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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

College of Letters & Science

Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Elisabetta Cova, Associate Professor of Classics, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Coordinator
CRT 814, (414) 229-3239, covae@uwm.edu

The Ancient Mediterranean Studies Certificate Program at UWM provides undergraduate students with an interdisciplinary program for the study of the cultures and societies of ancient Greece and Rome and fosters interaction among faculty members with a teaching or research interest in the classical world. Drawing on the resources of specialists working in this field at UWM, the program offers students a coordinated core of courses clustered around the disciplines of Classics, History, and Art History, and also draws on the resources of several other related areas and disciplines, such as Anthropology, Comparative Literature, English, Hebrew Studies, Philosophy, and Political Science.

While the program requires some study of the ancient languages, proficiency in Latin and Greek is not required for certification. Students, however, may obtain a certificate in Ancient Mediterranean Studies with Language Proficiency if they complete, as part of or in addition to the certificate requirements, 9 credits in Latin or Greek courses numbered 300 and above or pass a proficiency exam. Students also are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities for study abroad, including fieldwork in archaeology, which may be used to fulfill certificate requirements.

The program is open to all students seeking a bachelor's degree from UWM and to students who previously received a bachelor's degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university. The program coordinator interviews interested students to ascertain the appropriateness of the program to their academic goals and to inform them of program requirements. Students currently involved in baccalaureate studies who successfully complete the requirements of the program will be awarded the certificate at the time of graduation. Students who already have a bachelor's degree receive the certificate upon completion of the program requirements.

Requirements

Students enrolled in the Certificate in Ancient Mediterranean Studies (CAMS) Program must complete a minimum of 24 credits, distributed as follows:

Core Requirements (18-20 credits)

  1. 6 credits in History, chosen from Hist 201, 202, 303, 304, 307, and 308; Hist 370 and 371 can be taken with approval from the coordinator.
  2. 6 credits in Art History, chosen from ArtHist 101 and/or 300-level or above ArtHist courses from the approved list.
  3. Two semesters at any level in one of the following languages: Latin, Greek, or Biblical Hebrew (6-8 credits, depending on the course).

In addition to the core requirements, students also must complete 6 credits from the list of approved courses (usually found in Anthropology, Art History, Classics, Hebrew Studies, History, and Philosophy), at least 3 of which must be in an approved CAMS course at the 300 level or above or in any Latin or Greek course not used to fulfill the language requirement. Other courses may count toward the certificate at the discretion of the Program's Advisory Committee. Students may petition to include courses with appropriate content that do not appear on the list.

Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the courses that satisfy the Program requirements, and all such courses must be graded rather than taken on a credit/no credit basis. Of the 24 required credits, at least 9 credits must be taken at the advanced level (numbered 300 and above) in residence at UWM. At least 12 credits must be taken in courses in the College of Letters and Science, with at least 6 of these at the advanced level.

Guidelines for Substitutions

Generally, substitutions for core requirements will not be allowed except in cases when an equivalent course has been taken at another university. In such cases, the student must petition the CAMS advisory committee and provide the following documentation: a formal statement of justification, a syllabus, and a transcript.

Approved Courses

ANTHRO 103

Digging Up the Past: Approaches to Archaeology

3

ANTHRO 305

The Celtic World

3

ANTHRO 306

European Archaeology

3

ANTHRO 307

World Archaeology: Foundation of Civilization

3

ARTHIST 101

Ancient and Medieval Art and Architecture

3

ARTHIST 220

The Beginning of Medieval Art

3

ARTHIST 312

Minoan and Mycenaean Art and Archaeology

3

ARTHIST 313

Greek Art and Archaeology

3

ARTHIST 315

Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

3

ARTHIST 316

Roman Art and Archaeology

3

ARTHIST 324

Art and Architecture of Byzantium

3

ARTHIST 327

Art and Architecture of Islamic Spain

3

ARTHIST 412

Cities and Sanctuaries of Ancient Greece

3

ARTHIST 413

Greek Sculpture

3

ARTHIST 414

Greek Vase Painting

3

ARTHIST 416

Roman Architecture

3

CELTIC 350

Advanced Topics in Celtic Studies: “The Archaeology of Ireland” subtitle

3

CLASSIC 101

Latin and Greek in English Words

3

CLASSIC 170

Classical Mythology

2

CLASSIC 171

Classical Mythology: An Audiovisual Supplement

1

CLASSIC 192

Freshman Seminar: “Ancient Greek and Roman Love Poetry” subtitle

3

CLASSIC 201

Introduction to Greek Life and Literature

3

CLASSIC 202

Introduction to Roman Life and Literature

3

CLASSIC 260

Classical Utopias

3

CLASSIC 297

Study Abroad: “Cultural Diversity of Ancient Campania” subtitle

3

CLASSIC 299

Ad Hoc: “Egyptian Hieroglyphics” and “Jason and Medea” subtitles

3

CLASSIC 301

The Life and Literature of Classical Athens: Herodotus and Dramatists

3

CLASSIC 302

War and Politics in Ancient Greece

3

CLASSIC 303

The Life and Literature of the Roman Empire

3

CLASSIC 304

The Greco-Roman World: (All Subtitles)

3

CLASSIC 375

Origins and Survivals of Classical Myth

3

CLASSIC 381

Honors Seminar: (All Subtitles)

3H

CLASSIC 390

Egyptian Mythology

3

CLASSIC 497

Study Abroad: “Cultural Diversity of Ancient Campania” subtitle

3

COMPLIT 207

World Literature in Translation: Antiquity Through the 1600s

3

GREEK 103

First Semester Greek

4

GREEK 104

Second Semester Greek

4

GREEK 199

Independent Study

1-3

GREEK 205

Third Semester Greek

4

GREEK 306

Fourth Semester Greek

4

GREEK 372

The New Testament

1-2

GREEK 501

Readings in Classical Greek Prose: (All Subtitles)

3

GREEK 502

Readings in Ancient Greek Poetry: (All Subtitles)

3

GREEK 699

Directed Reading

 1-3

HEBR ST 105

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

3

HEBR ST 106

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II

3

HEBR ST 131

Introduction to Biblical Studies

3

HEBR ST 231

Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible

3

HEBR ST 232

Survey of the Literature of the Post-Biblical Period

3

HEBR ST 233

Introduction to the New Testament

3

HEBR ST 235

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible

3

HEBR ST 236

The Biblical World

3

HEBR ST 249

History of Jewish Civilization: Biblical Period

3

HEBR ST 250

History of Jewish Civilization: The Greek and Roman Periods

3

HEBR ST 274

Ancient Egyptian Civilization

3

HEBR ST 305

Advanced Hebrew I

3

HEBR ST 306

Advanced Hebrew II

3

HEBR ST 332

Women in the Bible

3

HEBR ST 474

Introduction to the Mishna

3

HEBR ST 476

Introduction to the Targum

3

HIST 201

The Ancient World: The Near East and Greece

3

HIST 202

The Ancient World: The Roman Republic and Empire

3

HIST 203

The History of Medieval Europe: The Early Middle Ages

3

HIST 274

Ancient Egyptian Civilization

3

HIST 280

Islamic Civilization: The Formative Period, ca. 500-1258

3

HIST 301

History of Christianity, East and West to 1500

3

HIST 303

A History of Greek Civilization: The Greek City-State

3

HIST 304

A History of Greek Civilization: The Age of Alexander the Great

3

HIST 307

A History of Rome: The Republic

3

HIST 308

A History of Rome: The Empire

3

HIST 370

Topics in the History of Religious Thought: “Judaism in the Ancient World” subtitle

3

HIST 371

Topics in European History: “Rome in the Age of Constantine – Society and Culture” subtitle

3

HIST 398

Honors Seminar: “Medicine and Healing in Ancient Greece and Rome” subtitle

3

HONORS 200

Honors Seminar: The Shaping of the Modern Mind – “Nostalgic Fictions: The Odyssey and Its Afterlife” and “Cleopatra: Passion, Power, and Political Fantasy” subtitles

3

LATIN 103

First Semester Latin

4

LATIN 104

Second Semester Latin

4

LATIN 150

Intensive Latin

4

LATIN 199

Independent Study

1-3

LATIN 205

Third Semester Latin

4

LATIN 306

Fourth Semester Latin

4

LATIN 501

Readings in Latin Prose: (All Subtitles)

3

LATIN 502

Readings in Latin Poetry: (All Subtitles)

3

LATIN 508

Latin Prose Composition

3

LATIN 699

Directed Reading

3

LINGUIS 211

Origin of Words

3

PHILOS 430

History of Ancient Philosophy

3

PHILOS 550 (450)

Plato

3

PHILOS 551 (451)

Aristotle

3

PHILOS 681

Seminar in Advanced Topics: “Aristotle’s Natural Philosophy” subtitle

3

 


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