Classics

Studying the classics develops an appreciation of the ancient Greek and Latin cultures that have significantly contributed to the foundations of Western civilization and have influenced so many fields of thought to the present day.

From Homer and Sophocles to Greco-Roman culture and Western philosophy, St. Joseph’s College offers three courses in the classics that will build that appreciation.

CLASSICS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

CLA 112: CLASSICAL LITERATURE (ENG 112)

Campus:  LI B

A study of the human experience as reflected in the work of the great eastern classical writers, such as the authors of the Bhagavad 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:  LI B

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:  LI B

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.