CLAS200 Introduction to Classical Studies

Fall, 2006
Department of Classics
Monmouth College

The general aim of this seminar is to provide an overview of research models and resources available to the undergraduate student of the Classics and to survey a current topic in the field.

Class will meet about 60 minutes per week. During this time there will be student reports as well as discussion and interpretation of the assigned readings, especially Everitt's biography of Cicero.

You are expected to complete a short research assignment every week. You will give a brief oral summary of this work in class and provide a written copy of the full assignment to the entire class via e-mail. You will also organize all of this work into either a print or an electronic notebook.

Attendance at various classics lectures and events during the semester is also required. Some of these required Classics events include the lectures sponsored by the Western Illinois Society of the Archaeological Institute of America.

Failure to complete any of these assignments may significantly affect your grade in the course.

 25% Class Participation
 50% Weekly Oral and Written Reports
 25%  Notebook

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Book Cover   Everitt, Anthony. Cicero
ISBN: 037575895X
Format: Paperback, 364pp
Pub. Date: May 2003
Publisher: Random House, Incorporated
Edition Description: First Random House Paperback Edition
Edition Number: 1

Standing offer for extra credit: If you submit a 250-word review of this book to or and send the link to the instructor, you will get extra credit in this course. This offer expires two weeks before the end of the semester.

A word on academic honesty: You are encouraged to work with other members of the class. However, please do not try to recite another's translation. This is a form of plagiarism (copying someone else's work without giving credit) which is both dishonest and ineffective for your goal of learning Latin. Any student submitting plagiarized work will receive a failing grade for that assignment. If two papers with identical or nearly-identical work are submitted by different students, both papers will receive a failing grade.

Caveat: This syllabus is subject to revision by the instructor, provided that written or verbal notice is given in class.

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