There are 3 required quizzes in the course and 5 possible quizzes to take. Each quiz will ask you about critical thinking exercises or concepts found at the end of each chapter in your reading assignments. The readings and the date they are due can be found below. Make sure you provide a good answer with 5 good important facts for each question. You must take at least three of the quizzes or a grade of D or E will be substituted for your overall quiz score. If you take more than 3 required quizzes and do well you will get an extra credit boost to your final grade. If you do badly on some quizzes don't worry because we can count your best 3 only if that should be necessary.
Readings for the Friday, January 24th quiz- You should read David Soren and Archer Martin, Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome, hereafter referred to as Soren and Martin. Read the preface and the optional introduction. If you would like to know more about archaeology and how to become an archaeologist you can do the optional reading at the back of the book in Appendix Two. This reading material will NOT be covered in class so you must get it from the reading. Additionally, read Soren and Martin chapter 1 and be able to answer the critical thinking exercises. Sometimes you will need to put in dates in order to complete a quiz answer successfully. For each critical thinking exercise include as complete an answer as you can, not just a short one. Explain any terms used thoroughly.
Readings for the Friday, February 7th quiz: Read Soren and Martin, chapters 2 and 3 noting the critical thinking exercises at the end of the chapters. Sometimes you will need to put in dates in order to complete an answer successfully.
MIDTERM IS Friday, February 28th. DON'T FORGET TO GO TO THE MIDTERM EXAMINATION STUDY GUIDE TO PREPARE FOR THIS. YOU WILL NOT BE EXCUSED FROM THIS MIDTERM IF YOU ALREADY MADE AIRPLANE RESERVATIONS OR DECIDED TO LEAVE TOWN EARLY FOR SPRING BREAK.
Reading Assignment to be included with the Midterm: Read Soren and Martin, chapters 4 and 5 noting the critical thinking exercises at the end of this chapter.
Readings to be included on the midterm on Friday, February 28th go through and include Chapter 5.
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Reading Assignment for the April 3rd critical thinking questions (ctqs): Soren and Martin, chapter 6 noting the critical thinking exercises. Read also in the Roman History section of this website The Wrath of Sulla and subsequent sections about Sulla. Read also on the Roman History section of this website about Marcus Licinius Crassus, Pompey the Great, A Glorious Record, Fall of the Roman Republic, Civil War, The Die is Cast and Caesar's Reforms. Be able to discuss the Roman civil war and know about Julius Caesar, Marcus Crassus and Pompey the Great. I want you by April 3rd to upload to THE BOX your answer in at least 150 words to this question: Based on your reading in the textbook and watching the lectures, what were some of the big problems facing Rome in the 1st century BC and who were some of the big "players" involved in shaping the history of the end of the Republic. Your answer should be uploaded to the box by APRIL 3RD.
Reading Assignment for the April 15th critical thinking questions: Soren and Martin, chapters 7 and 8, noting the critical thinking exercises. Also read in the Roman History section Caesar and Christ. There is also optional reading at the back of Soren and Martin, in chapters XIV and XV which focuses on how Romans perceived their Greek predecessors and what a provincial city was like during the empire.Read also in the Roman History section Antony's Greatest and Bitterest Enemy, Cleopatra. Also read in the Roman History section The Power and Authority of the Emperor, Establishment of the Augustan Principate, Persecutions Under Nero, Pompeii. For your Critical Thinking Question which is due on April 15th please answer this: Discuss any one major monument made by Augustus and how it reflected his view of the newly created Roman Empire.
Reading Assignment for the the April 27th final Critical Thinking Question: Soren and Martin, chapters 9, 10 and 11, noting the critical thinking exercises at the end of each chapter. If you are interested, there is also optional reading at the back of the book in Appendix One about how to study ancient Roman pottery and material culture. Discuss any Roman emperor whose life and contributions were presented in this reading and show how he put his own character and stamp on his age. Be specific about dates and monuments or works of art.
Final Examination on Wednesday, May 6th: Soren and Martin, which will also include readings for chapters 12 and 13.