CLAS201 Classics Seminar
This seminar offers a survey of current topics and disciplinary models in the field of Classics for Classics majors and minors and serious students of the Classics.
THEME: The Year One
The seminar will meet about 90 minutes per week
and will be run in the format of a graduate school seminar during
there will be student reports as well as discussion
and interpretation of the assigned readings.
You are expected to complete a short research assignment every week. You will give a brief oral summary of this work in class and provide a written copy of your report to the instructor. As the semester progresses you will also organize all of this work into a coherent paper comparing the Year One in the Greco-Roman world with the same period in another part of the ancient world.
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 and the Fox Classics Lecture.
Standing offer for extra credit: If you submit a 250-word review of this book to www.barnesandnoble.com or www.amazon.com and send the link to the instructor, you will get extra credit in this course. This offer expires two weeks before the end of the semester.
A word on academic honesty: You are encouraged to work with other members of the class. However, please do not try to recite another's translation. 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 Latin. Any student submitting plagiarized work will receive a failing grade for that assignment. If two papers with identical or nearly-identical work are submitted by different students, both papers will receive a failing grade.
Caveat: This syllabus is subject to revision by the instructor, provided that written or verbal notice is given in class.