethical (altruistic) behavior, are irreducible elements of our human nature. And Theologians are reinterpreting traditional ideas of divinity, power, love, and transcendence in ways that resonate with our modern scientific understanding of the world as an evolving, creative process. The course will not presuppose technical knowledge in any of these fields, but only a willingness to work with the general ideas in each field and see how they might fit together. Students will lead some class discussions, and write short essays on the main readings and a final paper. This is an Honors course for honors students. Non-honors Religious Studies students who are interested in taking it should contact the instructor, D. Crawford, for information and permission to enroll.
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