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CLAS 210


Welcome to the homepage for Classics 210. The goal of this course is to introduce students to a wide range of Classical literature. In our engagement with these texts we will attempt to understand them both in their own times and in our era, where they have long been fundamental to liberal studies. We will approach these texts from various viewpoints to become better readers. With this in mind, we will identify and analyze broad thematic issues and questions that the works raise.

The course consists of lectures on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, as well as discussion sections on Tuesday and Thursday. In order to excel at this course one is expected to: complete the assigned readings before the lectures and come to discussion sections prepared to discuss the material; read carefully, formulate opinions, and ask questions; bring the relevant texts to all classes; make notes of important characters, places, events, ideas, questions and problems.

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The links below will guide you towards information about this course. If you have further questions about Classics 210 or the Classics Department, please contact either of the Teaching Assistants for the current quarter of Classics 210, the Course Coordinator Prof. Olga Levaniouk, or the Undergraduate Advisor Douglas Machle.


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Grading Policy


We expect students to participate regularly in class and in discussion sections. Students will be graded on their familiarity with the texts, and on their success in identifying and analyzing the broad thematic issues and questions both in written work (quizzes and exams) and in their participation in discussion sections.

Grades will be determined as follows:

Participation in sections: 15%
Quizzes: 15%
Midterm: 30%
Final examination: 40%

Students will be given make-up quizzes and examinations only in accordance with usual university guidelines. Examples of unavoidable cause for missing a regularly scheduled exam or quiz include death or serious illness in the immediate family, illness of the student, and, provided previous notification is given, observance of regularly scheduled religious obligations, and might possibly include attendance at academic conferences or field trips, or participation in university sponsored activities such as debating contests or athletic competition. Examinations and quizzes will take various forms, and may consist of objective questions, brief written responses, longer essays or any combination of these.

Course Contacts

Course Coordinator
Professor Olga Levaniouk  olevan@uw.edu
Office: DEN M262B

Classics Undergraduate Advisor
Douglas Machle               dmachle@uw.edu
Office: DEN 262              (206) 543-2266