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Spring 2015 Course Offerings

An exciting announcement: the Classics Rome course, "Ghosts of Rome," has been approved as a Beloit Block offering for Summer 2015! Stay tuned for information on registration. As always, Classics majors are eligible for extra funding toward international study.

On offer next semester:

  • LATN 105: Beginning Latin II
  • GREK 105: Beginning Greek II
  • LATN 3xx: Roman Epic
  • GREK 3xx: Independent Reading
  • CLAS 230: Ancient Greco-Italian Art and Architecture (2A, LAP-1, also ARTH 210, see description below)
  • CLAS 200: Burning Sapphos and Laughing Medusas (also CRIS, CPLT)

Old News:

Spring 2014 Course Offerings

Classics will offer a new course next semester, "Ancient Greco-Italian Art and Architecture." It is cross-listed with Art History and counts as a Liberal Arts in Practice (LAP-1) course. It will meet MWF 2:45-3:50. The description is as follows:

This course explores the art and architecture of Ancient Greek, Etruscan, and Roman societies. In addition to the study of material remains from the ancient Mediterranean, students will participate in several project-based exercises (including sculpture, bridge-building, and community exploration), all of which will aid in a deeper appreciation of the design and construction of monumental spaces, sculptures, and utilitarian structures. Finally, students will be expected to write a research paper on an object of their choosing - ideally an item from the museum collections at Beloit or the Art Institute of Chicago. Can be taken as LAP-1. (2A, C)

Classics will also be offering the following:

  • Latin 108 (Beginning Elementary Latin II), MWF 8:45-9:50
  • Greek 108 (Beginning Elementary Greek II), MTWF 9-9:50
  • Latin 2xx (Ovid and Catullus), time TBD
  • Greek 2xx (topic TBD), time TBD
  • The Trojan War (in translation, also CPLT)
  • Ancient Warfare (in translation, also HIST)

Summer 2014

  • Rome trip (dates TBD, likely mid- to late-May; will not be offered for course credit; contact Professor Walsh or Professor Taylor if interested in participating)
  • Applications will be approaching fast for Summer Archaeology programs and other Summer study opportunities in the US and overseas; contact Professor Hadavas or Professor Walsh for more information