Immerse yourself in the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome through engaging classes.

Classes in Greek and Roman Studies

Language
  • First Semester Ancient/Biblical Greek
  • Second Semester Ancient/Biblical Greek
  • Third Semester Ancient/Biblical Greek
  • Advanced Ancient/Biblical Greek
  • First Semester Latin
  • Second Semester Latin
  • Third Semester Latin
  • Advanced Latin

 

Culture
  • Tales of Heroism: Greek and Roman Epic Poetry
  • Antiquity on Stage: Drama in Greece and Rome
  • Greek and Latin Roots of English
  • Introduction to Greek and Roman Archaeology
  • Greek and Roman Monuments in Context
  • Greek and Roman Mythology
  • Greece and Rome on Film
  • Topics in Greek and/or Roman Studies
  • Greek Civilization and Culture
  • Roman Civilization and Culture
  • Seminar in Greek and/or Roman Studies
  • Senior Greek and Roman Studies Seminar

 


Ancient/Biblical Greek

 

FLGK 101/First Semester Ancient/Biblical Greek
An introduction to the ancient Greek language and culture with emphasis on reading, comprehension, and textual interpretation. Refer to foreign language credit policies beginning on p. 143. (4 credits)

FLGK 102/Second Semester Ancient/Biblical Greek
A continuation of FLGK 101 with readings from ancient Greek and/or New Testament authors. Prerequisite: FLGK 101 or equivalent. (4 credits)

FLGK 203/Third Semester Ancient/Biblical Greek
A continuation of FLGK 102 with readings and close interpretation of ancient Greek and/or New Testament authors and their cultural context. Prerequisite: FLGK 102 or equivalent. (4 credits)

FLGK 305/Advanced Ancient/Biblical Greek
Application of language skills to the reading and interpretation of specific texts in the original language. Focuses on a major author, genre or period of Greek prose or poetry. May be repeated provided there is no duplication of material. Prerequisite: FLGK 203 or equivalent. (2 credits)


Latin

 

FLL 101/First Semester Latin
An introduction to the Latin language and ancient Roman culture with emphasis on reading, comprehension, speaking, and textual interpretation. Refer to foreign language credit policies beginning on p. 143. (4 credits)

FLL 102/Second Semester Latin
A continuation of FLL 101 with readings from ancient and Medieval Latin authors. Prerequisite: FLL 101 or equivalent. (4 credits)

FLL 203/Third Semester Latin
A continuation of FLL 102 with readings and close interpretation of ancient Latin authors and their cultural context. Prerequisite: FLL 102 or equivalent. (4 credits)

FLL 305/Advanced Latin
Application of language skills to the reading and interpretation of specific texts in the original language. Focuses on a major author, genre or period of Latin prose or poetry. May be repeated provided there is no duplication of material. Prerequisite: FLL 203 or equivalent. (2 credits)

 


Culture Classes

 

GKRO 200/Tales of Heroism: Greek and Roman Epic Poetry
A study of Greek and Roman epic poetry in translation with emphasis on cultural background, value, and influence. Close reading and discussion of works from Homer, Vergil, and the epic cycle. Introduction to literary analysis and critical writing. No knowledge of Greek or Latin required. May be used to fulfill the Humanities: Literature component of the General Education Requirements. (3 credits)

GKRO 201/Antiquity on Stage: Drama in Greece and Rome
A study of Greek and Roman drama in translation with emphasis on cultural  background, value, and influence. Close reading and discussion of works from Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Plautus, Terence, and Seneca. Introduction to literary analysis and critical writing. No knowledge of Greek or Latin required. May be used to fulfill the Humanities: Literature component of the General Education Requirements. (3 credits)

GKRO 202/Greek and Latin Roots of English
A study of the etymology of the English language through close analysis of word roots from the original Greek and Latin languages. Critical reading, writing, and communication skills emphasized together with the historical, conceptual, and linguistic influence of Greek and Roman cultures. No knowledge of Greek or Latin required. May be used to fulfill the Cultural Diversity component of the General Education Requirements. (3 credits)

GKRO 220/Introduction to Greek and Roman Archaeology
A study of ancient archaeological sites including sculpture, painting, and architecture, and their relationship to political and cultural history of ancient Greece, Rome, and the Mediterranean world. Field trip to a major museum. No knowledge of Greek or Latin required. May be used to fulfill the Humanities: Fine and Performing Arts component of the General Education Requirements. (3 credits)

GKRO 250/Greek and Roman Monuments in Context
A travel course in which the study of Greek or Roman artistic expression takes place in Europe. Focus on museum collections and archaeological sites. Study trips will be conducted to Greece, Italy, or Roman Germany. May be repeated for credit if the trips are different. Offered summers only. No knowledge of Greek or Latin required. May be used to fulfill the Humanities: Fine and Performing Arts component of the General Education Requirements. (3 credits)

GKRO 251/Greek and Roman Mythology
Survey of Greek and Roman myths and their influence on enduring works of art, architecture, and literature, and other media. No knowledge of Greek or Latin required. May be used to fulfill the Humanities: Fine and Performing Arts component of the General Education Requirements. (3 credits)

GKRO 260/Greece and Rome on Film
Study of selected films representing Greek and Roman civilization and culture from the 1920s to the present. Course focuses on cultural and historical context, dynamics of reception, interpretation, and adaptation of the ancient world for modern audiences. Includes instruction and practice in writing careful critical analyses of film and an introduction to Greek and Roman reception studies. No knowledge of Greek or Latin required. May be used to fulfill the Humanities: Fine and Performing Arts component of the General Education Requirements. (3 credits)

GKRO 290/Topics in Greek and/or Roman Studies
A study of selected themes or issues in the culture, values, and diversity of the Greek and Roman world and how they impact us today through literature, film, or other media. Possible topics include Women in Antiquity, Ancient Athletics, Slavery and Race in Ancient Greece and Rome, Cultural Diversity in Ancient Greece and Rome, Barbarians and the ‘Other’ in Antiquity, Egyptomania in Ancient Rome. May be repeated for credit provided there is no duplication of material. No knowledge of Greek or Latin required. May be used to fulfill the Cultural Diversity component of General Education Requirements. (3 credits)

GKRO 310/Greek Civilization and Culture
(Also offered as HIST 310.) A study of Greek civilization and culture from the late Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period, with emphasis on cultural, social, and political developments. No knowledge of Greek or Latin required. May be used to fulfill the Humanities: History Component of General Education Requirements. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or approval of the department chair. (3 credits)

GKRO 311/Roman Civilization and Culture
(Also offered as HIST 311.) A study of Roman civilization and culture from the 8th century BC to the Council of Nicea in AD 325, with emphasis on cultural, social, and political developments. No knowledge of Greek or Latin required. May be used to fulfill the Humanities: History Component of General Education Requirements. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or approval of the department chair. (3 credits)

GKRO 390/Seminar in Greek and/or Roman Studies
Study of selected themes or issues in Greek and Roman literature, language or civilization. Topics may include discussions of specific textual and material evidence from Greece and Rome (e.g., Lyric Poetry, Satire, Epistolography), or modern receptions and adaptations of it (e.g., How to Persuade People: Tips from Ancient Rhetoric, Greece and Rome in the American Midwest, The Art of Writing Letters: Ancient and Modern). No knowledge of Greek or Latin required. May be repeated for credit provided there is no duplication of material. May be used to fulfill the Humanities: Literature component of the General Education Requirements. Prerequisites: sophomore standing and at least one course from the following: FLGK 305, FLL 305, GKRO 200, GKRO 201, GKRO 220, GKRO 251, GKRO 310, GKRO 311. (3 credits)

GKRO 493/Senior Greek and Roman Studies Seminar
A senior-level capstone course which integrates knowledge and skills from previous language and culture courses in Greek and Roman Studies. Language skills (particularly reading, writing, interpretation and in-depth analysis) are refined as depth and nuance are added to the understanding of Greek and Roman history, literature, culture and modern reception. Prerequisites: senior standing, GKRO 310 or 311, and approval of the department chair. (3 credits)

 

Required Courses for the Greek and Roman Studies Major

FLGK
101-203
or
FLL
101-203
First, Second, and Third Semester Ancient/Biblical Greek
or
First, Second, and Third Semester Latin
12 credits
GKRO 310
or
GKRO 311
Greek Civilization and Culture
or
Roman Civilization and Culture
3 credits
GKRO 493 Senior Greek and Roman Studies Seminar 3 credits
Nine additional credits from any other Greek and Roman Studies (GRRO) or advanced language (FLGK/FLL 305) courses of your choice, including one approved elective. 9 credits
TOTAL (Minimum) 27 credits
  • B.A. students in Greek and Roman Studies at Valpo must complete the general-education requirements for the B.A in addition to the requirements for the major.This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical-thinking skills while introducing the student to global cultures and traditions.
  • Students who place directly into a Greek or Latin course higher than level 203 need not complete level 203, but they must take at least one FLGK/FLL course on campus such as FLGK/FLL 305. They also must complete all other requirements for the major.
  • Approved elective courses outside of Greek and Roman Studies include ART 101: Ancient to Medieval Art History; PHIL 275: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy; THEO 317: The World of the New Testament; and, THTR 238: Theatre and Culture.
  • Students who plan to teach Greek or Latin in elementary, middle, or secondary schools with a major or minor in Greek and Roman Studies should consult their departmental advisor and Valpo’s education department for specific requirements.

Required Courses for the Greek and Roman Studies Minor

FLGK
or
FLL
Any course(s) in Ancient/Biblical Greek
or
Any course(s) in Latin
4 credits
Twelve credits from any other Greek and Roman Studies (GKRO) or advanced language (FLGK/FLL 305) courses of your choice, including at least one 300-level GKRO course. May also include one approved elective. 12 credits
TOTAL (Minimum) 16 credits
  • B.A. students in Greek and Roman Studies at Valpo must complete the general-education requirements for the B.A in addition to the requirements for the minor.This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical-thinking skills while introducing the student to global cultures and traditions.
  • Approved elective courses outside of Greek and Roman Studies include ART 101: Ancient to Medieval Art History; PHIL 275: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy; THEO 317: The World of the New Testament; and, THTR 238: Theatre and Culture.
  • Students who plan to teach Greek or Latin in elementary, middle, or secondary schools with a major or minor in Greek and Roman Studies should consult their departmental advisor and Valpo’s education department for specific requirements.

 

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