Core 3 - The Roots of Western Civilization - Term 121
Core 3 Faculty
- Susan Chattin - History
- David Dixon - Political Science
- Angela Elrod-Sadler - Core
- Paul Geraci - Music
- Philip Gilbert, C.PP.S. - Mathematics
- Michael Malone - Philosophy
- Michael Nichols - Religion
- John Rahe - Theatre Arts
- Heidi Rahe - Core
- Ilicia Sprey - History
- Peter Watkins - Political Science
Core 3 Required Texts
- The Aeneid. Virgil. Trans. by Robert Fagles. Viking Penguin: 2006.
- A Guided Tour of Selections From Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. Christopher Biffle. Reprinted in Part. Saint Joseph's College: 2012.
- A Brief History of the Western World. Thomas Greer and Gavin Lewis. Volume I: To 1715. Ninth Edition. Wadsworth: 2005.
- Core 3 Syllabus. Rensselaer, IN. Saint Joseph's College: 2012.
- Gilgamesh. A New English Version by Stephen Mitchell. Free Press: 2006.
- Lysistrata by Aristophanes. Translated by Douglass Parker. Signet Classics: 2009.
- The New American Bible. Saint Joseph Edition (Large Type – Illustrated). Catholic Book Publishing Company.
- The Odyssey. Homer. Trans. by Robert Fagles. Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition: 1996.
- Sophocles: The Three Theban Plays. Trans. by Robert Fagles. Penguin Classics: 1984.
- Each student will sit with his or her class in an assigned section during lecture.
- Each student is required to participate in a tragedy skit contest which will be explained by your instructor.
- There will be a minimum of 20 pages of written work required of all Core 3 students. Your instructor will determine the writing assignments. He or she may assign summary papers, compare and contrast papers, creative writing papers, research papers, or other appropriate writing activities. The instructor is encouraged to assign at least one paper on ethics or values related to course material.
- Each student will complete a final exam that contains at least one comprehensive essay question.
- Each student will take a Core 3 pretest at the beginning of the semester and a posttest at the end of the semester. The latter will count as a quiz.
- Reminder: Unlike Core 1 and Core 2, there is no separate grade issued for writing. Only one grade will be assigned for all of your work in Core 3.
Core 3 Internet Sources
- The Bible Gateway
- The Dead Sea Scrolls
- Interpreting Ancient Manuscripts
- The Temple Mount in Jerusalem
- Greek Art and Architecture
- The Ancient Greek Gods
- Atlas of Greek and Roman World
- The Ancient Olympics
- Diatima: The Study of Women in the Ancient World
- Exploring Ancient World Cultures
- Electronic Resources for the Classicist - A great site with many links and resources for study of the classics from ancient Greece and Rome.
- Maecenas: Images of Ancient Greece and Rome
- The European History & Culture Image Project
- Roman Art
- Roman Mythology