The Capstone Seminar is offered twice a year, usually in the fall and the winter, and is required of all majors in the Classics department (minors may take the seminar with the approval of the instructor). The aim of this seminar is to provide an intense and focused research experience for a small group of majors in their junior or senior year. The seminar meets for three hours once a week and is focused on allowing students to consolidate and build upon the skills and knowledge they have gained over the course of their major. Students in the Capstone Seminar will be expected to present in-depth reports in class and to submit a substantial final paper or project. Students will be given the opportunity to engage in primary texts and/or materials and secondary scholarship in a sustained way. The subject of the Capstone Seminar varies according to the interests and specialties of the professor teaching it. This class may only be taken after Classics 10 & 20 and four upper division courses in the major have been completed. Please contact the Faculty Undergraduate Advisor to discuss your plan of when to take Classics 191. This course may only be enrolled in via a PTE number distributed by the Student Affairs Officer.
Past Capstone Seminars Include:
Winter 2013: The Body in Greek Tragedy and Comedy, Professor Guilia Sissa
Winter 2015: Death and Dying in Ancient Rome, Professor Chris Johanson
Spring 2015: Ovid in Literary History, Professor Francesca Martelli