ICMS Lifelong Learners Center

Spring 2019 Course Offerings


The Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies announces two new courses for the spring 2019 semester! Enrollment is open to anyone in the Buffalo community interested in learning. No papers or tests, but much good discussion! Courses are not part of any Canisius College degree program.
All classes meet in Science Hall 1017 on the Canisius campus. Parking available. Each six-session course costs $60.
Easy registration and payment (credit, debit, or check) through the Canisius ICMS Marketplace. For questions, contact Dr. Kathryn Williams, Classics Department Chair, at willia94@canisius.edu or 716.888.2713.

From Odysseus to Harry Potter:

     The Evolution of the Hero

Dr. Robert Butler, Emeritus Professor

Canisius Department of English

1992 Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient

Thursdays, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Course begins: January 31

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Medieval Art & Architecture

Instructor: Eileen Sullivan, MA, Adjunct Professor,

Canisius Dept. of Fine Arts and Art History

Aurora Art Conservation, Paintings Conservator

Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Course begins: March 6

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Crown, Sword, and Charter:

Making the Monarchy

Thursdays, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Course begins: October 11


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      Previous ICMS Course Offerings:

Fall 2019

The Seven Wonders: Ancient & Modern

Instructor: Dr. Erin Warford, Department of Classics

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The Great Persian War: Ancient Greek Influence on Modern Attitudes of War
Instructor: Dr. Thomas Banchich, Professor Emeritus,
Departments of Classics and History
                        2017 Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient

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