Fall 2016

Art History and Archaeology

ARHA 1110: Ancient and Medieval Art. 
This course is an introductory survey of the architecture, sculpture and painting of the ancient Near East, Greece, Rome, Byzantium and Medieval Europe.

ARHA 3410: Roman Art and Archaeology.  (Classical Foundations)
This course is a general survey of material culture in the Roman world from earliest times through the 3rd century.

ARHA 4360 / 7360: Greek Sculpture. (Classical Foundations)
This course is a survey of  the sculptor's art in Aegean and Classical world from earliest times to Hellenistic period.

ARHA 4420 / 7420: Minor Arts of Antiquity. (Classical Foundations)
This course is a discussion of selected minor arts and crafts of the Greco-Roman world.

ARHA 4530 / 7530: Romanesque Art and Architecture.
This course is an exploration of topics in the art and architecture of Europe from the 10th through the 12th centuries, focussing this semester on the art of the Normans in France, England, and Italy.

ARHA 8490: Seminar in Late Antique Art and Archaeology. (Classical Foundations)
Seminar exploring special subjects of study in late antiquity up to the Iconoclasm.

Classical Humanities (Classical Foundations)

CL_HUM 1060: Classical Mythology
This course explores the myths of Greece and Rome in literature and art.

CL_HUM 2100: Greek Culture
This course is a survey of Greek life and thought including principal developments in literature, the arts, politics, religion and philosophy, and their influence on western civilization.

CL_HUM 2300 H: Greek Classics in Translation:
This course provides readings in translation and critical study of the most important literary works of the ancient Greek world (Honors eligible)

CL_HUM 3250: Greek and Roman Epic:
Self-paced online study of the major representatives of the ancient epic genre. Readings will include Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Apollonius' Argonautica, Vergil's Aeneid.

 CL_HUM 3400 - Murder and Mayhem: Images of Justice in Classical Antiquity:
This course explores ideas of justice from Homer through the early Roman Empire; personal vengeance, law courts and trials, philosophical attitudes, women and courts, techniques of persuasion.

CL_HUM 4600 - The Classical Tradition:
This course involves selected studies in continuity and influence of Greek and Roman culture on Middle Ages, Renaissance, and modern times.


ENGLSH 3200 - Survey of British Literature: Beginnings to 1784 
This course is an historical survey from beginnings of British literature through the age of Johnson, with readings representing significant writers, works and currents of thought.

ENGLSH 4200 / 7200 - Introduction to Old English 
This course provides a beginning study of the Old English or Anglo-Saxon language in its cultural context, with emphasis on gaining a reading knowledge.

 ENGLSH 4210 / 7210 - Medieval Literature 
How is a community formed? What is consent? A contract? How do people come together to cause change, and what happens to the individual in that process? This course explores these ethical, legal, and political questions, which are as relevant now as they were in the Middle Ages, through a study of the medieval author Geoffrey Chaucer, specifically his Canterbury Tales, where people negotiate the challenges of cooperative action and individual desire through consensus and conflict. In addition to highlighting the issue of consent in its sexual and political valences, this class will address gender, sexuality, and religion via questions about who is included or excluded in a community. We will study the variety of genres and styles—humorous, satirical, tragic— in Chaucer's tale collection that continues to delight and inspire readers, as well as practice our Middle English reading skills along the way. We will also contextualize Chaucer's writing with that of his English, French, and Italian contemporaries. Our goal is to develop and refine our own thinking about what makes a society, or, in Chaucer's term, a "fellowship," function. No previous knowledge of Middle English is required.

ENGLSH 8210 - Seminar in Middle English Literature:  Chaucer


HIST 1520 - The Ancient World (Classical Foundations)
This course is a survey of institutional and cultural development of ancient Near East, Greece, Rome, and Asia.

HIST 3530 - The Hellenistic World: From Alexander to Rome  (Classical Foundations)
This course explores the achievements of Alexander the Great; political, social, economic development of Hellenistic kingdoms from his death to 31 B. C.

HIST 3550 - The Origins of Scientific Thought 
This course will trace the evolution of Western science from its Egyptian-Babylonian roots to the "Copernican Revolution" of the mid-sixteenth century.

 HIST 4520 / 7520 - The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic  (Classical Foundations)
This course provides an analysis of the downfall of Republican institutions and the origins of autocracy, from the Gracchi to the death of Augustus in A.D. 14.

HIST 4550 /7550 - Age of the Vikings 
This course explores the political, economic, religious, and cultural effects of Scandinavia and Scandinavian expansion in the Central Middle Ages.

HIST 4630 / 7630- The Age of the Renaissance 
This course explores major changes in European economic, social, political, religious, and intellectual life between 1250-1500.

HIST 8551 – Studies in Early Modern European History
Seminar exploring historical classics and current scholarship on Renaissance and Reformation periods.

Religious Studies

REL_ST 2630 - History of Christian Traditions .
This course is an overview of the origins and development of Christianities from the first century of the Common Era to the present day. Topic will include competing Christian theologies, colonialism, conversion narratives, globalization, religious violence, and heresy.

REL_ST 3410 - Cities and Letters of Paul: an Archaeological Investigation 
This course combines a close contextual reading of the seven undisputed letters written by the apostle Paul and the three disputed letters of uncertain authorship coupled with an in-depth historical and archaeological investigation of the cities to which they were written. Students will learn about ancient letter writing, how the conventions used differed from modern practice, and how understanding those differences is essential for a more accurate reading of Paul. Likewise, this course will demonstrate that knowing the circumstances in which a letter was written sheds additional light on its contents and therefore investigates the historical and social conditions of Thessalonica, Corinth, Rome, Phillipi, the cities of Galatia, Ephesus, and Colossae in an effort better to understand the purposes for which Paul presumably wrote to the Christian communities in these cities.


SPAN 4423 - Don Quijote 
In this course students read the two parts of Don Quijote in the original Spanish.  Analysis and class discussion highlight elements of literary interest.  Neo-positivist methodology, factual background, formalist considerations and psychoanalytic approaches are used in this course.