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participation includes preparation of readings and assignments,
and participation in readings, translations and discussions of scholarship
in the classroom. Your participation grade depends upon accurate
translations of Latin texts, and frequent and substantive contributions
to the class discussion. Obviously, if you do not attend class you
can not participate. Frequent absences will result in an "F"
for participation. Come to class.
will occur sporadically during the semester and will focus on various
issues that arise in class. They will typically last 5-10 minutes
and may not be announced in advance.
student will participate on two different panels; the panels will
consist of 2 (or occasionally 3) students who will bear the responsibility
of leading the rest of the class in a discussion of a specific topic
or theme. Panelists will need to be fully familiar with the primary
and secondary sources, and are also encouraged to provide print
or electronic supporting materials to help guide discussions.
the course of the semester you will develop a final project that
draws upon the texts and themes we have discussed. As the main
focus of your research and written work in this course, this project
will consist of a variety of components - benchmarks of the progress
towards successful completion of the project:
of texts you will translate
more on this visit the Project webpage.
Integrity and Honesty
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
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."