||A five-seven page paper due in class on February 26th.
||A take-home essay due in class on March 12th.
|RESEARCH PAPER: 25%
||A seven-ten page research paper due in class on May
|FINAL EXAM: 20%
||Wednesday, May 12th, 6pm, TLC301, as scheduled by
||You are enrolled in a number
of courses, each of which has its assignments and deadlines. Plan your
semester timetable carefully and think ahead about when all your exams
occur and assignments are due. The dates above are all non-negotiable,
and all assignments must be handed in by you on time in class. Any assignment
handed in otherwise receives an "F," unless you have a note from a physician
attesting to an illness.
|CLASS PARTICIPATION: 15%
||Class participation is an essential
aspect of this class, and consists of two components: preparation of readings
and assignments, and participation in classroom and electronic discussions.
Throughout the semester we will address a variety of issues in an electronic
chatroom accessible via Netscape. The Netscape CL200 chatroom will form
an essential corollary to the course, for we will use it to generate discussion,
disseminate texts, announcements and other information, and raise issues
of interest. Contributions to class discussion - in both the classroom
and the chatroom - comprise the 15% of the grade devoted to class participation.
||Of course, if you do not attend class you can not
participate in the in-class discussions. Participation in the chatroom
is no substitute for contributing in the classroom. You may take 3 absences
from the classroom during the semester without penalty -- no questions
asked, no explanation necessary. After three absences, each absence
will result in a lowering of the class participation grade by one full
You are also expected to come to class on time. This
course will be taught by many guest lecturers who will not appreciate being
interrupted by students walking in late. Class begins promptly at 11.15;
tardiness counts as one absence.
||Attendance is mandatory at two special events during
the semester: an 8pm lecture by Prof. Charles Segal of Harvard University
on Thursday, February 11th, and a bus trip to either the Metropolitan Museum
in NYC or the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on Sunday, April 11th. Transportation
and entrance to the Museum will be provided; you will need to provide for
your own meals.