ICMS Lifelong Learners Center

Course Offerings
The Institute for Classical and Medieval Studies announces two new courses for the Spring 2020 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. Courses limited to 16 students.
Jesus: From Messiah to God will meet on Thursdays, 1:00-2:30, Jan. 30 to March 5, 2020. This course will be team-taught by Dr. Rebecca Krawiec and Dr. Matthew Mitchell, professors in the Canisius Religious Studies and Theology Department.
Arthur: the Once and Future King will meet on Thursdays, 5:30-7:00, March 26 to April 30, 2020. The instructor will be Dr. Kara Maloney, adjunct professor in the English Department, whose research focuses on King Arthur.  THIS COURSE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020. FOR QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT DR. WILLIAMS.
Easy registration and payment (credit, debit, or check) through the Canisius ICMS Marketplace. For questions, contact Dr. Kathryn Williams, Classics Department Chair, at kathryn.williams@canisius.edu or 716.888.2713.


  Jesus: from Messiah to God

   Instructors: Dr. Rebecca Krawiec & Dr. Matthew Mitchell,

   Department of Religious Studies & Theology

   Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:30, January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 5

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  Arthur: the Once and Future King

   Instructor: Dr. Kara Maloney,

               Department of English

   Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 

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 Previous ICMS Course Offerings:


Fall 2019

     The Vikings

     Instructor: Dr. Bridgette Slavin, Canisius Dept. of History (former adjunct), Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies  (Medaille)   

      Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00p.m., October 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13.  This course offers CTLE credit. 

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    China and the Silk Roads

   Instructor: Dr. David Devereux,  Canisius Department of History

     Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., September 4, 11, 18, 25 and October 2, 9

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Spring 2019

Medieval Art & Architecture

Instructor: Eileen Sullivan, MA, Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Fine Arts and Art History,      

 Aurora Art Conservation, Paintings Conservator                                                                       Course Description 

 From Odysseus to Harry Potter: The Evolution of the Hero

Instructor: Dr. Robert Butler, Emeritus Professor, Department of English

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Fall 2018

 Crown, Sword, and Charter:  Making the Monarchy

 Instructor: Dr. Julie Gibert, Department of History 

                                                                        Course Description

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                   

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