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