CLCIV 120 - First-year Seminar in Classical Civilization (Humanities)
Section: 001 Great Speeches Ancient and Modern
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Classical Civilization (CLCIV)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Course Note:
This course addresses a wide range of topics from the ancient Greek and Roman cultures. These are studied for their ideas, literary values, and as illustrations of socio-historical and other historical and intellectual developments important for the understanding of the ancient and modern world, their achievements and problems.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
Theme, FYSem, WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The ancient Greeks developed the art of public speaking to a very high degree and a number of great speeches survive from ancient Greece. Indeed, the theory and practice of persuasive speech is one of the major legacies of the ancient Greek world to the modern. In this course, we will read some of the most famous speeches from Greek antiquity and examine how they work. Our investigation of the techniques of persuasive speech will be aided by study of some ancient manuals of the art of public speaking, such as Aristotle's Rhetoric. Finally, we will examine some famous speeches from more recent history and explore what they owe to the ancient theory and practice of public speaking. Course requirements will include active participation in class discussions, a class presentation, three short papers (2-3 pages), and the composition of a speech on a topic of present concern.

CLCIV 120 - First-year Seminar in Classical Civilization (Humanities)
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
12925
Closed
0
5Y1
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Seats in First Year Seminars are opened gradually during Summer Orientation. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may register. All others need permission of instructor.
002 (SEM)
P
30135
Open
3
12Y1
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Seats in First Year Seminars are opened gradually during Summer Orientation. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may register. All others need permission of instructor.
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