Patricia Freiert


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Professor Emerita in Classics

Patricia, now retired, taught Latin courses, Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology, Medical Terminology and in Curriculum II, The Historical Perspective I and Visual Experience. She is still teaching about two courses a year, usually her first-term seminar on bicultural identity and her shibori course in January, although sometimes a course for Curriculum II or the Classics Department. She continues to pursue her interests in the classical tradition in art and literature and pedagogical concerns.

Now actively involved in a career as a textile artist, dyeing fabric using the traditional Japanese shaped-resist techniques of shibori, she has been showing in regional and national shows, teaching workshops locally and nationally and has been recognized with awards. With a team of helpers she executed the 24 twelve-yard hangings for Christmas in Christ Chapel 2005. Two of her scarves were purchased for the permanent collection of the Minnesota Historical Society.


B.A. Cornell University - M.A.T. Yale University - Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
FTS-100 First Term Seminar 9 2012/FA, 2010/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, and 2002/FA
ART-109 Shibori: Japanese Dyeing 4 2005/JN, 2003/JN, 2002/JN, and 2000/JN
LAT-104 Medical Terminology 4 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
CUR-100 Historical Perspective I 4 2001/FA and 2000/FA
LAT-232 Vergil's Aeneid 3 2002/SP, 2001/SP, and 1999/SP
LAT-231 Reading Latin Literature 3 2001/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
CUR-399 Senior Seminar 2 2010/SP and 2009/FA
NDL-103 Shibori: Japanese Dyeing 2 2009/JN and 2007/JN
CUR-350 Visual Experience 2 2002/SP and 2000/SP
LAT-375 Latin Prose Composition 2 2002/SP and 1999/SP
CLA-132 Art and Archaeology of Greece 2 2002/SP and 2000/SP
LAT-372 Horace and the Roman Poets 2 2001/SP and 1999/SP
LAT-111 Latin I 2 1999/FA
FTS-100 First Term Seminar Lab 1 2010/FA
LAT-101 Latin I 1 2007/FA
LAT-202 Vergil's Aeneid 1 2006/SP
CUR-230 Visual Experience 1 2004/SP
CLA-399 Honors Thesis 1 2000/FA
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.