CL200: THE CLASSICAL WORLD

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
ESSAY: 15% A five-seven page paper due in class on February 26th.
MIDTERM: 25% A take-home essay due in class on March 12th.
RESEARCH PAPER: 25% A seven-ten page research paper due in class on May 3rd.
FINAL EXAM: 20% Wednesday, May 12th, 6pm, TLC301, as scheduled by the Registrar.
DEADLINES 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.
ATTENDANCE 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 grade. 

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.

SPECIAL EVENTS 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.
 
 
TAKING NOTES
WRITING ESSAYS AND RESEARCH PAPERS
GRADING STANDARDS FOR PAPERS
ORGANIZING STUDY TIME
PREPARING FOR AND TAKING EXAMS