CLAS200 Introduction to Classical Studies

Fall, 2013
Department of Classics
Monmouth College

The general aim of this seminar is to survey current topics in the field and to provide an overview of research models and resources available to the undergraduate student of the Classics.

Class will meet for 75 minutes on TTh, 3:30-4:45 in the Capron Classics Room. During this time there will be discussion of assigned readings and occasional student reports. Attendance at various classics lectures and events during the semester is also required.

Attendance and participation counts 15% toward your grade in seminar.

List of Assignments

1.)    Gould Manuscript Project (preliminary version due Oct. 31; final version plus presentation, originally due Nov. 7, now Nov. 14)
This assignment counts 30% of your final grade.

Summary paper on Beard and Henderson Classics (Originally Nov. 14, now Nov. 21)
Summary paper on 12 Greeks and Romans (Dec. 11)
4.)  Seminar reflection (Dec. 14)
Assignments 2-4 each count 10% of your final grade.

There are regular short assignments, including:
Mapping (due Nov. 5)
Archaeology Lecture Paper (Nov. 12)
3.   Timeline (due Nov. 26)

Oral Resource Reports on 12GR (Nov. 19, 21, 26, Dec. 3 and Dec. 5)
Resume 1st Draft (Dec. 3)
Revised Resume (Dec. 5)
The average of these short assignments counts 25% of your final grade.

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Mary Beard and John Henderson
CLASSICS: A Very Short Introduction

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pub. Date: April 2000
ISBN-13: 9780192853851


  Richard, Carl J..
Twelve Greeks and Romans Who Changed the World
ISBN: 0-7425-2791-3
Paperback, 258pp
Pub. Date: 2003
Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield

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