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Fall 2005




ANCS 110  Introduction to Ancient Egypt (AH or C)                 3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H or C. GDR:Meets H.
[0087] 0101 TuTh.......4:00pm- 5:15pm (FA  306)       MASON, R


ANCS 200  Israel and the Ancient Near East (AH or C)              3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H or C. GDR:Meets H.  Also
          listed as JDST200 and RLST201.
[0088] 0101 MW.........4:00pm- 5:15pm (FA  006)       GARFEIN, S


ANCS 202  The Roman World (AH or C)                               3 credits

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H or C. GDR:Meets H.
[0089] 0101 MWF........8:00am- 8:50am (FA  215)       HOFFMAN, C


ANCS 350  Topics in Ancient Studies Ancient Greek                 3 credits
          Life and Thought                                  

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD This course will
          focus  on  life in ancient  Greece and the
          ways  in which it  was influenced by major
          historical   events  and  by  advances  in
          education   and   knowledge.  Topics  will
          include    scientific    discoveries   and
          political  theories  as well  as religious
          beliefs,   social   values,  and  cultural
          institutions,    all    seen   against   a
          background  of readings in ancient authors
          and of archaeological evidence.
[0091] 0101 TuTh......11:30am-12:45pm (FA  450)       MASON, R


ANCS 350H Topics in Ancient Studies Science,                      3 credits
          Mathematics, and Technology in the Ancient        
          World                                             

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD This course will
          present    the    major   scientific   and
          mathematical  advances made by the ancient
          Greeks  and  Romans.  Discoveries  in such
          diverse  fields  as medicine  and biology,
          mathematics  and  geometry,  geography and
          astronomy,   became   the  foundations  of
          intellectual  thought  in  both  the Latin
          medieval  west and in  the Arabic east. We
          will    study    these   discoveries   and
          developments within the historical context
          of  the  ancient world.  That background -
          political,  social,  and  economic  - will
          provide us with insights into developments
          in     political    science,    sociology,
          anthropology,   psychology,   and  ethical
          philosophy.  We  will  survey  traditional
          methods of education, the establishment of
          "schools" such as Plato's Academy, and the
          origins    and    growth   of   scientific
          institutions  such as the Museum and Great
          Library   at   Alexandria.  We  will  also
          consider   those  cultural  and  religious
          factors    that    promoted   or   impeded
          developments  in  science. Our  texts will
          include  translations of treatises written
          by  major scientists and mathematicians of
          the  Greek  and Roman world.  We will also
          study archaeological evidence for advances
          in metallurgy and engineering. Also listed
          as  HONR300C. Permission required from the
          Honors College.
[0092] 0101 TuTh.......7:10pm- 8:25pm (FA  215)       MASON, R


ANCS 351H Topics in Ancient Studies Aristotle and                 3 credits
          the Verbal Arts                                   

(PermReq) Grade  Method:  REG/P-F/AUD  This  seminar
          will  examine and differentiate the Verbal
          Arts  or  Controls  of  language: Grammar,
          Rhetoric,   and   Poetics  as  defined  in
          Aristotle's  "Rhetoric" and  "Poetics" and
          selections  from  Plato's  "Republic."  We
          shall   exemplify   the   verbal  arts  by
          studying  such  works as  Jonathan Swift's
          essay  "A Modest Proposal";  poems such as
          Shakespeare's Sonnet 71 and Robert Frost's
          "Stopping  by Woods..."; and speeches from
          ancient and modern times such as Pericles'
          "Funeral  Oration"  and  Lincoln's  Second
          Inaugural Address. We shall consider these
          works   from   practical,  aesthetic,  and
          theoretical  perspectives,  and  we  shall
          investigate   the   relationship   between
          author   and   audience,   the  political,
          social, and formal significance of poetry,
          and  the historical and cultural milieu in
          which  great (and not so great) control of
          language  is  neded.  Also listed  as HONR
          300A.  Permission required from the Honors
          College.
[0093] 0101 MW.........8:30am- 9:45am (ACIV108)       GLASSER, J


ANCS 398  Independent Projects in Ancient Studies               1-3 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


ANCS 399H Comprehensive Readings in Ancient Studies               3 credits
          - Honors                                          

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


ANCS 498H Honors Thesis in Ancient Studies I                      3 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


ANCS 499H Honors Thesis in Ancient Studies II                     3 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


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