CLASS WEB PAGE: http://www.uvm.edu/~rrodgers/clas015.html

 

CLASSICS 015 (TAP)            From Letters to Literature               Fall 2005

Class Meeting  10:10–11:00  MWF                          Room:  01B Bailey-Howe Library

 

Professors:

Robert Rodgers                                                  Connell Gallagher

Classics Department                                        Special Collections

481 Main Street, Room 103                         053 Bailey-Howe Library

Robert.Rodgers@uvm.edu                            Connell.Gallagher@uvm.edu

656-4626                                                              656-2595

 

Textbooks:  None

Required Reading:  On library reserve (and some online)

 

PART I             WRITING, ALPHABET, SCRIPT

 

Aug.    29         Week's Reading: Avrin, Chapter 1, "Writing..."

 

Sept.   5           LABOR DAY (!)

              7           Week's Reading: Avrin, Chapter 2, "Alphabet..."

 

Sept.   12         Week's Reading: Avrin, Chapter 3, "Egyptian..."

 

Sept. 19         Week's Reading: Avrin, Chapter 4, "Hebrew..."

                           ORAL REPORTS (on letters of the alphabet) begin this week

 

Sept. 26         Week's Reading: Avrin, Chapter 5, "Greek..."

 

Oct.     3           Week's Reading: Avrin, Chapter 6, "Roman..."

 

Oct.     10         (The change from ROLL to CODEX)

              14         FALL RECESS (!)

 

PART II            BOOKS, WRITTEN AND PRINTED

Oct.     17         through           Nov. 21

Oct.     21 (Friday)     MIDTERM ESSAY (in class): Topics will be available by 12 September

Oct.     31         ORAL REPORTS (on books) begin this week

Nov.    23, 25              THANKSGIVING RECESS (!)

 

PART III          COLLECTIONS OF BOOKS, LIBRARIES

Nov.    28         through           Dec. 7

Nov.    28         ORAL REPORTS (on libraries) begin this week

 

FINAL COURSE DEADLINE ("exam slot")

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 8:00–11:00 AM–Course Evaluation papers due

 

Course Work:

1)         Quizzes/exercises (written and oral) on reading assignments and class topics

2)         Oral presentations and written reports

                           A)         A letter of the alphabet (Part I)

                           B)         A book (Part II)

                           C)         A library (Part III)

3)         Outside activities (field trips, etc.), including film "The Name of the Rose" (based on Umberto Eco book)

4)         Midterm Essay (prepare in advance, write in class)

5)         Narrative course evaluation--with questions on your views of "language", "literacy", "writing", "information", and the like (in lieu of final examination)