Summer 2021

Maymester (May 17-June 4)


  • CLAS 270.01: Online Asynchronous: Dr. Noelle Zeiner-Carmichael
  • CLAS 270.02: Online Asynchronous: Dr. Noelle Zeiner-Carmichael

This course explores the ways in which modern-era film represents ancient Greco-Roman civilization and culture. We will consider historical accuracy, themes (e.g., slavery, war, entertainment, imperialism), and aspects related to the discipline of Film Studies. We will also examine how these films exploit the history and images of ancient Greece and Rome to communicate messages relevant to a modern context. (Counts for Gen. Ed. Humanities, A.B. degree, Classics majors/minors.)

Summer I (June 8 - July 8)


  • CLAS 253.01: MTWRF 2:00–3:45 (sychronous online): Dr. Blanche McCune

An in-depth study of the Greek and Roman epic tradition. We will read and discuss Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, Apollonius’ Argonautica, Virgil’s Aeneid, and Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The course will show the connections between these works and the development of epic over time, in terms of both style and purpose, and culminate in a discussion of the enduring legacy of ancient epic. (Counts for Gen. Ed. Humanities, A.B. degree, Classics majors/minors.)


  • LATN 201.01: MTWRF 10:00-11:45 (sychronous online): Dr. Blanche McCune

Completes the introduction to Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, while developing fluency in reading comprehension and translation.

Summer II (July 13 - August 11)


  • CLAS 103.01: MTWRF 2:00–3:45 (sychronous online): Dr. James Lohmar

An introduction to the divine myths and heroic legends of ancient Greece and Rome as found in literature and art. Other topics will include theories, both ancient and modern, about myth; the functions of myth in religion and society; and the influence of classical myth on subsequent literature and art. (Counts for Gen. Ed. Humanities, A.B. degree, Classics majors/minors.) 


  • HIST 232.01: MTWRF 2:00–3:45 (synchronous onlne): Dr. Jennifer Gerrish   

The city of Rome grew from a tiny settlement on the Palatine Hill to a mighty empire stretching from Britain to Babylon. This course examines Rome's history from its foundation in 753 BCE to the death of Rome's first Christian emperor in 337 CE. We will explore not just the history of Rome, but also the evidence: how do we know what we think we know about Rome? (Counts for Gen. Ed. Humanities, A.B. degree, Classics majors/minors, History major/minor.)


  •   LATN 202.01: MTWRF 10:00–11:45 (sychronous online): Dr. Blanche McCune

Readings of selected works by Roman authors with a comprehensive review of Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.


  • LATN 390.01: MTWRF 12:00–1:45 (sychronous online): Dr. James Lohmar

Lucretius' De Rerum Natura is a landmark achievement of ancient Roman epic, not just for its explanation of the Epicurean universe, but also for its committed purpose to translate dactylic hexameter into Latin letters. This course surveys the DRN as an exercise in Latin for Latin's sake and appreciates the oldest sustained experiment in Latin hexametric verse extant today. (Counts for Gen. Ed. Humanities, A.B. degree, Classics majors/minors.)