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Fall 2017 Courses

CLAS 202: Roman Thought and Culture                                                         
Dr. Gordon P. Kelly                                                                                    
MWF 12:40-1:40

Introduction to ancient Roman thought and culture as reflected in archaeology, architecture, art, history, literature, philosophy, and religion. Special emphasis on the core values of ancient Roman culture, and how these compare or contrast to our own.

LATN 101: Elementary Latin I                                                  
Dr. Gordon P. Kelly                                                                                         
MWF 10:20-11:20

Emphasis on basic vocabulary and grammar necessary to read Latin texts of the Classical period.

GRK 201: Readings in Classical Greek                                                                              
Dr. Gordon P. Kelly                                                                                      
MWF 09:10-10:10

Readings in the religious and secular literature of the Hellenistic and Classical periods. May be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

RELS 224: Jewish Origins                                                                        
Joel Martinez                                                                                      
MWF 11:30-12:30

Exploration of early Judaism, from circa 450 B.C.E. to 200 C.E. Focus on the development of the religion in the multicultural, pluralistic context of the Greco-Roman world. Study of the archaeological and written evidence for Jewish origins (i.e., the archaeology and literature of pre-Jewish Israelite religion and of early Jewish communities in Egypt and Palestine, the Hebrew Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls and the related excavations at Qumran, documentary and literary texts of Jews in Egypt, and related archaeological evidence). Analysis of key themes in the study of early Judaism (i.e., gender, colonialism, multiculturalism and identity, early Judaism’s relationship to earliest Christianity).

POLS 310: Pillars of Western Political Thought: Plato to Machiavelli                 
John S. Holzwarth                                                                                  
TTH 9:40-11:10

Great works of political philosophy from ancient Greece and Rome, early Christianity, and the Renaissance. Themes include the foundations of morality and justice, the role of hierarchy in politics, and the role of politics in cultivating human excellence. Works may include Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War; Plato’s Apology, Crito, and Republic; Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and Politics; Augustine’s City of God; and Machiavelli’s The Prince, among others.




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