[Loyola University Chicago]

CLST 389-01W / CATH 300-01W / HIST 300B-01W / MSTU 398-01W
Classical Backgrounds: Augustine - Writing Intensive

Spring Semester 2012

Christian basilica, Hippo Regius, photo J. J. O'Donnell

Aurelius Augustinus grew from (by his own account) a brainy, competitive child of an African small town in the later fourth century to one of the most important thinkers of the Western Christian tradition. This Writing-Intensive class will examine translated texts of Augustine's own writings and other sources for the world in which he lived, in order to develop an understanding of how late Roman provincial culture and Christian society formed Augustine's intellect and its enduring responses to contemporary challenges. Students will pursue research independently and collaboratively in seminar format.

Our work will pursue four main aims (plus the fifth, of having fun with all of them):

Monday - Wednesday - Friday, 10:25-11:15 AM
Mundelein 308
Dr. Jacqueline Long

Office Hours: MWF 1:30pm-2:30pm, Crown Center 579, or by appointment
phone: 773-598-3654
e-mail: jlong1@luc.edu


Policies and Assessment

Schedule of Reading Assignments and Topics

Additional Resources

Studying, Research, and Writing Basics

Augustine and the Late Antique World

Academic Honesty, the Only Way to Go:

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Revised 22 January 2012 by jlong1@luc.edu