Student Expectations/Course Objectives:
* increase knowledge of Greek grammar, syntax, and vocabulary
* gain proficiency in translation from Greek to English
Tales from Herodotus (eds. G.S. Farnell and Marie Goff)
Other Readings: TBA
Attendance, Assignment and Exam Expectations:
I expect you to be willing to participate fully in all daily activities. Thus, your participation in class discussion and willingness to translate in class are especially critical. It should be obvious that you cannot make an effective contribution to the class if you come unprepared, are chronically late, or fail to attend class. Expect your final grade to be lowered five percentage points for every absence after the first three classes you miss. All assignments to be handed in must be submitted at the start of class on the due date. Make-up examinations are rarely given and only for extraordinary circumstances beyond your control, such as a grave illness or family emergency. Grading will be traditional, i.e., only outstanding work will receive an A, good work will receive a B, average work a C, etc.
**I am always willing to help you with any aspect of the course ? DO NOT SUFFER IN SILENCE!**
3 in-class exams 10% each x 3 = 30%
1 final exam = 25%
individual project (Greek author to be selected in consultation with professor) = 20%
class participation (including homework, quizzes, etc.) = 30%
If you have any disability or special concern, it is your responsibility to notify me at the start of the semester so that your needs may be accommodated. You will also need to give me a letter from the Office for Students with Disabilities (P202 Peabody Hall) indicating that you need academic accommodations.
Honor Code (Source: web site: http://www.dso.ufl.edu/STG/Code_of_Conduct.html#Honor
The following pledge is either required or implied on all work submitted for credit by University of Florida students: "On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this assignment." For a full statement of UF's Academic Honor Code see either the Undergraduate Catalog or the web site.