CLAS230 Classical Mythology
Department of Classics
Goals and Requirements:
Approximately once a week each student will
submit a statement on an assigned reading.
These statements, at least 600 words (two pages) in length are
informal, short, non-research essays on discussion topics. They are
not just summaries of activities. They should go beyond mere
recording of events to include personal analysis and commentary.
Emphasis will be on (1) integration of the student's own ideas and
thoughts with the subject matter of the course and on (2) coherent
and logical expression of these ideas. In these statements you will
briefly summarize the main points, offer your own opinion and
thoughts about the topics raised, and support your statement with
specific data. One of these written
assignments will be a mid-course
evaluation.Occasionally there may also be in-class
There will be no major exams in this course.
Instead there will be
several quizzes throughout the semester,
including a chronology quiz on the Trojan war, two unit quizzes
(one at mid-term and one at the end of semester, and one
map (geography) quiz.
The unit quizzes will be based upon
material covered in class and in course readings. Types of
questions for the unit quizzes
may include multiple choice, true/false, fill-in the blank, and short
essays. Other quizzes, both announced and unannounced,
may be given at the discretion of the instructor. No make-ups
for quizzes will be given.
During the final exam period
present to the class
five-minute oral summaries of their
individual projects. The grade
for this presentation will be based upon
1.) the appropriateness of the
to the topic; 2.)
the presenter's ability to
explain the project orally to this
audience; 3.) the
quality and appropriateness of the
visual features accompanying the
presentation which are prepared in
addition to the actually product and
specifically for this presentation (e.g., hand-outs, posters
or skits; no use of on-line resources
permitted.).Note: These visual features
are not required, but can improve your
grade on the presentation.
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