Course Description Booklet

This is the final list of courses that will be offered this summer. 

Pre-Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 16 - June 3
8-Week Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 16 - July 8
1st 5-Week Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 06 - July 8
2nd 5-Week Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 11 - August 11

Summer Sessions

Updated April 22, 2011

PRESESSION 
CLAS 307/807 - Early Christianity
GREK 899 - Masters Thesis
LATN 899 - Masters Thesis
RELG 307 - Early Christianity

CLAS 307/807 - EARLY CHRISTIANITY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
1627/**** 3 301 1030a-0120p MTWRF TEAC 105 J. Turner
Cross-Listed with Religious Studies 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: 0-15-507856-9, ITP, Required;
Dungan and Cartlidge, Documents for the Study of the Gospels, ISBN: 0-8006-2809-8, Fortress, Required;
Throckmorton Jr., Gospel Parallels (NRSV) 5th Edition, ISBN: 0-8407-7484-2, Nelson, Required;
Holy Bible (Revised Standard Version), ISBN: 0-452-00647-3, Plume, 1974, Required.
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.

GREK 896 - READING AND RESEARCH 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-3 301 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor.

GREK 899 - MASTERS THESIS 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-3 301 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Admission to the Masters Degree Program and Permission of Major Advisor.
Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

LATN 896 - READING AND RESEARCH 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-3 301 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor.

LATN 899 - MASTERS THESIS 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-3 301 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Admission to the Masters Degree Program and Permission of Major Advisor.
Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

RELG 307 - EARLY CHRISTIANITY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3279 3 301 1030a-0120p MTWRF TEAC 105 J. Turner
Cross-Listed with Classics 307/807 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: 0-15-507856-9, ITP, Required;
Dungan and Cartlidge, Documents for the Study of the Gospels, ISBN: 0-8006-2809-8, Fortress, Required;
Throckmorton Jr., Gospel Parallels (NRSV) 5th Edition, ISBN: 0-8407-7484-2, Nelson, Required;
Holy Bible (Revised Standard Version), ISBN: 0-452-00647-3, Plume, 1974, Required.
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.

1ST-FIVE WEEK SESSION 
CLAS 180 - Classical Mythology
CLAS 399 - Independent Study
GREK 399 - Independent Study
GREK 896 - Reading and Research
GREK 899 - Masters Thesis
LATN 399 - Independent Study
LATN 896 - Reading and Research
LATN 899 - Masters Thesis

CLAS 180 - CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY 
Call# Type Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
1626 Lecture 3 501 0915a-1050a MTWRF ANDR 11 T. Winter
Description of Material Being Covered (Sec. 501) A reading and discussion of the major stories of the ancient Greeks and Romans, in epic and dramatic forms, including Homer, Hesiod, Sophocles, Euripides, Vergil, Ovid, and Seneca as sources.
Required Books (Sec. 501):
Eurpides, Ten Plays, ISBN: 9780553213638, Bantam, 1990;
Homer, Odyssey, ISBN: 9780393964059, W. W. Norton, 1993;
Sophocles, Three Theban Plays, ISBN: 9780486450490, Dover Publishing, 2006;
Apollodorus, The Library of Apollodorus, ISBN: 9780199436320, Oxford UP, 2008;
Hesiod, Theogony, ISBN: 9780199538317, Oxford UP, 2009;
Ovid, Metamorphoses, ISBN: 9780253200013, Indiana University Press, 1960.
Method of Instruction (Sec. 501)
- Lecture and discussion, coupled with quizzes and papers (vide infra)
- Questions and comments strongly desired
- Some audio-visuals
Number and Types of Assignments (Sec. 501)
1 - Several quizzes on the readings and lecture, at least one for each book
2 - 3-5 short papers, 3-5 pages long
3 - Regular reading assignments
Examination Policies and Grading Information (Sec. 501)
2-3 exams (last one being the final!), chiefly objective; at least seven (7) quizzes.
The grade will be approximately - Quizzes = 25%; Papers = 25%; Exams = 40%; Discussion = 10% for a total of 100%.

CLAS 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 501 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

GREK 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 501 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

GREK 896 - READING AND RESEARCH 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 501 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor.

GREK 899 - MASTERS THESIS 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 501 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:  Admission to the Masters Degree Program and permission of Major Advisor.
Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

LATN 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 501 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

LATN 896 - READING AND RESEARCH 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 501 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor.

LATN 899 - MASTERS THESIS 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 501 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Admission to the Masters Degree Program and Permission of Major Advisor.
Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

2ND-FIVE WEEK SESSION 
CLAS 399 - Independent Study
GREK 399 - Independent Study
GREK 896 - Reading and Research
GREK 899 - Masters Thesis
LATN 399 - Independent Study
LATN 896 - Reading and Research
LATN 899 - Masters Thesis
RELG 150 - Explaining Religion
CLAS 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 601 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

GREK 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 601 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

GREK 896 - READING AND RESEARCH 
Call # Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 601 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor.

GREK 899 - MASTERS THESIS 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 601 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:  Admission to the Masters Degree Program and permission of Major Advisor.
Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

LATN 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY 
Call # Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 601 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

LATN 896 - READING AND RESEARCH 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 601 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor.

LATN 899 - MASTERS THESIS 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 601 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Admission to the Masters Degree Program and Permission of Major Advisor.
Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

RELG 150 - EXPLAINING RELIGION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3278 3 601 1245p-0220p MTWRF ANDR 11 G. Watley
Description of Material Being Covered Our task in this class will be to examine the phenomenon of religion as a whole; not concentrating on any particular religion, but on the force of the "holy" that appears universal in the human experience and how it plays out in history. It is important to recognize that "religion" is not the same as "theology." Theology is the study of the divine, our attempt to reach out to a force or forces that may (or may not) far exceed the human experience. Religion is the man-made structure in which these attempts are translated into theory and practice on which human beings pattern their lives. There will be no presupposed religious or anti-religious standpoint from which our analysis will proceed.
Required Books
Haleem, Abdel (tr.), The Qur'an, ISBN: 9780199435958, Oxford World's Classics, 2008;
Paden, Interpreting the Sacred, Ways of Viewing Religion, ISBN: 978080077054, Beacon Press, 2003;
El Fadl, Khaled, The Place of Tolerance in Islam, ISBN: 978-0807002292, Beacon Press, 2002;
Comte-Sponville, Andre, The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality, ISBN: 978-0143114437, Penguin, 2008;
Restall, Matthew, 2012 and the End of the World: The Western Roots of the Maya Apocalypse, ISBN: 978-1332206090, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2011;
Smith, Huston, Cleansing the Doors of Perception: The Religious Significance of Entheogenic Plants and Chemicals, ISBN: 978-1591810087, Sentient Publications, 2003.
Method of InstructionLecture 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-home 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.
Examination Polices and Grading InformationTo be announced.
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