HF200: CLASSICAL WORLD: HONORS

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
CLASS PARTICIPATION: 33% Students in this Honors workshop will focus on reading original sources and related scholarship in-depth on the topic of the ancient family, and then engage in weekly on-line and in-class discussions. Students will need to do the reading before class, respond to newsgroup questions no later than 24 hours before the next class meeting, and be prepared to lead or participate in the weekly classroom discussions. 

Because this class meets only 13 times during the semester it is essential that all students attend all of the class meetings. But, life being what it is, you may miss one class meeting without penalty. Beyond one absence, your class participation grade will go down.

CREATIVE PROJECT: 33% Throughout the semester we will discuss aspects of, and evidence for, the ancient family. We will read and examine primary sources - literary texts, official documents, vases, sculpture - and secondary sources - scholarly articles and books - that illustrate the Greek and Roman family. 

From the onset you will maintain a journal that contains examples of sources on any and all aspects of families you find particularly compelling. Your goal is to recreate an ancient family - Greek or Roman - on a webpage, with primary sources, accompanying explanatory text written by you, and supplements from the scholarship that help illuminate your fictitious family.

RESEARCH PAPER: 33% The main by-product of completing the readings and participating in the discussions is a deeper understanding of the parameters of one specific subdiscipline of the study of classical antiquity - the family. Rather than produce separate papers for this workshop, students will design a research paper topic for CL200 that draws upon the work done in HF200. The quality of your interweaving of HF readings and discussions into the CL200 research paper will constitute 33% of your HF200 grade.
 
 
 
TAKING NOTES
WRITING ESSAYS AND RESEARCH PAPERS
GRADING STANDARDS FOR PAPERS
ORGANIZING STUDY TIME
PREPARING FOR AND TAKING EXAMS