Introduction to Classical Culture W18 (CLAS*1000) | College of Arts

Introduction to Classical Culture W18 (CLAS*1000)

Code and section: CLAS*1000*01

Term: Winter 2018

Instructor: tba

Details

Course objectives:

This course will introduce the student to the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome through the study of selected segments of that history and culture. Topics to include: the Homeric poems, Classical Greece, the Roman Republic, and the Roman emperors. The course will focus upon the crucial elements of Greek and Roman history, literature, art, architecture, and everyday social life.

 

Learning outcomes:

 Upon successful completion of this course, an assiduous student will be able to:

1. analyse, critique and evaluate a range of source material;

2. appraise literary and historical sources of ancient Greek and Roman culture;

3. integrate literary and historical sources with other genres of ancient sources, such as archaeological, numismatic, and epigraphic material to synthesize a comprehensive understanding of Graeco-Roman antiquity;

4. organise and deploy evidence in order to discuss critically historical, social and cultural themes in order to inquire meaningfully into specific aspects of cultures, ancient and modern.

 

Requirements:

None

 

Restrictions:

None

 

Textbooks:

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Method of presentation:

Lecture and in-class discussion

 

Evaluation method:

Term Test

5%

Midterm Examination

20%

Research Assignments†

25%

Final Examination***

50%

 

*The Term Test will examine the student on his/her knowledge of: (1) ALL assigned readings, and (2) ALL lecture material and in-class discussion. The format of all tests and examinations will be discussed in lecture. The Term Test is 50 minutes.

**The Midterm Examination will examine the student on his/her knowledge of: (1) ALL assigned readings, (2) ALL lecture material and in-class discussion from Unit I. Special emphasis will be given to material covered after the Term Test. The format of all tests and examinations will be discussed in lecture. The Midterm Examination is 50 minutes.

***The Final Examination is cumulative and will examine the student on his/her knowledge of: (1) ALL assigned readings, (2) ALL lecture material and in-class discussion from Units I and II. Special emphasis will be given to material covered in Unit II. The format of all tests and examinations will be discussed in lecture. The Final Examination is 2 hours.

†Guidelines and instructions for the Research Assignments are posted on Courselink. The Submission Deadlines for each assignment will be announced later

More information about the courses can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar