Major gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines of classical mythology as portrayed in major literary works; the function of myth in society and its relevance to modern life.
Carolina Core: AIU
Greek and Latin elements in the formation of medical and scientific vocabulary; designed for students intending to enter the scientific and health professions. No previous knowledge of Greek or Latin required.
This course is designed to introduce students to the importance of competition in the military and private spheres of the Greco-Roman world, a dominant legacy of antiquity.
An introduction to the work of ancient philosophers, with special emphasis on Plato and Aristotle.
Cross-listed course: PHIL 301
Problems such as hedonism, providence, belief and evidence, and mysticism, as they appear in the writings of the Epicureans, Stoics, Skeptics, and Plotinus.
Cross-listed course: PHIL 302
Representations of antiquity in cinema, television, and other contemporary media, with emphasis on Hollywood’s reception of Greek and Roman history.
Cross-listed course: HIST 305
Gender roles, standards of sexual behavior, evidence for women’s lives, as manifested in ancient Greek literary and archaeological evidence; attitudes toward homosexuality; the modern media’s representation of famous Greeks.
Cross-listed course: WGST 320
Sexuality as a social construct exemplified in standards of sexual behavior in ancient Rome and their reinforcement of the ruling ideology; feminine virtue, definitions of manliness, attitudes toward homosexuality.
Cross-listed course: WGST 321
Introduction to the history and culture of ancient Greece, combined with an excursion of Greece. Topics include: Mycenaean Greece and the world of Homer, Archaic Greece, oikos and polis, interaction with the Near East, Athens in the 5th and 4th centruy BCE, Greek religion, ancient Greek society.
Intensive study of one topic per semester dealing with ancient contributions to Western civilization. Not for Greek or Latin major credit. In English. May be repeated as content varies by title.
A survey of ancient architecture, painting, and sculpture 2000-160 B.C.
Examination of ancient Greek and Roman philosophical, medical, and literary works (in English) as sources for the origins of medical ethics. Priority enrollment for Medical Humanities students.
Cross-listed course: PHIL 312
Introduction to ancient medicine: science and art, theory and practice, healing and predicting. Topics include Medicine before Hippocrates, Hippocratic medicine, holism, naturalism, medicine, religion and magic, medicine and scientific explanation, Hellenistic medicine and methodology, Galenic medicine.
Cross-listed course: PHIL 313
A comparative survey of Greek and Latin masters.
Representative plays by Greek and Roman dramatists.
The major Greek and Roman myths, with emphasis on their meaning, functions, and influence on ancient and later Western culture.
Problems of literary theory in texts from the ancients to the 17th century, with an emphasis on the classical tradition.
Cross-listed course: CPLT 701, ENGL 733