Classics Course Descriptions

CLA 112: CLASSICAL LITERATURE (ENG 112)

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A study of the human experience as reflected in the work of the great eastern classical writers, such as the authors of the Bhagavid Gita and Gilgamesh, as well as Homer, Sophocles, Euripides and Virgil. The influence of the classics on western literature will also be examined. This course may be credited to Classics or English.

CLA 122: THE GLORY THAT WAS GREECE: THE GRANDEUR

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An in-depth study of the Greco-Roman culture and civilization. Special attention will be given to the political, social, economic and cultural life of both peoples against the world setting in which they both rose, flourished and declined. This course may be offered for classics or history.

CLA 154: SOURCES OF GREAT WESTERN IDEAS (PHI 154)

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course undertakes a study of the classical origins of Western philosophy in Greece and Rome with a special emphasis on its relevance to modern times. Readings may include literature, drama, poetry, as well as the classic Greek philosophical texts in an examination of such foundation concepts as nature, self, soul and virtue. This course may be credited to classics or philosophy.

 

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