CLAS201 Classics Seminar
Department of Classics
offers a survey of current topics and disciplinary models in the field of
Classics for Classics majors and minors and serious students of the Classics.
THEME: Caesar's Wars
The seminar will meet about 50 minutes per week
and will be run in the format of a graduate school seminar based upon discussion
and interpretation of the assigned readings.
We will read and discuss a portion of Caesar's writings. Each
member of the seminar will then write a summary /response
related to the week's topic(s). In addition we will read selections from
Goscinny and Uderzo's Asterix series.
For most of the semester, the seminar will be organized around weekly group
presentations in which group participants will do the following:
1.) summarize the weekly reading assignment for the seminar;
2.) provide a handout outlining the reading along with at least one useful
3.) raise questions for discussion.
Seminar participants will submit a two-page summary
response to each week's discussion.
Failure to complete any of these assignments may
significantly affect your grade in the course.
25% Class Attendance and Participation
25% Group Presentations
50% Weekly Written Summaries
Nifty Websites /
Bibliography of Internet Resources on Ancient Societies
Here is an outline of Caesar's Career:
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.
This webpage was prepared by Professor
Thomas J. Sienkewicz
of Monmouth College. If you have any
questions, you can contact him at email@example.com.
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