Analysis of the structure and meaning of ancient Greek myths. Religious, social, artistic, and political expression of myths in both ancient and modern times. Emphasis on creation myths, myths of the gods and goddesses, and heroic myths as told by Hesiod, Homer, Ovid, Vergil, and others. (Gen.Ed. AL)
Survey of ancient Roman literature, art, and history. The expansion of Rome and its political, social, and cultural development through the Republic to the Empire, emphasizing Roman influence on later western civilization. (Gen.Ed. HS)
Survey of ancient Greek drama, with attention to themes, production and performance, and literary interpretation. Emphasis on the major tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. (Gen.Ed. AL)
Archaeology of ancient Greece in Minoan-Mycenaean, Geometric, Archaic, and Classical Periods. Methods, progress, and ethics of archaeological research. Emphasis on remains displaying the architectural and urbanistic development of major cities and sanctuaries, and on their contribution to western civilization.
Guidance in preparing enrichment material in language classes and in designing and teaching courses dealing with classical life and institutions, drama, art, mythology, and literature on the secondary level.
Lives, roles, contributions, and status of women in Greek and Roman societies, as reflected in classical literature and the archaeological record. (Gen.Ed. HS)