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本頁翻譯進度

燈號說明

審定:無
張昊(簡介並寄信)、趙夢黎(簡介並寄信)
編輯:朱學(簡介並寄信)

描述

本課程詳述了自羅馬建立至西元15世紀的羅馬歷史。在前半學期的課程中,將涵蓋共和體制王權;征服義大利;羅馬的擴張:皮拉斯,迦太基戰爭及行省;階級,宮廷和羅馬的革命;奧古斯都及羅馬帝國的形成。在後半學期的課程中,將涉及到從維吉爾至汪達爾人間的歷史;羅馬及行省的主流社會,經濟,政治和宗教傾向。重點放在翻譯中對第一手資料的使用上。

課堂參與

課堂參與的成績由以下幾個方面決定:

出勤

週二和週四的課以及每週一次的複習課都必需出席。

閱讀

你需要按時完成所有規定的閱讀作業,參加教學時程上指出的相應課時。你還要帶規定的閱讀材料來參與課堂講授/複習課。

積極參與

希望你能在完成所有閱讀後來參加每週一次的複習課,準備提問,並積極地就該星期涉及的內容進行討論。

寫作作業

在這門課程中,有四份寫作作業是必須要完成的:三份7頁的文章。依照溝通密集(CI)課程的規定,其中一份必須進行修改並再次繳交。每一份文章的成績占總成績的20%。要注意的是:那份你選定修訂的文章,它的成績是其最初版本和修訂版本成績的平均值,這個平均值占總成績的20%。

為了儘早發現問題並騰出時間思考和修改,你需要在前兩份上交的文章中選出一份進行修改並再次繳交。第一份文章成績低於B的學生必須對其進行修改;其他學生可以根據自己的意願挑選前兩份文章中的一份進行修改。作為修改過程的一部分,所有學生必須參加一個為此門課程設置的為時30分鐘的寫作指導課,有寫作導師參與,你可以在課上討論寫作策略以提高你文章的品質。

四份寫作作業的繳交時間如下

  1. 文章1一——第9課
  2. 文章2——第20課
  3. 文章1或2的修改稿——第31課
  4. 文章3——第35課

期末測驗

為時一個半小時的期末測驗將會在規定的考試周進行。有關考試的所有要求將會及時通知。

課程要求和評分

活動 百分比
課堂參與 20%
寫作作業 60%
期末測驗 20%


剽竊

詳細地列出所有參考資料的出處是避免剽竊的唯一方法。借用任何未註明出處的觀點,意見,或直接引用——不論是不是故意的——都會被認為是剽竊,這是一定要避免的。如果你不確定這是不是剽竊,可以查詢麻省理工學院線上寫作資訊交流中心,並打開“引用和使用資料”鏈結,或閱讀人文學科圖書館的出版物-《什麼是剽竊以及如何避免剽竊》

使用網際網路

網際網路上有很多對你有幫助的古代歷史學家的觀點。但上面也有很多無稽之談。自由使用網際網路;但是要意識到,你要批判地看你在網上遇到的資料,利用傳播無稽之談的網站會受到懲罰。當你使用網際網路上的任何資料,你都必須要列出完整的出處,包括題目、該討論網頁的作者姓名、撰寫的時間或最後更新時間、網址和你的訪問日期。

正式陳述

所有文章必須遵照以下陳述指導:

  • 必須有7頁的長度
  • 必須採用12號Arial字體,1?倍行距。
  • 必須使用標準頁邊距(左右1.25英寸,上下1英寸)
  • 必須用紙夾裝訂(不要用書釘:在寫作導師初次評分後,所有文章會被複印。)

遲交的處罰

每份文章均應在到期日的上課開始時繳交。任何在相關課時開始後繳交的文章都被認為是遲交一天。任何在到期日後一天提交的文章都被認為是遲交兩天,以此類推。在未經允許的情況下,每遲交一天就將導致減去一部分分數(例如從A-到B+)。只有緊急且有證明文件的情況才會成為被接受的理由。遲交的文章應放進Broadhead教授的信箱中。


Description

This course elaborates the history of Rome from its humble beginnings to the fifth century A.D. The first half of the course covers Kingship to Republican form; the conquest of Italy; Roman expansion: Pyrrhus, Punic Wars and provinces; classes, courts, and the Roman revolution; Augustus and the formation of empire. The second half of the course covers Virgil to the Vandals; major social, economic, political and religious trends at Rome and in the provinces. Emphasis is placed on the use of primary sources in translation.

Class Participation

Your grade for class participation will be based on the following:

Attendance

You are required to attend both the Tuesday and Thursday lectures and your weekly recitation.

Reading

You are required to complete all reading assignments in time for the meeting with which they are associated, as indicated on the schedule. You are also required to bring with you to lecture/recitation a copy of any reading that has been assigned.

Active Participation

You are expected to arrive at your weekly recitations having completed all the reading and prepared to pose questions and actively to contribute to the discussion of the material covered that week.

Writing Assignments

There are four required writing assignments for this subject: three papers of 7 pages, one of which must be revised and resubmitted, in accordance with the guidelines for CI subjects. Each paper will make up 20% of your final grade. Please note: in the case of the paper you choose to revise, your grade for the 20% in question will be the average of the grade on your original version and the grade on your revised version.

In order to catch any early problems as well as to allow time for thoughtful revision, you will be required to revise and resubmit one of the first two papers due. Students who receive a grade lower than B on Paper #1 will be required to revise that paper; all others may choose which of their first two papers they would prefer to revise. As part of the revision process, all students will be required to attend a 30-minute tutorial with the writing tutor for this course, at which you will have the opportunity to discuss strategies for improving the quality of your writing.

Due dates for the four writing assignments are as follows

  1. Paper #1 - Session 9
  2. Paper #2 - Session 20
  3. Revision of Paper #1 or #2 - Session 31
  4. Paper #3 - Session 35

Final Exam

A final exam of 1½ hours will be given during the regular examination period. Full details of the expectations for the exam will be circulated in due course.

Course Requirements and Grading

Activities PERCENTAGES
Class Participation  20%
Writing Assignments 60%
Final Exam 20%


Plagiarism

Full referencing is the only way to avoid plagiarism. Any unacknowledged borrowing of ideas, arguments, or direct quotes - whether intentional or not - is plagiarism and must be avoided. If you are not sure what plagiarism is, go to the MIT Online Writing Communication Center and follow the 'Citing and Using Sources' link or see the Humanities Library's publication, Plagiarism and How to Avoid It.

Using the Internet

There is much of use to the ancient historian on the internet. There is also a lot of nonsense. Feel free to use the internet; but be aware that you are responsible for being critical of the material you encounter there and will be penalized for making use of sites that spout nonsense. As with any source, you must provide full references to material you consult on the internet, including the title and author of the page in question, the date on which it was written or last updated, the URL, and the date on which you accessed the site.

Formal Presentation

All papers must comply with the following presentational guidelines:

  • Papers must be 7 pages in length.
  • Papers must be typed in 12-point Arial font, with 1½ line spacing.
  • Standard margins (1.25" left and right, 1" top and bottom) must be used.
  • Papers must be held together with a paperclip (Not stapled: all papers will be photocopied after initial grading for reference of the writing tutor).

Penalty for Late Submission

Papers are due at the beginning of the lecture on the scheduled due date. Any paper submitted after the beginning of the relevant lecture will be considered late by one day. Any paper submitted on the day after the due date will be considered late by two days, and so on. Unexcused late submissions will incur a penalty of one partial grade step (e.g. from A- to B+) for each day late. Only serious and documented circumstances will be accepted as excuses (e.g. serious matters of health or other personal emergencies). Late papers should be submitted to Prof. Broadhead's mailbox.


 
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