CLSCS 297

Pro-Seminar in Classical Studies

Comparative Arts and Letters College of Humanities

Course Description

Mechanics of researching and writing analytical papers in classical studies. Sectional and adjunct professors present seminal sub-disciplines and model research methods. Specialized library resources taught in practicum. Tutorials with faculty underpin focused research questions.

When Taught

Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 9: P, E, I (Pass-fail grade rule)

Fixed

2

Fixed

2

Fixed

0

Recommended

Latin 302 or Greek 301

Title

Interpretation of Classical Scholarship

Learning Outcome

Successful students learn how to evaluate specialized scholarship under the direction of departmental faculty and library research specialists, who introduce students to their own research agenda in the process.

Title

Developing and Expressing Original Interpretations of Classical Texts

Learning Outcome

Successful students will be able to write analytical papers or the equivalent that apply close readings to Classical literary texts to develop and clearly expression original interpretations of these texts.

Title

Strategies in Scholarship

Learning Outcome

Successful students acquire strategies in how to find, read, comprehend, and write about the most important scholarship in more and less particular sub-disciplines of classical scholarship.

Title

Preparing for the Capstone Essay

Learning Outcome

Students develop a learning environment with an individual faculty mentor to define and begin to answer a particular research question that will be interesting and answerable in a capstone essay to be written during the senior year (Clscs 497).