CLASS 1515

CLASS 1515

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

What do the book, blown glass, the calendar, and concrete have in common? Our modern world would not be imaginable without them, from the ability to schedule meetings to the construction of New York's skyscrapers. But they also have something else in common: all of these were Roman inventions. How did such new concepts come into being? What was it about the historical context of the Roman empire that facilitated their development? And how did they become building blocks of our modern world? While exploring these questions, the seminar will dissect the different stages and strategies of writing, which students will practice through six essays of different length and scope.

When Offered Fall.

Course Subfield (FWS)
Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17606 CLASS 1515   SEM 101

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