Classes Offered Spring 2016
LT 102-Introductory Latin II- Section 01 MWF 9:00-9:50am – Mr. Robert Wright
An enriched beginning course, intended for students with no previous knowledge of the language, which emphasizes grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and reading of easy passages from Latin authors. An introduction to the literature and culture of Rome.
LT 103-Intermediate Latin-Section 01 MW 6-7:15 pm - Mr. Robert Wright
A continuation of Latin 102 or for students with some high school background in Latin (placement through a placement test). Prerequisite: LT 102 or equivalent. Counts for: Language requirement, classics major, classical civilization major, classics minor
LT 104–Latin Golden Age Prose and Poetry-Section 01 MWF 1:00-1:50 pm - Dr. Dustin Dixon
The first Latin reading course in which students complete the grammar textbook and begin to read continues passages of Latin from the golden age of Latin prose and poetry. Prerequisite: LT 103 or equivalent. Counts for: language requirement, classics major, classical civilization major, classics minor
LT 200–Latin Sight Reading-Section 01 W 4:30-5:20pm – Dr. Thomas McCreight
Reading of selected texts in Latin "at sight" or without preparation. May be repeated four times for credit. (Pass/Fail)
LT 355 –Petronius & Apuleius-Section 01 MWF 2:00-2:50 pm - Dr. Dustin Dixon
Close reading of sections of two underground classics, Petronius' Satyricon and Apuleius' Metamorphoses. Discussions focus on language, style, and subject matter along with the lure of the demimonde, sociocultural background, antihero, narrative technique, literary parody, and religious echoes
GK 102-Introductory Greek II-Section 01 MWF 9-9:50 am-Dr. Dustin Dixon
GK 102-Introductory Greek II-Section 02 MWF 12-12:50 pm-Dr. Dustin Dixon
A continuation of GK 101
GK 304- Selected Readings Greek II- Section 01 MW 3:15-4:30 - Dr. Thomas McCreight
Readings in Greek at the advanced level. Topics vary according to student interest. May be repeated once for credit.
English Core Courses
CL/EN 213- Greek Drama- Section 01 MWF 10:00-10:50 am - Dr. Dustin Dixon
A study of selected plays in English translation by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and others, with an emphasis on the literature's background, value, and influence. Specific readings vary with the instructor.
CL 291D- The Gladiator- Section 01S TTH 10:50-12:05 pm and T 1:40-2:30pm- Dr. Joe Walsh
A first-year Messina seminar that uses ancient and modern texts (e.g., The Colosseum, The Roman Games: A Sourcebook) and films (e.g.,Gladiator, Spartacus, The Hunger Games)to illuminate the intersection of cruelty, ideology, and entertainment in the ancient arena. (Spring Only)
CL 292D- Race, Conq., & Id Anc N Africa- Section 01S MWF 9:00-9:50 am and W 10:00-10:50 am- Dr. Thomas McCreight
A first-year Messina seminar that examines questions of race, imperialism, and cultural/ethnic identity in ancient North Africa, both before and after the Roman conquest. Students are exposed to global diversity and issues of justice, especially with reference to conquered populations, and to questions of assimilation and resistance.
History Core Courses
CL 324/ HS 475 – Seminar: Persecution of Christians in the Roman World - Section 01
TH 3:05-5:35 pm- Dr. Joe Walsh
An exploration of the causes, nature, and extent of early Christian persecutions until Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire in the fourth century. Topics include the Jewish-Greek-Roman environment of early Christianity; Rome's policies toward foreign cults; Christians' reputation for extreme promiscuity and cultic atrocities; comparison with competing cults; the danger of open profession of the new faith; and Christian acceptance of the ancient world. Given the muddled understanding of the early Christian persecutions, the course examines and dispels the myths and brings some order to the chaos
CL/HS 326- The Golden Age of Athens - Section 01 MWF 11:00-11:50 am- Dr. Martha Taylor
An examination of what has been called Athens' golden age focusing on the political and cultural factors which made the fifth century unique. Subjects include creation and workings of Athenian democracy, victories of the Persian wars, the Greek Enlightenment, Pericles' rule of the best citizen, demagoguery and empire, the Peloponnesian War, and the "end" of Athens symbolized by the execution of Socrates.
CL/TH 225- Biographical Tales of the Bible- Section 01 TTH 12:15-1:30pm - Ms. Heather Parker
CL/TH 225- Biographical Tales of the Bible- Section 02 TTH 1:40-2:55pm - Ms. Heather Parker
Explores stories of various individuals from the Old and New Testaments (Abraham, Joseph, Moses, David, Ruth, Esther, Jesus, etc.); analyses structure, rhetorical features, and theological perspectives of the narratives; and inquires how the portrayal of these characters illuminate the shape of God's initiative in human history and the varieties of response.
CL/TH 229- Images of God in Scripture- Section 01 MW 4:30-5:45pm - William Miller, S.J.
CL/TH 229- Images of God in Scripture- Section 02 MW 4:30-5:45pm - Mr. Christopher Barczak
CL/TH 229- Images of God in Scripture- Section 03 MW 6:00-7:15pm - Mr. Christopher Barczak
CL/TH 229- Images of God in Scripture- Section 04 TTH 12:15-1:30 - Dr. Lesley DiFrancisco
Examines the various images/titles given to God in the Old and New Testaments from an historical theological perspective. Some images/titles discussed are God the Father, God the Mother, the Divine Warrior, the Good Shepherd, the Storm God, Christ the King, the Lamb of God, and God the Judge. Since our understanding of God is largely shaped by the image we have of Him, this course explores the influences these images/titles have had and continue to have on our approach to worship, on our concept of Church, and on our self understanding in relation to God.