This course focuses on pedagogy for the teaching of Classics and the pre-modern world more broadly. The course will balance practical help for GSIs in their first semester of teaching with consideration on the larger questions raised by teaching antiquity. The emphasis will be on becoming self-reflective teachers, both as GSIs at Berkeley and in future academic and non-academic careers (which often, explicitly or not, involve teaching). Equity and inclusion will be a central topic througout the course.
This course satisfies the requirement that all first-time GSIs complete a course in pedagogy and is aligned to the learning outcomes developed by the GSI Teaching Resource Center. We will devote time to both the teaching of ancient literature and culture in English and the pedagogy of ancient languages.