ARCH225 History of World Architecture I (3 credits) L. Vann: TuTh 9:30-10:45
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or higher. Survey of architectural history from prehistory through the year 1000 CE.
ARCH422 History of Greek Architecture (3 credits) L. Vann: TuTh 12:30-1:45
Prerequisite: ARCH221 or permission of department. Survey of Greek architecture from 750-100 B.C.
ARTH200 Art and Society in Ancient and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean (3 credits) Staff: TuTh 11:00-11:50 + discussion sections. Examines the material culture and visual expressions of Mediterranean and European societies from early times until ca. 1300 CE, emphasizing the political, social, and religious context of the works studied, the relationships of the works to the societies that created them, and the interrelationship of these societies. CORE History or Theory of Arts (HA) Course. GenEd: Distributive Studies - Humanities; Diversity - Understanding Plural Societies.
COMM450 Ancient and Medieval Rhetorical Theory (3 credits) J. Hoffman: TuTh 11:00-12:15
Prerequisite: COMM250. Restriction: Must be in Communication program. Credit only granted for: COMM450 or COMM650. A survey of rhetorical theory in the ancient and medieval periods. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical problems that gave rise to its development within both periods. Authors include Isocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, Hermogenes, Martianus Capella, Aurelius Augustine, Alberic of Monte Cassino, Geoffrey of Vinsauf and Robert of Basevorn.
ENGL 201 Inventing Western Literature: Ancient and Medieval Traditions (3 credits) Staff: TuTh11:00-12:15; MWF 10.
Wide range of texts, genres, and themes from ancient and medieval Western traditions. Study of cultural, historical, and artistic forces shaping traditions, and the influence and relevance of those traditions to life in twenty-first century. CORE Literature (HL) Course; GenEd: Distributive Studies - Humanities.
ENGL402 Chaucer (3 credits) T. Moser: TuTh 9:30am-10:45am
This course is an introduction both to Chaucer's longest work, The Canterbury Tales, and to Middle English. There are no prerequisites beyond a love of poetry and language, and a willingness to immerse yourself in a wonderful and demanding literary world. All readings are in Chaucer's original Middle English and may include Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, dream visions, lyrics. I require 7-10 quizzes, two 5-7 page papers, a mid-term, and a final exam. Each student must also memorize 50 lines of Middle English and read aloud regularly in class.
ENGL408A Literature by Women Before 1800: Medieval Women Writers (3 credits) T. Coletti: TuTh...... 2:00pm- 3:15pm
ENGL414 Milton (3 credits) K. Coles: TuTh 11:00am-12:15pm
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Poetry and major prose in their social, political, and literary-historical contexts. Special attention to Paradise Lost. Other works may include Samson Agonistes and shorter poems.
ENGL416 Literature of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1750 (3 credits) L. Rosenthal: MW 12:30-1:45pm
Prerequisite: Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. British literary traditions, including the poetry of Pope, the prose of Swift, the correspondence of Montagu, the drama of Gay, and early novels by Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding.
HIST110 The Ancient World (3 credits) A. Eckstein: MW 11:00-11:50 + discussion sections.
Interpretation of select literature (in translation) and art of the ancient Mediterranean world with a view to illuminating the antecedents of modern culture; religion and myth in the ancient near East; Greek philosophical, scientific and literary invention; and the Roman tradition in politics and administration. CORE Humanities (HO) Course. Gen Ed: Distributive Studies - Humanities.
HIST289C Mirror of Democracy: The Golden Age of Athens (3 credits) K. Holum: TuTh 11:00-11:50 + discussion sections. CORE Social or Political History (SH) Course. GenEd: Signature Courses - I-Series.
HIST324 Classical Greece (3 credits) K. Holum: TuTh 2:00-3:15
The ancient Greeks from Homer to Socrates, 800-400 B.C. Society and religion of the city-state, the art and literature of Periclean Athens, the Peloponnesian War, and the intellectual circle of Socrates.
HIST325 Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age (3 credits) A. Eckstein: TuTh 9:30-10:45
Prerequisite: HIST111 or HIST110; or permission of instructor. History of the Greeks 400-30 B.C.: Alexander and the changes he wrought in the Mediterranean world; the rise of monarchies and leagues; new directions in religion, art, literature, and science; and Hellenization of the Near East, including the Jews.
JWST225 Religions of the Ancient Near East (3 credits) M. Suriano: TuTh 12:30-1:45pm
Introduction to ancient Near Eastern religious systems and mythology, from the third millennium BCE through the fourth century BCE. Particular emphasis on Mesopotamia and ancient Israel.
JWST289J Jerusalem in Antiquity: The History of Sacred Space in a Holy City (3 credits) M. Suriano: TuTh 2:00pm- 2:50pm
The study of Jerusalem's history as a holy city reveals the many ways by which sacred space is constructed. It will also examine the development of places that continue to hold great sanctity in Judaism (the Western Wall), Christianity (the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Mount of Olives), and Islam (the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Haram ash-Sharif). GenEd: I-Series.
PHIL310 Ancient Philosophy (3 credits) R. Singpurwalla: Tu Th 2:00-2:50 + discussion section.
Prerequisite: six credit hours in philosophy or classics.A study of the origins and development of philosophy and science in ancient Greece, focusing on the pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.
PHIL 412 The Philosophy of Plato (3 credits) R. Singpurwalla. TuTh 11:00-12:15.
Prerequisite: nine credit hours in philosophy.
A critical study of selected dialogues. The aim of this course is to examine Plato’s ethics, politics, and moral psychology. Our primary purpose will be to understand and critically examine the views and arguments presented in Plato's texts, but we will also address other issues, such as whether Plato holds a consistent position in these dialogues and his purpose in writing in the dialogue form.