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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

LATN A100 Beginning Latin I 3 crs.

Language tells us many things about a culture, not only in what people have to say but how they say it. This course introduces students to the world of the ancient Romans through a study of their language.

LATN A101 Beginning Latin II 3 crs.

Latin A100 is continued.

Prerequisite: LATN A100 or equivalent.

LATN A250 Intermediate Latin 3 crs.

Students will enhance their understanding of the basics of Latin grammar and syntax and increase their knowledge of Latin vocabulary in preparation for reading Latin literature. Readings will be drawn from both prose and poetry in order to prepare students for advanced courses in Latin authors.

Prerequisite: LATN A101 or equivalent.

LATN A304 Prose of Republican Rome 3 crs.

This course will survey works of prose writers who lived during the Roman Republic. Authors such as Cato, Nepos, Caesar, Sallust, and Cicero will provide insight into key political figures and military action of the Republic, as well as offer a variety of writing styles. Students may repeat this course with the instructor’s permission.

Prerequisite: LATN A250 or equivalent.

LATN A305 Poetry of Republican Rome 3 crs.

A survey of the works of poets who lived during the Roman Republic (509 B.C. to 31 B.C.). Readings will be selected from the works of Plautus, Terence, Lucretius, and Catullus. Assignments will focus on reading Latin and examining the response of these poets to the times in which they lived.

Prerequisite: LATN A250 or equivalent.

LATN A336 Augustan Prose 3 crs.

In this course, students will read the works of authors who lived during the Age of Augustus (31 B.C. to 14 A.D.). Readings will be selected from the works of Augustus, Livy, and/or Vitruvius. Assignments will focus on reading Latin and examining the response of these authors to the times in which they lived.

Prerequisite: LATN A250 or equivalent.

LATN A337 Augustan Poetry 3 crs.

This course examines the works of poets who lived during the Age of Augustus (31 B.C. to 14 A.D.). Readings will be selected from the works of Vergil, Horace, Tibullus, Propertius, and/or Ovid. Assignments will focus on reading Latin and examining the response of these poets to the times in which they lived.

Prerequisite: LATN A250 or equivalent.

LATN A342 Prose of Imperial Rome 3 crs.

This course will examine the prose works of the early imperial period. Study of these works will provide in—depth information about Roman life and politics in the first and second century A.D. and demonstrate the range of expression capable in Latin. Students may repeat this course with the instructor’s permission.

Prerequisite: LATN A250 or equivalent.

LATN A343 Poetry of Imperial Rome 3 crs.

This course will survey the works of poets who lived during the Roman Empire, specifically from the reign of Nero to the reign of Trajan. Genres will include epic, bucolics, and satire. Assignments will focus on reading Latin and examining the response of these poets to the times in which they lived. Students may repeat this course with the instructor’s permission.

Prerequisite: LATN A250 or equivalent.

LATN A430 Latin of Late Antiquity 3 crs.

This course will examine Latin works by writers who lived during the final years of the Roman Empire. Readings will include religious and secular texts such as the Passio Sanctorum Felicitatis et Perpetuae, Apollonius King of Tyre, and works by St. Augustine and Tertullian. Students may repeat this course with the instructor’s permission.

Prerequisite: LATN A250 or equivalent.

LATN A435 Medieval Latin 3 crs.

This course focuses on works from the authors who offer a glimpse into the intellectual world of the Medieval period. Discussions will include the influence of ancient authors as well as the historical and cultural contexts of the Medieval writers. Students may repeat this course with the instructor’s permission.

Prerequisite: LATN A250 or equivalent.

LATN A493 Directed Readings 3 crs.

LATN A498 Research Project arr.

This course involves independent study projects for qualified majors who develop interest in a certain area.

LATN A499 Independent Study arr.