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CLAS 122 A: Gateway to the Ancient Greco-Roman World

House of Terentius (Pompeii)
Meeting Time: 
MTWThF 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Location: 
SMI 102
SLN: 
12636
Joint Sections: 
CLAS 122 B
Instructor:
Catherine M. Connors

Syllabus Description:

Catherine Connors, Department of Classics, Denny Hall 262 B Office hours W 2:45-4:45 and by appointment. Also, I am the Undergraduate Adviser in Classics! Come chat to me about a minor or a major in Classics :) 

This course provides an introduction to Greek and Roman ways of understanding and shaping the world. Art, architecture, literature, science, and religion, are used to examine ancient ideas about relationships between man and woman, free person and slave, native and foreigner, civilization and the natural world, mortal and divine. No prerequisites.

Requirements and Grading

 straightforward reading quizzes designed to help you master the most important issues in our Birth of Classical Europe textbook 10% 

in-class writing and discussion activities graded for completion 15%

Exam 1:        25%     

Exam 2:        25%     

Final Exam:   25% 

4.0 equivalency

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, students will demonstrate the ability to:

  • recognize, describe and analyze major features of ancient Greek and Roman religious, cultural, and political life across a variety of social, economic, gender, and ethnic categories
  • recognize, describe and analyze the operation of ideologies that shaped and constrained the experiences of individuals and groups in ancient Greek and Roman society
  • recognize, describe and analyze some important examples of the subsequent impact of ancient Greek and Roman ideologies

Required texts

  • Price and Thonemann, Birth of Classical Europe (available in UW Bookstore)
  • Euripides, Ion trans. W.S. di Pietro with commentary by Peter Burian (available in UW Bookstore)
  •  excerpts from ancient Greek and Roman literary texts and a selection of scholarly articles, available on Canvas on the page listing the detailed schedule of assignments 

Update May 13, 2019. CLAS 122A is open for regular registration. Registration for CLAS 122  B is restricted to first year students until the first day of Autumn term 2019. The two sections meet jointly and all requirements and activities are the same in both sections. 

Academic Integrity: University of Washington students are expected to practice high standards of academic and professional honesty and integrity as outlined here: http://depts.washington.edu/grading/pdf/AcademicResponsibility.pdf

Learning Support: Access and Accommodations

    • Your experience in this class is important to me. If you have already established accommodations with Disability Resources for Students (DRS), please communicate your approved accommodations to me at your earliest convenience so we can discuss your needs in this course.

      If you have not yet established services through DRS, but have a temporary health condition or permanent disability that requires accommodations (conditions include but not limited to; mental health, attention-related, learning, vision, hearing, physical or health impacts), you are welcome to contact DRS at 206-543-8924 or uwdrs@uw.edu or disability.uw.edu. DRS offers resources and coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities and/or temporary health conditions.  Reasonable accommodations are established through an interactive process between you, your instructor(s) and DRS.  It is the policy and practice of the University of Washington to create inclusive and accessible learning environments consistent with federal and state law.

Catalog Description: 
Introduction to Greek and Roman ways of understanding and shaping the world. A rt, architecture, literature, science, and religion are used to examine ancient ideas about the relationships between man and woman, free person and slave, native and foreigner, civilization and the natural world, mortal and divine. Offered: AWSpS.
GE Requirements: 
Diversity (DIV)
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:12pm
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