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October 18, 2021 at 4:46 pm

Advising News | Classics & Religious Studies courses have a new course prefix for spring

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From Ohio University News

Students looking for courses offered by the Classics & Religious Studies Department this spring will need to look for a new course prefix on the course schedule.

Graduate and undergraduate courses that used the CLAR, CLAS, and CLWR prefixes have all been renumbered and given the new prefix CARS, for “Classics and Religious Studies.”

“Since 2003, when the Classics Department became ‘Classics & World Religions,’ we have offered five types of courses: CLAR (Classical Archaeology), CLAS (Classics in Translation), CLWR (Classics: World Religions), GK (Greek), and LAT (Latin). Now that we have become Classics & Religious Studies, we are simplifying the process of signing up for classes so that students don’t have to try three different prefixes to find the class they are looking for,” said Dr. Brian Collins, department chair and the Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy.

“Starting in spring of 2022, all the classes except Greek and Latin will be CARS classes,” he added.

There are a few other changes, too, he noted. For instance, the class formerly known as “Old Testament” is now “The Hebrew Bible” to more accurately describe the subject matter.

Spring 2022 Course Offerings

The new courses can be found in the university course listings under the CARS prefix. Here’s a look at what’s on the spring schedule.

  • CARS 2010 Greek Archaeology (Palmer)
  • CARS 2040 Archaeology of Ancient Egypt (Palmer)
  • CARS 2060 Near Eastern Art and Architecture (Crawford)
  • CARS 2110 Rome Under the Caesars (Bernstein)
  • CARS 2160 War and Society in Ancient Greece and Rome (F. Drogula)
  • CARS 2180 Ancient Near Eastern Art and Architecture (Crawford)
  • CARS 2400 Introduction to the Study of Religion (Crawford)
  • CARS 2410 The Global Occult (Lybarger)
  • CARS 2520 What is Evil? (Owens)
  • CARS 2530 Difficult Dialogues: Science and Religion (Sheldon)
  • CARS 3000 The Hebrew Bible (Crawford)
  • CARS 3030 Political Islam (Lybarger)
  • CARS 3210 Religion and Violence (Lybarger)
  • CARS 3220 Thinking about Death (Maxwell)
  • CARS 3260 Myth, Ritual, and Symbolism (Collins)
  • CARS 3400 Greek and Roman Religions and Society (F. Drogula)
  • CARS 3800 Colloquium in Classics and Religious Studies (Collins)
  • GK 1120 Beginning Greek II (Owens)
  • GK 2120 Intermediate Greek II (Palmer)
  • GK 4900 Special Topics in Greek Literature (Owens)
  • LAT 1120 Beginning Latin II (A. Drogula)
  • LAT 2120 Intermediate Latin II (Bernstein)
  • LAT 3120 Latin Prose and Poetry II (Bernstein)
  • LAT 4120 Advanced Latin Literature II (Bernstein)

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