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Wes Kennison

Adjunct Instructor of Latin and Humanities and

Faculty Fellow for International Programs

Erwin 106
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Wes Kennison has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1988.

Faculty Information


  • M.A., Franciscan Studies, St. Bonaventure's University, 1991

Research Interests

  • Medieval Italian Mysticism
  • Italian Culture
  • Education in the Developing World

Publications and Professional Activities

  • with Ronald Herzman, "Jacopone Da Todi: The Aesthetics of Imprisonment", Franziskanische Studien.
  • "Geneseo: La Contrada Fuori Le Mura", Malborghetto.
  • "What's Next?", a bi-monthly column of the Livingston County News.


  • NAFSA, The Association of International Educators
  • Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities
My Classes

Latn 101:
Elementary Latin I

    Introduces the structure and sound of the target language. Develops the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Culture-based readings and collateral laboratory assignments. This course is designed for the student who has never studied the language before. In general, students who have a one-year high school equivalency may repeat this course, but for no credit. Offered on a 3-semester rotation

Latn 102:
Elementary Latin II

    A continuation of LATN 101. Prerequisites: LATN 101 or its equivalent. Offered on a 3-semester rotation

Latn 201:
L/Intermediate Latin I

    Intensive readings (in the original) of significant works by major Latin authors. Representative offerings would include such texts as Virgil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphosis, Augustine's Confessions, and Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy. Prerequisites: One year of college Latin (101-102 at Geneseo) or two or more years of high school Latin. Offered on a 3-semester rotation

Latn 202:
Intermediate Latin II

    A continuation of LATN 201 at a higher level of difficulty. Prerequisites: LATN 201. Not offered on a regular basis

Humn 221:
H/Western Humanities II

    A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from 1600 to the present. The course is factual as well as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered. Prerequisite: Humn 220.