Description

The classics and religious studies major offers a wide range of courses in the languages, civilization, religions, and culture of the ancient Mediterranean world, as well as ancient and modern religions broadly conceived. It is an interdisciplinary major with three options: Classical Languages, Classics, and Religious Studies. The major serves as excellent preparation for careers in any number of fields, such as law, medicine, journalism, ministry, business, and education. Depending on your chosen option, this major also provides you with an excellent background to pursue graduate work in classical languages and literature, classical archaeology, ancient history, religious studies, literary scholarship, and other disciplines in the humanities.

Options in the Major

Students may choose to focus their advanced coursework in ways that meet their specific interests and career goals. All students complete a core set of requirements and can determine, in consult with faculty and their academic advisor, which specific option to follow. The option will be documented on the final transcript.

Classical Languages Option

Focuses on proficiency in the translation and understanding of Greek, Latin, or Hebrew, and familiarity with lexical and grammatical tools associated with the translation.

Classics Option

Provides a focus on the social and intellectual components comprising the civilization and culture of the ancient Mediterranean world and their impact on subsequent western culture.

Religious Studies Option

Identifies and analyzes major world religious traditions and their influence on individual, social, and cultural phenomena considered from both global and historical standpoints.

Education Abroad

Advanced undergraduates are encouraged to further their education abroad. Students may choose from several established programs that cover a full academic year, semester, or summer. Most ancient studies programs offer a variety of courses in classics, ancient and modern languages, and history. Further information on education abroad scholarships and programs may be found at http://educationabroad.unl.edu.

College Admission

The entrance requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), including any of the majors or minors offered through the college, are the same as the UNL General Admission Requirements. In addition to these requirements, the College of Arts and Sciences strongly recommends a third and fourth year of one foreign language in high school. Four years of high school coursework in the same language will fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences’ language requirement. It will also allow students to continue language study at a more advanced level at UNL and provide more opportunity to study abroad.

ACADEMIC AND CAREER Advising

Academic and Career Advising Center

The Academic and Career Advising Center in 107 Oldfather Hall is the undergraduate hub for CAS students in all majors. Centrally located and easily accessed, students encounter friendly, knowledgeable people who are eager to help. Students visit the Advising Center in 107 Oldfather Hall to:

  • Choose or change their major, minor, or degree program.
  • Check in on policies, procedures, and deadlines.
  • Get a college approval signature from the Dean's representative, Sr. Director of Advising and Student Success.

While the assigned academic advisor should be the student's primary contact, there are daily walk-ins from 12-3 where a general academic advisor can answer a quick question. In addition, the CAS Career Coaches are located here. They help students explore majors and minors, gain experience, and develop a plan for life after graduation. Not sure where to go or who to ask? The Advising Center team can help.

Assigned Academic Advisors

Academic advisors are critical resources dedicated to students' academic, personal, and professional success. Every CAS student is assigned an academic advisor based on their primary major. Since most CAS students have more than just a single major, it is important to get to know the advisor for any minors or additional majors. Academic advisors work closely with the faculty to provide the best overall support and the discipline-specific expertise.

Assigned advisors are listed in MyRED and their offices may be located in or near the department of the major for which they advise or in the Academic and Career Advising Center. Students who have declared a pre-health or pre-law area of interest will also work with advisors in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (Explore Center) in 127 Love South, who are specially trained to guide students preparing to enter a professional school.

For complete and current information on advisors for majors, minors, or pre-professional areas, contact the Arts and Sciences Academic and Career Advising Center, 107 Oldfather Hall, 402-472-4190, http://cas.unl.edu/advising.

Career Coaching

The College believes that Academics + Experience = Opportunities and encourages students to complement their academic preparation with real-world experience, including internships, research, education abroad, service, and leadership. Arts and sciences students have access to a powerful network of faculty, staff, and advisors dedicated to providing information and support for their goals of meaningful employment or advanced education. Arts and sciences graduates have unlimited career possibilities and carry with them important career competencies—communication, critical thinking, creativity, context, and collaboration. They have the skills and adaptability that employers universally value. Graduates are not only prepared to effectively contribute professionally in the real world, but they have a solid foundation to excel in an increasingly global, technological, and interdisciplinary world.

Students should contact the career coaches in the Arts and Sciences Academic and Career Advising Center in 107 Oldfather, or their assigned advisor, for more information. The CAS career coaches help students explore career options, identify ways to build experience, and prepare to apply for internships, jobs, or graduate school, including help with resumes, applications, and interviewing.

ACE Requirements

 Students must complete one course for each of the ACE Student Learning Outcomes below. Certified course choices are published in the degree audit, or visit the ACE website for the most current list of certified courses.

ACE Student Learning Outcomes
ACE 1 : Write texts, in various forms, with an identified purpose, that respond to specific audience needs, integrate research or existing knowledge, and use applicable documentation and appropriate conventions of format and structure.
ACE 2: Demonstrate competence in communication skills.
ACE 3: Use mathematical, computational, statistical, logical, or other formal reasoning to solve problems, draw inferences, justify conclusions, and determine reasonableness.
ACE 4: Use scientific methods and knowledge to pose questions, frame hypotheses, interpret data, and evaluate whether conclusions about the natural and physical world are reasonable.
ACE 5: Use knowledge, historical perspectives, analysis, interpretation, critical evaluation, and the standards of evidence appropriate to the humanities to address problems and issues.
ACE 6: Use knowledge, theories, and research perspectives such as statistical methods or observational accounts appropriate to the social sciences to understand and evaluate social systems or human behaviors.
ACE 7: Use knowledge, theories, or methods appropriate to the arts to understand their context and significance.
ACE 8: Use knowledge, theories, and analysis to explain ethical principles and their importance in society.
ACE 9: Exhibit global awareness or knowledge of human diversity through analysis of an issue.
ACE 10: Generate a creative or scholarly product that requires broad knowledge, appropriate technical proficiency, information collection, synthesis, interpretation, presentation, and reflection.

College Degree Requirements

College Distribution Requirements – BA and BS

The College of Arts and Sciences distribution requirements are common to both the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees and are designed to ensure a range of courses. By engaging in study in several different areas within the College, students develop the ability to learn in a variety of ways and apply their knowledge from a variety of perspectives. All requirements are in addition to University ACE requirements, and no course can be used to fulfill both an ACE outcome and a College Distribution Requirement.

  • A student may not use a single course to satisfy more than one College Distribution Requirement, with the exception of CDR Diversity. Courses used to meet CDR Diversity may also meet CDR Writing, CDR Humanities, or CDR Social Science.
  • Independent study or reading courses and internships cannot be used to satisfy distribution requirements.
  • Courses from interdisciplinary programs will be applied in the same area as courses from the home/cross-listed department.
College Distribution Requirements
CDR: Written Communication3
Select from courses approved for ACE outcome 1.
CDR: Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences with Lab4
Select from biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, geology, meteorology, mathematics, physics, and statistics. Must include one lab in the natural or physical sciences. Lab courses may be selected from biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, geology, meteorology, and physics.
Some courses from geography and anthropology may also be used to satisfy the lab requirement above. 1
CDR: Humanities3
Select from classics, English, history, modern languages and literatures, philosophy, and religious studies. 2
CDR: Social Science3
Select from anthropology, communication studies, geography, political science, psychology, or sociology. 3
CDR: Human Diversity in U.S. Communities0-3
Select from a set of approved courses as listed in the degree audit.
CDR: Language0-16
Fulfilled by the completion of the 6-credit-hour second-year sequence in a single foreign language in one of the following departments: Classics and religious studies or modern languages and literatures. Instruction is currently available in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish.
A student who has completed the fourth-year level of one foreign language in high school is exempt from the languages requirement, but encouraged to continue on in their language study.
Credit Hours Subtotal: 13-32

Language Requirement

UNL and the College of Arts and Sciences place great value on academic exposure and proficiency in a second language. The UNL entrance requirement of two years of the same foreign language or the College’s language distribution requirement (CDR: Language) will rarely be waived and only with relevant documentation. See the main College of Arts and Sciences page for more details.

Scientific Base - BS Only

The bachelor of science degree requires students to complete 60 hours in mathematical, physical, and natural sciences. Approved courses for scientific base credit come from the following College of Arts and Sciences disciplines: actuarial science, anthropology (selected courses), astronomy, biochemistry (excluding BIOC 101), biological sciences (excluding BIOS 100 or BIOS 203), chemistry (excluding CHEM 101), computer science (excluding CSCE 10), geography (selected courses), geology, life sciences, mathematics (excluding courses below MATH 104), meteorology, microbiology (excluding MBIO 101), and physics.

See your Degree Audit or your assigned academic advisor for a complete list, including individual classes that fall outside of the disciplines listed above. Up to 12 hours of scientific and technical courses offered by other colleges may be accepted toward this requirement with approval of the College of Arts and Sciences. See your assigned academic advisor to start the approval process.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

A minimum of 120 semester hours of credit is required for graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 is required.

Grade Rules

Restrictions on C- and D Grades

The College will accept no more than 15 semester hours of C- and D grades from other domestic institutions except for UNO and UNK. All courses taken at UNO and UNK impact the UNL transcript. No transfer of C- and D grades can be applied toward requirements in a major or a minor. No UNL C- and D grades can be applied toward requirements in a major or a minor. International coursework (including education abroad) with a final grade equivalent to a C- or lower will not be validated by College of Arts and Sciences departments to be degree applicable.

Pass/No Pass Privilege

The College of Arts and Sciences adheres to the University regulations for the Pass/No Pass (P/N) privilege with the following additional regulations:

  • Pass/No Pass hours can count toward fulfillment of University ACE requirements and college distribution requirements up to the 24-hour maximum.
  • Most arts and sciences departments and programs do not allow courses graded Pass/No Pass to apply to the major or minor. Students should refer to the department’s or program’s section of the catalog for clarification. By college rule, departments can allow up to 6 hours of Pass/No Pass in the major or minor.
  • Departments may specify that certain courses of theirs can be taken only on a P/N basis.
  • The college will permit no more than a total of 24 semester hours of P/N grades to be applied toward degree requirements. This total includes all Pass grades earned at UNL and other U.S. schools. NOTE: This 24-hour limit is more restrictive than the University regulation.

Grading Appeals

A student who feels that he/she has been unfairly graded must ordinarily take the following sequential steps in a timely manner, usually by initiating the appeal in the semester following the awarding of the grade:

  1. Talk with the instructor concerned. Most problems are resolved at this point.
  2. Talk to the instructor’s department chairperson.
  3. Take the case to the Grading Appeal Committee of the department concerned. The Committee should be contacted through the department chairperson.
  4. Take the case to the College Grading Appeals Committee by contacting the Dean’s Office, 1223 Oldfather Hall.

Course Level Requirements

Courses Numbered at the 300 or 400 Level

Thirty (30) of the 120 semester hours of credit must be in courses numbered at the 300 or 400 level. Of those 30 hours, 15 hours (1/2) must be completed in residence at UNL.

Residency Requirement

Students must complete at least 30 of the 120 total hours for their degree at UNL. Students must complete at least 1/2 of their major coursework, including 6 hours at the 300 or 400 level in their major and 15 of the 30 hours required at the 300 or 400 level, in residence. Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward the residency requirement only if students register through UNL.

Catalog to Use

Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the catalog for the academic year in which they are first admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a subsequent catalog for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single catalog year. Beginning in 1990-1991, the catalog which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of classics and religious studies–classics option will be able to:

  1. Be familiar with the academic studies of either classical literature or of religion and religious difference.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to analyze an ancient text or artifact in terms of its historical context and defining characteristics.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the translation and understanding of Greek, Latin, or Hebrew and familiarity with basic lexical and grammatical tools associated with translation.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the social and intellectual components comprising the civilization and culture of the ancient Mediterranean world and their impact on subsequent western culture.

Graduates of classics and religious studies–religious studies option will be able to:

  1. Be familiar with the academic studies of either classical literature or of religion and religious difference.
  2. Identify major world religious traditions and their influence on individual, social, and cultural phenomena considered from both global and historical standpoints.

Graduates of classics and religious studies–classical languages option will be able to:

  1. Be familiar with the academic studies of either classical literature and language, or of religion and religious difference.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the translation and understanding of Greek, Latin or Hebrew, and familiarity with basic lexical and grammatical tools associated with translation.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to analyze an ancient text in terms of its historical context and defining characteristics.

Major Requirements

Thirty-three (33) hours of courses, including the core requirements and a declared option in Classical Languages, Classics, or Religious Studies.

Core Requirements

Classics
Select two of the following courses:6
Spectacle and Entertainment in the Roman World
Classical Mythology
The World of Classical Greece
The World of Classical Rome
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6
Religious Studies
Select two of the following courses:6
World Religions
Introduction to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism
Jesus: A Global History
Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6
Classics and Religious Studies Capstone
CLAS 401 / RELG 401Research Seminar3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 3
Option Courses
Complete one of the options described below.18
Credit Hours Subtotal: 18
Total Credit Hours33

Classical Languages Option

Option in Classical Languages18
18 hours of LATN or GREK courses including: 1
One course (3 or more hours) in GREK
One course (3 or more hours) in LATN
At least 9 hours at the 300 or 400 level
No more than 6 hours of GREK or LATN at the 100 level
Total Credit Hours18

Classics Option

Option in Classics18
18 hours of CLAS, LATN, or GREK courses with at least 9 hours at the 300/400 level. No more than 6 hours of LATN or GREK at the 100 level can count toward the option. 1
Total Credit Hours18

Religious Studies Option

Option in Religious Studies18
18 hours of Religious Studies-related courses including: 1
Issues in the Theory and Study of Religion
Two additional RELG courses at the 300 level or above.
Up to 6 hours at the 300 level or above in Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, or Chinese.
Total Credit Hours18

Additional Major Requirements

Restriction

No more than 6 hours of independent study may be used within any of the options. Classics and religious studies majors may not declare a minor in classics, Greek, Latin, or religious studies.

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

A grade of C or above is required for all courses in the major and minor.

Pass/No Pass

No course taken Pass/No Pass will be counted toward the major or minor.

Requirements for Minor Offered by Department

Classics and religious studies majors may not declare any of the following minors within the department. No more than 3 hours of independent study may be used in any of the minors.

Classics Minor

Eighteen (18) hours of courses with the prefix CLAS, GREK, or LATN (language courses at the 200 level or above). At least 6 hours must be 300 level or above.

Greek Minor

Twelve (12) hours in GREK courses at the 300 level or above.

Latin Minor

Twelve (12) hours in LATN courses at the 300 level or above.

Religious Studies Minor

Eighteen (18) hours of courses with the prefix RELG, including at least 3 hours at the 100 level, 3 hours at the 200 level, and 3 hours at the 300 or 400 level. Up to 3 hours of GREK, LATN, HEBR, or ARAB courses at the 200 level or above may count toward the minor.

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

A grade of C or above is required for all courses in the major and minor.

Pass/No Pass Limits

No course taken Pass/No Pass will be counted toward the major or minor.

CLAS111
Disasters and Triumphs in Greece before History

Description: Examination of Prehistoric Greek material and documentary evidence, including archaeological remains of the cosmopolitan palatial societies of the Middle and Late Bronze Age, the nature and consequences of the Late Bronze Age collapse, Linear B script, and the transformation of Greece heading into the Archaic and Classical periods.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS116
Medical Greek and Latin

Description: Medical language and terminology derived from Greek and Latin, with some attention to other scientific and technical terminology.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

CLAS121
Classical Antiquity in Popular CultureCrosslisted with AHIS 121

Description: On the representation of ancient Greek and Roman literature, mythology, and history in contemporary American popular culture, including film, television, and graphic novels.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS141
Spectacle and Entertainment in the Roman World

Description: Introduction to ancient Rome. Mass spectacles such as drama, gladiatorial combat, and public executions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS161
Pompeii and Herculaneum

Description: The history of Pompeii and Herculaneum; their political, social, and religious institutions; and their urban and domestic environments/

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS180
Classical Mythology

Description: Literary sources of Greek and Roman myths and their influence.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS183
Heroes, Wives, and SlavesCrosslisted with HIST 183

Description: Comparative look at gender roles and household structure in Homeric Greece, Classical Athens and Sparta, and Rome. Topics include the warrior ideal, the respectable matron, working women, prostitution and sexual customs, slavery, and slave revolts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Pre-1800 History European History
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

CLAS189H
University Honors Seminar

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS209
Ancient GreeceCrosslisted with HIST 209

Description: From the Stone Age until the Roman conquest (2nd century BC). The rise and fall of the city-state, types of government, relations with foreign peoples, class and gender issues, military matters and religion.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Pre-1800 History European History
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS210
Ancient RomeCrosslisted with HIST 210

Description: From the Stone Age until the start of the Byzantine Empire (6th century AD). The expansion of Rome, military changes, social organization, gender studies, relations with foreign peoples, pagan religion, and Christianity. Pre-1800 content.

This course is a prerequisite for: HIST 418, HIST 818, CLAS 418

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Pre-1800 History European History
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS222
Sparta

Description: Examine the military-based culture of Ancient Sparta, its rise and fall, mythology, and later influence throughout antiquity and modernity.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

CLAS233
Science in the Classical World

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Interplay of knowledge, technology, and culture. Sources are the Egyptian, Hellenic, and Hellenistic wall-paintings, vase paintings, the artifacts, and surviving writings of, e.g. Hippocrates, Aristotle, and Vitruvius. These permit us to see the technical advances of the practitioners and to watch the slave-owning philosophers and engineers of the ancient eastern Mediterranean struggling to provide systematic explanations of these advances and of the natural world they see around them.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS241
Ancient Greek Athletics

Description: Examination of Ancient Greek athletics, including the thousand-year history of the Olympic Games, the role of the gymnasium in ancient society, and the important influence ancient athletics continue to have on today's culture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS245
War in the Classical World

Description: Ancient war as practiced from Classical Greece to Imperial Rome. Weapons, tactics, strategies, leadership and rationale.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS252
World Archaeology, Global HeritageCrosslisted with ANTH 252

Description: Introduction to complex societies around the world and the role of archaeological heritage in contemporary debates.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Archaeology
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science ACE 9 Global/Diversity

CLAS278
Introduction to Digital HumanitiesCrosslisted with ENGL 278, ANTH 278, HIST 278, MODL 278

Requires contributing to an ongoing web-based project.

Description: Practical and theoretical introduction to the concepts, tools, and techniques of digital humanities. Electronic research, text encoding, text processing, and collaborative research.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENGL 375; ENGL 378, HIST 378; ENGL 379

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS281
The World of Classical GreeceCrosslisted with ENGL 240A

Description: English translations of the great works of Greek literature which familiarize the student with the uniquely rich and influential world of Classical Greece.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS282
The World of Classical RomeCrosslisted with ENGL 240B

Description: English translations of the great works of Latin literature, which familiarize the student with the uniquely rich and influential world of Classical Rome.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS283
Epic Tales: The World's Heroes and Gods

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Survey of epics and their meaning, ranging from ancient epics to the Medieval and Renaissance epic literature including selected epics with their criticisms and influences.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS286
Literature of the Ancient Near East

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Selections from the literary texts and records of North Africa, Mesopotamia, Palestine, and Asia Minor.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS291
Special Topics in Classics

Description: Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

CLAS300
Introduction to Ancient Languages

Description: Introduction to various languages of the ancient Mediterranean World. Examples: Classical (Biblical) Hebrew, Coptic, Egyptian, Sanskrit.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS300B
Egyptian

Description: Egyptian hieroglyphics and language, grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, for reading a work, such as Khufu and the Magicians.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS300E
Introduction to Coptic

Description: Introduction to Coptic (Sahidic dialect), the final written phase of the Egyptian language, (ca. 100 BCE-1850 CE) in which the words were written in capital Greek letters rather than hieroglyphic characters. Equips student with a knowledge of Coptic grammar and vocabulary sufficient to interpret Coptic texts such as the Coptic Bible and the Nag Hammadi Codices at an elementary level.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS301
Athens on TrialCrosslisted with HIST 301

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing

Description: Using forensic Attic oratory to reconstruct public and private law and legal procedures in democratic Athens in the 5th to 4th centuries BCE. Topics include: assault, homicide, false claims of citizenship, prostitution, legitimacy of marriages and children, and inheritance disputes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Pre-1800 History European History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS305
Ancient Greek ReligionsCrosslisted with RELG 305

Description: Introduction to the religious practices of ancient Greece from the prehistoric through the classical periods. Myth and ritual and the evidence from art history and archaeology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS307
Early ChristianityCrosslisted with CLAS 807, HIST 307, HIST 807, RELG 307

Description: Life, literature, thought, and institutions of the Christian movement from Jesus to Constantine. A critical, historical approach to the sources in English translation and how they reflect the interaction of Christian, Jew, and pagan in late antiquity. Includes the historical Jesus vis-a-vis the Christ of Faith, the impact of Paul's thought, the formation of Christian dogma, methods of interpreting canonical and extra-canonical Christian literature, the problem of heresy and orthodoxy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Pre-1800 History European History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS309
Roman ReligionCrosslisted with HIST 309, RELG 309

Description: Introduction to ancient Roman religion within its historical, cultural, and social context. Investigation of the distinctive features of Roman religion and the diversity of ancient Mediterranean religions through study of a broad range of literary and material evidence. Study of Roman deities, priests and priestesses, festivals, rituals, ancient magic, Judaism, Christianity, and mystery religions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

CLAS311
Homer and the Trojan WarCrosslisted with HIST 311

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission

Description: Analysis of the Aegean Bronze Age and early Iron Age of ancient Greece based on examination of archaeological evidence, early written documents, and the writing of Homer and other early Greek authors. Includes the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations, the excavation of Troy, Linear B and alphabetic Greek writing, gender roles and social classes, methods of warfare, religion, and political institutions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:European History Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS312
Pagans and Christians in the Roman EmpireCrosslisted with RELG 312

Description: The social, political and intellectual dimensions of the conflict between the old and new religions of the empire.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS314
Greek Art and ArchaeologyCrosslisted with AHIS 314

Prerequisites: AHIS 101, AHIS 211, ANTH 232, or 3 cr CLAS

Description: Art and archaeology of ancient Greece from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS315
Medieval World: ByzantiumCrosslisted with HIST 315

Description: Exploration of the key dimensions of Byzantium's social, economic and cultural developments, the role of Byzantium in world history, and the nature of the Byzantine legacy in contemporary Eastern Europe, Russia and the Balkans.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Pre-1800 History European History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS316
Roman Art and ArchaeologyCrosslisted with AHIS 316

Prerequisites: AHIS 101, AHIS 211, ANTH 232, or 3 cr CLAS

Description: Introduction of the art and archaeology of ancient Italy from the villanovans through the end of the Roman Empire.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS317
The Roman EmpireCrosslisted with HIST 317

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission

Pre-1800 content.

Description: Investigation of the Roman imperial government from Augustus to Justinian, focused on the economy, state religion and the emergence of Christianity, the army, family and social classes, the division between the Greek East and Latin West, the Germanic invasions, and the establishment of the Byzantine Empire. Failure of the ancient world to solve its problems, leading to the end of classical civilization.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:European History Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS320
The Classical World: Archaeology and Texts

Description: Relation between archaeology and textural sources in classical antiquity as used to understand aspects of daily life (e.g., economy and trade, gender, ethnic identity, religion, political organization, etc.).

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS331
Ancient IsraelCrosslisted with RELG 331, HIST 331, JUDS 331

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: The cultural, social, and religious institutions of Ancient Israel from their antecedents in the Late Bronze Age until the Great Jewish Revolt and the beginning of Rabbinic Judaism. Literary works and material remains of the Israelites, and evidence from surrounding cultures.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr Hist Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS340
Classical Roots of English LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 340

Description: Greek and Roman literary works emphasizing their influence on English and American literature.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

CLAS381
Ancient NovelCrosslisted with ENGL 381

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: English translation of the Greek and Roman novel.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS391
Learning Abroad

UNL faculty-led programs only

Description: Faculty-led learning abroad course. Topics and locations of travel will vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

CLAS392
Special Topics in Classics

Description: Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

CLAS399
Independent Study in Classics

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

CLAS399H
Honors Course

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

CLAS401
Research SeminarCrosslisted with RELG 401

Description: Research on one topic under the direction of a faculty member with emphasis on methodology, familiarity with primary and secondary source materials, and composition of scholarly literature. Letter Grade only

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

CLAS406
Visualizing the Ancient CityCrosslisted with AHIS 406, AHIS 806, ANTH 406, ANTH 806, CLAS 806

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Recommend some background knowledge of ancient art, history, or languages, a general background course such as AHIS 101, ANTH 252, CLAS 209/CLAS 210, or any of the courses listed in the Archaeology or Digital Humanities minors. Computer/design skills welcome but not necessary.

Description: A new approach to looking at the history and development of ancient cities, combining history and archaeology with digital methods, in particular 3D modeling.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS409
Religion of Late Western AntiquityCrosslisted with CLAS 809, HIST 409, HIST 809, RELG 409

Description: Examination of the religious institutions, philosophies, and lifeways of the Hellenistic Age from Alexander to Constantine. Includes civic religion of Greece and Rome, popular religion, mystery cults, Judaism, Christianity, popular and school philosophies (Platonism, Aristotelianism, Epicureanism, Cynicism, Stoicism), Gnosticism. History, interrelationships, emerging world view of these movements.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS410
GnosticismCrosslisted with CLAS 810, RELG 410

Description: Examination of the nature, history, literature, ritual, and impact of the classical Gnostic religions, 100 BCE to 400 CE. Extensive reading of original Gnostic treatises in English translation, with particular attention to their appropriation and transformation of earlier Jewish, Christian, and pagan religious and philosophical traditions. The principal Gnostic schools to be treated are Simonians, Sethians, Valentinians, Hermetics, and Manichaeans.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS412
Democracy and Tyranny in Classical AthensCrosslisted with HIST 412, HIST 812

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Pre-1800 content.

Description: Development and influence of the Greek city-states, focusing on the establishment and transformation of the Athenian democracy in the 6th and 5th centuries BCE from popular sovereignty to the rule of written law. Including the three periods of tyranny, reaction to the Persian Invasions, and the impact of the Peloponnesian War.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Pre-1800 History European History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS417
The Roman Revolution, 133 BC-68 ADCrosslisted with HIST 417, HIST 817

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Pre-1800 content.

Description: Critical period in Roman history when the republic was transformed into the rule by one man: Political and social functioning of the republic, causes for change, and factors influencing its final shape. Careers of the Gracchi, Marius, Sulla, Pompey, Caesar, Anthony, and Augustus.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:European History Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS418
Augustan RomeCrosslisted with HIST 418, HIST 818

Prerequisites: HIST 130/HIST 130H or HIST 210

Description: Augustus' constitutional transformation of Rome, and enforcement of a national identity and values through religion, social legislation, provincial governance policies, and patronage of public works, display, and literature.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Pre-1800 History European History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS438
Archaeologies of EuropeCrosslisted with ANTH 438, ANTH 838, CLAS 838

Description: Survey of the material remains of Europe and of the various approaches to the study of the European past.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Archaeology

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS440
Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient WorldCrosslisted with CLAS 840, WMNS 440, WMNS 840

Description: Ancient Greek and Roman evidence pertaining to the fields of women's studies, gender studies, and the study of sexuality.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS461
Geospatial Approaches in Digital Humanities and Social SciencesCrosslisted with ANTH 461, ANTH 861, CLAS 861, GEOG 461, GEOG 861, HIST 461, HIST 861

Description: Study of geographic concepts and critical analysis of applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in humanities and social sciences and application of geospatial tools for humanities and social science research; learn how to collect, manage, analyze, and visualize spatial data for real-world projects

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS483
Classical DramaCrosslisted with CLAS 883, ENGL 440, ENGL 840

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Description: Greek and Roman tragedy and comedy in translation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

CLAS490
Doing Digital Classics: Theory, Approaches, and Research Methods

Description: Survey of the latest digital and computational methods in the study of ancient Greece and Rome. Experimentation with the tools and techniques currently transforming our understanding of antiquity. Emphasizing hands-on work with: topic modeling, photogrammetry, GIS, RTI imaging, data collection and management, and network analysis. Repeatable for credit. New scholarly project required.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

RELG108
World Religions

Description: The world's major religious traditions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

RELG118
Introduction to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism

Description: Asian religions in philosophical, ritual, ethical, contemplative, and historical contexts. Essential texts, ideas, beliefs, and practices of the three main religious traditions of South and East Asia. Hinduism and in South Asia. Daoism in East Asia. Buddhism in South and East Asia. Traditional and modern expressions of Asian religions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

RELG125W
Religion, Peace and Social Justice

Description: Explores religious, particularly Christian, responses to social justice issues such as peace, poverty, oppression, discrimination, the environment, the death penalty and abortion.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG130W
Women and Religion

Description: Readings and documents from church history dealing with attitudes toward women in Western religious thought. How this thinking has influenced theological concepts confronting women today and the role of theology in leading toward the emancipation of women in contemporary society.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG134
Religious Diversity in AmericaCrosslisted with HIST 134

Description: Introduction to the religious traditions in America through thematic, historical, denominational and cultural considerations. Emphasizes the variety and diversity of religious experiences in America, including Native American, Protestant, Catholic, African-American, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist traditions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist CAS Diversity in the US
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

RELG150
Jesus: A Global HistoryCrosslisted with GLST 150

Description: Exploration of the historical Jesus, the variant forms that the memory and theologies of Jesus have taken outside of Christian traditions, including Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism, and in the American context, including in the context of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

RELG180
Culture, Religion, and Society in Contemporary AsiaCrosslisted with HIST 180

Specific topics covered: religion (including its ritual, philosophical, contemplative, and popular dimensions), language, geography, history, art, and politics.

Description: Introduction to diverse aspects of South, East, and Southeast Asia, with particular attention to the interplay of culture, religion, and society. Focus on India, Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Thailand.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
Offered:FALL
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

RELG181
Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Description: A comparative study of the three great monotheistic faiths, from their historic beginnings to their present-day manifestations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

RELG189H
University Honors Seminar

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG205
Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old TestamentCrosslisted with JUDS 205

Description: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in translation. History, culture and religion of Ancient Israel as it is reflected in the biblical books and the archeological record.

This course is a prerequisite for: JUDS 308, RELG 308

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

RELG206
Ways of Western Religion

Description: Introduction to the nature and range of religious traditions in western culture from the Bronze Age to the present as seen through selected primary religious texts. Nature of religion and religious tradition, how these function to shape our view of self and society, and how religion functions to render human experience interpretable and significant.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

RELG208
Introduction to Islam

Description: Introduction to the religion and history of Islam. The Prophet Muhammad, the Qur'an, jihad, Islamic theology and law, Sufism, and modern Islam. Diversity of Islam in contrast to images of monolithic Islam. Status of women. Islam in the United States.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

RELG209
Judaism and Christianity in Conflict and CoexistenceCrosslisted with JUDS 209

Description: The history of Jewish-Christian relations from the birth of Christianity until the present. Readings from primary and secondary sources as written by Jewish and Christian authors.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

RELG212W
Life and Letters of Paul

Description: Pauline literature, Paul's interpretation of Jesus, and his work as missionary to the Gentiles. Acts and the Pauline Epistles are primary sources. Contemporary analyses of Pauline thought and its importance for the contemporary situation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG214
History of IslamCrosslisted with HIST 214

Description: Survey of Islam's development from its origins to the present. Includes Islamic theology, art, and literature, the structure of traditional Islamic societies, and the changing role of Islam in the modern world.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr Hist
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

RELG215
Religion and Culture Before 1000 C.E.

Description: Survey of he natures of religions prevalent in European cultures before 1000 C.E. Differing cultures and peoples and the role of religion in their interaction. The nature of pagan European culture and religion, and analysis of the conversion to Christianity. Conflicts between pagan and Christian culture as related in cultural artifacts like texts, art, ritual, and linguistic history. Cultural adaptations of Greek and Latin Christianity.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

RELG216
History of ChristianityCrosslisted with HIST 216

Description: Impact of the Judaeo-Christian tradition upon the development of Western civilization. Pre-1800 content.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:European History Pre-1800 History
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

RELG217
Israel: The Holy LandCrosslisted with HIST 217, JUDS 217

Description: Survey of the history of the Land of Israel from Biblical times to the present. Includes Roman and Byzantine rule, the Crusades, Islamic Palestine, Zionism and the modern state of Israel, and the religious importance of the land for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr Hist
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

RELG218
Buddhism

Description: Buddhist traditions from several perspectives. Historical, philosophical, contemplative, and ethical dimensions of Buddhism. The Buddha and his teachings, development of the Buddhist community, and early forms of Buddhism. The rise of Mahayana, Buddhist philosophical and contemplative systems, and different models of the Buddhist path and its stages. Buddhist traditions of South and East Asia. Contemporary Buddhist perspectives on ethics and bioethics, transformations of Buddhist practices in Europe and America, and contemporary Buddhist education in the West.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

RELG219
Introduction to Jewish HistoryCrosslisted with HIST 219, JUDS 219

Description: Survey of the history of the Jewish people from Biblical times to the present. The Old Testament, Ancient Israel, the Talmud, the relationship to Christianity and Islam, persecution and self-government in the middle ages, Jewish philosophy and mysticism, emancipation, modern anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, Zionism, the modern state of Israel, and the Jewish experience in America.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr Hist
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

RELG220
Reason and Religion

Description: Issues arising from the attempt to understand the human encounter with the divine. Introduces the study of philosophical theology. Significant figures from the past and contemporary approaches.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

RELG225
Science and Religion

Description: The clash between science and religion, past and present. Are current scientific theories of the origin of the universe and the evolution of matter, life and mind compatible with religious belief' Responses to science by various religious movements.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

RELG226
The History of African-American Religious ExperienceCrosslisted with HIST 226, ETHN 226

Description: Study of the religious history of Africans and African Americans from the seventeenth to the early twenty-first centuries through the motif of movement-literal, metaphorical, and spiritual. Main topics include the influence of African religious beliefs and practices on the creation of new diasporic African-American religious traditions, "slave religion," the formation of independent black churches, African-American Islamic traditions, social protest movements, religion in African-American literature, black womanist movements, and the rise of a "black, Christian Presidency".

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
Groups:CAS Diversity in the US
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

RELG227
Religion and Politics in AmericaCrosslisted with HIST 227

Description: Study the influence of religion on all sides of key national debates through a historical, cultural, and comparative ethical examination of the intersection of religion and politics in American history.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
Groups:CAS Diversity in the US
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

RELG230
Tibetan Buddhism

Description: Philosophical, ritual, ethical, contemplative, and historical dimensions of Tibetan Buddhism. Popular forms of Buddhism. Tibetan art and architecture. Relationship of Buddhist learning and practice. Tibetan Buddhism texts. Contemporary Buddhist practices. Tibetan monastic education and debate culture. Tibetan Buddhist education in the West.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

RELG288
Exploring Love, Sexuality and Femininity in the History of Arabic CultureCrosslisted with ARAB 288, WMNS 288

Letter grade only.

Description: Concepts of love, sexuality and femininity as studied in their historical, religious and sociological contexts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

RELG291
Special Topics in Religious Studies

Description: Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

RELG305
Ancient Greek ReligionsCrosslisted with CLAS 305

Description: Introduction to the religious practices of ancient Greece from the prehistoric through the classical periods. Myth and ritual and the evidence from art history and archaeology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG306
Women in QuranCrosslisted with ARAB 306, MRST 306, WMNS 306

Letter grade only.

Description: A diachronic approach to Quran as a literature. Provides an analytic, linguistic as well as the critical study of both the Qur'anic text and its exegeses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG307
Early ChristianityCrosslisted with CLAS 307, CLAS 807, HIST 307, HIST 807

Description: Life, literature, thought, and institutions of the Christian movement from Jesus to Constantine. A critical, historical approach to the sources in English translation and how they reflect the interaction of Christian, Jew, and pagan in late antiquity. Includes the historical Jesus vis-a-vis the Christ of Faith, the impact of Paul's thought, the formation of Christian dogma, methods of interpreting canonical and extra-canonical Christian literature, the problem of heresy and orthodoxy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Pre-1800 History European History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG308
Dead Sea ScrollsCrosslisted with JUDS 308

Prerequisites: JUDS/RELG 205 or permission.

Description: Dead Sea Scrolls, including the history and thought of the Qumran inhabitants, the archaeology of Qumran, and the corpus of the Scrolls. Concentration on the reading of selected primary texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG309
Roman ReligionCrosslisted with CLAS 309, HIST 309

Description: Introduction to ancient Roman religion within its historical, cultural, and social context. Investigation of the distinctive features of Roman religion and the diversity of ancient Mediterranean religions through study of a broad range of literary and material evidence. Study of Roman deities, priests and priestesses, festivals, rituals, ancient magic, Judaism, Christianity, and mystery religions.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

RELG310
Great Ideas in Religious Thought: From God to Nothingness

Description: Six traditions in the history of religious thought, from Greek and medieval conceptions of divinity through the Enlightenment to the modern era, including existentialist, humanistic, and atheistic responses to religion, and Buddhist thought. A comparative look at central religious ideas within these traditions contrasting western and non-western conceptions of ultimate reality, self, ethics, and responses to evil.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG312
Pagans and Christians in the Roman EmpireCrosslisted with CLAS 312

Description: The social, political and intellectual dimensions of the conflict between the old and new religions of the empire.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG318
Islam in the Modern World

Description: Diversity of Islam in the modern world. Muslim responses to modernity. Traditionalism, securlarism, Islamic modernism, and "Islamic fundamentalism".

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG319
The CrusadesCrosslisted with HIST 319, MRST 319

Prerequisites: Sophomore level standing or higher

Description: An introduction to the Crusades and the idea of holy war in the middle ages from both the Christian and Islamic perspectives.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Pre-1800 History European History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG323
American Religious AutobiographiesCrosslisted with HIST 323

Description: Investigates how American identities have been constructed from the colonial era up to the present day through the genre of "self writing" (autobiography, among other genres), and how these identities have intersected with gendered, political, religious, and sexual identities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
Groups:CAS Diversity in the US
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

RELG331
Ancient IsraelCrosslisted with HIST 331, JUDS 331, CLAS 331

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: The cultural, social, and religious institutions of Ancient Israel from their antecedents in the Late Bronze Age until the Great Jewish Revolt and the beginning of Rabbinic Judaism. Literary works and material remains of the Israelites, and evidence from surrounding cultures.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr Hist Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG332
Jews in the Middle AgesCrosslisted with JUDS 332, HIST 332, MRST 332

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing

Pre-1800 content.

Description: Traces the emergence and development of a distinctive Jewish culture and identity in medieval Europe and in the regions bordering the Mediterranean sea from the birth of rabbinic Judaism under the Roman empire until the seventeenth century orthodox synthesis of Talmudic learning, Kabbalah, and custom and Jewish responses to the Englightenment. Includes interaction of Jews with majority cultures (including the development of anti-Semitism), and the impact of Jews and Jewish learning upon western culture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
Groups:European History Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG333
Jews in the Modern WorldCrosslisted with HIST 333, JUDS 333

Prerequisites: Sophomore, junior, or senior standing.

Description: Examines the history of the Jewish people since the 18th century with geographical foci on Europe, North America, and the Middle East. Emphasis on the Jewish Enlightenment, emancipation and assimilation, anti-Semitism, migration to and adaptation in America, Zionism and the modern state of Israel.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:European History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG334
Jews, Christians and the BibleCrosslisted with JUDS 334

Description: Jewish and Christian interpretations of the Hebrew Bible and/or Old Testament from 400 BCE to 1800 CE. Readings from the Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament, the Church Fathers and the Talmud, medieval and early modern Christian and Jewish biblical commentators.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG335
Buddhist Scriptures

Description: Seminal texts from the Tibetan, Theravada, and Chinese Buddhist canons in English translations. Perfection of Wisdom, Lotus, Pure Land, Flower Garland, Descent to Lanka, and other scriptures that comprise the foundation of the Buddhist canons. Influential commentaries on those scriptures written by Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu, and other seminal thinkers whose works assumed canonical status.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG340
Women in the Biblical WorldCrosslisted with JUDS 340, WMNS 340

Description: Role and status of women as depicted in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and the New Testament. The stories and laws concerning women found in the Bible and from extra-biblical evidence.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG342
The QuranCrosslisted with ENGL 342

Description: Examination of the Quran, the scripture of Islam.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG345
Buddhist Meditation

Description: Analysis of Buddhist contemplative systems from different angles and in diverse cultural contexts. Meditation systems of Theravada Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia. Indian and Tibetan contemplative systems of Mahayana Buddhism. Visualization practices of Himalayan Vajrayana Buddhism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG350
Issues in the Theory and Study of Religion

Description: Issues in the field of Religious Studies. Diverse methods and approaches in the study of the issues. Sample topics: religious experience across cultures; the nature and interpretation of scriptures and sacred texts; religion as self-defined and externally understood; and the relation of religion to Western science.

This course is a prerequisite for: RELG 419

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG351
Death, Immortality, and Transcendence in Asian Religions

Description: Perspectives of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Chinese religions on ritual practices, contemplative techniques, devotional elements, philosophical questions, and ethical issues related to death, immortality, and transcendence. Asian religious perspectives on the issues of death, rebirth, and postmortem existence. The nature of ghosts, ancestors, divinities, and their role in daily life. Funerary and other death-related rituals. Ethical and bio-ethical issues of killing, suicide, abortion, and euthanasia.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG352
Global Religious DiversityCrosslisted with SOCI 352

Prerequisites: Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing

Description: Examines a variety of religions around the world, emphasizing interaction between people from diverse religious backgrounds in an increasingly multicultural and globally interconnected world. Integrates the study of global religious diversity into Sociology by applying sociological theories to the course topic.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG355
Buddhist Thought

Description: Early Buddhist teachings and Theravada doctrines of the four noble truths, selflessness, cyclic existence and nirvana, structure of consciousness and external universe. Later interpretations of emptiness, perception, buddha-nature and other ideas by Madhyamaka (Middle Way) and Cittamatra (Mind Only)¿the two major systems of Mahayana Buddhism. Polemical issues in the Buddhist thought. Synthesis of major systems of thought by later Mahayana thinkers.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG381
Topics in Religion and Popular Culture

Description: The tools and concepts for understanding the social organization of religion, and religion as a lived experience, in a given setting. Analyze religion's function within a social setting to understand one of the following phenomena: (a) the position(s) of religion within a public space; (b) the shifting boundaries of religious and non-religious activity; (c) the fluid nature of orthodoxy and heterodoxy; and (d) the use of violence as a means of religious coercion. The topics covered in RELG 381 are determined by the instructor.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

RELG391
Special Topics in Religious Studies

Description: Topics vary.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

RELG399
Independent Study in Religious Studies

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-12

ACE:

RELG401
Research SeminarCrosslisted with CLAS 401

Description: Research on one topic under the direction of a faculty member with emphasis on methodology, familiarity with primary and secondary source materials, and composition of scholarly literature. Letter Grade only

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

RELG406
Second Temple JudaismCrosslisted with JUDS 406, RELG 806

Description: An in-depth study of the literature, history and culture of Judea and the Jews in the Second Temple period, from 550 BCE to 70 CE. Readings include apocalyptic texts, Wisdom literature, and selections from the Dead Sea Scrolls.

This course is a prerequisite for: JUDS 308, RELG 308

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG409
Religion of Late Western AntiquityCrosslisted with CLAS 409, CLAS 809, HIST 409, HIST 809

Description: Examination of the religious institutions, philosophies, and lifeways of the Hellenistic Age from Alexander to Constantine. Includes civic religion of Greece and Rome, popular religion, mystery cults, Judaism, Christianity, popular and school philosophies (Platonism, Aristotelianism, Epicureanism, Cynicism, Stoicism), Gnosticism. History, interrelationships, emerging world view of these movements.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG410
GnosticismCrosslisted with CLAS 410, CLAS 810

Description: Examination of the nature, history, literature, ritual, and impact of the classical Gnostic religions, 100 BCE to 400 CE. Extensive reading of original Gnostic treatises in English translation, with particular attention to their appropriation and transformation of earlier Jewish, Christian, and pagan religious and philosophical traditions. The principal Gnostic schools to be treated are Simonians, Sethians, Valentinians, Hermetics, and Manichaeans.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG418
Fundamentalism, Religion, and Politics

Description: Phenomenon of religious fundamentalism. Theories advanced to define and explain fundamentalism. Examples of fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG419
Topics in American Religious History

Prerequisites: Junior standing and RELG 350

Description: Employs a public history approach to explore the often contentious and sometimes violent history of producing and displaying symbolic objects in the sacred spaces of American civil religion. Explores the changes to the fields of material culture, museum studies, critical race and gender studies, and legal history, which have evolved to include the stories of marginalized Americans in the narration of American history.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG421
The German ReformationCrosslisted with HIST 421, HIST 821, MRST 421, MRST 821

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Pre-1800 content.

Description: The cultural and intellectual developments of the German Reformation against its social background. The religious and political events of the first half of the sixteenth century. Transition from medieval to modern Christianity. The transmission and revolutionary nature of evangelical doctrines. The gradual institutionalization of the new churches.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:European History Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG426
Reformation ThoughtCrosslisted with HIST 426, HIST 826, MODL 426, MODL 826, MRST 426, MRST 826, RELG 826

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Life and thought of significant figures and schools of thought in the Reformation period

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:European History Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG450
Buddhist Paths to Enlightenment

A previous course in Buddhism or Asian religions is recommended.

Description: Different presentations of the Buddhist path and its result from the perspectives of Theravada Buddhism, Mahayana Buddhism in its Indo-Tibetan form including Tantra, East-Asian Zen, and Pure Land Buddhism. Enlightenment as a gradual versus a sudden process; innate enlightenment versus enlightenment as a distant possibility; relationship of conceptuality and non-conceptual realization of reality; and stages of the path.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RELG489
Medieval Literature and TheologyCrosslisted with ENGL 489, ENGL 889, RELG 889

Description: The relationship between significant medieval theologies and primary medieval poets and prose masters.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.


Classics & Religious Studies  - Classics (B.A.)

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
14 HR TERM 1
Classics Core CourseCritical
complete 1 from CLAS 141, CLAS 180, CLAS 281, CLAS 282
3hr
C
A CLAS core course is ideally completed in the first term of enrollment. It becomes critical to your success in the major if a CLAS core course is not completed by the fifth term of enrollment. This course will fulfill the ACE 5 requirement.

ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr

ACE 6 Social Sciences
complete 1 from ACE6
3hr

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.
15 HR TERM 2
Religious St Core CourseCritical
complete 1 from RELG 108, RELG 118, RELG 150, RELG 181
3hr
C
A RELG core course is ideally completed in the second term of enrollment. It becomes critical to your success in the major if a RELG core course is not completed by the fifth term of enrollment. This course will fulfill your ACE 9 requirement.

CDR: Writing
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr
Complete an additional course approved as ACE 1.

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.

Electives
complete Any Course*
4hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective course or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 3
Classics Core CourseCritical
complete 1 from CLAS 141, CLAS 180, CLAS 281, CLAS 282
3hr
C
This course will fulfill the Humanities requirement.

Religious St Core CourseCritical
complete 1 from RELG 108, RELG 118, RELG 150, RELG 181
3hr
C

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.

Electives
complete Any Course*
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective course or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 4
Classics/Greek/Latin
complete 1 from Any Classics Course*, Any Greek Course*, Any Latin Course*
3hr
C
Complete an approved CLAS, GREK, or LATN course.

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr

CDR: Diversity in the US
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course related to Diversity in U.S. Communities. See degree audit for choices. This requirement is permitted to overlap with CDR Humanities or CDR Social Science.

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.

Electives
complete Any Course*
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective course or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
16 HR TERM 5
Classics/Greek/Latin
complete 2 from Any Classics Course*, Any Greek Course*, Any Latin Course*
6hr
C
Complete two approved CLAS, GREK, or LATN courses.

CDR: Science/Math
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Math or Science discipline: ASTR, BIOC, BIOS, CHEM, CSCE, GEOL, LIFE, MATH, METR, PHYS (select ANTH or GEOG allowed).

CDR: Science Lab
recommend 1 or more courses
1hr
Complete an approved lab associated with a course from a Math or Science discipline: ASTR, BIOC, BIOS, CHEM, CSCE, GEOL, LIFE, MATH, METR, PHYS (select ANTH or GEOG allowed).

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective course or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 6
Classics Upper Level
complete 2 from Any Classics Course at the 300 Level*, Any Classics Course at the 400 Level*, Any Greek Course at the 300 Level*, Any Greek Course at the 400 Level*, Any Latin Course at the 300 Level*, Any Latin Course at the 400 Level*
6hr
C
Complete two approved CLAS, GREK, or LATN courses.

ACE 2 Communication Skill
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr

CDR: Social Science
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Social Science discipline: ANTH, COMM, GEOG, NSST, POLS, PSYC, SOCI.

Electives
complete Any Course*
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective course or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 7
Classics Upper Level
complete 2 from Any Classics Course at the 300 Level*, Any Classics Course at the 400 Level*, Any Greek Course at the 300 Level*, Any Greek Course at the 400 Level*, Any Latin Course at the 300 Level*, Any Latin Course at the 400 Level*
6hr
C
Complete two approved CLAS, GREK, or LATN courses.

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective course or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 8
CLRS Capstone
complete CLAS 401
3hr
C
CLAS 401 will fulfill the ACE 10 requirement.

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective course or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
Graduation Requirements
  1. A minimum 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***
  3. Complete 30 hours in residence at UNL.


Classics & Religious Studies  - Relgious Studies (B.A.)

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
14 HR TERM 1
Religious St Core CourseCritical
complete 1 from RELG 108, RELG 118, RELG 150, RELG 181
3hr
C
A RELG core course is ideally completed in the first term of enrollment. It becomes critical to your success in the major if a RELG core course is not completed by the fifth term of enrollment.

ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr

ACE 6 Social Sciences
complete 1 from ACE6
3hr

CDR E: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR E is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.
15 HR TERM 2
Classics Core CourseCritical
complete 1 from CLAS 121, CLAS 141, CLAS 180
3hr
C
A CLAS core course is ideally completed in the first term of enrollment. It becomes critical to your success in the major if a CLAS core course is not completed by the fifth term of enrollment. This course will fulfill the CDR C requirement.

CDR A: Writing
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr
Complete an additional course approved as ACE 1.

CDR D: Social Sciences
complete 1 from Any Anthropology Course, Any Communications Course, Any Geography Course, Any National Securities Studies Course, Any Political Science Course, Any Psychology Course, Any Sociology Course
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Social Science discipline: ANTH, COMM, GEOG, NSST, POLS, PSYC, SOCI.

CDR E: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR E is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.

Electives
complete Any Course
1hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 3
Religious St 200 Level
complete Any Religious Studies Course at the 200 Level
3hr
C
Complete an approved RELG course at the 200 level.

ACE 2 Communication Skill
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

CDR E: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR E is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.
16 HR TERM 4
Religious St 200 Level
complete Any Religious Studies Course at the 200 Level
3hr
C
Complete an approved RELG course at the 200 level.

CDR B: Math/Sci w/Lab
complete 1 from Approved Science Courses
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Math or Science discipline with a lab: ASTR, BIOC, BIOS, CHEM, CSCE, GEOL, LIFE, MATH, METR, PHYS, STAT (select ANTH or GEOG allowed).

CDR B: Lab
complete 1 from ASCLAB1
1hr
Complete an approved lab associated with a course from a Math or Science discipline: BIOS, CHEM, GEOL, LIFE, METR, PHYS (select ANTH or GEOG allowed).

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr

CDR E: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR E is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 5
Religious Studies Courses
complete RELG 350
3hr
C

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
9hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 6
Religious St 300 Level
complete Any Religious Studies Course at the 300 Level
3hr
C
Complete an approved RELG course at the 300 level.

Religious Studies Courses
complete Any Religious Studies Course at any Level
3hr
C
Complete an approved RELG course at any level.

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 7
Religous St 400 Level
complete Any Religious Studies Course at the 400 Level
3hr
C
Complete an approved RELG course at the 400 level.

Religious Studies Courses
complete Any Religious Studies Course at any Level
3hr
C
Complete an approved RELG course at any level.

CDR F: Additional Breadth
complete 1 from Any Czech Course at the 300 Level, Any Czech Course at the 400 Level, Any English Course, FREN 282, Any French Course at the 300 Level, Any French Course at the 400 Level, GERM 282, Any German Course at the 300 Level, Any German Course at the 400 Level, Any History Course, Any Japanese Course at the 300 Level, Any Philosophy Course, Any Russian Course at the 300 Level, Any Russian Course at the 400 Level, SPAN 264, SPAN 265, Any Spanish Course at the 300 Level, Any Spanish Course at the 400 Level, Any Astronomy Course, Any Biochemistry Course, Any Biological Science Course, Any Chemistry Course, Any Computer Science Course, Any Geology Course, LIFE 120, LIFE 121, Any Math Course, Any Meteorology Course, Any Physics Course, Any Statistics Course, Any Anthropology Course, Any Communications Course, Any Geography Course, Any National Securities Studies Course, Any Political Science Course, Any Psychology Course, Any Sociology Course
3hr
Complete an approved additional courses from CDR B, CDR C, or CDR D that is outside of the discipline of your primary major.

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 8
ACE 10 Capstone
complete 1 from ACE10
3hr
RELG 401 is recommended to fulfill the ACE 10 requirement.

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
9hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
Graduation Requirements
  1. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***
  2. A minimum 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  3. Complete 30 hours in residence at UNL.
    4. Complete 30 hours at the 300 or 400 level.

Classics & Religious Studies  - Classical Languages (B.A.)

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
14 HR TERM 1
Classics Core CourseCritical
complete 1 from CLAS 141, CLAS 180, CLAS 281, CLAS 282
3hr
C
A CLAS core course is ideally completed in the first term of enrollment. It becomes critical to your success in the major if a CLAS core course is not completed by the fifth term of enrollment. This course will fulfill the ACE 5 requirement.

Greek Course
complete Any Greek Course*
5hr
C
Take a GREK or LATN course.

ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr

ACE 6 Social Sciences
complete 1 from ACE6
3hr
15 HR TERM 2
Religious St Core CourseCritical
complete 1 from RELG 108, RELG 118, RELG 150, RELG 181
3hr
C
A RELG core course is ideally completed in the second term of enrollment. It becomes critical to your success in the major if a RELG core course is not completed by the fifth term of enrollment. This course will fulfill the ACE 9 requirement.

Latin Course
complete Any Latin Course*
5hr
C
Take a GREK or LATN course.

CDR: Writing
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr
Complete an additional course approved as ACE 1.

Electives
complete Any Course*
4hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective course or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 3
Classics Core CourseCritical
complete 1 from CLAS 141, CLAS 180, CLAS 281, CLAS 282
3hr
C
This course will fulfill the CDR Humanities requirement.

Greek/LatinCritical
complete either Any Greek Course* or Any Latin Course*
3hr
C
Completion of an additional approved 3 hours towards the major becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the fifth term of enrollment. If not already met, this course will meet a CDR Language requirement.

ACE 2 Communication Skill
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective course or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 4
Religious St Core CourseCritical
complete 1 from RELG 108, RELG 118, RELG 150, RELG 181
3hr
C

Greek/LatinCritical
complete either Any Greek Course* or Any Latin Course*
3hr
C
If not already met, this course will fulfill the CDR Language requirement.

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr

CDR: Diversity in the US
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course related to Diversity in U.S. Communities. See degree audit for choices. This requirement is permitted to overlap with CDR Humanities or CDR Social Science.

Electives
complete Any Course*
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective course or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
16 HR TERM 5
Class Lang Upper Level
complete 1 from Any Greek Course at the 300 Level*, Any Greek Course at the 400 Level*, Any Latin Course at the 300 Level*, Any Latin Course at the 400 Level*
3hr
C

CDR: Science/Math
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Math or Science discipline with a lab: ASTR, BIOC, BIOS, CHEM, CSCE, GEOL, LIFE, MATH, METR, PHYS (select ANTH or GEOG allowed).

CDR: Science Lab
recommend 1 or more courses
1hr
Complete an approved lab associated with a course from a Math or Science discipline: BIOS, CHEM, GEOL, LIFE, METR, PHYS (select ANTH or GEOG allowed).

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective course or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 6
Class Lang Upper Level
complete 1 from Any Greek Course at the 300 Level*, Any Greek Course at the 400 Level*, Any Latin Course at the 300 Level*, Any Latin Course at the 400 Level*
3hr
C

CDR: Social Science
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Social Science discipline: ANTH, COMM, GEOG, NSST, POLS, PSYC, SOCI.

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective course or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 7
Class Lang Upper Level
complete 1 from Any Greek Course at the 300 Level*, Any Greek Course at the 400 Level*, Any Latin Course at the 300 Level*, Any Latin Course at the 400 Level*
3hr
C

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective course or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 8
CLRS Capstone
complete CLAS 401
3hr
C
CLAS 401 will fulfill the ACE 10 requirement.

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective course or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
Graduation Requirements
  1. A minimum 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***
  3. Complete 30 hours in residence at UNL.

Career Information

The following represents a sample of the internships, jobs and graduate school programs that current students and recent graduates have reported.

Transferable Skills

  • Analyze and interpret difficult texts
  • Express ideas creatively
  • Interpret, compare, and contrast ideas
  • Contextualize political, social, and historical events
  • Communicate clearly using different forms of writing to and for a variety of different audiences
  • Confidently navigate complex, ambiguous projects and environments
  • Defend and discuss complex issues from multiple angles
  • Evaluate the interrelatedness of events and ideas
  • Listen actively and facilitate individual and group communication
  • Simplify complex information and present it to others

Jobs of Recent Graduates

  • Young Adult Ministry Intern, Village Presbyterian Church - Prairie Villiage KS
  • Judicial clerk, Judge Riley-8th Circuit - Omaha NE
  • Special Education-Elementary K-8, Teach for America - Phoenix AZ
  • Field Organizer, Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty - Lincoln NE
  • Marketing Assistant, Open Harvest - Lincoln NE
  • Account Manager, Omaha Marketing Solutions - Omaha NE
  • Software Engineer, Union Pacific - Omaha NE
  • Manager, Hy-Vee - Omaha NE
  • Phlebotomist, BryanLGH - Lincoln NE
  • Contract Manager, Celerion - Lincoln NE

Internships

  • Intern, Pathology Associates of North Texas - Wichita Falls TX
  • Intern, US Strategic Command - Omaha NE
  • Intern, Southwestern - Nationwide

Graduate & Professional Schools

  • Master's Degree, Theological Studies, Harvard University - Cambridge MA
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Nebraska College of Law - Lincoln NE
  • Master's Degree, Divinity, Duke Divinity School - Durham NC
  • Seminary, Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary - Denton NE
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha NE
  • Master's Degree, Classics, Colorado University - Boudler CO
  • Master's Degree, Counseling , Doane University - Lincoln NE
  • Ph.D., History, University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh
  • Ph.D., Physics, University of California-Los Angeles - Los Angeles CA
  • Master's Degree, Education , Creighton University - Omaha NE