Course Descriptions

Classical Studies Courses

GK 201 - Ancient Greek (GD)

3.00 Cr

This is a language course for students wishing to learn to read Ancient Greek. The course provides an introduction to Classical Greek morphology and syntax, and will include work on the alphabet/conventions of Classical pronunciation; grammar, vocabulary, and translation from Greek to English.

GK 202 - Introductory Greek (GD)

3.00 Cr
The ancient Greeks have never ceased speaking to those who will listen. This introductory course and its intermediate sequel aim to help students acquire as quickly and efficiently as possible the requisite linguistic knowledge, skills, and habits to enable them to engage the likes of Herodotus, Plato, Homer, Thucydides, Luke, and Paul on their own terms, in their own tongue. Utilizing both a continuous, culturally rich narrative, reflective of Greek syntax and style, as well as authentic extracts from ancient and biblical authors, this fascinating transcultural exercise in communication across time will afford opportunities to compare and contrast aspects of language and life, and invite exploration into areas of personal interest.

Fulfills Global Diversity requirement.

Offered at the discretion of the department.

GK 302 - Ancient Intermediate Greek(GD

3.00 Cr
Continuing the modus operandi of GK 201-202, this course builds upon the fundamentals of morphology, syntax, vocabulary acquisition, and word-formation principles, with increasing emphasis upon elements of style and how to approach a wide variety of authentic texts. This includes exposure to dialectical variations between the Attic, Ionic, and Koine (NT) dialects.

Prerequisite: GK 201-202.

Fulfills Global Diversity requirement.

Offered at the discretion of the department.

LA 101 - Introductory Latin (GD)

3.00 Cr
This course is designed to give students an introduction to Latin and some experience translating Latin authors. Latin grammar is presented in a way that is understandable to students and at the same time preserves what is best in the long tradition of classical scholarship. Class material reflects Roman thought, history, philosophy, and includes the most famous quotations and excerpts of the best Latin writers and thinkers.

LA 189 - Special Topic

1.00 Cr
Special Topics courses include ad-hoc courses on various selected topics that are not part of the regular curriculum, however they may still fulfill certain curricular requirements. Special topics courses are offered at the discretion of each department and will be published as part of the semester course schedule - view available sections for more information. Questions about special topics classes can be directed to the instructor or department chair.

LA 203 - Intermediate Latin (GD)

3.00 Cr
This course builds on the fundamentals of the introductory class and develops proficiency in translating and understanding Latin and classical culture. Selected authors include Cicero, Horace, Pliny, Nepos, Livy, Vergil, Catullus, Martial, et al.

LA 204 - Intermediate Latin (GD)

3.00 Cr
This course builds on the fundamentals of the introductory class and develops proficiency in translating and understanding Latin and classical culture. Selected authors include Cicero, Horace, Pliny, Nepos, Livy, Vergil, Catullus, Martial, et al.

LA 485 - Independent Study

1.00 Cr
Independent study is open to junior and senior students only. At the time of application, a student must have earned a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. A student may register for no more than three (3) semester hours of independent study in any one term. In all cases, registration for independent study must be approved by the appropriate department chairperson and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.