LS2-180 IMAGES OF THE 12 CAESARS

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
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.
MIDTERM: 20% 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
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