Room: GTM 213
Time: 2:00-3:50 TR
Hours: 12:15-2:00 MW
or by appointment
Tech Honors Program
of Literature and Language
- Knox, Bernard, ed. The Norton Book of Classical
Literature. New York: W. W. Norton, 1993. ISBN:
- Pojman, Louis P., ed. Classics of Philosophy.
ISBN-13: 978-0199737291. Keep this book for all
four foundations classes.
- Homer. The Odyssey. Trans. Robert
Fagles. New York: Penguin Books, 1997. ISBN-13:
Aeneid. Trans. Theodore C. Williams.
- The Bible.
- Magee 103 Packet
HNRS 103: Foundations of
Ancient Civilization. 0-3-3.
Interdiciplinary study of major
works of Ancient Greek and Roman civilization. For
Honors students only. Satisfies course work in ENGL
101, 102, or HIST 101.
Admission to the Honors Program, and the Permission of the
- To acquaint students with a selection of the major works
of literature, philosophy, and history from ancient
- To learn how they affect contemporary life.
- To develop critical thinking skills in the discussion of
- Class attendance is regarded as an obligation as well as
a privilege, and all students are expected to attend
regularly and punctually all classes in which they are
enrolled. Attendance is worth 10% of your total grade.
- I shall keep a permanent attendance record for this
class. This record is subject to inspection by appropriate
college or university officials.
- Regular attendance will help you understand your
assignments and complete them on schedule. I encourage you
to attend unless you absolutely cannot avoid being absent.
- Bring a 9" x 12" manilla folder to class for me to
file your work in.
- Honors 103 is a demanding course. Be sure to arrange you
schedule so you can spend adequate time for class
preparation, research, and writing.
- Conferences are encouraged during the quarter. They will
be used to discuss specific writing strengths and/or
The grading scale is A: 90-100%, B:
80-89%, C: 70-79%, D: 60-69%, F:0-59%.
- Turning in Your Work
- In face-to-face classes, I
want a paper copy of your assignments AND an electronic
copy submitted to the TurnItIn link on Moodle. In
online classes, submit your paper through Moodle to
TurnItIn. If you have trouble uploading it Moodle,
you may email it to me at email@example.com.
You may also bring a paper copy by my office. You
are still responsible for turning in the assignment by the
due date, so plan ahead.
- Late Work
- Your paper is due ON or
BEFORE the due date. You can turn it in any time
until the due date. After that, the grade drops
5 points per period.
- In a face-to-face class, I'll
take role every period. Your attendance grade is a
straight percentage of how much you attended class.
For example, if you attend 17 times out of 20 periods,
your grade will be 17÷20=85%. An absence may be
excused with proper documentation.
- Graded Material
- In the event of a question
regarding an exam grade or final grade, it will be the
responsibility of the student to retain and present graded
materials which have been returned for student possession
during the quarter.
- Accommodations for Students
- Students needing testing or
classroom accommodations based on a disability are
encouraged to discuss those needs with me as soon as
- Honor Code
- "In accordance with the
Academic Honor Code, students pledge the following: Being
a student of a higher standard, I pledge to embody the
principles of academic integrity." If I determine
that you have violated the Honor
Code or the English Department plagiarism policy,
you'll receive a '0' on the assignment, and I may refer
you to the Honor Council if I think it appropriate.
- The Emergency Notification
- All Louisiana Tech students
are strongly encouraged to enroll and update their contact
information in the Emergency Notification System. It takes
just a few seconds to ensure you're able to receive
important text and voice alerts in the event of a campus
emergency. For more information on the Emergency
Notification System, please visit: http://www.latech.edu/
- Graduate Requirements
- In addition to meeting the
above requirements, graduate students enrolled in the
course for graduate credit:
- must write a substantially longer research paper
than undergraduates. (12-15 pages for graduate
students, 8-9 pages for undergraduates.)
- may be asked to give presentations to the class.
- should show leadership in class discussion.
Registration Week (November 29 - December 1)
- Psalms 1, 8, 23
- Job 1-6, 38-42
- Packet. Introduction to Poetry 19A-19S
Week 3 (December 18 - January 5)
- Packet Aeschylus. Agamemnon
- Norton. Xenophanes. 231-234.
- Classics of Philosophy. Pre-socratics.
Week 7 (January 29 - February 2)
- Norton. Horace. 635.
- Tacitus. 786-793.
- Juvenal. 813-826.
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