Fall 2020 Course Delivery Online

During Winter Term 1 2020 (September to December) all courses in ARBC, CLST, CNRS, GREK, HEBR, LATN, NEST, and RELG in Term 1 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. Updates will be posted soon.

We are grateful for your understanding while we work to adapt to the situation, and are looking forward to having you in our courses in the Fall.


Provisional Online Delivery Plans

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.

ARBC101 001

  • Instructor: Seemi Ghazi.
  • Online delivery plan: This course will be taught synchronously in two 1 hr and 20 minute sessions. Homework will be submitted and marked regularly through Canvas. In addition there will be voluntary synchronous tutorials which are especially recommended for students who are new to writing and pronouncing the alphabet. This course presumes no prior knowledge of Arabic, however if a student knows the alphabet and reads phonetically, but has no Arabic grammar they still belong in ARBC 101.

ARBC101 002

  • Instructor: TBD.
  • Online delivery plan: This course will be taught synchronously in three 50 minute sessions. Homework will be submitted and marked regularly through Canvas. In addition there will be voluntary synchronous tutorials which are especially recommended for students who are new to writing and pronouncing the alphabet. This course presumes no prior knowledge of Arabic, however if a student knows the alphabet and reads phonetically, but has no Arabic grammar they still belong in ARBC 101.

ARBC201 001

  • Instructor: Seemi Ghazi.
  • Online delivery plan: This course will be taught synchronously in two 1 hr. and 20 minute sessions. 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.

CLST101 001

  • Instructor: Florence Yoon.
  • Online delivery plan: The course can be completed entirely asynchronously, but there is one synchronous hour per week which students are strongly encouraged to attend (there will be two of these sessions scheduled; one of these will take place in the scheduled slot; the other will be decided in consultation with the enrolled students).

CLST105 001, 002, 003, 004 (both terms)

  • Instructor: Tara Mulder.
  • 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.

CLST/PHIL 211

  • Instructor: Michael Griffin.
  • Online delivery plan: Each week, students are invited to attend at least one 50-minute, synchronous meeting online. Several alternative times will be made available, including one during the set calendar hour (1-2pm PDT), and another keyed to timezone preferences. Synchronous attendance is optional but strongly encouraged. The platform for meetings will be determined closer to the term. Pre-recorded video lectures and additional readings will be posted weekly for review, supported by quizzes and group discussions, with guidance from the instructor and TAs. Discussions with the instructor, peers, reflective assignments, and drop-in office hours will also be available online.

CLST231 001

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

CLST260 001

CLST306 001

CLST308 001

  • Instructor: Leanne Bablitz.
  • Online delivery plan: For this course, students are expected to attend one synchronous hour per week online – students will select their synchronous hour from two (or three) meeting times to accommodate different time zones. The course will consist of asynchronous video lectures, discussions, assignments (individual and group), and exams. Online engagement opportunities with the professor will be available each week.

CLST 311 001

  • Instructor: Charmaine Gorrie.
  • Online delivery plan: This course will be a blend of synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Accommodations will be made for those in different time zones such as recording of any synchronous lectures. Virtual office hours will also be held each week.

CLST332 001

  • Instructor: Matthew McCarty.
  • Online delivery plan: To allow maximum flexibility for students, this course will be 70% asynchronous. Students will do readings, watch video lectures, and complete exercises related to Roman art and architecture throughout the term. There will be weekly live discussion sessions, one at the scheduled class time and another at a time (TBD) that will aim to support students for whom the scheduled class time does not work. Students will be required to attend six of the discussions over the course of the term.

CLST352 001

  • Instructor: Katharine Huemoeller.
  • Online delivery plan: For this course, there will be one synchronous meeting per week. Alternative assignments will be offered so that students that cannot attend this live meeting will not be penalized.

CLST355 001

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

CLST401E 001

  • Instructor: Charmaine Gorrie.
  • Online delivery plan: This course will be a blend of both synchronous and asynchronous lectures, presentations and discussion. Virtual office hours will also be held each week.

CLST403B 001

  • Instructor: Kevin Fisher.
  • This course will include both synchronous discussion and asynchronous lecture components each week (roughly 1.5 hours each).


Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies (CNRS)

View all course descriptions in the CNRS code here.

CNRS104 001

  • Instructor: Megan Daniels
  • Online delivery plan: This course will consist 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.

CNRS370 001

  • Instructor: TBD.
  • Online delivery plan: Please check back here soon.

CNRS500A 001


Greek (GREK)

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

GREK101 001

  • Instructor: Shelley Reid.
  • Online delivery plan: Contact instructor for more information.

GREK201 001

  • Instructor: Shelley Reid.
  • Online delivery plan: Contact instructor for more information.

GREK351 001

  • Instructor: Franco De Angelis.
  • Online delivery plan: Synchronous. Contact instructor for more information.

GREK403A/GREK 503A 001

  • Instructor: Florence Yoon.
  • Online delivery plan: Synchronous. Please contact instructor ASAP if this causes problems.

Hebrew (HEBR)

Read Hebrew course descriptions here.



HEBR101 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.

HEBR 102 001

  • Instructor: TBD
  • Online delivery plan: Please check back later.


Latin (LATN)

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

LATN101 001

LATN101 002

LATN 101 003

LATN101 004

LATN201 001

LATN350 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.

LATN402C/502C 001

  • Instructor: TBD.
  • Online delivery plan: Please check back later.


Near Eastern Studies (NEST)

Read NEST course descriptions here.

NEST312 001

  • Instructor: Thomas Schneider.
  • Online delivery plan: The course delivery will be asynchronous with video lectures, readings, and other online resources made available through Canvas. Students are expected to attend one synchronous hour per week online; several alternative meeting times will be available to accommodate different time zones. The instructor will also be available for virtual office hours and course feedback (as per individual appointment).

NEST315 001

  • Instructor: Sara Milstein.
  • 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.

NEST400A/500D 001

  • Instructor: Kevin Fisher.
  • Online delivery plan: This course will include both synchronous discussion and asynchronous lecture components each week (roughly 1.5 hours each).


Religious Studies (RELG)

View Religious Studies course descriptions here.

RELG101 001

  • Instructor: Anthony Keddie.
  • Online delivery plan: For this course, students are expected to attend one synchronous hour per week online. Several alternative meeting times will be available 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 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.

RELG203 001

  • Instructor: Edward Surman
  • Online delivery plan: The course will run up to two 50 minutes sessions of synchronous activity each week with the remainder of opportunities offered asynchronously. Students will be grouped into cohorts for more accessible interactive learning. One of the two synchronous sessions will be coordinated between students with their cohort (ideally clustered with a mind to proximate time zones) and one will be run by the instructor with each group.

RELG306 001

  • Instructor: Thomas Schneider.
  • Online delivery plan: The course delivery will be asynchronous with video lectures, readings, and other online resources made available through Canvas. Students are expected to attend one synchronous hour per week online; several alternative meeting times will be available to accommodate different time zones. The instructor will also be available for virtual office hours and course feedback (as per individual appointment).

RELG307 001

  • Instructor: Sara Milstein.
  • 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.

RELG313 001

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

RELG415 001

  • Instructor: Anthony Keddie.
  • Online delivery plan: For this course, students are expected to attend one synchronous hour per week online. Alternative meeting times will be available to accommodate different time zones, if necessary. In addition, multiple asynchronous video lectures, discussions, and online engagement opportunities with the professor will be available each week, including virtual office hours.