Loyola University Maryland

Department of Classics

Future Offerings

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Classes Offered Fall 2014

Language Courses

Latin Courses

LT 101-Introductory Latin I-Section .01
MW 4:30-5:45 p.m.- Staff
An introduction to Latin grammar and syntax for students with little or no prior experience. Prerequisite: None. Counts for: classics minor.

LT 102-Introductory Latin II-Section .01
MW 6-7:15 p.m.–Staff
A continuation of Latin 101 or for students with some high school background in Latin (placement through a placement test). Prerequisite: LT 101 or equivalent. Counts for: Language requirement, classics major, classical civilization major, classics minor.

LT 103-Intermediate Latin-Section .01
MW 3-4:15 p.m.–Staff
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 9-9:50 a.m.–Dr. Thomas McCreight
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 310–Roman Tragedy-Section .01
MWF 12-12:50 p.m–Dr. David Jacobson
A close examination of Seneca's Medea. Prerequisite: LT 104 or equivalent. Counts for: classics major, classical civilization major, classics minor

Greek Courses

GK 101-Introductory Greek I-Section .01
MWF 1-1:50 p.m.-Dr. Thomas McCreight
An introductory course in the grammar, syntax and vocabulary of ancient Greek. Prerequisite: None.  Counts for: language requirement, classics major, classical civilization major, classics minor, theology majors should consult with the theology department about theology credit for Greek.

GK 103–Intermediate Greek-Section .01
Time TBD–Dr. David Jacobson
Prerequisite: GK102 or equivalent. A reading of select works of Greek prose with close attention to their language, style and literary value. May be offered in Rome. (Spring only)

Classical Civilization Courses

English Core Courses

CL/EN 211-Classical Mythology-Section .01
MWF 11-11:50 a.m.-Dr. David Jacobson
This course is devoted to the study of Greek mythology and its reception in Roman literature. Prerequisite: EN 101. Counts for: English core requirement, classical civilization major, classics minor.

Messina Seminars

CL 290D-Race, Conquest, and Identity-Section .01S
MWF 10-10:50 a.m.-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/HS 313-The History of Christmas–Section .01
MWF 9:25-10:40 a.m.-Dr. Joseph Walsh
Is Christmas the commemoration of Jesus’ birth? Or is it a pagan winter festival hiding behind a thing but deceptive veil of Christian images and ideas? Students will discover that it is both of these things and a good deal more to boot. Prerequisite: HS 101; WR 100 or 101. Counts for: history core requirement; classical civilization major, classics minor, Catholic studies minor

CL/HS 326–The Golden Age of Athens-Section .01
MWF 11-11:50 a.m.-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 working 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. Prerequisite: HS 101; WR 100 or 101. Counts for: second history core requirement, classical civilization major, classics minor. 

 

Other

CL 229-Images of God in Scripture-Section .01
TTH 3:05-4:20 p.m.-Fr. William Miller, S.J.
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. Same course as TH 229.

CL 229-Images of God in Scripture-Section .02
TTH 6:00-7:15 p.m.-Fr. William Miller, S.J.                                                                                                         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. Same course as TH 229.

CL 241-Survey of Art: Paleolithic to Gothic-Section .01
MWF 1:00-1:50 p.m.-Dr. Letty Bonnell (Fall only)
A broad overview of art from the Paleolithic age to the Gothic era, focusing on Egyptian, Greek and Roman, early Christian and medieval art and architecture. Same course as AH110.