Session: Spring 2013

CLSA:1805:0EXY (20E:005:EXY)    Legends and Heroes of Ancient Rome
43 of 50 enrolled    

Completed

Sem. Hrs:

1

Delivery Mode: Self-paced/Web (GIS)
Admin:

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


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CLSA:1805 ( 20E:005 )



General Catalog:

Introduction to narratives of Roman heroes from Livy, Ovid, and Plutarch; background information for further study in classics.

Description:

Who was Romulus? Who was Lucretia and why did she kill herself? How are Augustus and Venus related? This course takes a look at some heroes, heroines, and gods of Rome, in the context of the legends and rituals that were associated with them. We will also examine a few of the more strange Roman deities, and some Roman rituals, like the Lupercalia. When Julius Caesar and Mark Antony celebrated the Lupercalia, Romans were scandalized and many have thought it led directly to Caesar’s assassination. The purpose of this course is to give students an introduction to significant mythical and historical figures of Roman culture and their legends, and to provide experience in identifying themes that link these legends. Students will also develop ideas about what constitutes “Roman values” and will write about them. It is an excellent preparation for the study of ancient Mediterranean history, European political history, classical languages and literature, European art and literature, American art, and American political history.

  • This is a Guided Independent Study (self-paced) Course. You have the option of utilizing two academic terms to complete GIS courses.
  • Completion of this course requires Internet access.

IMPORTANT: You must complete a minimum amount of coursework (stated in the course syllabus) by the end of the spring semester to receive a grade of Incomplete and continue working on this course. If you do not meet the minimum requirement you will receive a grade of F at the end of the spring semester.

This section is offered through the Division of Continuing Education (DCE). Visit the Course Overview Page for more details. New or returning students unable to register directly on ISIS click here to proceed. Contact DCE at 319-335-2575 or dce-registration@uiowa.edu for assistance.

Approved GE:
None
Prerequisites:

None

Requirements:

None

Corequisites:

None

Recommendations:

None

Restrictions:

None

Time and Location:
WWW/Guided Independent Study
Delivery Modes:
Self-paced/Web (GIS)
Delivery Tools:
ICON
Minimum Fee Hours:
1
Enrollments in this section for 0 - 1 will be charged as 1 semester hours
Course Fees:
None
Repeatable:

No

Grading Instructions:

None

Instructors:
Joshua Langseth (Primary Instructor) , John Finamore (Course Supervisor)
Textbooks and Materials:
The following textbook and material information is for planning purposes only and could be modified. Final textbook information will be available four weeks before the start of the semester. Please check then to finalize your textbook and material purchases:

Cross References
(i.e. Also offered as):
None
Co-Existing Sections
(i.e. Separate sections meeting in the same room):
None
Management Type:
DCE GIS Course (EX*)
Department:
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Classics ( Website     |   General catalog   )
Interim Chair: Robert Ketterer

Address: 210 Jefferson Building  (JB)
 
Phone:
+1 (319)- 335 - 2323

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