Exams: There will be a midterm and a final, each counting 25% of your grade.
Papers and projects: you will be asked to write four one/two-page papers on topics to be assigned (25%); a longer paper (7-10 pages) (25%).
Texts: For Greek art and architecture, our main text will be: Martin Robertson, A Shorter History of Greek Art, 1981. We will also use: J. J. Pollitt, Art and Experience in Classical Greece, 1989. For Roman art, we will use Ramage and Ramage, Roman Art, 2nd ed., 1996. The supplementary reading is Eve D'Ambra, ed., Roman Art in Context, 1993. (Selections) There will also be a few added articles on special topics. You are required to read all of the main texts; the attached schedule is a guide to help you pace your studies.
Attendance, Absences, and so on. It is inarguable that the students who get good grades are the ones whose attendance is also good. Conversely, students who have received D or F grades are the ones who miss class excessively (a lack of studying also goes with this as well). Students are expected to attend class faithfully and to complete the required work on time. There will be penalties for late work. Students are allowed four (4) absences for any reason. From the fifth absence the final grade will be lowered one full grade for each absence. There are no excused absences, except according to University regulations. There are no make-up exams.
EXCUSED ABSENCES These are defined by the University:
Please note that "documentation" refers to a letter on official stationary from the doctor or supervisor involved.
- Illness (specifically documented by a physician)
- Death or severe illness in the family (documented)
- Required participation in a university sport or similar activity (documented)
- Required military service (documented)
Please note that excused absences do not include car trouble, having to pick up someone at the airport, court appearances, or errands or happenings of such type. Such activities need to be taken from your 4-day maximum for absences. Please also note: do not call or e-mail me with your excuses.
Please note that excessive absences, even if excused, may cause the student to lose credit for the class. Students need to be present in the classroom--at the minimum level of participation--in order to be considered eligible to earn credit for the class.
Disability Assistance The University promotes equal educational opportunities for students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability and anticipate needing accomodations in this course, please notify me and make an appointment immediately with the Disability Services Advisor. Please note that I will need a letter from her in order to accomodate your situation. Students with disabilities complete the same work as everyone else in the class. No recording devices may be used in class without their necessity being supported by the Disability Office.
Academic Honesty Students are assumed to be familiar with the University's policies on Academic Dishonesty. The instructor reserves the right to fail a student in the class for cheating, plagiarism, and other such dishonest activities. This will be done no matter whether the cheating was done on a quiz or a major paper. Please keep in mind that all such gradings are now required to be reported to the Student Conduct Committee.
Finally: Please note that the instructor does not believe, as did the Old Man of the Mountain, "Everything not forbidden is permitted." Common sense and mutual courtesy determine course and student conduct. Students found to be lacking in these qualities are subject to university discipline.
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