CANES Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies

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CANES
Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies
We offer two Majors:
Classical Languages
Classical and Near Eastern Civilizations
(Cambridge Scholars, 2009) 56-66.
Jesuit Education and the Classics
“Classical Language Curricular Reform at
Creighton University”
New Classical Language
Curriculum
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Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies
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Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies
Our Classical Languages Major
offers two tracks:
Greek Language Track
Latin Language Track
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All Classical Languages Majors:
Take an introduction to classical and Near Eastern
Civilization
Learn to write in the track language
Publicly defend a senior thesis at the conclusion of a
senior capstone seminar
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Greek Language Track:
9 hours (3 classes) of basic Greek skills
Greek 101 – 102 – 201 or equivalent
27 hours of upper-division study
9 hours of disciplinary skills
9 hours of Latin language
9 hours of advanced Greek study
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Brian Martens (LAT ‘10) during a trip to Egypt
While studying abroad in Spring 2008
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Latin Language Track:
9 hours (3 classes) of basic Latin skills
Latin 101 – 102 – 201 or equivalent
27 hours of upper-division study
9 hours of disciplinary skills
9 hours of Greek language
9 hours of advanced Latin study
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Professsor Habash excavating at the site of Ancient Corinth
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Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies
All Classical and Near Eastern Civilization Majors:
Take an introduction to classical and Near Eastern civilization
Take the lower-division sequence in one ancient language
Arabic – Greek – Hebrew – Latin
Publicly defend a senior thesis at the conclusion of a senior
capstone seminar
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In addition,
Classical and Near Eastern Civilizations
Majors take
24 hours of upper-division study
3 hours each: literature, history, philosophy/religion, art/archaeology
12 hours elective upper-division study
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Scholarships !
Leo Vincent Jacks Scholarships
competitively available to incoming freshmen
wanting to study Classical Languages
Two scholarships every year
Renewable up to 4 years with successful performance
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Lydia Riehl (LAT ‘13), the department’s first-ever Jacks Scholar
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Extracurriculars !
Eta Sigma Phi National Honor Society
Service
Parties
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Jasmine Parhar (CNE ‘03) and Rachel Waggoner (CNE ‘04)
at the 2003 Eta Sigma Phi initiation
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CANES Majors’ awards and honors
Goldwater Scholarship: Adam Karnik (LAT ‘10)
Rhodes Scholarship Finalist: Brian Martens (LAT ‘10)
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Adam Karnik (LAT ‘10) at the Fall ‘09 open house
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CANES Majors’ awards and honors
Manson Stewart Award of the
Classical Association of the Middle West and South
1996: Carolyn (Conoan) Harvey (LAT ‘96)
1998:
2003:
2008:
2009:
Gwen Gruber (GRK ‘98)
Amanda Kimura (LAT ‘04)
Meghan Freeman (LAT ‘09)
Adam Karnik (LAT ‘10)
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CANES Majors’ awards and honors
Bisenius Family Summer Research Scholarship
one per year to an honors student
2008: Meghan Freeman (LAT ‘09)
2009: Brian Martens (LAT ‘10)
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Meghan Freeman (LAT ‘09) inside the Pantheon
during a semester abroad in Rome, Fall 2008
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CANES Majors’ awards and honors
Creighton University Presidential Mentoring Scholarship
2009: Adam Karnik (LAT ‘10)
2009: Brian Martens (LAT ‘10)
2010: Claire O’Brien (CNE ‘13)
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Brian Martens (LAT ‘10) during a trip to Egypt
While studying abroad in Spring 2008
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Study abroad !
CANES has a basic goal of seeing every major
spend a semester abroad in a classical land
Within the last two years our majors have studied
in:
Athens – Rome – Sicily
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Brian Martens (LAT ‘10) at the ‘Lion Gate’ of Mycenae
during a semester abroad in Greece, Spring 2008
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Sam Padilla (GRK ‘09) amidst the Greek ruins at Selinunte
during a semester abroad in Sicily, Fall 2008
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Brian Clifton (GRK ‘10) at the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion
during a semester abroad in Athens, Fall ‘09
Meghan Freeman (LAT ‘09)
featured in Creighton Magazine,
Summer 2009
Student Research
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Brian Barrett (LAT ‘05)
Michael Dawson (LAT ‘04)
Student Research
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Dr. Daniel Lydiatt (MALS ‘10)
Student Research
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JHS 127 (2007) 123-132.
“Agamamnon 437: Chrysamoibos Ares,
Athens and empire”
Professor Bakewell
Faculty Research
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TAPA 130 (2000) 411-458
Professor Bucher
Faculty Research
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(Oriental Academy of Arts and Letters,
Orissa, India, 2008)
Antarleena Sappho
Scholarly introduction to
Professor Clark
Faculty Research
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Mnemosyne 55 (2002) 1-17.
“Dionysos’ Roles in Aristophanes’ Frogs”
Professor Habash
Faculty Research
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Get a job !
Recent CANES majors are now . . .
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CANES CAREERS
Newspaper reporter
Doctor
CNE ‘00)
(Shay Graves, CNE ‘04)
(Michael Dawson, LAT ‘04; Brandon Massin, LAT ‘03; Jasmine
Parhar, CNE ‘03); Joe Poterucha, CNE ‘04; Gerry Stanley,
Medical researcher
Dentist
Lawyer
(Trevor Gerson, GRK ‘08; Lisa Lopez, CNE ‘02; Julie Mund, ‘05)
(Heidi Draayer, GRK ‘06; Zach Russell, LAT ‘02)
(Stacy Lucht, CNE ‘06; Victor Padios, LAT ‘00)
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Fall ‘09 open house
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Percent
Percent of successful applicants to MEDICAL SCHOOL
100
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
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(since 2000)
Classics
Chemistry
nationwide
nationwide
(1997 data)
(1997 data)
Department or Program
Biology
nationwide
(1997 data)
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Fall ‘09 open house
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Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies
MCAT section average scores by discipline (1997 data)
Score (max = 10)
10
9.5
9
Classics
8.5
Chemistry
Biology
8
7.5
Verbal
Physical
Biological
Science
Science
MCAT test section
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From the Princeton Review:
“We can't overestimate the value of a
Classics major. . . . according to the
Association of American Medical
Colleges, students who major or double major in Classics have a better success
rate getting into medical school than do
students who concentrate solely in
biology, microbiology, and other
branches of science. . . .”
http://www.princetonreview.com/Majors.aspx?cip=161200&page=1
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Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies
From the Princeton Review:
“ F u r t h e r m o r e , a c c o r d i n g t o Ha r v a r d
Ma ga z i ne , C l a s s i c s m a j o r s ( a n d m a t h
majors) have the highest success rates of
any majors in law school. . . . political
science, economics, and pre-law majors
lag fairly far behind. . . . furthermore,
Classics majors consistently have some
of the highest scores on GREs of all
undergraduates.”
http://www.princetonreview.com/Majors.aspx?cip=161200&page=1
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CANES CAREERS
High School teacher
‘96;
Schmidt, LAT ‘07;
(Katie Antholz, LAT ‘04; Carolyn (Conoan) Harvey LAT
Jenny Fotsch, LAT ‘03; Sarah
John Taylor, LAT ‘06)
Jesuit
(Brian Taber, LAT ‘05)
English professor
(Matt Low, GRK ‘02; Rachel Bash, CNE ‘02)
Professor of Classics
(Gwen Gruber, GRK ‘98)
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Fulbright Scholar Jenny Fotsch (LAT ‘03)
in the 2008 Classical Summer School of the American Academy in Rome
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CANES CAREERS
CANES Majors are currently studying in:
Medical School
(Zach Torgerson, CNE ‘07)
Law School
(Stephanie Nevins, LAT ‘08; David O’Brien, CNE ‘07;
Chris Mihalo, CNE ‘08; Sam Padilla, GRK ‘09)
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GRE scores by intended field of study (1997 data)
660
640
620
600
580
560
540
520
Verbal
Quantitative
Analytic
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Professor Averett explaining finds in a trench on the island of Cyprus
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CANES CAREERS
CANES Majors have gone on to study in:
The Warner Institute for Conflict Resolution
(James Hillis, LAT ‘07)
UCLA Archaeology Program (PhD)
(Evan A. Carlson, GRK & CNE ‘08)
The University of Notre Dame Theology Department (PhD)
(Brian Barrett, LAT ‘05)
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Professor Bucher on the roof of the Pantheon in Rome
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CANES CAREERS
CANES Majors have gone on to study in:
The University of Texas - Austin Classics Department (PhD)
(Amanda Kimura, LAT ‘04)
University of Iowa Classics Department (PhD)
(Vanessa Espinosa, LAT ‘08)
Yale University Classics Department (PhD)
(Meghan C. Freeman, LAT ‘09)
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Evan A. Carlson, graduation day,
Columbia University
Meghan C. Freeman, in front of
the Yale University Library
Brian A. Martens, at
Lincoln College, Oxford University
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Professor Clark imitates the pose of the famous Minoan ‘snake goddess’
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CANES Majors have gone on to study in:
The Indiana University Department of Chemistry (PhD)
(Taylor Page, LAT ‘07)
The Universty of Edinburgh First Millennium Program (MA)
(Tasha Gefreh, CNE & LAT ‘09)
Kansas State Certification Program in early childhood education
(Allie Parillo, CNE ‘07)
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CANES CAREERS
CANES Majors are studying in, or have studied in:
The Brown University Department of Religious Studies (PhD)
(Rebecca Stephens Falcasantos, GRK ‘02)
Columbia University Postbac and Anthropology MA Programs
(Evan A. Carlson GRK & CNE ‘08)
University of Pennsylvania Postbac Program
(Meghan C. Freeman, LAT ‘09)
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Professor Stephens contemplates sunset on the island of Rhodes

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