Classics/Art 329 Syllabus

General Information | Exams | Attendance | Books | Students with a Disability

General Info and Office Hours to See Students

This course is taught by David Soren, Regents Professor of Anthropology and Classics and Adjunct Regents Professor of Art. His office hours in 314b Haury Anthropology Building (just west of Centennial Hall) are 10:10 to 11:15 a.m. on Wednesdays or else by appointment. The Preceptors and Graduate Assistants can also answer questions for you and meet with you at a wide variety of times. Graduate Assistants include the following and their office hour each week in 120 Anthropology (Haury Building) just west of Centennial Hall unless another room number is mentioned::

Felix Ampadu felizampadu@email.arizona.edu Tuesdays 1-2 p.m. Haury 120

Sandra Bernal -  sbernal@email.arizona.edu-  Tuesdays 11-12 Environmental and Natural Resources Building Cafe right after class

Stephen Czujko sczujko@email.arizona.edu  Monday 12-1 120 Haury Bldg.

Amanda Hilton ajhilton@email.arizona.edu 9 30 to 10 30 Monday 120 Haury

Jin Li jinl@email.arizona.edu 10 30 to 11 30 Mondays 120 Haury

Clare Rasmussen Wednesdays 2-3 p.m. in Classics Department, 2nd floor, Learning Services Building

Casey Richardson car9@email.arizona.edu   Office Hour Wednesdays 3-4 p.m. in the Pink Hotel, Room  3A, 1515 East 1st Street (English Department Assistants Office)

Christopher Vazquez-Wright- vasquezwright@email.arizona.edu Friday 10-11 Haury 120

Dr. David Soren - soren@email.arizona.edu - Wed 10:15-11:15 314b Haury

Preceptors who can also help you include:

Klaudia Kendall (klaudiakendall@email.arizona.edu) Office Hour Thursdays 3-4 p.m. in Bryant Bannister Room 241, 1215 East Lowell Street, 85721

Taylor Burghard (taylorburghard@email.arizona.edu) Office Hour Wednesday 2-3 p.m. in Special Collections benches, east side of Main Library.

Brynna Jamison 3-4 p.m. Mondays at Haury 120 BRYNNAJ@email.arizona.edu

Clay Johnson (claytonjohnson@email.arizona.edu) 12 30-1 30 Thursdays in the Slot Canyon Cafe.

Dr. Soren will be available before and after class to visit with students in addition to the office hour. Dr. Soren is always very happy always to meet with students but his course load with 700+ students this semester limits his time sharply. However,  please come up and visit with him and his cocker spaniel Lana before or after class. His office Hours are as follows: Wednesdays from 10:05 to 11:15 a.m. in 314b Haury Building (Anthropology)

Examinations and Paper

There will be a midterm ON TUESDAY, MARCH 7th and a final examination will be held in class on the last day of regular classes on Tuesday, May 2nd. You will have 3 ten minute quizzes based on readings assigned in the Reading Assignments section of this website. The quiz dates will be posted there. You MUST take 3 of the 4 offered quizzes during the semester because 3 quizzes will be added together to comprise 33% of your grade. No take-home exams are permitted nor is permitted the writing of a paper or any other form of extra credit to substitute for the taking of a quiz or examination or to improve your grade. We will count your 3 best quizzes and throw the 4th away, unless it is an outstanding quiz and then can be used for extra credit. You don't have to take all 4 quizzes but you must take 3.

DRC  students should contact Cheryl Muller  at the DRC at her email mullerc@email.arizona.edu. A note taker will be asked for in class and provided through Ms. Muller. Special examination arrangements for qualified DRC students are provided by Ms. Muller.

The final examination is 34% of your grade, the midterm 33%, and the 3 best quizzes added together comprise 33%. For the midterm you will also have to write an essay which you must pass but for which you will not receive a grade other than pass or fail. If you do not pass you must meet with one of graduate students and discuss why you didn't pass and then retake the same essay. If you fail 3 times to pass the rewritten essay you will fail the course.

If you fail to take 3 quizzes you will have a grade of D or E for your quizzes averaged into your overall grade which can be disastrous for your final grade. You can follow your grade on D2L.

If your grade is in dispute at the end of the course, you must present all of your quizzes and examinations to Dr. Soren to make your case, so you are required to retain these quizzes and examinations in a safe place until the end of the course. If you do not pick up your tests on the day they are returned, we are not responsible for retaining them as we have hundreds and hundreds of quizzes to contend with. Detailed records of quizzes taken are kept so claiming you have taken a quiz when you have not will not work or be accepted.

Makeup examinations may not be given for students who simply book flights for vacations, visit friends, attend marriages of friends or distant relatives, or decide to leave for home before the conclusion of the final examination or the midterm examination or quizzes. Saying that you've already booked your flight is no excuse for lack of completion of the course.  If you know you are going to have a conflict which prevents your taking the midterm or final or a quiz, you must have it approved at the start of the semester or else drop the class. Attending affairs of family or friends, going on family vacations, and attending graduations of friends or relatives do NOT constitute acceptable excuses from the midterm or final. Claiming that you must book a cheaper flight at a certain time that conflicts with class tests is also not acceptable.

Cheating
Students caught cheating will receive an E in the class. Further disciplinary action will also result which can lead to and has led to expulsion from school.. You are considered cheating IF you are observed on a phone or have any electronic equipment turned on while on your person during an examination. Text messaging during examinations for whatever reason constitutes cheating. For quizzes and examinations, all notes pertinent to the class MUST be completely covered up and put away. Having open or visible notes on your person or at your feet is considered cheating. Full hats must also be removed and visored caps rotated for the taking of quizzes and tests. Cheating has become almost epidemic at the university so that examples will be made of those caught and the Dean of Students will be informed.

Students are discouraged from buying into so-called "cheat sheet companies" which claim to provide answers for your upcoming tests. These are NOT affiliated with the university and the cheat sheets are often made by actual students in the class, some of whom are D students as we have observed from our own survey of these sites. Remember that we can access these sites also and will alter the questions they believe will be asked. Beware! We have also received reports of these sites transmitting viruses to your computer. Also, students caught using the D2L emails or university emails to set up their own business arrangements or to front for a cheat sheet company will receive an E for the course and be recommended for expulsion from school and university legal prosecution. Be forewarned for this has actually happened in past semesters. Read this carefully-- you may NOT use D2L or UA emails for commercial purposes or for your own gain and you may not use them to solicit academic help for yourself. They are not for this purpose.

- YOU SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THE UNIVERSITY IS CRACKING DOWN ON STUDENTS CREATING AND PURCHASING CHEAT SHEETS FROM NATIONAL AND LOCAL COMPANIES. IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN USING THE D2L SITE OR YOUR UA EMAIL FOR SELLING AND BUYING OF MATERIAL RELATED TO THIS COURSE YOU ARE IN VIOLATION OF NUMEROUS UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS AND WILL BE GIVEN A FAILING GRADE FOR THIS COURSE, AND POSSIBLY RECEIVE ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC SANCTIONS SUCH AS EXPULSION, AND BE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL PROSECUTION BY THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA. IF YOU USE THE D2L OR COURSE EMAILS FOR ANY PROJECT THAT INVOLVES AN OUTSIDE BUSINESS OR YOUR OWN PERSONAL GAIN, YOU ARE SPECIFICALLY SUBJECT TO THE ABOVE PENALTIES AND THEY WILL BE IMPOSED.

Attendance
There are no clickers to be purchased. Instead, there will be 25 names posted at the very beginning of the class and 25 names at the end of the class. When your name is presented at the beginning of the class you have until 9:35 a.m. to come up and present your UA Identification Card (Cat Card) and then sign in. Graduate students will be at the front of the room to sign you in. They will stop signing in students 5 minutes after the list is posted at the end of the class so you must come up right away. Therefore, make sure that you leave home to get to class on time and that you don't leave class early.

If you do not have absences you will receive 3 points added to your final class score so that if you have an 87 overall you will be pushed up to a 90 which is the beginning of our A grade category. However, each time you are caught absent you will lose 2 points off your final exam plus you will also lose the 3 point bonus. THIS CAN SERIOUSLY AFFECT YOUR FINAL GRADE EVEN IF YOU HAVE GOOD GRADES ON THE TESTS. If you know you must be absent and have a legitimate reason you must present documentation before the beginning of the class. Students caught absent multiple times will have considerable deductions made from their course point totals.

This class relies strongly on class material and failure to attend class causes serious problems for the student on examinations. Some student groups send "representatives" to the class to take notes and disseminate them later. This is a good way to fail the course-- you should attend yourself and get the material firsthand because this course emphasizes lecture material as well as reading.

Students are expected to behave respectfully and not create a disturbance in class. The class is large and we need your cooperation. Using computers for recreation, talking loudly and reading newspapers, doing crossword puzzles or reading books in class are considered disturbing and distracting and will not be permitted. Leaving class early is considered disturbing and repeated early leaving will result in dismissal from the course on the grounds of creating a chronic disturbance and piling up absences. Students who need to leave class early are requested to inform the graduate assistants before class. If you are creating a classroom disturbance, you will be given a gentle warning. The second offense will result in dismissal from the course and a report to the Dean of Students.

 

Extra Required Assignment

3 points will be added to your final exam score by having good attendance and not being caught absent. You will also get 3 MORE points added by doing the following required assignment. Select any video on the Internet that has content that reflects something we learned in class. Write down what you think is in that video that we discussed in class or you found in your readings for the class. It can be a rock video with Lady Gaga, or a Hitchcock movie such as Spellbound with designs by Salvador Dali, or a video by Canadian folksinger Loreena McKennitt, or anything you think will work. Then bring that video to one of our graduate assistants during their office hour and discuss your thoughts about it with them for 10 minutes. Then you must write 750 words approximately about your video and its connection to the class and turn it in to the graduate assistant along with the URL of your video or a copy of the video itself in an easy to access format. So find ANY appropriate video, short or long, pick a GAT and point out its parallels to some things you've learned in class, and you will receive 3 free points added to your final if you do a good job! This assignment is REQUIRED by the UA.

    

Course Books
The 3 books for the course are available at the bookstore so look in the Classics or Art History sections. A cheaper price might be obtained by ordering the two Soren books from mmarquee@aol.com where they may offer a special two-book price. They are not available as eBooks but the Kleiner book is:

Fred S. Kleiner- Gardner's Art Through the Ages, 4th edition, concise version,  This is available at the bookstore and there are numerous used copies there and at other venues in town.You can buy other earlier editions of the book but the page numbers will be different. If you buy another edition of this, consult with Dr. Soren before each reading assignment or with a graduate assistant so that you can know which pages are required. An online version of this book may also be obtained. In the reading assignment sections I have provided also page numbers for the Kleiner 3rd Edition Concise and for the large Kleiner 14th edition if you happen to have that, but the 4th edition Kleiner concise is what works best for the course.

 
 David Soren- The Rise and Fall of the Horror Film  - editions of the last 5 years are preferable. This is available at the bookstores here or at a discount at MMarquee@aol.com.

David Soren- Vera-Ellen: The Magic and the Mystery - all editions are suitable. This is available at the bookstores here or at a discount at MMarquee@aol.com where they usually make a special combo package of the 2 books for students. Ask about it. Neither of these last two books are available online but many used editions are circulating around the area..

 

IF YOU BOUGHT THE WRONG BOOK, especially for Kleiner

Exchanges must be done at the buyback/Refund Office  

Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. thru 4:00 p.m at the campus bookstore 

*Original receipt requested.

*With original receipt, cash/credit card payment, exchanges in original amount.

 

**EXCHANGES ONLY NO FULL REFUNDS!!

                                     

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