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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Medieval Renaissance Courses: Classical Languages

Spring 2021

Linked course titles have extended descriptions. Syllabi provided where available.
Course Title Day Time Instructor Room Syllabus Description
ARB 102 Arabic II We, TuTh 9:30-10:25, 2:00-3:20 Phillips & Humsi ONLINE SYNC Continuing proficiency-based course, which develops communicative abilities in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Arabic.
ARB 202 Arabic IV We, TuTh 12:45-1:40, 12:30-1:50 Phillips ONLINE SYNC Continuing proficiency-based course, which further refines and expands linguistic skills in culturally authentic contexts. Incorporates reading, discussing, and analyzing texts as a basis for the expression and interpretation of meaning. Conducted in Arabic.
ARB 302 Arabic VI TuTh 2:00-3:20 TBD ONLINE SYNC Continuing proficiency-based Arabic language course which focuses on more advanced levels of proficiency in reading, speaking, writing, and listening.
GRE 102 Ancient Greek II TuTh, MoWe 11:00-12:20, 10:35-11:30 Carnes ONLINE SYNC Continuing course with emphasis on morphology and syntax. Introduction to examples of unsimplified Ancient Greek prose of the classical period, read and interpreted within the cultural context of ancient Greek society. This course counts towards the Majors and Minors in Classics and Classical Civilization.
GRE 320 Readings from Greek Poets MoWeFri 9:30-10:25 Carnes ONLINE SYNC Readings from selected ancient Greek poets. Review of grammar and syntax. Greek metrics and prosody. This course counts towards the Majors and Minors in Classics and Classical Civilization.
HEB 102 Hebrew II We, TuTh 12:45-1:40, 12:30-1:50 Downie IN PERSON Continuing proficiency-based course which develops communicative abilities in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in culturally authentic contexts. Activities are conducted in Hebrew.
HEB 202 Hebrew IV We, TuTh 11:40-12:35, 12:30-1:50 Brown Sofer ONLINE SYNC Continuing proficiency-based course which further refines and expands linguistic skills in culturally authentic contexts. Incorporates reading, discussing, and analyzing texts as a basis for the expression and interpretation of meaning. Conducted in Hebrew.
LAT 102 Latin II MoTuWeTh 9:30-10:25 van der Meer IN PERSON Latin 102 is the continuation of Latin 101. If you have not done LAT 101 but have acquired suffi-cient knowledge of Latin through other trajectories (e.g. Latin in high school), please contact the instructor. Why should you consider taking Latin? The Latin language will open your eyes to elements of world culture and history, social, philosophical, and artistic understanding, and the roots of language itself, including your own native language, whatever that may be. English owes some 40- 50% of its vocabulary directly to Latin roots and French, a Romance language, and if you add the Greek learning that many Romans adopted, another 10% of English vocabu-lary can be better understood. Through study of grammar, and readings that teach Roman cul-ture, we will learn a great deal about an influential foreign culture, and ultimately about world culture and American heritage. With the completion of this course, you can expect to know the most important elements of the Latin Language, have some ease at translating the classical au-thor Caesar and have deepened your knowledge of Roman life and culture at the beginning of our era. This course counts towards the Majors and Minors in Classics and Classical Civilization and the Minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
LAT 320 Catullus and His World MoWe 2:15-3:35 Carnes ONLINE SYNC Reading of the poems of Catullus and examination of their place within the political and social chaos of the late Roman Republic. Secondary readings will include selections from Cicero and Caesar (in English) along with contemporary literary and historical scholarship. This course counts towards the Majors and Minors in Classics and Classical Civilization.
LAT 420 Catullus and His World (advanced) MoWe 2:15-3:35 Carnes ONLINE SYNC Reading of the poems of Catullus and examination of their place within the political and social chaos of the late Roman Republic. Secondary readings will include selections from Cicero and Caesar (in English) along with contemporary literary and historical scholarship. This is a course for students who have already taken LAT 320. This course counts towards the Majors and Minors in Classics and Classical Civilization.