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Queen's University
 

GREK 310 - 410
Epic Poetry and Oratory - Greek Language and Literature

Instructors

Fall

Professor R. Drew Griffith
Office: 513 Watson Hall
Phone: 613-533-6000 x74823
Email: griffitd@queensu.ca 

Office Hours:TBA

Winter

Dr. Margaret Erskine
Office:
114 Watson Hall
Phone: (613) 533-6000 x78571
Email: erskinem@queensu.ca

Office Hours: TBA

Class Schedule

  • Tuesdays 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Fridays 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Location: Watson Hall (WAT-522)


Course Description

Selected passages of the Iliad in Greek, other Greek epics in translation; selected speeches by Isocrates, Lysias, Demosthenes.


Required Texts

Fall

TBA

Winter

TBA

Marking Scheme

Fall (50%)

TBA

Winter (50%)

  • Presentation - 10%
  • 2 Tests (10% each) - 20%
  • Final Examination (April 2013) - 20%

Please note that alternate arrangements for missed tests or the exam will only be made where there is evidence of a valid medical certificate or similar documentation.

Marking Methodology

All components of this course will receive numerical percentage marks.  The final grade you receive for the course will be derived by converting your numerical course average to a letter grade according to Queen’s Official Grade Conversion Scale:

Queen’s Official Grade Conversion Scale

Grade

Numerical Course Average (Range)

A+ 

90-100          

A

85-89 

A-

80-84 

B+

77-79 

B

73-76 

B-

70-72 

C+

67-69 

C

63-66 

C-

60-62 

D+

57-59 

D

53-56 

D-

50-52 

F

49 and below

 

Electronic Devices in the Classroom

The Department of Classics believes that maintaining an atmosphere of respect and consideration in the classroom is an important part of the pursuit of free intellectual enquiry. The use of electronic devices in the classroom can be disruptive to both the instructor and to other students, and thus we are introducing guidelines on their use. These guidelines will follow the procedure explained in Section 14 of the Student Code of Conduct and are in force starting January 2011:

  1. Non-course related use of electronic devices (e.g. playing games, watching movies, social networking and texting), including smartphones, tablets and laptops, is regarded by the Department of Classics as disruptive pursuant to Section 14 of the Student Code of Conduct. The use of these devices may be restricted at the discretion of the instructor;
  2. In some courses in CLST, LATN or GREK laptops may not be permitted. You will be told in class by your instructor if this is the case. If the use of laptops is permitted, please understand that their use is restricted to note-taking;
  3. The use of recording devices for lectures is not allowed unless you have requested and been given the express permission of the instructor of the course.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is constituted by the five core fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility (see http://www.academicintegrity.org/fundamental_values_project/index.php). These values are central to the building, nurturing and sustaining of an academic community in which all members of the community will thrive. Adherence to the values expressed through academic integrity forms a foundation for the "freedom of inquiry and exchange of ideas" essential to the intellectual life of the University (see the Senate Report on Principles and Priorities

Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the regulations concerning academic integrity and for ensuring that their assignments conform to the principles of academic integrity. Information on academic integrity is available in the Arts and Science Calendar (see Academic Regulation 1), on the Arts and Science website (see http://www.queensu.ca/artsci/academics/academic-integrity), and from the instructor of this course.

Departures from academic integrity include plagiarism, use of unauthorized materials, facilitation, forgery and falsification, and are antithetical to the development of an academic community at Queen's. Given the seriousness of these matters, actions which contravene the regulation on academic integrity carry sanctions that can range from a warning or the loss of grades on an assignment to the failure of a course to a requirement to withdraw from the university.

Copyright

The material in this outline is copyrighted and is for the sole use of students registered in GREK 310 or GREK 410.  This material shall not be distributed or disseminated to anyone other than students registered in GREK 310 or GREK 410.  Failure to abide by these conditions constitutes a breach of academic integrity under the University Senate's Academic Integrity Policy Statement.

This page was last updated 20 August, 2012.

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