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CL311 Petronius' Satyricon
MW 2.30-3.50

Prof. Michael Arnush Ladd 209 x5462
marnush@skidmore.edu Hours: W 9.00 Th 8.30 F 10.30


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Classics Department
Skidmore College

Grades are based on
 
Participation   20%   Class participation includes preparation of readings and assignments, and participation in readings, translations and discussions of scholarship in the classroom. Obviously, if you do not attend class you can not participate. You may take 2 absences from the classroom during the semester without penalty. After two absences, each absence will result in a lowering of the class participation component of 20% by one full grade. Come to class.
Quizzes   5%   Quizzes will occur sporadically during the semester and will focus on grammatical issues that arise in class. They will typically last 5-10 minutes and may not be announced in advance.
Discussions of scholarship   15%   Each student will lead one class discussion of a scholarly article or book chapter.
Midterm exam   20%   October 21st
Research paper   20%   December 13th, 4pm
Final exam   20%   December 17th, 9am
 
Academic Integrity and Honesty
 
As you hone your skills as a reader of Latin prose you will develop your own perspectives, methodologies and solutions to some of the vexing questions that the study of rhetoric raises. It is absolutely essential that you take credit for your own work, and give credit to others when you draw upon their ideas and words.

Plagiarism and cheating of all sorts will not be tolerated in this course and are grounds for an "F". Be sure to read carefully the Ethics of Scholarship webpage and the section on "Academic Integrity" in the Academic Information Guide.

All members of the College community are bound by Skidmore's Honor Code, included here:

"I hereby accept membership in the Skidmore College Community and, with full realization of the responsibilities inherent in membership, do agree to adhere to honesty and integrity in all relationships, to be considerate of the rights of others, and to abide by the college regulations."