CLAS200 Introduction to Classical Studies
Department of Classics
The general aim of this
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 of the assigned readings. 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. Attendance and participation counts 30% toward your grade
Every week you are expected to submit a short writing assignment
in which you summarize and respond to the activities of the previous week.
Instead of these weekly reports you have the option of submitting, at end of
semester, a major paper summarizing and reflecting upon topics discussed in
seminar week by week. (The minimum length of this major paper would be 30 pages
for an A grade.) Written work counts 60% toward your grade in seminar.
You will also organize all the handouts and materials distributed in seminar
into a spiral-bound notebook, which will count 10% toward your grade in seminar.
Failure to complete any of these assignments may
significantly affect your grade in the course.
30% Class Participation (including attendance)
60% Written Word
Some Nifty Classics Webites /
Mary Beard and John Hendrson
CLASSICS: A Very Short Introduction
Oxford University Press, USA
Pub. Date: April 2000
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Twelve Greeks and
Romans Who Changed the World
A word on academic honesty:
You are encouraged to work with other members of the class. However, please do
not copy anyone else's work without giving proper credit.
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
about the ancient world.
At Monmouth College we
view academic dishonesty as a threat to the integrity and intellectual mission
of our institution. Any breach of the academic honesty policy Ė either
intentionally or unintentionally - will be taken seriously and may result not
only in failure in the course, but in suspension or expulsion from the college.
It is each studentís responsibility to read, understand and comply with the
general academic honesty policy at Monmouth College, as defined in the Scots
and to the specific guidelines for each course, as elaborated on the
The following areas are examples of violations of the academic honesty policy:
1. Cheating on tests, labs, etc;
2. Plagiarism, i.e., using the words, ideas, writing, or work of another without
giving appropriate credit;
3. Improper collaboration between students, i.e., not doing oneís own work on
outside assignments not specified as group projects by
4. Submitting work previously submitted in another course, without previous
authorization by the instructor.
(This list is not intended to be exhaustive.)
Any student submitting plagiarized
work will receive a failing grade for that assignment.
Caveat: This syllabus
is subject to revision by the instructor, provided that written or verbal notice
is given in class.
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Thomas J. Sienkewicz
of Monmouth College. If you have any
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