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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2009

August 26-30 Wolfpack Welcome
August 31 Classes begin
September 4
Add deadline
October 30 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 11 Last day of classes
December 12-18 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 8 New Student Orientation
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Last day to withdraw & last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 8 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

Humanities and Natural Sciences

CLHU A480 Capstone: Special Topics 3 crs.

This capstone course will pull together the varied aspects of a classical studies education by focusing on one topic (e.g., friendship, death, entertainment, the citizen) in the contexts of the Greek and Roman worlds, thereby allowing students who have taken diverse paths through the major to share and expand their understanding of the ancient world through discussions, presentations, and research.

CLHU H498 Honors Thesis Research 2 crs.

This course offers students who wish to pursue an honors thesis time to do research under the guidance of their thesis adviser.

CLHU H499 Honors Thesis 3 crs.

Students who have satisfactorily completed their research register for this course while they write their honors thesis.

CLHU U238 Justice in Greek Literature 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

Justice is the foundation of civilized society. It is at once the condition and means of concord and harmony among men. Greek poets and philosophers were among the first to investigate the nature of justice. Examination of their writings on this subject can alert latter-day students to its importance and to its nature.

CLHU U242 The Development of Greek Tragedy 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course involves the reading in English of a selection of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides and their relationship to the development of Greek theater and performance.

CLHU U244 The Greek and Roman Epic 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course is a survey in English of Greek and Latin epics, such as the works of Homer, Apollonius of Rhodes, Vergil, Lucan, and Statius.

CLHU U246 Greek Mythology 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course is a study of the origins, themes, and significance of Greek mythology, with emphasis on myth as a vestige of primitive thought and on the corpus of Greek myths as a source of Greek and Roman literature.

CLHU U248 Greek Art and Archaeology 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

A survey of artistic works and monuments of ancient Greece from the Geometric through the Hellenistic periods (c. 1000 — 50 B.C.) with an emphasis on stylistic developments in the main areas of painting, sculpture, and architecture.

CLHU U250 Roman Art and Archaeology 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

A survey of the most important works of art and monuments of ancient Rome from the beginnings of the city through the period of Constantine, emphasizing stylistic developments in the areas of sculpture, architecture, and painting, with some consideration of materials and techniques. Works of the Etruscans, Greeks, and Italic peoples will be considered for their influence.

CLHU U256 Greek Elegies and Lyrics 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course is an introduction to lyric and elegiac forms of individual poetic expression. Consideration will be given to the technical terms referring to the poems studied, their themes, and performance. Authors include Archilochus, Tyrtaeus, Alcaeus, and Sappho among others.

CLHU U257 Greek Culture 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course will examine the literature, culture, history, art, and daily life of the Greeks from the Minoan period to the rule of Alexander the Great. coursework will include readings in Greek literature in translation and secondary texts and assignments using Internet resources such as Perseus 2.0.

CLHU U258 Roman Culture 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course examines the literature, culture, history, politics, and daily life of the ancient Romans from the legendary beginning of the city in 753 B.C. to the fifth century A.D. Readings will include Latin literature in translation and secondary texts which provide archaeological evidence and the historical context.

CLHU U260 Pandora’s Daughters 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course examines the status of women in classical antiquity from the Bronze Age through the late Roman Empire. Readings include selections from a wide variety of ancient documents and contemporary scholarship. Archaeological and artistic evidence will also be considered.

CLHU U263 Greek and Roman Comedy 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course is a survey of Greek and Roman comedy including works by Aristophanes, Menander, Terence, and Plautus. The course will consider the significant social and political issues as well as the plays’ appeal, significance, and legacy for us today.

CLHU U265 Pagans and Christians 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course examines the triumph of Christianity over paganism in the Roman Empire. Focusing on the debate and culture clash between the two in the fourth century, students will discuss and write on important controversies of the age and their relation to our own times.

CLHU U268 Roman Republic 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course examines the rise and decline of the Roman Republic from the founding of the city (c. 800 B.C.) to the assassination of Julius Caesar (44 B.C.). The course explores political, economic, military, religious, and societal topics.

CLHU U270 The Later Roman Empire 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course explores all the major aspects of late Roman civilization, roughly from 300 — 700 A.D. Study will cover political, economic, military, social, and religious developments with focus on the effects of the Germanic and Islamic invasions. Students will examine a wide variety of textual and physical evidence.

CLHU U272 The Early Roman Empire 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course will examine the rise and the first decline of the Roman empire from the establishment of the autocracy by Octavian Augustus (30 B.C. — 14 A.D.) to the reordering of the Roman empire by Diocletian (284 — 305 A.D.). It will explore political, social, military, economic, cultural, and religious topics.

CLHU U274 The Byzantine Empire 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course will survey the medieval Roman empire, also known as the Byzantine empire, from the rise of Islam in the seventh century to the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453. The course will examine political, military, economic, social, religious, and cultural features of the Byzantine world.

CLHU U275 The Ancient Novel 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

This course traces the development of the novel in the earliest examples from Greek and Roman antiquity. These works detail the adventures of young men and women determined to preserve their integrity while searching for their true identities. Readings include Longus’ Daphne and Chloe, Petronius’ Satyricon, and Heliodorus’ An Ethiopian Story.

CLHU U280 Ancient Mystery Cults 3 crs.

Common Curriculum: Humanities/Arts Pre-modern

By their very nature, ancient mystery cults were secretive and their rituals known only to the initiates. This course examines, in translation, a wide variety of ancient sources to see what can be learned about cults ranging from Demeter to Isis to early Christianity.