Room: GTM 213
Time: 2:00-3:50 TR


GTM 222
257-5494
12:00-2:00 MW
11:30-12:00 TR
4:00-5:00 MTWR

or by appointment


Louisiana Tech Honors Program

School of Literature and Language

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Textbooks


  • Knox, Bernard, ed. The Norton Book of Classical Literature. New York: W. W. Norton, 1993. ISBN: 0393034267. 
  • Pojman, Louis P., ed.  Classics of Philosophy.  3rd ed.  New York: Oxford U. Pr., 2010. 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: 978-0140268867.
  • Virgil.  The Aeneid. Trans. Theodore C. Williams.
  • The Bible.
  • Magee 103 Packet

Course Description

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. 
Preq., Admission to the Honors Program, and the Permission of the Honors Director

Objectives:

  • To acquaint students with a selection of the major works of literature, philosophy, and history from ancient western civilization.
  • To learn how they affect contemporary life.
  • To develop critical thinking skills in the discussion of these works.

Attendance Requirements

  • 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.

Work Load

  • 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

  • Conferences are encouraged during the quarter. They will be used to discuss specific writing strengths and/or weaknesses.



Grades
Daily Quizzes
50% 
In-class Essay Exam 20%
Research Paper 20%
Attendance 10% 
Total 100%

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 bmagee@latech.edu.  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.

Attendance
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 with Disabilities
Students needing testing or classroom accommodations based on a disability are encouraged to discuss those needs with me as soon as possible. 

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 System
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/ administration/ ens.shtml.

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.




Hoc Opus, Hic Labor Est.


Registration Week (September 8-9)

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Week 1 (September 12-16)

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Week 2 (September 19-23)

Period 1

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Week 3 (September 26-30)

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Week 4 (October 3-7)

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Week 5 (October 10-14)

Period 1

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Week 6 (October 17-21)

Period 1

  • ESSAY EXAM

Period 2


Week 7 (October 24-28)

Period 1

Period 2


Week 8 (October 31 — November 4)

Period 1

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Week 9 (November 7-11)

Period 1

Period 2


Week 10 (November 14-17)

Period 1

  • Norton.  Horace. 635.
    • Tacitus. 786-793.
    • Juvenal. 813-826.

Period 2




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