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Unformatted text preview: Holt N. Parker Sex & Gender in the Classical World 15 CLAS 356 Syllabus This class is an exploration of the sex and gender system of Greece and Rome. It is a detailed look at one aspect of ancient civilization. As a 300-level class it demands a greater degree of involvement and participation than an introductory course. The reading list looks ominous, but in fact is fairly light with one or two things to read each Monday and Wednesday and a balance of primary and secondary sources. You will notice that the secondary readings taper off somewhat towards the end as we get increasing familiar with the material. Class format: Each class meeting we will have a selection of primary sources original works by Greek or Latin authors in translation. These will vary in length from a page or so to the longest, the Oresteia , a trilogy of plays. In addition there will often be an article discussing that day's topic, chosen for its importance (and its availability). With the exception of the three dramas Oresteia , Lysistrata , and Antigone all these sources will be available in the Course Document folders. Where possible I will also provide links through JSTOR (http://www.jstor.org) or other websites. You are responsible for obtaining these sources, printing them out, and bringing them to class . You must do this far enough in advance, since techological problems are not an excuse. I will be calling on people from time to time to read aloud from both the primary and secondary sources. If you are not present or fail to have the materials at hand, you will lose yourself a point . In addition, I will request from you a one paragraph (not page) prcis of that day's article, due before class, which is worth one point. You will find these and other such under Assignments on Blackboard; please use this feature to submit your work. I've also listed certain recommended works under the heading "Further Reading." These are avenues for you to pursue and resources for the Problem Sets. Some of these are also available in the Course Document folder. I've given you a number of useful websites where you can find further information, bibliography, and help. We will devote each Friday to a "Problem Set," a topic of some debate or controversy. After the first week, once our numbers have settled down, I'll divide the class into 18 groups, 2 for each of 9 weeks: each group will be assigned a week and be responsible for presenting the best arguments for or against a proposition. We will have covered some of the material in the previous week but I have provided at least one source each where you can find more evidence to back your points. You will be graded on how well you understand, synthesize, and present your arguments. You have the choice of presenting your findings orally in class or as a 3-4 page outline of your answer, with supporting evidence and full documentation. You must let me know a week in advance whether you choose to present orally or in writing, so I'll know whom to call on. I'll know whom to call on....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course CLAS 356 taught by Professor Parker during the Winter '08 term at University of Cincinnati.

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