Course Description Booklet

SUMMER 2012

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

Pre-Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 14 - June 1
8-Week Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 14 - July 6
1st 5-Week Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 04 - July 6
2nd 5-Week Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 9 - August 9

Summer Sessions

Updated April 11, 2012

PRESESSION 
GREK 896 - Reading and Research
GREK 899 - Masters Thesis
LATN 896 - Reading and Research
LATN 899 - Masters Thesis
RELG 215 - Vikings, Monks, and Kings  

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

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

RELG 215 - VIKINGS, MONKS, AND KINGS: RELIGION & CULTURE BEFORE 1000 C.E.
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
8895   301 Arranged Arranged Ireland S. Lahey

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
RELG 108 - World Religions
RELG 398 - Japanese Literature & Religious Culture

CLAS 180 - CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY 
Call# Type Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
2666 Lecture 3 501 0915-1050 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

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

RELG 108 - WORLD RELIGIONS 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
5036 3 501 1245-0220 MTWRF ANDR 11 G. Watley
Description of Material Being Covered - Sec. 501:  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, and the worldviews and practices of each tradition's followers. In addition, we will compare and contrast religion in the pre-modern world with religion in the modern world. This will include investigations into how followers of each religion reconcile the demands of religious tradition with the demands of modern culture.
Required Books -- Sec. 501: 
Sharma, Our Religions: The Seven World Religions Introduced by Preeminent Scholars from Each Tradition , ISBN: 978-0060677008, Harper One, 1994;
Young, Her Voice, Her Faith: Women Speak on World Religions,, ISBN: 978-0813342573, Westview, 2004.
Method of Instruction Lecture and discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments To be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading Information To be announced.

RELG 398 - JAPANESE LITERATURE & RELIGIOUS CULTURE
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
8904   501 Arranged Arranged Japan Y. Komarovski

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

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

RELG 150 - EXPLAINING RELIGION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3195 3 601 1245-0220 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
Chatwin, The Songliness, ISBN: 978-0140094299, Penguin, 1988;
Holmes, The Faiths of the Founding Fathers, ISBN: 978-0195300925, Oxford U.P., 2006;
Melse, Process-Relational Philosophy: An Introduction to Alfred North Whitehead, ISBN: 978-1599471327, Templeton Foundation, 2008;
Smith, Cleansing the Doors of Perception, ISBN: 978-1591810087, Sentient Publications, 2003;
Woodruff, Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue, ISBN: 978-0195157956, Oxford U.P., 2001.
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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