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Faculty: L. Day (chair), J. Day, J. Hartnett, D. Kubiak
The Classics Department offers students two approaches to the study of the ancient world. First, students can emphasize the study of Greek or Latin language and literature. Second, students can explore Greece and Rome in non-language courses falling into the broad categories of ancient literature, ancient history, and art & archaeology. If students wish to pursue their studies of this ancient world more deeply, they can major or minor in any of three areas, Latin, Greek, and classical civilization, according to the schemes described below.
Courses in the Classics Department seek to help students to
(in Latin and Greek courses)
• Study an ancient literature and culture through the study of its language
• Develop a better understanding of English by studying its Greek and Latin roots
(in all courses)
• Appreciate and enjoy aspects of Greek and Roman culture
• Gain a broad sense of Greek and Roman culture by studying literature, mythology, art, architecture, and social and political history
• Develop perspective on their own beliefs by discovering how Greeks and Romans struggled with questions about divinity, life and death, sexuality and gender, social and political justice, and the like
• Study the historical contexts out of which there developed such fundamental Western institutions as the Christian religion and representative democracy
• Learn skills of critical thinking such as reading and interpreting difficult texts, generating information about them through research, solving problems about them and answering questions they raise, and presenting their findings to others orally and in writing
A major concentration in Greek will normally consist of at least six Greek courses beyond the elementary (101, 102) level plus Greek 400. Majors in Greek should also consider taking some of the following related courses: History 211, 310 (when applicable), Classics 101, 102, 103, 105, 211/311, 212/312, 213/313 (when applicable), Philosophy 140, 249 (when applicable), Political Science 330, Rhetoric 320.
Requirements for the Greek minor: Four courses beyond the Greek 101, 102 level.
A major concentration in Latin will normally consist of eight Latin courses beyond the elementary (101,102) level plus Latin 400. All majors in Latin should also consider choosing some of the following related courses: History 212, 310 (when applicable), Classics 104, 106, 211/311, 212/312, 213/313 (when applicable), Rhetoric 320.
Requirements for the Latin minor: Four courses beyond the Latin 101,102 level.
A major in Classical Civilization emphasizes the study of Greek and Roman civilizations and requires appreciably less work in language. Students choosing this major might focus on Art and Archaeology, Ancient History, Greek and Roman Literature, or Philosophy. Requirements for the major are: 1) eight courses, at least two of which require a prerequisite; 2) Classics 400; 3) Latin 101,102 or Greek 101,102 or the equivalent. Greek or Latin courses beyond the 102 level may count as part of the 8 courses; Greek or Latin 102 may count toward the major only if it is the second classical language.
Requirements for the minor are: Five courses, at least one of which requires a prerequisite. Minors in Classics should consult with the department chair as soon as possible to discuss the coherence of their minor. Greek or Latin courses at the 102 level and above also count toward the minor.
Comprehensive Examinations in the Classics Department examine students in one of the three areas (Classical Civilization, Latin, or Greek) in which he chooses to major within the department. The examinations are made up by the department after consulting the range of courses the student presents for his major and test both general knowledge in the area he chooses and specific knowledge over the selection of the courses he presents.
An Area of Concentration and High School Teaching licensure in this discipline is awarded by the Teacher Education Program. For licensure information please see the Indiana Teacher Licensing Requirements for Adolescent and Young Adult License section and for information on this specific discipline see the Content Area Course Requirements for Teaching at the Adolescent and Young Adult Licensure Level section.
Classical Civilization Courses
|CLA 101||Classical Mythology||1|
|CLA 102||Greek Drama||1|
|CLA 103||Greek Art and Archaeology||1|
|CLA 104||Roman Art and Archaeology||1|
|CLA 105||Ancient Greece (HIS 211)||1|
|CLA 106||Ancient Rome (HIS 212)||1|
|CLA 211||Special Topics in Literature and Culture||1|
|CLA 212||Special Topics in Art and Archaeology (HIS 310)||1|
|CLA 213||Special Topics in Ancient History (HIS 210)||1||Prerequisites: permission of instructor.|
|CLA 287||Independent Study||1/2||Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair is required.|
|CLA 288||Independent Study||1/2||Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair is required.|
|CLA 311||Special Topics in Literature and Culture||1|
|CLA 312||Special Topics in Art and Archaeology||1|
|CLA 313||Special Topics in Ancient History Greek and Roman Law||1||Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.|
|CLA 387||Independent Study||1/2||Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair is required.|
|CLA 388||Independent Study||1/2||Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair is required.|
|CLA 400||Focused Discussion of a Topic and Senior Reading||1|
Greek Language Studies Courses
|GRK 101||Beginning Greek||1|
|GRK 102||Beginning Greek||1||Successful completion of Greek 101 is a prerequisite for Greek 102.|
|GRK 330||Greek Composition||1/2||Prerequisites: Greek 101, 102.|
Greek Literature and Fine Arts Courses
|GRK 201||Intermediate Greek||1||Prerequisites: Greek 101, 102.|
|GRK 202||Intermediate Greek||1||Prerequisite: Greek 201.|
|GRK 210||New Testament Greek||1/2||Prerequisites: Greek 101, 102.|
|GRK 301||Advanced Greek Reading||1/2||Prerequisites: Greek 201, 202.|
|GRK 302||Advanced Greek Reading||1/2||Prerequisites: Greek 201, 202.|
|GRK 387||Independent Study||1/2||Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair is required.|
|GRK 388||Independent Study||1/2||Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair is required.|
|GRK 400||Focused Discussion of a Topic and Senior Reading||1|
Latin Language Studies Courses
|LAT 101||Beginning Latin||1|
|LAT 102||Beginning Latin||1||Successful completion of Latin 101 is a prerequisite for Latin 102.|
|LAT 330||Composition||1/2||Prerequisites: Latin 101, 102, or their equivalent.|
Latin Literature and Fine Arts Courses
|LAT 201||Intermediate Latin||1|
|LAT 202||Intermediate Latin||1|
|LAT 210||Medieval Latin||1/2||Prerequisites: Latin 101, 102 or equivalent preparation.|
|LAT 301||The Age of Caesar||1||Prerequisites: Latin 201, 202 or equivalent preparation.|
|LAT 302||The Age of Augustus||1||Prerequisites: Latin 201, 202 or equivalent preparation.|
|LAT 303||The Age of Nero||1||Prerequisites: Latin 201, 202 or equivalent preparation.|
|LAT 304||The Age of the Flavians||1||Prerequisites: Latin 201, 202 or equivalent preparation.|
|LAT 387||Independent Study||1/2||Consent of the department chair is required; Since course content varies, may be taken more than once.|
|LAT 388||Independent Study||1/2||Consent of the department chair is required. Since course content varies, may be taken more than once.|
|LAT 400||Focused Discussion of a Topic and Senior Reading||1|