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Callier, Reina E Instructor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Callier's research currently focuses on pedagogy; as Latin Program Coordinator and instructor of the Latin Teaching Methods course, she is interested in the best ways to educate students of Classical languages and literature. In the past, she has researched Latin poetry in the 1st century BCE and its relationship to Roman politics of the time. She has also published on Greek drama (particularly related to the physical realities of ancient performance).

keywords

  • latin literature, classical literature, greek literature, classical mythology, language pedagogy, classical languages, gender and sexuality, ovid, homer

Teaching

courses taught

  • CLAS 1100 - Greek Mythology
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Fall 2020
    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 1110 - Gods, Monsters and Mortals: Literature of Ancient Greece
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Read about mythological heroes and historical individuals from Achilles to Socrates. Explore why Greek authors told stories the way they did and what those stories might have meant to them and might mean to us. Ancient texts in English translation.
  • CLAS 2110 - Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Rome
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Uses art, archaeology, and literature to study, from a contemporary feminist point of view, the status of women in works of Roman art and literature, the development of attitudes expressed toward them, and their daily life. No Greek or Latin required. Same as WGST 2110.
  • CLAS 4110 - Greek and Roman Epic
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020
    Students read in English translation the major epics of Graeco-Roman antiquity such as the Iliad, Odyssey, Argonautica, Aeneid, and Metamorphoses. Topics discussed may include the nature of classical epic, its relation to the novel, and its legacy. No Greek or Latin required. Same as CLAS 5110 and HUMN 4110.
  • CLAS 4120 - Greek and Roman Tragedy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2020
    Intensive study of selected tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Seneca in English translation. No Greek or Latin required. Same as CLAS 5120 and HUMN 4120.
  • CLAS 4130 - Greek and Roman Comedy
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Studies Aristophanes, Plautus, and Terence in English translation. No Greek or Latin required. Same as CLAS 5130 and HUMN 4130.
  • CLAS 5120 - Greek and Roman Tragedy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Intensive study of selected tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Seneca in English translation. No Greek or Latin required. Same as CLAS 4120 and HUMN 4120.
  • HUMN 4110 - Greek and Roman Epic
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Students read in English translation the major epics of Greco-Roman antiquity such as the Iliad, Odyssey, Argonautica, Aeneid, and Metamorphoses. Topics discussed may include the nature of classical epic, its relation to the novel, and its legacy. No Greek or Latin required. Same as CLAS 4110 and CLAS 5110.
  • LATN 1014 - Beginning Latin 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Introduces basic grammar and vocabulary. For students with no previous knowledge of Latin.
  • LATN 1024 - Beginning Latin 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020
    Continues the presentation of grammar, incorporates review of fundamentals, and introduces the reading of literature. For students with previous experience of Latin. Recommended prerequisite: LATN 1014 or equivalent.
  • LATN 2114 - Intermediate Latin 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Completes the presentation of grammar and continues the reading of literature, from a variety of authors of poetry and prose. Recommended prerequisite: LATN 1024 or equivalent. Approved for GT-AH4. Meets MAPS requirement for foreign language.
  • LATN 2124 - Intermediate Latin 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Selections from Virgil's Aeneid with attention to literary form and context as well as advanced grammar and syntax. Recommended prerequisite: LATN 2114.
  • LATN 4014 - Topics in Latin Prose
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Author or topic in Latin specified in the online Schedule Planner (e.g., Roman historians, Roman epistolography, Cicero, Roman novel). May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours for different topics. Recommended prerequisites: LATN 3014 and LATN 3024. Same as LATN 5014.
  • LATN 4824 - Latin Teaching Methods: Open Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Covers specialized topics in Latin pedagogy specified in the online Schedule Planner. Same as LATN 5824.
  • LATN 5014 - Topics in Latin Prose
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Author or topic in Latin specified in the online Schedule Planner (e.g., Roman historians, Roman epistolography, Cicero, Roman novel). May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours for different topics. Same as LATN 4014.
  • LATN 5824 - Latin Teaching Methods: Open Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Covers specialized topics in Latin pedagogy specified in the online Schedule Planner. Same as LATN 4824.
  • WGST 2110 - Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Rome
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Uses art, archaeology, and literature to study, from a contemporary feminist point of view, the status of women in works of Roman art and literature, the development of attitudes expressed toward them, and their daily life. No Greek or Latin required. Same as CLAS 2110.