|SHORT ESSAYS: 30%
||You will write a series of short papers on various
subjects during the semester. All of the papers will have a rough draft
which will be critiqued by me or your peers and then rewritten and submitted
for final consideration.
||Week before Spring Break.
|FINAL PROJECT: 20%
||Each student will prepare an original "characterization"
of one imperial family member whom we have discussed during the semester.
This "characterization" may be literary (e.g., a biography, an historical
critique, a poetical encomium or eulogy, an historical novelization, or
an 'autobiographical' appraisal), plastic (e.g., a sculpture, a coin reproduction,
a wall painting), or cinematic (you write, produce, star in, and/or direct
a film). The ongoing results will be shared with your classmates during
the last two weeks of class. Due on May 7th, 1999 by noon.
|FINAL EXAM: 20%
||May 14, 1999 in BO382 from 9-12pm.
|CLASS WORK: 10%
||Class work is an essential aspect
of this class, and consists of three components: preparation of readings
and assignments, participation in classroom and electronic discussions,
and viewing the BBC series I, Claudius.
||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.