CLAS/HIST240 Ancient Societies: The Family

1st Semester 1999-2000, Department of Classics, Monmouth College

Individualized Project

Ideally, this project will lead naturally from the resource summary and review. Each student will pursue a semester-long project which focuses on some special aspect of family life in ancient Greece and/or Rome. Preparation for this project must include library research, analysis of historical evidence, and original work. The central product of this project can take the form of a research paper, creative writing, artwork, website or any other work which deals with material covered in course readings or discussions. All central products must be accompanied by an annotated bibliography of at least ten works consulted (Annotations summarize the resources and explain how they were used in the project.) and a project overview and self-evaluation (c.750 words) which contains the following information: a.) a summary of the project; b.) a description of its preparation; c.) an explanation of how you used and analyzed sources (originality); and d.) your evaluation of the ways your project meet the project goals (self-assessment).

NOTE: Course books can be cited in the bibliography but only as complements to at least ten additional works. The quality of the material consulted will significantly affect the grade. It is highly recommended that a variety of resources be consulted, including books, journals, and websites. Heavy reliance on a single kind of resource (especially encyclopoedia articles)  is not advised.

This individualized project will count 25% of your final grade.

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