Program Coordinator: Jonathan Z. Smith, HM W403, 702-6022
Program of Study
The program in early Christian literature seeks
to integrate the study of early Christianity with the study of Mediterranean
life and thought from 300 B.C. to A.D. 1200.
All students in the program are required to take
History 16700-16800-16900 (or its equivalent), and to attain the
equivalent of two full years' study of Greek. The sequences in civilizations
may be used to meet the civilization studies requirement in general
education. In addition, students are expected to take a minimum
of four courses in Mediterranean languages, literatures, art, history,
and religions as approved by the program coordinator. Interested
students should contact the program coordinator for more information
about available courses.
It is possible to combine a program in early Christian
literature with more general studies in religion through the Religion
and the Humanities program.
Summary of Requirements
demonstrated competence in
one year of college-level
3 one three-course sequence surveying
Mediterranean history and/or culture
3 courses in Greek language beyond the first year
4 approved courses in Mediterranean languages, literatures,
Credit may be granted by examination.
Grading. Concentrators must receive letter
grades in the required courses (i.e., Greek language and history
sequence). With the consent of instructor, all other courses may
be taken for either Pass or letter grading. Nonconcentrators
may take any course offered by the program for either Pass
or letter grading.
Honors. Students who wish to be considered
for honors should consult with the program coordinator.
Jonathan Z. Smith, Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities and the College; Program Coordinator, Religion & the Humanities
29700. Reading and Research. PQ: Consent of program coordinator and submission of a formal proposal. Students are required to submit the College Reading and Research Course Form. J. Z. Smith. Autumn, Winter, Spring.