Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Greek and Roman Studies (GRS)

GRS 110  -  Classical Literature in Translation,  4 credits.  

Critical reading and discussion of representative works in the major genres that have come to us from Greco-Roman antiquity. Attention is paid to the ancient Mediterranean world's legacy to modern literature and literary criticism.

Frequency: Alternate Years - 2nd Semester  
Core designations: Arts R  
GRS 120  -  Greek and Roman Mythology in Art and Literature,  4 credits.  

A study of the major myths and legends of the ancient Mediterranean, with special emphasis on the divinities and heroes; attention is also paid to the influence of these myths on later art and literature.

Frequency: Alternate Years - 1st Semester  
Core designations: Humanities H  
GRS 310  -  Behind Closed Doors: Ancient Gender and Sexuality,  4 credits.  

This course investigates gender roles and sexual mores in ancient Greece and Rome as a lens for understanding contemporary attitudes. Topics of study may include initiation into adulthood; marriage; love; sex (both hetero- and homosexual); legal status; laws and norms concerning rape, adultery, and prostitution; and ancient theories of gynecology.

Frequency: Alternate Years - 2nd Semester  
Core designations: U.S. Cultural Diversity U  
GRS 320  -  Black America and the Classical Tradition,  4 credits.  

In this course students explore the symbolic power of Classics, and the role the classical tradition has played (and continues to play) on black and white racial identities and race-related power structures.

Frequency: Alternate Years - 2nd Semester  
Core designations: Humanities H  
GRS 380  -  Special Topics,  0-4 credits.  

Courses covering various topics of interest in this particular discipline are offered regularly. Contact department or program chair for more information.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
GRS 390  -  Internship,  1-8 credits.  
Frequency: Every Semester  
Repeatable: Yes  
GRS 399  -  Medical and Scientific Terminology,  2 credits.  

Study of English technical and scientific terms that are derived from Greek and Latin sources: roots, prefixes, suffixes, word formation, and analysis. Especially helpful in medical, biological, and related fields.

Frequency: Every Year - Second Semester  
GRS 480  -  Independent Study,  1-4 credits.  

This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct in-depth study of a particular topic under the supervision of a faculty member. Contact the department or program chair for more information.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
GRS 487  -  Directed Research,  1-4 credits.  

This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct research in a specific area of study, completed under the direction of a faculty mentor. Specific expectations of the research experience to be determined by the faculty. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes