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Course offerings listed below may vary from year to year based on course availability. For the most up-to-date courses, course requirements and descriptions, always refer to the current University Catalog. View the current Catalog here.
 

ART 150 - History of Western Art I
3 Credits
A survey of Western art from prehistory through 16th century Mannerism. Emphasis is on the formal development of art and its connection to society through the examination of the visual arts as cultural artifacts. 

 

ART 220 - Introduction to Book Arts
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the creation of books from non-Western forms such as the scroll and side-stitch to the traditional hard-cover codex. Students will learn about the traditional book binder’s canon of materials and then explore how contemporary book artists have expanded this canon. Fee.


ART 353 - Historic Painting Techniques
3 Credits


ENG 279B - CORE: Home & Away: Epics and Utopias
3 Credits
An exploration of community and the common good based on some of the central epics in the western tradition—The Odyssey, Beowulf, and Paradise Lost—and renaissance and more recent utopias. 

Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer status. Pre- or Co-requisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111. This course fulfills the Arts requirement (Literature).


ENG 348A - The Epic Tradition
3 Credits
A study of the tradition, form, and content of the epic from Homer to Milton. Emphasizes the role of the hero and deals with issues such as war, nature, human progress or regress, and theodicy. 

Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 110-111.


ENG 455 - Poetry
3 Credits
A study in the forms, techniques, and historical evolution of poetry through the discussion of a particular theme, author, group of authors, or literary movement. The course’s focus will be reflected in the course titles in the course offering bulletins. 

Prerequisites: ENG 110-111 or 101-102. May be repeated up to six credits on different topics.


ENG 456 - Drama
3 Credits
A study in the forms techniques and historical evolution of drama through the discussion of a particular theme, author, group of authors, or literary movement. The course’s focus will be reflected in the course titles in the course offering bulletins. 

Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 110-111. May be repeated up to six credits on different topics.


HST 110 - Western Civilization I
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the history of Western Civilization, beginning with a study of the contributions made by Greece and Rome, and continuing with the development of Western society in Medieval Europe, the Renaissance, and the period of exploration and conquest. Not open to students with credit in HST 231.


HST 305 - The Ancient World
3 Credits
A study of the foundations of Western civilization, with special emphasis on the ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome. 


LAT 110 - Elementary Latin I
3 Credits
Fundamentals of Latin grammar; vocabulary development with emphasis on Latin roots in English; introductory readings from classical and/or ecclesiastical writers.


LAT 111 - Elementary Latin II
3 Credits

Continuation of Latin I. Prerequisite: LAT 110 or Latin placement test. Fulfills Language Requirement.


LAT 310 - Readings in Classical Latin
3 Credits
This course will focus on the reading of classical texts in the original Latin. Selections will be drawn from the Golden Age (80BC - 43BC) and Augustan period (43BC-14AD). Authors may include Lucretius, Catullus, Cicero, Caesar, Virgil, Horace, Livy, and Ovid. Emphasis will be placed on consolidating language skills in preparation for advanced work in Latin texts. Most translation work will be conducted in class, supplemented by the student’s independent preparation of assigned excerpts. 

Prerequisite: LAT 111.


LAT 320 - Readings in Medieval Latin
3 Credits
This course will introduce students to the reading of Medieval and Ecclesiastical texts in the original Latin. Selections will typically include extracts from the Vulgate, Church Fathers, chronicles, letters, hagiography, scholastic treatises, and poetry. Most translation work will be conducted in class, supplemented by the student’s independent preparation of assigned excerpts. 

Prerequisite: LAT 111.PHL 361 History of Ancient Philosophy


POL 100 - Ideas, Ideals & Ideologies
3 Credits
Reading and research in the humanities and political science designed to give students the general ideas and specific concepts essential to success in the major of political science.


POL/CRJ 230 - The Law, Society & Policy
3 Credits
An introduction to the notion of law, its function in society, its place in a political system. Examination of the relationship of law to economic, social and political reality; the role of the judicial process in policymaking. Consideration is given to Common Law and Civil Code legal systems; substantive and procedural aspects of civil and criminal law with emphasis on understanding the nature of the law.


POL 279B - CORE: Political Philosophy & Western Tradition
3 Credits
Consideration of past and present attempts to develop a comprehensive understanding of politics: Plato-Aquinas, Machiavelli-Hegel, Marx-present. 

Pre- or Co-requisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111. Not open to students with credit in POL/PHL 348D.


THL 106 - The Old Testament
3 Credits
A study of the historical, prophetic, and sapiential texts in the Old Testament according to their historical, literary, and theological contexts. 

Not open to students with credit for THL 105.


THL 107 - The New Testament
3 Credits
A study of the various texts of the New Testament according to their historical, literary, and theological contexts. 

Not open to students with credit for THL 105.


THL 204 - Epistles of Paul
3 Credits
A study of the life of St. Paul and the theological content of his teaching. 

Prerequisite: One of the following courses: THL 106, THL 107, or THL 225.


THL 209 - Intertestamental Literature
3 Credits
An overview of the historical setting, 200 B.C.-A.D. 110, and readings from selected texts that provide literary and theological background to the New Testament. 

Prerequisite: One of the following courses: THL 106, THL 107, or THL 225. Not open to students with credit for THL 108.


THL 225 - Introduction to Christian Theology
3 Credits
This course introduces students to the academic discipline of Theology. In addition to providing an overview of Christian teachings from a Roman Catholic perspective, it engages students in the processes of theological reflection, discourse, and research. 

Not open to students with credit in THL 113.


THL 240 - History of Christianity: The First Millennium
3 Credits
A study of important persons and events in the life of the Church from its beginnings to the end of the first millennium. 

Prerequisite: One of the following courses: THL 106, THL 107, or THL 225.


THL 248 - Early Christian Writings
3 Credits
A study of the significant personalities and writings of the early Church with reference to their historical context and contemporary implications.