CLAS250 Classics Seminar
The general aim of this seminar is to survey current topics and disciplinary models in the field of Classics.
Class will meet about 90 minutes per week. During this time
there will be student reports as will as discussion
and interpretation of the assigned readings,
especially Everitt's biography of Cicero.
Attendance at various classics lectures and events during
the semester is also required. Some of these required Classics events include:
Failure to complete any of these assignments may significantly affect your grade in the course.
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.