2020/21 Course Delivery Online

During Fall and Winter terms 2020-2021 all courses in ARBC, CLST, CNRS, GREK, HEBR, LATN, NEST, and RELG are online. The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies will not be offering any courses on campus. This is in response to the decision made by the University and the Faculty of Arts in response to COVID-19.

The method of online delivery will not be the same for all courses. Below you will find information on provisional online plans for individual courses, including whether the course will be asynchronous (i.e., no set meeting times), synchronous (i.e., requiring virtual meetings in real-time), or a blend of the two. If no information is available for a particular course or if you need clarification, please write the instructor directly.


Provisional Online Delivery Plans for Term 2 (January to April, 2021)

You can find full descriptions of each course separately on our courses pages: undergraduate course descriptions and graduate seminar descriptions.


 

Arabic (ARBC)

View all course descriptions in Arabic here.

ARBC102 001

  • Instructor: Seemi Ghazi
  • Online delivery plan: This course will be taught synchronously in two 1 hr. and 20 minute sessions per week. We are a collaborative learning community. Students are expected to be present in class and participate in discussion and groupwork in breakout rooms. There will also be online office hours. Homework will be submitted and marked regularly through Canvas.

ARBC202 001

  • Instructor: Seemi Ghazi
  • Online delivery plan: This course will be taught synchronously in two 1 hr. and 20 minute sessions per week. We are a collaborative learning community. Students are expected to be present in class and participate in discussion and groupwork in breakout rooms. There will also be online office hours. Homework will be submitted and marked regularly through Canvas.


Classical Studies (CLST)

View all course descriptions in Classical Studies here.

CLST105 002

  • Instructor: Susanna Braund
  • Online delivery plan: Students will have the option to attend one synchronous hour per week online. Several alternative meeting times will be available to accommodate different time zones. Every week, an alternate asynchronous activity will be provided for students who are not able to attend the synchronous session. In addition, multiple asynchronous video lectures, discussions, and online engagement opportunities with the professor will be available each week, including virtual office hours.

CLST105 004

  • Instructor: Antone Minard
  • Online delivery plan: The course will be partly asynchronous, with one optional synchronous hour of lecture per week online on Wednesdays. The tutorials are synchronous, but several alternative meeting times will be available to accommodate different time zones, and an alternate asynchronous activity will be provided for students who are not able to attend any synchronous tutorial session.

CLST 212 001

  • Instructor: Brooks Sommerville.
  • Online delivery plan: Contact instructor for more information.

CLST232 001

  • Instructor: Katharine Huemoeller.
  • Online delivery plan: Lectures will be delivered synchronously at the scheduled course time but will be recorded for students that cannot attend. All other components of the class will be asynchronous.

CLST313 001

  • Instructor: Carl Johnson
  • Online delivery plan: Asynchronous. Contact the instructor for more information.

CLST319 001

  • Instructor: Leanne Bablitz.
  • Online delivery plan: This course will consist of lectures delivered either, 1) in a synchronous setting at the scheduled course time and recorded for students who cannot attend OR, 2) entirely pre-recorded so that students can view them at their own convenience.If go with pre-recorded videos,instructor will hold at least one synchronous discussion section per week. Virtual office hours will be held each week. All other components of the course will be asynchronous. Please contact the instructor for more information.

CLST331 001

  • Instructor: Megan Daniels
  • Online delivery plan: This course will consist of synchronous and asynchronous lecture formats. Virtual office hours will also be held each week. There will be 1-2 opportunities each week to participate in synchronous discussions, but these will be non-mandatory, and are meant to compliment online discussion forum posts. Synchronous delivery will be in accordance with the course times on the official schedule.

CLST 334 001

  • Instructor: Matthew McCarty
  • Online delivery plan: To ensure maximum flexibility for everyone’s individual circumstances AND to allow us to build deeper understandings of Roman religion collaboratively, this course will be 60% asynchronous. Students will be expected to attend one-hour-long discussion per week during one of the scheduled class times (to be determined by poll in Week 1); alternative arrangements can be made for those in time zones that make in unfeasible to attend live. There will be 2-3 short video lectures per week, readings, and short exercises that can be done when you are able each week.

CLST356 001

  • Instructor: Carl Johnson
  • Online delivery plan: Online delivery plan: Asynchronous. Contact the instructor for more information.

CLST360B 001

  • Instructor: Tara Mulder
  • Online delivery plan: The course delivery will involve both synchronous and asynchronous options. It will be possible to take the course entirely asynchronously. The course is largely discussion and work-shop based, with occasional lectures. Any lectures will be recorded and distributed via Canvas for those who are not able to attend synchronously.

CLST404B 001

  • Instructor: Franco De Angelis
  • Online delivery plan: Synchronously in real-time via Zoom. Students will be supplied with the necessary Zoom and other details well in advance before term 2 officially starts.

CLST518A 001

  • Instructor: Megan Daniels
  • Online delivery plan: This seminar will consist of synchronous lectures and discussion. Please get in touch ASAP if this arrangement causes problems. Synchronous delivery will be in accordance with the course times on the official schedule.


Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies (CNRS)

View all course descriptions in the CNRS code here.

CNRS104 002

  • Instructor: Kevin Fisher
  • Online delivery plan: Lectures will be synchronous at scheduled course times and will be recorded for those who cannot attend. All other components (assignments, discussion board) will be asynchronous.

CNRS502A 001

  • Instructor: Katharine Huemoeller
  • Online delivery plan: This course will be synchronous. Please email the instructor to discuss if this will present a problem for you.


Greek (GREK)

Read course descriptions for Ancient Greek (GREK) classes here.

GREK102 001

  • Instructor: Shelley Reid
  • Online delivery plan: Mostly synchronous. Synchronous at scheduled times.

GREK202 001

  • Instructor: Florence Yoon
  • Online delivery plan: Synchronous (on Zoom), but the tutorial will be optional/flexible. Please contact instructor ASAP with any questions. All sessions will take place at the scheduled times.

GREK352 001

  • Instructor: Florence Yoon
  • Online delivery plan: Synchronous (on Zoom). May be able to make some adjustments. Please contact instructor ASAP with any questions.

GREK401D 001/GREK 501D 001

  • Instructor: Franco De Angelis
  • Online delivery plan: Synchronously in real-time via Zoom. Students will be supplied with the necessary Zoom and other details well in advance before term 2 officially starts.


Hebrew (HEBR)

Read Hebrew course descriptions here.

HEBR 102 001

  • Instructor: Kurtis Peters
  • Online delivery plan: This course will be a blend of synchronous hours and asynchronous instruction. Lectures on the material will be asynchronous, but tutorial-style sessions will be synchronous with multiple time slots available. The professor will also hold virtual office hours each week.


Latin (LATN)

See the Latin Program website for more information about Latin courses this year.

LATN101 005

  • Instructor: Charmaine Gorrie, Siobhán McElduff
  • Online delivery plan: Asynchronous. Any synchronous sessions will be held during the scheduled course time, but will be recorded for those who can’t attend. See Latin Program website for more information.

LATN102 001

  • Instructor: Tara Mulder
  • Online delivery plan: The course delivery will involve both synchronous and asynchronous options. It will be possible to take the course entirely asynchronously. The course is largely discussion and work-shop based, with occasional lectures. Any lectures will be recorded and distributed via Canvas for those who are not able to attend synchronously. See Latin Program website for more information.

LATN 102 002

  • Instructor: Antone Minard
  • Online delivery plan: Asynchronous, but with the option to take the course completely asynchronously. See Latin Program website for more information.

LATN202 001

  • Instructor: Antone Minard
  • Online delivery plan: Synchronous, but with the option to take the course completely asynchronously. See Latin Program website for more information.

LATN202 002

  • Instructor: Charmaine Gorrie
  • Online delivery plan: Synchronous, but with the option to take the course completely asynchronously. See Latin Program website for more information.

LATN351 001

  • Instructor: Charmaine Gorrie
  • Online delivery plan: This course will be a blend of synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Virtual office hours will also be held each week. The synchronous sessions will be held during the scheduled course time.

LATN403A 001/503A 001

  • Instructor: Siobhán McElduff
  • Online delivery plan: Contact the instructor for more information.


Near Eastern Studies (NEST)

Read NEST course descriptions here.

NEST303 001

  • Instructor: Thomas Schneider
  • Online delivery plan: The course delivery will be synchronous with zoom lectures and in-class discussions during the scheduled class times. Attendance of these classes is mandatory. All classes will be recorded and made available through Canvas. Asynchronous participation is possible for those students only who are currently in significantly different time zones. Readings and other online resources will be made available through Canvas. The instructor will also be available for virtual office hours and course feedback (as per individual appointment).

NEST319 001

  • Instructor: Kevin Fisher
  • Online delivery plan: Lectures will be synchronous at scheduled course times and will be recorded for those who cannot attend. All other components (assignments, discussion board) will be asynchronous.

NEST401 001

  • Instructor: Sara Milstein
  • Online delivery plan: This course will be entirely synchronous and students are expected to attend the live sessions.


Religious Studies (RELG)

View Religious Studies course descriptions here.

RELG101 002

  • Instructor: Gregg Gardner
  • Online delivery plan: For this course, students are expected to attend one synchronous hour per week online. Accommodations will be made for students to accommodate different time zones. In addition, multiple asynchronous video lectures, discussions, and online engagement opportunities with the professor and teaching assistants will be available each week, including virtual office hours.

RELG201 002

  • Instructor: Thomas Schneider
  • Online delivery plan: The course delivery will be synchronous with zoom lectures and in-class discussions during the scheduled class times. Attendance of these classes is mandatory. All classes will be recorded and made available through Canvas. Asynchronous participation is possible for those students only who are currently in significantly different time zones. Readings and other online resources will be made available through Canvas. The instructor will also be available for virtual office hours and course feedback (as per individual appointment).

RELG203 002

  • Instructor: Tony Keddie
  • Online delivery plan: This class will be 2/3 asynchronous, 1/3 synchronous: two pre-recorded lectures will be posted on Canvas for students to watch anytime during a given week, and then the class will meet for a single synchronous discussion session on Zoom each week, on Friday (at the assigned time). Attendance and participation at the Friday Zoom sessions is expected and will be assessed as part of your course grade. All classes will be recorded and made available through Canvas. An asynchronous participation option is possible only for those students who are currently in significantly different time zones and should be discussed with the instructor at the very beginning of the term. The instructor will regularly be available for office hours and scheduled appointments through Zoom.

RELG316 001

  • Instructor: Kurtis Peters
  • Online delivery plan: This course will be a blend of synchronous hours and asynchronous instruction. The professor will also hold virtual office hours each week. Accommodations will be made for students living in other time zones, including recorded lectures.

RELG335 001

  • Instructor: Gregg Gardner
  • Online delivery plan: Students are expected to attend two-three synchronous hours per week online. Accommodations will be made for students living in other time zones in which the normal class time presents challenges. In addition, asynchronous videos, discussions, and online engagement opportunities with the professor will be available, including virtual office hours.

RELG475B 001/RELG500B 001

  • Instructor: Sara Milstein
  • Online delivery plan: This course will be entirely synchronous and students are expected to attend the live sessions