Patricia Freiert


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-100First Term Seminar92012/FA, 2010/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, and 2002/FA
ART-109Shibori: Japanese Dyeing42005/JN, 2003/JN, 2002/JN, and 2000/JN
LAT-104Medical Terminology42002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
CUR-100Historical Perspective I42001/FA and 2000/FA
LAT-232Vergil's Aeneid32002/SP, 2001/SP, and 1999/SP
LAT-231Reading Latin Literature32001/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
CUR-399Senior Seminar22010/SP and 2009/FA
NDL-103Shibori: Japanese Dyeing22009/JN and 2007/JN
CUR-350Visual Experience22002/SP and 2000/SP
CLA-132Art and Archaeology of Greece22002/SP and 2000/SP
LAT-375Latin Prose Composition22002/SP and 1999/SP
LAT-372Horace and the Roman Poets22001/SP and 1999/SP
LAT-111Latin I21999/FA
FTS-100First Term Seminar Lab12010/FA
LAT-101Latin I12007/FA
LAT-202Vergil's Aeneid12006/SP
CUR-230Visual Experience12004/SP
CLA-399Honors Thesis12000/FA

Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.