new online course offerings from Classics (including LATIN!!)

Summer 2016

C C F302 • Intro To Ancient Rome-Wb
80980 • Ebbeler, Jennifer V

This introductory-level, fully online course covers the cultural and political history of Ancient Rome from the city’s origins in the Iron Age (c. 800 BCE) to the height of its imperial power in the 2nd century CE. Students will have the opportunity to learn about Rome’s evolution from a small, hilltop settlement to the most powerful city in Italy to the head of a world empire. The course is made up of textbook readings, primary source readings and objects, and ten highly interactive, multimedia content modules. Upon completion of the course, you will be familiar with the most important buildings, artistic works, events and historical figures that shaped the history of ancient Rome.

Successful completion of this course fulfills the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) requirement.  The course also carries a Global Cultures flag.

Fall 2016

C C 302 • Intro To Ancient Rome-Wb
32920 • Gulizio, Joann

(see summer course description)

C C 302 • Intro To Ancient Rome-Wb
32923 • Pittard, Andrea

(see summer course description)

C C 302 • Intro To Ancient Rome-Wb
32924 • Adams, Elizabeth D.

(see summer course description)

C C 303 • Intro To Classical Mytholgy-Wb
32927 • Lundy, Steven J

Myths accompanied Greek and Roman culture as a constant from the pre-literate era before the Homeric epics through the hyper-literary myths of the Roman period. These myths helped the ancient Greeks and Romans to make sense of their world and to address issues with regard to religion, philosophy, and even early attempts at natural science. In different forms, myths still inform our understanding of the world, and Classical mythology in particular has continued to influence western art and literature up to the present day. This class begins with an examination of the Greek understanding of the creation of the world, the pantheon of gods, and the creation of humanity. Time will also be spent on the origins of Greek mythology, looking to the mythologies of Near Eastern cultures, which have influenced Greek thought. Throughout the course attention will be given to particular gods, goddesses, heroes and heroines and the myths which surround them in both the Greek and Roman traditions. Classical Civilization 303 and 352 may not both be counted.

This course carries a Global Cultures flag and fulfills the Visual and Performing Arts requirement.  It also fulfills the Cultural Expression, Human Experience, & Thought Course area requirement.

C C 303 • Intro To Classical Mythology

32943 • Lundy, Steven J
Meets MW 1130am-100pm

(see course description above)

LAT 506 • First-Year Latin I-Wb
33287 • Lundy, Steven J
This course is an introduction to Latin, the language of ancient Rome and famous writers like Caesar, Cicero, Vergil, and St. Augustine. Latin is also an excellent way to improve your command of other languages: Latin is the source of over 60% of English vocabulary, and also the ancestor of all the “Romance” languages of Europe, including French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Latin 506 introduces basic grammar and vocabulary in an interesting and challenging format, through reading selections from a wide range of Roman authors and exploring aspects of Roman life and culture.  By the end of the semester, students are reading excerpts from famous works and ready to continue into Latin 507.

The course covers chapters 1-27 of Wheelock’s Latin and also selected readings from 38 Latin Stories. There will be daily assignments, regular quizzes, midterm tests, and a final exam.

Prerequisites: None.

Requirements: Class participation, homework, quizzes, midterm tests, and  a final exam.

Students earning a C or better may advance to Latin 507: First-Year Latin II, where they will read selections from Caesar and other authors.

Texts:

Wheelock, Wheelock’s Latin (Harper 6h edition)

Groton & May, 38 Latin Stories (Bolchazy)

Corneau & LeFleur, Workbook to Wheelock’s Latin (Harper) optional

Goldman & Szymanski, English Grammar for Students of Latin (Olivia & Hill) (optional)