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).
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.