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Eckerd College
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Classical Humanities

Classical Humanities

Courses

LA 101: Introduction to Latin I
Master basic grammatical constructions and develop vocabulary in order to read Latin authors in their original language. English word derivation heavily stressed.

LA 102: Introduction to Latin II
Master basic grammatical constructions and develop vocabulary in order to read Latin authors in their original language. Introduction to Cicero, Caesar, Ovid, and more. Prerequisite: LA 101, or high school Latin equivalent.

LA 201: Intermediate Latin I
Review Latin grammar. Read great authors of Latin poetry and prose: Catullus, Cicero, Vergil, Augustine, Ovid, and more. Learn about the authors lives and historical context. Prerequisite: LA 102, or two years high school Latin.

LA 202: Intermediate Latin II
Read great authors of Latin poetry and prose: Catullus, Cicero, Vergil, Augustine, Ovid, and more. Learn about the authors? lives and historical context. LA 201 recommended, but not required.

LA 210: Major Authors
Focuses on one or two important authors, offering students an in-depth reading experience coupled with discussion of historical context and related topics. Prerequisite: LA 202.

LA 310: Major Authors
Focuses on one or two important authors, offering student an in-depth reading experience coupled with discussion of historical context and related topics. Students will conduct independent research projects. Prerequisite: LA 202.

CL 200H: Classical Mythology
An interpretive look at Greek and Roman myth. Read primary sources and analyze narratives from historical, sociological, cross-cultural, and psychological perspectives.

CL 203H: Women and Gender in the Ancient World
Explores the role and status of women in Greece, Rome, and the Near East. Uses modern theoretical approaches to understand representations of women in literary, historical, philosophical, and scientific texts and in the visual arts.

CL 212H: Language and History of Medicine
Primarily designed for students interested in biological sciences and health professions, this course combines an overview of the Latin/Greek roots used in medical and scientific terminology with an introduction to famous medical treatises of the Western tradition.

CL 214H: Sport and Spectacle: Past and Present
This course traces the development of large-scale public entertainments from Greek and Roman antiquity to contemporary America. It explores sport and spectacle as cultural performances that reflect and encode values, norms, and status-relationships.

CL 242H: Ancient Greek History
An overview from the Bronze Age to Alexander the Great. Examines the literary and material records with an emphasis on the political and cultural development of the city-state.

CL 243H: The Roman Republic
Overview of the history of Rome from its legendary beginnings in the eighth century BCE to the fall of the Republic and the ascension of Octavian in 31 BCE.

CL 244H: The Roman Empire
A continuation of the first semester survey of Roman History, the course starts with the end of the Republic in the first century BCE and ends with the destruction of the Empire in the fifth century ACE.

CL 250H: Odysseus' Journey through Time
Uses Homer's epic as a basis for studying two twentieth-century adaptations of the Odyssey: James Joyce's Ulysses, set in Dublin, and Derek Walcott's Omeros, set in the Caribbean. Also discusses changing concepts of the epic hero.

CL 252H: The Path of Wisdom and Virtue
Explores ancient conceptions of wisdom and virtue as conveyed in principal works of Aristotle and Cicero. Discusses the relevance of these concepts for our own age.

CL 261H: Greek Tragedy in Modern Film and Literature
In-depth study of a few Greek tragedies and works they inspired in a variety of genres including drama, science fiction, psychological and philosophical studies, and film. Discusses changing concepts of tragedy and the tragic hero.

CL 262H: Ancient Comedy in Modern Film and Literature
Examines great Greek comedies and their influence on works by the Romans, Shakespeare, Moliere, and modern playwrights, as well as on the modern sit-com and Broadway musical. Also discusses theories of comedy and the comic hero.

CL 271H: Greek Literature: A Critical Survey
Selections from Greek poetry and prose. Emphasis on critical reading with attention to the socio-political context of works and to development of literary genres, forms, and symbols. No prerequisites, but CL 242H recommended.

CL 272H: Roman Literature: A Critical Survey
Introduces many of the most important literary and historical texts of Roman civilization and examines the influences of Rome on the Western heritage.

CL 498: Comprehensive Exam

CL 499: Senior Project

Life After Eckerd

Classics graduates often pursue, but are not limited to, careers in business, education, government, and the non-profit sector. The classics major is also excellent preparation for graduate school.

Students Abroad

The photos at the top of this page were taken by students studying abroad. The photo on the left was taken by Rosie Kerber and the photo on the right was taken by Anthony Arico.