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Classics Courses

Courses with a CLA designation introduce students to broad topics in Classical Antiquity using sources in English translation. All courses count toward the 36 hours of advanced credit required for graduation, regardless of major. The Classical Mythology course also counts toward the Fine Arts requirement for B.A. and B.S.W. students.

CLA courses are an excellent opportunity for Classics, Greek, and Latin majors to explore the larger historical and cultural setting of the literature that we read in the original language. Discuss specific course options and how they will apply to your degree plan and career goals with your faculty advisor.

CLA 3352, Greek Art, MWF 12:20-1:10 pm, HSFAC 158; Dr. Nathan Elkins

A survey of Greek art from its beginnings through the first century B.C. with emphasis on stylistic developments, the contributions of known artists, and the relationship between art and various aspects of Greek life and thought.

Who should take this course?
In addition to art and art history students, this course would be of significant value to any student interested in archaeology or in Greek religion and mythology.

This course is cross listed as ART 3352

CLA 3380, Classical Mythology - Multiple Sections

This course will introduce you to the major mythological cycles of ancient Greece and Rome. Class typically consists of selected readings from our primary sources (e.g. Homer, Hesiod, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Virgil, Ovid, etc.) and discussion. Other elements of the course may include examination of the ties between myth and religion, comparative approaches to mythology, myth as history, myth and literature, reception of the mythology in later western tradition (especially the artistic tradition), and other topics of interest.

Available Sections

Who should take this course?
Consider taking this course if you are interested in ancient poetry, art history of any period, western literature of all period, drama, music history, and comparative religion, to name a few. It is no exaggeration to say that the stories you will learn in this class will travel with you well beyond Baylor and that you will see echoes (ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous) all around us.

CLA 3381, Medical Terminology - Multiple Sections

This course transform the way you read medical terms. Instead of memorizing long, confusing words, you will learn to break their meaning apart according to the Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, and stems from which they are formed. In the process, this course will also challenge you to think in new ways about medicine and the human body, for these word elements come from times and cultures very different from our own.

Available Sections

Who should take this course?
Consider taking this course if you are planning on entering the health field in any capacity.

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Greek Courses

GKC and GKB courses are dedicated to teaching Classical (GKC) and Biblical (GKB) Greek. All first and second year Greek courses count toward the standard Baylor language requirement (typically 4 semesters, but see the current Undergraduate Catalog for the requirements specific to your degree path).

Students seeking only to complete a language requirement should plan on completing all four semesters in the same language. If you have a specific reason to divide your requirement with Latin or Hebrew, discuss this plan with a your Greek instructor before classes begin or early in your first semester.

Upper-level Greek classes are the reward for the labors of the early courses. Students can read specific works closely in the original language and with significant attention to literary and historical context. All 3000-4000 level courses satisfy requirements with the Classics, Greek, and Latin major and minor.

It is our departmental conviction is that the best path to a firm command of Biblical Greek is through a strong foundation in Classical Greek. Accordingly, we typically offer the corresponding courses in each track as concurrent sections. Students who begin Greek under the GKB designation will continue their first two years of Greek study on the GKB track; students who begin under GKC, with the GKC track.

GKC/GKB 1301, Elementary Greek - Muliple Sections

This course will begin introducing you to the fundamentals necessary to read Classical and Biblical Greek. In the first semester, this entails significant memorization of vocabulary, word formation, and core grammar rules. In the process, you can also expect to improve your command of English.

Available Sections

Who should take this course?
Consider taking this course if you seek to learn Ancient and/or Biblical Greek.

GKC/GKB 1302, Elementary Greek II, MWF 11:15 am - 12:05 pm, Morrison 102; Dr. Brent Froberg

Prerequites - Successful completion of GKC or GKB 1301 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for this course

Who should take this course?
You should plan to take this continuation course as soon as possible after passing Greek 1301. Students who received a D(eficient) grade in first semester should consider retaking the 1301 course. Discuss your specific situation with your instructor.

GKC/GKB 2310, Intermediate Greek Prose - Multiple Sections

Prerequites - Successful completion of GKC or GKB 1302 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for this course

In this course you will give your new skills a good workout by reading several texts in their original language with close attention to vocabulary, grammar, and the overall thought of the work in question. Reading selections typically include readings from Plato or Lysias, together with Christian material (typically from Acts, the Gospels, or one of the shorter Pauline epistles).

Available Sections

Who should take this course?
You should plan to take this continuation course as soon as possible after passing Greek 1302. Students who received a D(eficient) grade in second semester should consider retaking the 1302 course. Discuss your specific situation with your instructor.

GKC/GKB 2320-01, Intermediate Greek II, TR 9:30-10:45 am, Morrison 330; Dr. Brent Froberg

Prerequites - Successful completion of GKC or GKB 2310 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for this course

In this course you will being discovering the joy of reading Homer in the original through a selection of readings from the Odyssey. You will also discover answers to morphological mysteries from the first year of Greek. Students in Biblical Greek, through Homer, will become acquainted with the archaizing language of learned men that permeated the Greek of the Septuagint and, thereby, the New Testament. The instructor, Dr. Brent Froberg, specializes in Greek prose (with an emphasis on historians).

Who should take this course?
You should plan to take this continuation course as soon as possible after passing Greek 2310. Students who received a D(eficient) grade in third semester should consider retaking the 2310 course. Discuss your specific situation with your instructor.

GKC 4301, Readings from Greek Literature, TR 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Morrison 313; Dr. Jeff Fish

Prerequites - Successful completion of GKC or GKB 2320 (or equivalent) and consent of the instructor.

Readings from Greek authors including either Classical authors or portions of the New Testament, and related background texts. With content changed, this course may be repeated up to a total of nine semester hours.

Readings from Greek authors including either Classical authors or portions of the New Testament, and related background texts. With content changed, this course may be repeated up to a total of nine semester hours

GKB 5817, Seminar in New Testament Greek, T 8:00-10:45 am; Kelly Iverson

Graduate standing; consent of the instructor.

This course is cross listed as REL 5317. Contact the religion department for additional information.

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Latin Courses

LAT is the designation for Latin. All first and second year Latin courses count toward the standard Baylor language requirement (typically 4 semesters, but see the current Undergraduate Catalog for the requirements specific to your degree path).

Students seeking only to complete a language requirement should plan on completing all four semesters in the same language. If you have a specific reason to divide your requirement with Latin or Hebrew, discuss this plan with a your Latin instructor before classes begin or early in your first semester.

Upper-level Latin classes are the reward for the labors of the early courses. Students can read specific works closely in the original language and with significant attention to literary and historical context. All 3000-4000 level courses satisfy requirements with the Classics, Greek, and Latin major and minor.

LAT 1301, Elementary Latin - Multiple Sections

This course will begin introducing you to the fundamentals necessary to read Classical Latin. In the first semester, this entails significant memorization of vocabulary, word formation, and core grammar rules. In the process, you can also expect to improve your command of English significantly.

Available Sections

  • LAT 1301-01, MWF, 10:10-11:00 am, Sid Richardson 343; Dr. Joseph DiLuzio
  • LAT 1301-02, MWF, 11:15 am - 12:05 pm, Sid Richardson 343; Dr. Joseph DiLuzio
  • LAT 1301-03, TR, 9:30-10:45 am, Morrison 103; Dr. Kevin Funderburk
  • LAT 1301-04, TR, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, Morrison 103; Dr. Kevin Funderburk
  • LAT 1301-05, MWF, 9:05-9:55 am, Morrison 104; Dr. Dan Hanchey
  • LAT 1301-06, MWF, 10:10-11:00 am, Morrison 103; STAFF
  • LAT 1301-07, MWF, 1:25-2:15 pm, Morrison 104; STAFF
  • LAT 1301-08, MWF, 2:30-3:20 pm, Morrison 103; STAFF
  • LAT 1301-09, MWF, 11:15 am - 12:05 pm, Sid Richardson 204; STAFF
  • LAT 1301-H1 (HONORS), MWF, 9:05-9:55 am, Morrison 330; Dr. Julia Hejduk

Who should take this course?
Consider taking this course if you seek to learn Classical Latin.

LAT 1302, Elementary Latin II - Multiple Sections

Prerequites - Successful completion of LAT 1301 (or equivalent).

This course will continue building on the skills you acquired in LAT 1301. This semester will cover additional word formation and grammar, continue to build vocabulary, and begin to introduce more complex reading samples.

Available Sections

Who should take this course?
You should plan to take this continuation course as soon as possible after passing LAT 1301. Students who received a D(eficient) grade in first semester should consider retaking the 1301 course. Discuss your specific situation with your instructor.

LAT 2310, Intermediate Latin Prose - Multiple Sections

Prerequites - Successful completion of LAT 1302 (or equivalent).

In this course you will give your new skills a good workout by reading several texts in their original language with close attention to vocabulary, grammar, and the overall thought of the work in question. Reading selections typically include readings from Cicero and the Vulgate.

Available Sections

Who should take this course?
You should plan to take this continuation course as soon as possible after passing LAT 1302. Students who received a D(eficient) grade in second semester should consider retaking the 1302 course. Discuss your specific situation with your instructor.

LAT 2320-01, Intermediate Latin: Poetry - MWF 11:15 am - 12:05 pm, Morrison 103; Dr. Jeff Hunt

Prerequites - Successful completion of LAT 2310 (or equivalent).

In this course you will being discovering the joy of reading Latin poetyr in the original through a selection of readings from Virgil's Aeneid of the poems of Catullus.

Who should take this course?
You should plan to take this continuation course as soon as possible after passing LAT 2310. Students who received a D(eficient) grade in second semester should consider retaking the 2310 course. Discuss your specific situation with your instructor.

LAT 3301-01, Lucretius, MWF 10:10-11:00 am, Morrison 313; Dr. Julia Hejduk

Two previous 3000 level courses in Latin or consent of instructor.

In this course we will read from and discuss the thought of Lucretius' De Rerum Natura.

Who should take this course?
Lucretius is our most comprehensive ancient source for the Epicurean school of philsophy, famous for its emphasis on atomism (all things are a mixture of atoms and void) and its view that pleasure, properly understood, was the highest human good. Poetically, the work also serves as important antecedent to Vergil. This course has something for both the student of literature and the student of philsophy!

LAT 3305-01, Cicero's Philosophical Writings - MWF, 11:15 am -12:05 pm, Sid Richardson 231; Dr. Dan Hanchey

Prerequistes - Successful completion of LAT 2310 and 2320 (or equivalent), or consent of instructor.

Selections from the philosophical writings of Cicero.

Who should take this course?
Cicero's philosophical writings were instrumental in communicating the Greek This course would be excellent preparation for any student seeking to understand the history of Western thought. Cicero's philosophical writings and translations were instrumental in transmitting the Greek philosophers to a Roman audience. His choice of words often influenced Medieval ethical and theological language in ways that still persist in many English translations Any student interested in philosophy, theology, and the history of western thought would benefit from this course.

LAT 3395-01, Medieval Latin Poetry - TR, 9:30-10:45 am, Morrison 313; Dr. Dan Nodes

Prerequistes - Successful completion of LAT 3390 or consent of instructor.

Selections from representative poetic styles and poets; authors may include St. Columba, Fortunatus, Paulus Diaconus, Reinardus Vulpes, Walter Map, Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim, and Gulielmus Gnapheus; review of inflection and syntax.

Who should take this course?
Anyone with an interest in the Classical Tradition or in the reception of classical Latin poetry.

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