TWO NEW CLASSICS COURSES IN FALL 2013.The Classics Department proudly announces two new courses that have just recently been added to the Course Offerings for next Fall Term (Fall 2013). Please consider taking one or another of these courses. Neither has a prerequisite, and both are open to all members of the undergraduate community. Each course goes to satisfy your FDR requirements. Both courses are appropriate for first year students. If you have any questions, please contact the Department Chair, Kevin Crotty, x 8910, or email@example.com.
Classics 203: History of Greek Literature: Homer to Aristotle. TR 3-4:25 pm. Crotty. HL. In this course, you will read some of the inaugural achievements of literature in the Western world-works that have influenced poets, philosophers, historians ever since the ancient Greeks composed them. You will also learn about the origins of epic, tragedy and comedy, lyric poetry, history and philosophy, and study the relation between individual works and their historical contexts.
Classics 295: History of the Roman World. MWF 12:20-1:15pm. Koster. HU.
This course provides a survey of Roman history from the founding of the city to the fall of the Western Empire. We discuss the major political, military, and social developments of a civilization that has fundamentally shaped our culture until today. Students meet Rome's major political and military players, get an idea of what it was like to live in the Roman empire, read foundational Roman authors, and explore the empire's most significant monuments. Throughout the course, special emphasis is placed on the sources of Roman history and the challenges presented by them.
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS. Washington and Lee students are eligible for a wide variety of grants and fellowships to support study and travel during the undergraduate years as well as for graduate studies. Please visit the university website on Grants and Fellowships, which lists all these opportunities with links to detailed information on each, deadlines, application materials, etc. Freshman year is not too early to begin browsing this site and planning options for the future. Deadlines are looming for summer financial support: Johnson Opportunity Grant applications due March 15; Woolley Summer Travel Grant applications due February 15; R. E. Lee grant applications due in January.