CLAS200 Introduction to Classical Studies
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.
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.
Standing offer for extra credit: If you submit a 250-word review of
this book to
www.amazon.com 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.