Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix.  Each course description begins with a three letter subject prefix followed by a three – digit course number and the course title. The number on the right of each course description gives the semester credit hours for that course. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description.  Prerequisites are also listed. A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student is permitted to enroll in the course.

Subject Prefix and Course Number
Course Name
Semester Credit Hours
Course Description
Cross Listed Course
Prerequisite
LST 241Intermediate Classical Greek I3Reading and translation of authors such as Plato, Xenophon,
and Demosthenes. Open to non-honors students.
Not Applicable HON 132 or consent of instructor
LST 242Intermediate Classical Greek II3Reading
and translation of a play by Sophocles or Euripides.
Open to non-honors students.
Not ApplicableLST 241 or consent of instructor
LST 251Intermediate Latin I3Reading
and translation of literature in Latin. Open to non-honors students.
Not ApplicableHON 142 or the equivalent
LST 252Intermediate Latin II
3Continued
close reading and translation of literature in Latin.
Open to non-honors students.
Not ApplicableLST 251 or the equivalent
LST 301Seminar in Ethics and Leadership
4Seminar on the great books of the past as well as on
contemporary literature pertaining to questions of ethics
and leadership. Open to non-honors students.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
LST 302Seminar in Science, Religion, and
Ethics
4Seminar on the great books of the past as well as on
contemporary literature pertaining to questions of science,
religion, and ethics. Open to non-honors students.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
LST 311The Uses of Language3Classical and contemporary rhetoric: The study of
how language is used for practical purposes, especially
argument and persuasion. Open to non-honors students.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
LST 331Preceptorial I3Intensive analytical work on texts chosen by tutors to
complement the regular work in seminars and tutorials.
Significant composition work will be assigned.
Open to non-honors students..
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
LST 332Preceptorial II3Intensive analytical work on texts chosen by tutors to
complement the regular work in seminars and tutorials.
Significant composition work will be assigned.
Open to non-honors students.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
LST 341Preparing for the Senior Essay3Intensive study of the process of finding a topic,
developing a thesis, and planning an extended essay.
Intended as appropriate preparation for LST 441 (Senior
Essay). Requirements include a formal essay proposal.
Not ApplicableJunior standing or permission of instructor.
LST 351Great Lives3Reading, discussion, and lectures focused upon the
distinctive features of the lives of outstanding men and
women. The readings are mainly comprised of biographies
and autobiographies, some history, and works
of fiction which help illuminate the concept of the
heroic individual. Open to non-honors students.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
LST 352Comparative Cultures3The course is designed to elucidate the nature of culture
and of particular cultures, considering a great variety
of cultural forms and practices. Reading and discussion
of various African, European, and Oriental
cultures. Open to non-honors students.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
LST 401Seminar in Philosophy and Literature4Seminar on the great books of philosophy and literature.
Open to non-honors students.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
LST 421Issues in the Human Sciences3A practical and theoretical study of basic issues and
methods in the human sciences which integrates philosophical
reflection, research experience, and an introduction
to probability and statistics. Readings
range from seventeenth century definitions of this new
science through twentieth century debates. Open to
non-honors students.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
LST 431Preceptorial III3Intensive analytical work on texts and topics chosen
by tutors to complement the regular work in the seminars
and tutorials. Extensive writing expected. Open
to non-honors students.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
LST 432Preceptorial IV3Intensive analytical work on texts and topics chosen
by tutors to complement the regular work in the seminars
and tutorials. Extensive writing expected. Open
to non-honors students.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
LST 441Senior Essay3Independent study leading to a research honors essay
on a topic chosen by the student and two readers.
Weekly meetings with tutor. Use of secondary sources
should receive secondary emphasis, but should cultivate
the student’s own critical thinking and demonstrate
his/her readiness to join the discussion among
published writers on the topic.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
LST 491Guided Leadership Studies3A
semester of supervised practical experience to complement
classroom instruction, that will help prepare a
student for leadership in his or her area of educational
or career interests. Placement: determined by course instructor and student’s advisor.
Not ApplicableLiberal Studies major or minor or International
Studies minor and consent of instructor
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