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Stone Bear

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           None in 2014-2015










LAT 213 Introduction to Virgil's "Aeneid"

Selections from the Aeneid, with attention to literary, historical, and cultural aspects. Prerequisite: 212 or permission of the instructor. {F} {L} 4 credits



Offered Spring 2015

MWF 11:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Carrie Mowbray



LAT 330 Advanced Readings in Latin Literature I & II

Authors read in LAT 330 vary from year to year, but they are generally chosen
from a list including epic and lyric poets, historians, orators, comedians and
novelists, depending on the interests and needs of students. LAT 330 may be
repeated for credit, provided that the topic is not the same.


         A survey of the work of Rome’s foremost lyric poet. The focus will be on the

         Odes, with some reading from earlier collections (Satires, Epodes). Special attention
         to recurring themes, generic models, the late Republican and Augustan
         cultural and political context, and the reception of Horace in later periods. {F}
        {L} Credits: 4








          A study of Western philosophy from the early Greeks to the end of the

          Middle Ages, with emphasis on the pre-Socratics, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics

          and Epicureans, and some of the scholastic philosophers.

          {H/M} 4 credits




Requirements/Departments (Philosophy)          



                 REL 236 Eastern Christianity

                An introduction to the history and spirituality of Eastern Orthodox Christianity,
                with focus on the Byzantine and Russian traditions. Topics include the
                meanings and markers of tradition; icons and ritual; the spiritual elder and
                monastic culture; points of difference with Catholicism and Protestantism.
                Given that Eastern Christianity has made an unexpected comeback in post-
                Soviet society and culture, this course also examines contemporary Orthodox
                discourse on such issues as human rights, modernization, globalization and
                church/state relations. Readings from ancient and contemporary mystical,
                philosophical, liturgical, literary and political sources. Occasional films. {H}
               {L} Credits: 4



                                 Offered Spring 2015

                                 TTH 10:30-11:50 a.m.

                                  Vera Shevzov


         REL 238 Mary: Images of Cults




Requirements/Departments (Religion)


Director:  Joshua Birk

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