Programs

Current teaching faculty:

Chairperson: Dr. Andrew L. Goldman (Associate Professor, History Dept.)
Professor: Fredric W. Schlatter, S.J. (Emeritus, Classical Civ.)
Assistant Professor: Dr. David Oosterhuis (Classical Civ.)
Senior Lecturer: Kenneth R. Krall, S.J. (Classical Civ.)

Department contributors and adjuncts:

Professor: Fr. Patrick Hartin (Religious Studies)
Professor: Dr. Richard McClelland (Philosophy)
Adjunct: Dr. Ardy Bass (Religious Studies), Dr. Virgil Dedas (Emeritus Professor, Whitworth College)

The department will meet the needs of three classes of students:

  1. Those who wish a major in Classical Civilizations.
  2. Those who wish to begin or continue the study of Latin in support of other majors or in preparation for advanced work in other areas.
  3. Those who wish to fulfill part of the foreign language requirement of the Arts and Sciences core curriculum by taking one of the classical languages.

The following represent the current requirements for all new Classical Civ major and minors, according to the 2007-09 Gonzaga Course Catalogue:

B.A. Major in Classical Civilizations: 36 credits

Three Language courses 12 credits
LATN 101/102/201 or GREK 101/102/201 or GREK 151/152/251
Two Classical (CLAS) courses (see current catalogue for full listing) 6 credits
At least one (1) CLAS course must fulfill the Greek culture requirement (see catalogue for listing
At least one (1) CLAS course must fulfill the Roman culture requirement (see catalogue for listing)
Senior Thesis: CLAS 499 (Fall Semester Only) 3 credits
Five Elective courses 15 credits
Students may elect to focus in either Latin or Greco-Roman Civilization
Focus in Latin Language and Authors (see current catalogue for full listing)
LATN 201 Latin III 3 credits
LATN 210 Reading Latin 3 credits
LATN 301 Republican Latin Prose Authors 3 credits
LATN 302 Republican Latin Poetry Authors 3 credits
LATN 303 Imperial Latin Prose Authors 3 credits
LATN 304 Imperial Latin Poetry Authors 3 credits
Focus in Greco-Roman Civilization
One course must be selected from any four of the five following disciplinary areas. This selection must also include one course in Greek culture and one course in Roman culture.
Archaeology
HIST 302 The Ancient City 3 credits
HIST 307 Greek Archaeology and/or HIST 308 Roman Archaeology 3 credits
Greek Language
GREK 210 Reading Greek 3 credits
GREK 260 Reading Biblical Greek 3 credits
History
HIST 303 Athens in the 5th Century BC 3 credits
HIST 304 Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World 3 credits
HIST 305 The Roman Republic 3 credits
HIST 306 The Roman Empire 3 credits
Philosophy
PHIL 401 History of Ancient Philosophy 3 credits
PHIL 406 Philosophy of St. Augusti 3 credits
Religious Studies
RELI 419 Christians, Romans and Jews 3 credits
RELI 446 Christianity in the Roman Empire 3 credits

B.A. Minor in Classical Civilizations: 23 credits

Two Language courses 8 credits
Either LATN 101-102 or GREK 101-102
Two Classical courses (see current catalogue for full listing) 6 credits
It is highly suggested that all students take one (1) course in an aspect of Greek civilization and 3 credits
    one (1) course in an aspect of Roman civilization 3 credits
Three Electives 9 credits
Selected from any of the following five disciplinary perspectives:
Latin Language
LATN 201 Latin III 4 credits
LATN 210 Reading Latin 3 credits
Greek Language
GREK 201 Greek III 4 credits
GREK 202 Reading Greek 3 credits
Archaeology
HIST 302 The Ancient City 3 credits
HIST 307 Greek Archaeology and/or HIST 308 Roman Archaeology 3 credits
History
HIST 303 Athens in the 5th Century 3 credits
HIST 304 Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World 3 credits
HIST 305 The Roman Republic 3 credits
HIST 306 The Roman Empire 3 credits
Philosophy
PHIL 401 History of Ancient Philosophy 3 credits
PHIL 406 Philosophy of St. Augustine 3 credits
Religious Studies
RELI 419 Christians, Romans and Jews 3 credits
RELI 446 Christianity in the Roman Empire 3 credits