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CLAS 2109: Self and Society: Schedule / Readings

Open Educational Resource (OER) created for the Classics 2019 sections.

Schedule

August 28 Introduction to course

August 30 Goddesses
Reading: GWWS, Chapter 1, pp. 1-9

Sept. 4 Goddesses (cont’d)
Reading: GWWS, Chapter 1, pp. 9-15

Sept. 6 Women in The Bronze Age
Reading: GWWS, Chapter 2, pp. 16-23

Sept. 13 Women in The Bronze Age (cont’d)
Reading: GWWS, Chapter 2, pp. 23-31

Sept. 20 The Amazons
Reading: The Amazons, pp. 1-13 (password-protected PDF)

Sept. 25 The Amazons (cont’d)
Reading: The Amazons, pp. 17-33 (password-protected PDF)

Sept. 27 The Amazons (cont’d)
Reading: The Amazons, pp. 34-51 (password-protected PDF)

Oct. 2 Women in the Archaic Period – Gortyn and Sparta
Reading: GWWS, Chapter 3, pp. 32-42 (through Ionian Women);
The Gortyn Law Code (password-protected PDF)

Oct. 4 Women in the Archaic Period – Gortyn and Sparta (cont’d)
Reading: SW, Chapter 1

Oct. 9 Women in the Archaic Period – Gortyn and Sparta (cont’d)
Reading: GWWS, Chapter 3, pp. 42-56;

Oct. 11 Men in the Archaic Period – The Symposium
Reading: SGRC / Skinner, pp. 58-67 (“Where the Cups are Placed” and “Fields of Exotic Dreams”)

Oct. 16 Men in the Archaic Period – The Symposium (cont’d)
Reading: SGRC / Skinner, pp. 74-84 (“Boys into Men”)

Oct. 18 Men in the Archaic Period – The Symposium (cont’d)
Reading: SIA, Chapter 9 (password-protected PDF)

Oct. 23 Women in Athens
Reading: GWWS, Chapter 4

Oct. 25 Women in Athens (cont’d)
Reading: GWWS, Chapter 5

Oct. 30 Marriage and Adultery in Classical Athens
Reading: SGRC / Skinner, pp. 167-177

Nov. 1 Women in Athens (cont’d)
Reading: Lysias 1 (password-protected PDF)

Nov. 6 Male Sexuality in Athens
Reading: SIA, Chapter 6 (password-protected PDF)

Nov. 8 Male Sexuality in Athens (cont’d)
Reading: Aeschines, Against Timarchus (§§1-100)

Nov. 13 Male Sexuality in Athens (cont’d)
Reading: Aeschines, Against Timarchus (§§101-196)

Nov. 15 Women in Tragedy – Sophocles
Reading: GWWS, Chapter 6, pp. 93-103 (end of first paragraph, password-protected PDF)

Nov. 20 Women in Tragedy – Sophocles (cont’d)
Reading: Antigone (password-protected)

Nov. 27 Women in Tragedy – Euripides
Reading: GWWS, Chapter 6, pp. 103-119 (end of first paragraph, password-protected PDF)

Nov. 29 Women in Tragedy – Euripides (cont’d)
Reading: Medea (translated by Warner, password-protected PDF)

Dec. 4 Modern Perspectives on Issues of Gender and Sexuality

Dec. 6 Presentations

Dec. 11 Presentations

Dec. 18 Section TR5 Final Exam (3:30-5:30p) Section ETR6 Final Exam (6:00-8:00p)

Dec. 20 Section TR3 Final Exam (3:30-5:30p)

Required Texts

What You Need To Do/How You Will Be Assessed

  1. Each day you need to complete the reading that is assigned for that class.  Do not skip class simply because you have not finished the reading.  However, if you have not finished the reading before class it is important that you finish it as soon as possible.  If you fall behind in this class, it is very difficult to catch up.
  2. It is very important to bring your text to every class.  Please do not forget.
  3. Attendance.  Attendance will be taken at each class meeting.  Attendance and class participation will be worth 10% of your final grade.  You will benefit from regular attendance as well as regular class participation (others will learn from you and you will learn from others).
  4. Class Participation.  There will be some lecture in this course, but, for the most part, it will be run as a seminar.  This means that each student will be expected to actively participate in class discussions.  Class participation is worth 10% of your final grade.
  5. Short Writing Assignments.  Over the course of the semester, there will be several short, one-page writing assignments.  These short writing assignments are worth 50% of your final grade.
  6. Final Project.  This class will also require you to complete a final project.  This project can take various forms (e.g., class presentation, five- to seven-page paper, etc.).  You must let me know by October 18 whether you choose to write a paper or if you will do some other project.  If you choose to write a paper, you will be given a choice of topics at least two weeks before the due date of the paper.  This paper is worth 30% of your final grade.  Papers submitted late will be marked down one letter grade, or 10%, per day.  In accordance with the policy of the Classics Department, all written essays for this class must be uploaded to SafeAssign via BlackBloard.  If you require assistance with SafeAssign (or BlackBoard), in-person individual help is available in the library media center and the library cafe.  Your paper will not be given a final grade until a SafeAssign report is generated.