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Rupp, Travis Rick

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  • ANTH 3009 - Modern Issues, Ancient Times
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Summer 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Spring 2022
    Considers issues of vital importance to humans, both now and in ancient times. Topics such as food, death, sex, family, literacy, or power are explored to consider how ancient societal norms and attitudes evolved and how they relate to modern culture. Draws on material and literary evidence to develop an understanding of the complexities of ancient life. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as CLAS 3009.
  • ARTH 2029 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2022
    Emphasizes the origin of the Egyptian culture, its importance and its impact on other cultures. In addition, the different points of view of various scholars are discussed with a comparative study of the ancient Egyptian culture and modern culture of Egypt and the Middle East. Same as CLAS 2029. Formerly ANTH 1160.
  • ARTH 2039 - Greek Art and Archaeology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Covers prehistoric Aegean through the fourth century B.C.E., considering architecture, pottery, painting,sculpture, and personal ornament. Societal customs such as use of space and burial patterns are considered as well as art and its uses, to help understand developments in Greek culture. Same as CLAS 2039.
  • ARTH 2049 - Introduction to Roman Art and Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Introduces the monuments and sites of the ancient Roman world from the foundation of Rome (753 B.C.E.) to Constantine (306-307 C.E.). Emphasizes the relationship of art, architecture, and artifacts to the political, social, and religious institutions of Italy and the provinces. Same as CLAS 2049.
  • ARTH 3019 - Pompeii and the Cities of Vesuvius
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
    Introduces the towns and villas buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 C.E. Explores the layout and decoration of ancient Roman houses, the variety of artifacts uncovered as evidence for daily life and the history of the excavations. Same as CLAS 3019.
  • CLAS 1061 - The Rise and Fall of Ancient Rome
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Summer 2020 / Summer 2021
    Surveys the rise of ancient Rome in the eighth century B.C. to its fall in the fifth century A.D. Emphasizes political institutions, foreign policy, leading personalities, and unique cultural accomplishments. No Greek or Latin required. Same as HIST 1061.
  • CLAS 1071 - Ancient Sport and Spectacle
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Surveys the development, evolution and impact of sport and spectacle in the Greco-Roman world through the deconstruction of games during the Christian era of the Roman Empire. Examines, among other relevant topics, games in the Homeric tradition, the development of the Greek Olympics and Roman spectacles including the circus, amphitheaters and gladiators.
  • CLAS 1100 - Greek Mythology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2021
    Covers Greek and Roman myths as expressions of religious experience and imagination, of Greek and Roman culture and society, and as part of the fabric of Western cultural tradition. Of particular interest to students of literature and the arts, psychology, anthropology, and history. No Greek or Latin required.
  • CLAS 2029 - Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2022
    Emphasizes the origin of the Egyptian culture, its importance and its impact on other cultures. In addition, the different points of view of various scholars are discussed with a comparative study of the ancient Egyptian culture and modern culture of Egypt and the Middle East. Same as ARTH 2029. Formerly ANTH 1160.
  • CLAS 2039 - Greek Art and Archaeology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Covers prehistoric Aegean through the fourth century B.C.E., considering architecture, pottery, painting, sculpture and personal ornament. Societal customs such as use of space and burial patterns are considered as well as art and its uses, to help understand developments in Greek culture. Same as ARTH 2039. Formerly CLAS 3039.
  • CLAS 2049 - Introduction to Roman Art and Architecture
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    Introduces the monuments and sites of the ancient Roman world from the foundation of Rome (753 B.C.E.) to Constantine (306-307 C.E.). Emphasizes the relationship of art, architecture, and artifacts to the political, social, and religious institutions of Italy and the provinces. Same as ARTH 2049. Formerly CLAS 3049.
  • CLAS 3009 - Modern Issues, Ancient Times
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Summer 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Spring 2022
    Considers issues of vital importance to humans, both now and in ancient times. Topics such as food, death, sex, family, literacy, or power are explored to consider how ancient societal norms and attitudes evolved and how they relate to modern culture. Draws on material and literary evidence to develop an understanding of the complexities of ancient life. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as ANTH 3009.
  • CLAS 3019 - Pompeii and the Cities of Vesuvius
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
    Introduces the towns and villas buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 C.E. Explores the layout and decoration of ancient Roman houses, the variety of artifacts uncovered as evidence for daily life and the history of the excavations. Same as ARTH 3019.
  • HIST 1061 - The Rise and Fall of Ancient Rome
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2020 / Summer 2021
    Surveys the rise of ancient Rome in the eighth century B.C. to its fall in the fifth century A.D. Emphasizes political institutions, foreign policy, leading personalities, and unique cultural accomplishments. Same as CLAS 1061.
  • MCEN 4228 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Subject matter to be selected from topics of current interest. May be repeated up to 15 credit hours. Same as MCEN 5228.
  • MCEN 5228 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Subject matter to be selected from topics of current interest. May be repeated up to 15 credit hours.