Where does Mercury get its name? Why is a marathon 26.2 miles? How many days did it take to build Rome? These are some of the questions that we will be tackling as we delve into the fascinating history of ancient Greece and Rome. This class will focus on how the history of these two great civilizations still has relevance in our modern culture. The course will consist mostly of projects with some light reading and homework.
Syllabus and Class Description
This class will primarily study the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome. We will be looking at both of these ancient cultures and exploring their relevance and influence in our society today. We will especially focus on the history and mythology that built these two great civilizations.
All materials and reading will be provided in class.
Participation: Students are required to consistently participate in class discussions and activities.
Reading: Various readings may be assigned. All readings will be provided in class.
Presentations: The last day of each session will be reserved for presentations. The topics of these presentations will be assigned at least two full weeks before they are due. Every presentation will require a poster visual aid.
Additional Assignments: Additional assignments may be assigned throughout the session as time allows.