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Classics Courses

LATN 101G. Elementary Latin I 4 sem hrs

An introduction to Latin grammar and syntax with simple readings and translation.

LATN 102G. Elementary Latin II 4 sem hrs

Continuation of LATN 101. Students who have not completed LATN 101 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration.

LATN 200. Directed Readings 1 sem hr

Reading, translation, and discussion of selected texts to be determined on the basis of student needs. Students who have not completed LATN 101 and 102 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

LATN 203. Understanding Spoken Latin 1 sem hr

A variety of audio and video resources are used in order to develop comprehension skills in understanding spoken Latin. May be repeated for credit.

LATN 300. Directed Readings 1 sem hr

Continuation of LATN 200. Students who have not completed LATN 200 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. Students should have junior standing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

LATN 400. Directed Readings 1 sem hr

Continuation of LATN 300. Students who have not completed LATN 300 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. Students should have senior standing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

LATN 401. Individualized Study 1–4 sem hrs

Independent study in the Latin language or in individual Latin authors not included in regular courses or studied in greater depth than a regular course permits. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

LATN 420. Prose Composition 3 sem hrs

Prose composition in Latin. For advanced students only.

GREK 101G. Elementary Greek I 4 sem hrs

A study of grammar and syntax of ancient Greek with simple readings and translation.

GREK 102G. Elementary Greek II 4 sem hrs

Continuation of GREK 101. Students who have not completed GREK 101 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration.

GREK 200. Directed Readings 1 sem hr

Reading, translation, and discussion of selected texts to be determined on the basis of student needs. Students who have not completed GREK 101 and 102 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

GREK 212G. Biblical Greek 3 sem hrs

Selections from the Greek Septuagint and New Testament. Prerequisite: GREK 101 or its equivalent.

GREK 300. Directed Readings 1 sem hr

Continuation of GREK 200. Students who have not completed GREK 200 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. Students should have junior standing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

GREK 400. Directed Readings 1 sem hr

Continuation of GREK 300. Students who have not completed GREK 300 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. Students should have senior standing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

GREK 401. Individualized Study 1–4 sem hrs

Independent study in the Greek language or in individual Greek authors not included in regular courses or studied in greater depth than a regular course permits. For advanced students only. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

CLAS 200. Introduction to Classical Studies 1 sem hr

This seminar surveys various fields of classics, including linguistics, archaeology, and history, and introduces prospective majors, minors and serious students of the Classics to various research tools important to the discipline.

CLAS 201. Classics Seminar 1 sem hr

In this seminar a central topic in Classical studies is examined from a variety of disciplinary models and approaches. Intended for majors, minors and serious students of the Classics. Prerequisite CLAS 200 or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit.

CLAS 211G. History of Greece 3 sem hrs

(Cross-listed as HIST 211) A study of classical Greece concentrating on ancient historians and their works. Satisfies the “Human Societies” requirement.

CLAS 212G. History of Rome 3 sem hrs

(Cross-listed as HIST 212) An interpretation and evaluation of Roman civilization with special emphasis on the late Roman republic. Satisfies the “Human Societies” requirement.

CLAS 224. Word Elements 3 sem hrs

An English vocabulary-building course that emphasizes the Greek and Latin roots of the English language, the meanings of prefixes and suffixes from Greek and Latin, and basic linguistic concepts.

CLAS 225. Scientific Terminology 2 sem hrs

Examines Greek and Latin word elements in a variety of scientific language contexts, including medicine, biology, chemistry and physics. Considers ways to use technical dictionaries and Greek and Latin roots of the English language to understand and use scientific terminology.

CLAS290, Academic Travel Course 1-2 sem hrs

An academic travel course in which classical topics are studied at archeological sites, in museums and at other on-site locations in the Graeco-Roman world. The course includes both on-campus meetings prior to departure and on-site lectures. Prerequisite: None.

CLAS 401. Individualized Study 1–4 sem hrs

Independent study of classical topics not included in regular courses or studied in greater depth than a regular course permits. For advanced students only. Prerequisite: Permission by the instructor. May be repeated with different topics.

 

The center of the Classics curriculum at Monmouth College is the triad course, taught simultaneously in translation and in the original languages, according to student needs. This unique approach brings together students who can work in the original languages and those who cannot and provides benefits to each. In translation, students are exposed to textual analysis in the original languages, and language students have the advantage of broader discussions of the readings than a language course usually permits.

In all triad courses, collateral subjects—including art, archaeology, history, and literature—are studied in order to provide an overview of classical civilization through a focus on particular authors, periods, and genres. Classics majors who take a series of triad courses will have a solid foundation in the classical world in its broadest scope. In all triad courses, students study not just an ancient language and its literature but an ancient culture in its fullest context. Triad courses are offered in units of three: Classics, Latin, and Greek. A student may not enroll in more than one unit at the same time. Classics courses require no knowledge of either Latin or Greek. All triad courses devote at least some attention to the influence of the subject on later Western culture.

CLAS 210G. Ancient Literature 3 sem hrs

A study in translation of literary themes and ancient genres as works of art, this course considers ancient Greek and Roman expressions of the creative imagination in literature and the theatre and their links with contemporary culture and the fine arts. Each time it is offered, this course covers different genres, including epic, tragedy, comedy, the novel, lyric poetry, and satire or different themes, such as the trickster, love and marriage, and the generation gap. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

LATN 210. Roman Literature 3 sem hrs

Readings in Latin in the topics and genres covered in CLAS 210. Authors to be read may include: Vergil, Seneca, Terence, Plautus, Petronius, Horace, Catullus, and Juvenal. Students who have not completed LATN 101 and 102 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

LATN 310. Roman Literature 3 sem hrs

Continuation of LATN 210. Students who have not completed LATN 210 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. Students should have junior standing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

LATN 410. Roman Literature 3 sem hrs

Continuation of LATN 310. Students who have not completed LATN 310 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. Students should have senior standing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

GREK 210. Greek Literature 3 sem hrs

Readings in Greek in the topics and genres covered in CLAS 210. Authors to be read may include: Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, the Greek novelists, Sappho, and Archilochus. Students who have not completed GREK 101 and 102 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

GREK 310. Greek Literature 3 sem hrs

Continuation of GREK 210. Students who have not completed GREK 210 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. Students should have junior standing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

GREK 410. Greek Literature 3 sem hrs

Continuation of GREK 310. Students who have not completed GREK 310 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. Students should have senior standing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

CLAS 230G. Classical Mythology 3 sem hrs

A survey of literary and artistic expressions of ancient Greek and Roman myths, their influence in the development of human culture, and their links with the mythologies of other peoples. This course considers a different topic every year, including “The Hero,” “The God,” and “Women in Mythology.” Satisfies the General Education requirement for “Beauty and Meaning in Works of Art” (Appreciation) component. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

LATN 230. Mythology 3 sem hrs

Readings in Latin about the myths discussed in CLAS 230. Students who have not completed LATN 101 and 102 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

LATN 330. Mythology 3 sem hrs

Continuation of LATN 230. Students who have not completed LATN 230 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. Students should have junior standing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

LATN 430. Roman Literature 3 sem hrs

Continuation of LATN 310. Students who have not completed LATN 330 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. Students should have senior standing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

GREK 230. Mythology 3 sem hrs

Readings in Greek about the myths discussed in CLAS 230. Students who have not completed GREK 101 and 102 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

GREK 330. Mythology 3 sem hrs

Continuation of GREK 230. Students who have not completed GREK 230 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. Students should have junior standing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

GREK 430. Mythology 3 sem hrs

Continuation of GREK 330. Students who have not completed GREK 330 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. Students should have senior standing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

CLAS 240G. Ancient Society: Topic 3 sem hrs

(Cross-listed as HIST 240G) A close examination of a particular aspect of Graeco-Roman society with special attention to the ways in which the lives of ancient Greeks and Romans were different from those in the modern world. Each time it is offered, this course covers a different social topic, including the ancient family, athletics, education, political organization and theory, military life, utopias, etc. Satisfies the “Human Societies” requirement. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

LATN 240. Roman Society: Readings 3 sem hrs

Readings in Latin in the topics covered in CLAS 240. Students who have not completed LATN 101 and 102 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

LATN 340. Roman Society 3 sem hrs

Continuation of LATN 240. Students who have not completed LATN 240 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. Students should have junior standing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

LATN 440. Roman Society 3 sem hrs

Continuation of LATN 340. Students who have not completed LATN 340 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. Students should have senior standing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

GREK 240. Greek Society: Readings 3 sem hrs

Readings in Greek in the topics covered in CLAS 240. Students who have not completed GREK 101 and 102 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

GREK 340. Greek Society 3 sem hrs

Continuation of GREK 240. Students who have not completed GREK 240 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. Students should have junior standing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

GREK 440. Greek Society 3 sem hrs

Continuation of GREK 340. Students who have not completed GREK 340 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. Students should have senior standing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

CLAS 245. Ancient Religious Reflections 3 sem hrs

Deals with different aspects of religion in the world of the ancient Mediterranean. Topics include: “Sacred Places,” “Mystery Religions Past and Present,” and “Classical Mythology and Religion.” While special attention is given to the ancient Greeks and Romans, the civilizations of other Mediterranean peoples, such as the Egyptians, are also discussed and special effort will be made to put these ancient reflections in a modern context. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

LATN 245. Roman Religious Reflections: Readings 3 sem hrs

Readings in Latin in the topics covered in CLAS 245. Students who have not completed LATN 101 and 102 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

LATN 345. Roman Religious Reflections: Readings 3 sem hrs

Continuation of LATN 245. Students who have not completed LATN 245 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. Students should have junior standing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

LATN 445. Roman Religious Reflections: Readings 3 sem hrs

Continuation of LATN 345. Students who have not completed LATN 345 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. Students should have senior standing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

GREK 245. Greek Religious Reflections: Readings 3 sem hrs

Readings in Greek in the topics covered in CLAS 245. Students who have not completed GREK 101 and 102 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

GREK 345. Greek Religious Reflections: Readings 3 sem hrs

Continuation of GREK 245. Students who have not completed GREK 245 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. Students should have junior standing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

GREK 445. Greek Religious Reflections: Readings 3 sem hrs

Continuation of GREK 345. Students who have not completed GREK 345 or the equivalent are strongly advised to consult with the instructor prior to registration. Students should have senior standing. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

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