Classics-Art 300 Reading Assignments


Each chapter in the David Soren Greek and Roman textbook has at the end of it a list of key terms used in the chapter. You should try to learn 5 major facts about each of these terms. A major fact should include a date wherever possible, mention of what culture you are talking about (Greece, Rome, America, etc.), a full definition of the term, and another major fact or two. These terms will be used on your quizzes. Each quiz will feature 1 of these terms to fully define. There will also be one critical thinking question asked from the end of the chapter as well. To answer the critical thinking questions you should go back and reread the chapter and get the answer.

Terms may also be selected from the second smaller Soren book for the term question on your quiz. You will be provided with a list of terms in this Reading Assignments section of terms for each chapter from the smaller book.

Failure to take 3 quizzes means you will receive an E grade for your quiz component so make sure you note when each quiz will be given!                                          

Please Note: You are required to take 3 quizzes. You may take all 4 quizzes, in which case we will count only your 3 top grades and we will throw away the 4th grade. However, if your 4th grade is also outstanding and high it can be used to give you 2 points more on your final examination.

Reading Assignment for the quiz on September 6th. Read in David Soren Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology and Their Influence the brief introduction plus Chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4, noting especially the terms for the quiz and the critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter.  Also, begin reading in the other Soren textbook Art, Popular Culture and the Classical Ideal, starting with the 2nd part from pages 57 to 86, and 91-107, noting the following terms: Dorothy Arzner, Westlake School and its importance, William and Cecil B. De Mille, James Cruze, Greek tragedy, Sophocles, Oedipus, Eironeia, Hubris, the Antigone, Lucille Ball, Sophocles, Antigone, Maureen O'Hara, Venus, Irony, Mary Baker Eddy, Amelia Earhart, Zoe Akins, The "Sewing Circle". Arzner's biography is optional reading in Dr. Soren's book but you may find it relevant reading for background on Arzner.
                   Don't forget  the midterm on October 11th. 

Reading Assignment for the quiz on September 20th:  Read in David Soren, Greek and Roman Art and Archeology textbook Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8 and note the terms and critical thinking exercises. Read also in Dr. Soren's Art, Popular Culture book, pages 5 - 25, noting Eddie Cantor, Father Charles Coughlin, Roman Scandals, The March of Dimes, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal, National Recovery Administration, Herbert Hoover, The Great Depression, Bank Night, Depression Modern style of art, Clara Bow, "It", Art Deco, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Raymond Loewy, bakelite, the Both- And- Style.

Reading Assignment - October 11th MIDTERM.  For the midterm include Dr. Soren's Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology, Chapters 9, 10, 11 and 15 and the terms and critical thinking exercises for each chapter.

Reading Assignment - October 25th quiz- Greek and Roman Archaeology Chapters 12, 13, 14 and the terms and creative thinking exercises. Also read in Dr. Soren's Popular Culture book pages 25-57, noting Busby Berkeley, the Hays Code, John Murray Anderson, permanent wave, Jewish vaudevillians, Screen Actors Guild, burlesque, blackface, Jim Crow, minstrel shows, James Bland, Bert Williams, Sigmund Freud, Cab Calloway, zeppelin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, WPA, NRA, CCC, Ben-Hur, Lew Wallace, Robert E. Sherwood.

Reading Assignment - November 8th quiz - Greek and Roman Archaeology Chapters 16, 17, 18 and the terms and creative thinking exercises.

There is NO additional reading. Make sure that you've turned in your essay of 3 pages and gotten it accepted.

Prepare for the final examination on the last day of class December 4th. For this you need to review your readings and class notes. The material will be 80% material from after the midterm. What should be in your essay? See the Final Examination Study Guide on this website.