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Members: Assoc. Dean Michael Brown, Michael Enright, Charles Fantazzi, John Given, Anthony Papalas, Megan Perry, Jonathan Reid, Frank Romer, Benjamen Saidel, John Stevens, David Wilson-Okamura, Tricia Wilson-Okamura

Members Present: M. Brown, J. Given, A. Papalas, J. Reid, F. Romer, B. Saidel, J. Stevens, D. Wilson-Okamura and T. Wilson-Okamura

Meeting #2, January 26, 2007, held in Bate 3321, 3-4:30 pm

Agenda Item 0. Welcome of new members

Welcome of new member Megan Perry, from the Dept. of Anthropology. Dr. Perry was unable to attend but asked the committee to publicize her new course to students, "Death and Dying in the Classical World" Fall 2007.

Agenda Item 1. Curriculum Revisions

Approval of Course proposals. The committee considered revising CLAS 2001 and 2002, but decided instead to propose a new course on material culture and literature as CLAS 2600. The committee approved adding selected topics in CLAS, GRK and LATN as 3700; a course on Ancient Religion as CLAS 3600, and revisions of CLAS 2000 and 4000 as writing intensive to replace the thesis requirement of the BA Civ. major. On a recommendation from the Multidisciplinary Studies Committee, it was decided to stop offering a BS option in Classical Civilization. The committee also endorsed the foreign language dept. additions of Latin and Greek prose composition, and a 4th yr. Greek sequence.

Agenda Item 2. Spring Speaker

Prof. Stevens reported that Roger Hornsby would come and speak on the gods in Vergil's Aeneid in late March.

Agenda Item 3. Student Theses

The committee met with Arthur Carlson (Greek and Roman seiges of Syracuse) and Thomas Taylor (Ancient Religion).


CLAS 2000 120
CLAS 2400 116
CLAS 2500 117
CLAS 4000 6
CLAS 4523 1
GRK 1002 3
GRK 1004 6
LATN 1002 37
LATN 1004 18
LATN 3002 5
LATN 4002 2
LATN 4523 3
Total 434

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.