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Fall 2017
Jan 21, 2018
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BLHS 102 - Greeks and Romans
This course introduces students to the literature and culture of the Greeks and Romans, with particular attention paid to texts whose influence will be seen in later parts of the curriculum. It includes a brief overview of the history and geography of the ancient Mediterranean world and includes some discussion of material culture, but its primary focus is textual. The course aims to introduce students to some of the major genres of writing to come out of the ancient Mediterranean, with special emphasis placed on epic, tragedy, comedy, historiographical prose, and philosophy. Although philosophical texts are taught as a separate segment, they will be read as part of a broader ancient discussion, played out in other genres as well, of questions of justice, freedom, and the like. Given the nature of the texts read, students will require grounding in the basics of ancient Greek and Roman religion and ritual practice. Since this will be one of the first literary courses taken by students, special focus will be placed on close reading and analysis.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance, Lecture

Liberal Studies - Human/Soc Sc Department

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Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:     
      School of Continuing Studies

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