Course in Latin

Latin 110: Introductory Latin I.

An introduction to the morphology, grammar and syntax of the Latin language.

Courses in History

History 101: The Greek World.

The history of Greek-speaking peoples from the Bronze Age (ca. 3000 BC) to the successors of Alexander the Great (d. 323 BC).

History 103: The Roman World.

A comprehensive survey of ancient Roman political and social history based on the interpretation of primary sources from the foundation of the city through the second century AD.

History 220: Law and Democracy in Ancient Greece.

An examination of legal and political ideals and practices in ancient Greece, with a particular focus on classical Athens, the birthplace of democracy. Topics include the emergence of the concept of justice in archaic Greece, the institutional structure of the political system in classical Athens, and attitudes towards politics and justice as reflected in drama and philosophy. Special attention is paid to the rule of law and the role of the courts, with close studies of prosecution and defense speeches from Athenian trials.

History 320/550: Writing Ancient History.

An examination of the methodological objectives and practices of ancient historians.

History 321/551: Orality and Literacy in Ancient Greece.

An examination of speech and writing as media of communication in ancient Greece, from the time of Homer to the fourth century BC.


WLC 270: Greek Mythology.

The gods, heroes and legends of the Greek world as seen through literature and Greek tragedy.

Philosophy 260: Ancient Greek Philosophy.

A comprehensive introduction to ancient Greek philosophy covering the pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.

Theatre 311: Theatre History 1: Classical Ages of the Theatre.

Close study of several major periods in Western theatre history, commencing with the origins of drama and concluding with the closing of the English playhouses in 1642. The course focuses on individuals, events, and dramatic forms that have contributed to the development of the theatre as a complex institution. In a larger sense, lectures and class discussions examine how these developments are shaped by the political, social, and intellectual forces of their time.

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Fall 2022

HIST 101: MWF 10:00-10:50
LATIN 110: MWF 8:00-8:50
PHIL 260: TTh 1:30-2:45
THTR 311: MWF 1:30-2:20

Spring 2023

HIST 103: MWF 9:00-9:50
HIST 220: TTh 8:00-9:15
HIST 321: MW 11:00-12:15
HIST 551: MW 11:00-12:15

Fall 2023

no offerings planned

Spring 2024

no offerings planned

Fall 2024

HIST 101
LATIN 110 or WLC 270
THTR 311

Spring 2025

HIST 103
HIST 190 (ancient slavery)
HIST 320
HIST 550