AND ROME: FILM AND REALITY
Civilization 304C (33045)
R. Morkot, The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece
Homer, The Odyssey, trans. R. Fitzgerald (Farrar/Straus
A. Kamm, The Romans, 2nd ed. (Routledge 2008)
W. Shakespeare, Julius Caesar (Folger Library
There'll be two course packets, one on the Greek portion of the
and the other on the Roman; available from Abel’s
(University Towers, 715D W. 23rd Street) .
GRADING AND EXAMS:
EXAMS: Four exams. Three will count for 25% each
towards your course grade; the one with the lowest score will
15%. Optional additional work (such as a paper) will
accepted; take the exams seriously and study for them. If you take the course
you must take all four exams and make a credible effort at
one. Each exam will be on the materials covered since the
QUIZZES, AND ATTENDANCE: 10% of final grade.
multiple choice questions (25 questions for 2 points each)
essays (choose one of two topics), or 100% essays
(write on both
have review sessions before each exam. I will try to
most of the reviews within the class periods, but some may
outside of class and will, of course, be optional.
for screenings for the occasional movie that's not available
Netflix, iMovies, amazon, etc.
MAKE-UP TESTS: Only
case of a demonstrated medical reason (physician's statement
If grandfather dies, I'll need to see a copy of the obituary,
you as one of the bereaved.
accessible, but long e-mails are out, incl. on Facebook :). If
detailed questions, see me during office hours.
POLICY ON ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: I won't tolerate it. It's
unfair to the other students. Don't mess with me or Texas.See http://deanofstudents.utexas.edu/sjs/acint_student.php
disabilities: UT Austin provides upon request
appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with
disabilities. For more information, contact SSD at 471-6259, or go
Note: students must present a UT "accommodation letter"
Religious holidays: If
to miss a class or other required class activity for the
a religious holiday, you must notify me at least 14 days in
we can make alternative arrangements for your absence. Note: the
University's Religious Days Policy is online: http://www.utexas.edu/provost/policies/religious_holidays.
HOW TO STUDY FOR THIS CLASS:
(1) Take good notes. That does not
verbatim transcript. In the lectures, I rephrase major points
once, so you have adequate time to write them down. Also, I stop
various points during the lecture to take questions, so feel
ask. As for general study techniques, taking notes, summarizing
readings, etc.the Learning Skills Center in Jester has an array
workshops and pamphlets, and they are free. Highly recommended,
the Writing Center in FAC. In addition, I'm available in person
office hours, and by e-mail. So is the TA. We will not, however,
a correspondence course. If you have detailed questions, see us
office hours. Also, don't
watch the films, but take notes on them, both
for questions to bring up in class.
(2) Do the readings BEFORE the class in which they will be
discussed and bring the texts to class. I will always
alert you to
this in advance. Mark up and highlight major points, facts, and
examples in your readings. Likewise, budget time to watch the
BEFORE the scheduled discussion time.
(3) Budget at least one hour a week to go over your lecture
film notes and your annotated/highlighted readings. Summarize
synthesize them, and organize them. Memorize the major names,
dates, facts, and connections. This will make your reviewing for
exams a lot easier as you can't intelligently digest a month's
a day or so before the exam.
(4) Form a study group. You still have to do most of the
on your own, but it helps to have the input from more than one
especially in reviewing before a test.
(5) Take the first exam seriously. Do not try to see
mean business. I do.
(6) When you see me or the TA with any concerns about
performance, be sure to bring in your lecture and film notes,
highlighted/annotated texts, and your summaries (along with your
tests). That will enable us to give you concrete and specific
(7) From the night before the lecture, the lecture outline will usually
available from the course web page; please bookmark it.
same goes for the syllabus: if you lose yours, download it from
Web. Before downloading, please check the date in the lower left
so you get the updated 2012 version instead of an older one.
Contribute to the class and discussion in an informed way.
Modified on 01/27/2012