|Roman Theater at Hierapolis in Phrygia|
The Introduction to Ancient Rome course is slated to begin in early September and run through mid-December. The course is made up of 9 highly interactive, engaging, multimedia modules, built in the Canvas LMS and keyed to Mary T. Boatwright's A Brief History of the Romans. Each module concludes with a mastery quiz. Students can complete the modules at their own pace, but will have fixed deadlines to complete the mastery quizzes and other assignments. In addition to the modules and mastery quizzes, there are three midterm exams, a discussion component, and a creative exercise. There will also be some live events throughout the fall, during which experts in Roman art, history, literature, and culture will appear.
The cost of the course is $350--a bargain for a three credit hour course! Take advantage of this low introductory price. We are working feverishly behind the scenes to open the registration for the course. If you are interested in taking the class, you can leave your contact information here (see info box on right side of screen) and we will let you know when it is open for registration [update: registration should be open sometime during the week of 7/21]. You can also follow news on Twitter @UTCOLAOnlineEd or contact me directly with any questions (jebbeler at austin dot utexas dot edu).