Everyday Life in Ancient Greece and Rome
Department of Classics
Summary of Goals and
Your final grade will be determined in the following way:
Two UNIT TESTS, one on Greece and one on Rome
- QUIZ AVERAGE (counts as one test
- Short Writing Assignment AVERAGE
(counts as one test grade)
- INDIVIDUALIZED PROJECT (counts as two
The average of these grades will determine
your course grade. See
for information about the equivalence of numeric and letter grades.
Instead of a
mid-term and final exam there will be TWO (4) unit tests
during the semester, one on Greece and one on Rome. These exams will be
based upon material covered in class and in course readings. For some sample
multiple choice questions click here.
Other types of questions may include true/false, fill-in the blank,
slide identification and short
essay questions. One of these quiz grades will be dropped.
Quizzes, both announced and unannounced,
will be given at the discretion of the instructor.
The average of these quiz grades will count as one test grade.
Short Writing Assignments
At least one short response paper will be assigned every week, based
upon topics discussed in class. These papers will include accurate and specific
reference to course materials as well as your own response to this material.
They must be at least 300-words in length and follow
Prof. Sienkewicz' Writing Guidelines.
One of these written assignments will be a mid-course
evaluation. No papers will be accepted for grade after
the day they are due. The average of these papers (and quizzes) will count as one exam grade.
Each student will pursue a semester-long
project which focuses on some feature of
everyday life in both ancient Greece and Rome. Preparation for this project must include
library research, analysis of historical evidence, and original work.
The project must also demonstrate significant use of
ancient primary sources as well as secondary, scholarly material. See
Individualized Project for
further information. This grade on this project counts as TWO (2) exam grades.
This material has been published on the web by Prof. Tom Sienkewicz for his
students at Monmouth College. If you have any
questions, you can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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