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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2010

August 20-22 MBA Orientation
August 25-29 Wolfpack Welcome
August 30 Classes begin
September 3 Add deadline
October 29 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 10 Last day of classes
December 11-17 Final Exams

Spring Term 2011

January 8 New Student Orientation; MBA Orientation
January 10 Classes begin
January 14 Add deadline
March 4 Last day to withdraw
May 4 Last day of classes for undergraduate students
May 5 Last day of classes for graduate students
May 6-12 Final Exams for day division
May 9-12 Final Exams for graduate and evening students
May 14 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

Humanities and Natural Sciences

GREK A100 Beginning Greek I 3 crs.

Language tells us many things about a culture, not only in what people have to say but how they say it. This course introduces students to the world of the ancient Greeks through a study of their language.

GREK A101 Beginning Greek II 3 crs.

GREK A100 continued.

Prerequisite: GREK A100 or equivalent.

GREK A300 Homeric Greek 3 crs.

Students in this course will read selections from Homer and Hesiod as well as selections from the Homeric Hymns. Study will include examination of the epic meter and the impact of the epic poets on subsequent literature.

Prerequisite: GREK A101 or equivalent.

GREK A314 Greek Tragedy 3 crs.

This course examines the tragedy of ancient Athens. Study will focus on the mechanics of the language, the workings of the tragic stage, the historical background of the plays, and the larger issues about society that the plays raise. This course may be repeated with permission from the instructor.

Prerequisite: GREK A101 or equivalent.

GREK A315 Greek Comedy 3 crs.

This course examines both old and new comedy of ancient Athens. Study will focus on the mechanics of the language, the workings of the comic stage, the historic background of the plays, and the larger issues about society that the plays raise.

Prerequisite: GREK A101 or equivalent.

GREK A322 New Testament Greek 3 crs.

Students taking this course will read and discuss at least two books from the New Testament. In addition, they will compare a variety of modern translations to the original text.

Prerequisite: GREK A101 or equivalent.

GREK A340 Hellenistic Greek 3 crs.

This course examines the literature of the Hellenistic period (from the death of Alexander the Great). Works will include the genres of poetry, philosophy, and the novel. Students will study the historical and social contexts of each work.

Prerequisite: GREK A101 or equivalent.

GREK A402 Greek Historians 3 crs.

An intensive study of one or more ancient Greek historians. Students will examine the author’s style, influence, philosophy, and assessment regarding his topic. Repeatable with permission of the instructor.

Prerequisite: GREK A101 or equivalent.

GREK A410 Greek Philosophy 3 crs.

This course is an intensive survey of one or two ancient Greek philosophers. Students will examine the author’s style, influence, and place within the historical and social context of philosophy. Repeatable with permission of the instructor.

Prerequisite: GREK A101 or equivalent.

GREK A420 Greek Oratory 3 crs.

A survey of the speeches of the Greek orators. These readings reveal the development of early Greek prose and provide a window into many interesting scenarios from life in Classical Athens as well as provide evidence for the function of Greek oratory in Athenian democracy. Repeatable with instructor’s permission.

Prerequisite: GREK A101 or equivalent.

GREK A493 Directed Readings 3 crs.

GREK A498 Research Project 3 crs.

Independent study projects for qualified majors who develop interest in a special area.

GREK A499 Independent Study arr