101 Word Origins and Vocabulary Development. (3) English vocabulary derived from Latin and Greek, emphasizing word formation as a means of expanding and enriching students' vocabularies. No knowledge of Latin or Greek is required. 102 Latin and Greek Based Bio-scientific Terminology. (3) Analysis, formation, and recognition of technical vocabulary derived from Latin and Greek commonly used in the medical and life sciences. No knowledge of Latin or Greek is required. 105 Introduction to the Classical World. (3) Main features of the civilization of the Greeks and Romans—their history, political institutions, art, literature, and philosophy. Explores through lectures, readings, and audiovisual materials the nature of the ancients' contribution to Western civilizations. 201 Cultural Life of Ancient Greece. (3) A close, interpretive view of Greek cultural values, customs, and institutions, such as individualism, ideals of beauty, social experimentation, competitiveness, and intellectual curiosity, as evidenced in primary sources. 202 Cultural Life of Ancient Rome. (3) A close, interpretive view of Roman cultural values, customs, and institutions, such as respect for tradition, rule of law, social responsibility, and technical expertise, as evidenced in primary sources. 203 The Classical World in Film. (3) Aspects of ancient civilization depicted in film (such as Roman history, Greek mythology, etc.). An examination of the accuracy of such portrayals through comparison with ancient sources. The place of such films in the history of cinema. Topics will vary. 205 Mythologies of the World. (3) Classical mythology (Greek and Roman) will represent Western tradition in a comparative study with other mythologies of the world. Emphasizes understanding mythologies as symbolic cultural systems expressing societal values. 301 Classical Literature in English Translation. (3-6) Selections from the major works of Greek and Roman literature and their continuing influence on Western literature. Emphasizes prose and poetry in alternate terms. A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned. 302 Women in Antiquity. (3) The study of women in ancient Greece and Rome, based on evidence from literary and nonliterary sources. Explores the influence of social, political, and legal institutions on the status of women and on their relationships with men. 303 Greek and Roman Cults. (3) Introduces the religions of the ancient Greeks and Romans and examines the nature of their cult activities and theological speculations. Topics include prayer, sacrifice, feasting, ritual, scripture, myth, clergy, etc. 304 The Ancient City. (3) Life of the ancient city as mirrored in archaeological and literary sources. The concept of the city, its art and architecture, with special emphasis on Periclean Athens and Augustan Rome. 305 Classical Myth and Theory. (3) Major themes of classical myths: creation, the divine and human family, life of the hero, the quest, monsters, etc. Study and employment of modern theories of analysis: myth-ritual, psychological, structuralist, etc. Prerequisite recommended: CC 205. 401 Ancient Epic. (3) Greek and Roman epics studied as genres, as predecessors of Western epics, and as reflections of their cultures; selections will vary. Prerequisite: CC 105, 301 or permission of the instructor. 402 Ancient Drama. (3) Greek and Roman tragedy and comedy studied as genres, as predecessors of Western drama, and as reflections of their cultures; selections will vary. Prerequisite: CC 105, 301 or permission of the instructor. 403 Ancient Historiography. (3) Examines the origin and development of the genre of ancient history as well as the nature of ancient testimony and records. Authors include Herodotus, Thucydides, Plutarch, Livy, Tacitus, and Suetonius. Prerequisite: CC 105 and either CC 201, 202, 301, HIST 461 or 462. 404 Special Topics in Antiquity. (3) Special research topics in classical culture, including period, author and genre topics, and methods. Prerequisite: either CC 401, 402, 403 or permission of the instructor. 498 Readings. (1-9) Individualized course of reading or limited research to allow students to explore special topics in classical antiquity. A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned.
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