The Millennium Cometh:
Apocalypse and Utopia in Bible, Sociology and Literature
Profs. John Coleman, S.J. (Sociology),  Felix Just, S.J. (Theology),  Holli Levitsky (English)
Loyola Marymount University - Spring 2000

Final Group Projects

Project # In-Class
Presentation
Students Names Project Titles (click on the underlined links)
Project #1 4/18/00 Chris Jahnke
Matthew Quinlan
Jared Woods
The Sociological and Psychological Aspects of Millenarian Groups
Project #2 4/18/00 Sarah Ali
Tefi Ma'ake
Apocalyptic Images and Beliefs in Eastern Religions
(Hinduism & Buddhism)
Project #3 4/20/00 Mandy Gibson
Matt Jillson
Apocalyptic Imagination in Cinema through the Decades
Project #4 4/20/00 Cosbie Cates
Juan Carlos Ortiz
Kyle Smalakis
Apocalyptic Films of the 1990's
Project #5 4/25/00 Kristin Firestone
Jessica Hayes
Voices in Evangelical Christianity
Project #6 4/25/00 Barbara Murphy Children of the Covenant: 
An Examination of the Salem Witchtrials in Light of the Covenant of Grace
Project #7 4/25/00 Megan Kisow Utopian Photography
Project #8 4/27/00 Tareq Hishmeh
Nareg Kitsinian
The Armenian Genocide through the Eyes of the Artists
Project #9 4/27/00 Erick Cifuentes Apocalyptic Themes in Music
Project #10 4/27/00 Maria Pulido
Kai Tramiel
Utopian Art from Ethnic Perspectives
THE TOPICS:
Groups of two or three students will work together in creating and presenting a set of web-pages on a topic of your choice (subject to the instructors' approval) that is somehow related to the millennium, the apocalyptic imagination, the aesthetics of rupture/utopia, or other subjects covered in our course. Some possible categories include the following (although your topic should be much more specific):
  • Ancient Apocalyptic Literature (biblical and/or non-biblical)
  • Apocalyptic and Utopian Art (medieval and/or modern)
  • Apocalyptic and Utopian Films (American and/or foreign)
  • Apocalyptic and Utopian Fiction (from any era or culture)
  • Millenarian Groups and Movements (religious and/or secular)
  • etc.
  • Note: For some tips on how to put web pages together, see the "Best Student Projects" highlighted from some of Prof. Just's previous classes. For further suggestions on possible apocalyptic topics, see also The Book of Revelation and Apocalyptic Literature.
     

    THE PROCESS:

    Stage 1 - by Tuesday, Feb. 15 (one full week before Spring Break)
    Choose partners to form groups of 2 or 3 students each. Propose a topic for your final project. Then begin the research on your topic and also begin to learn how to compose web-pages, if you don't already know.

    Stage 2 - between Tuesday, March 7 and Tuesday, April 4
    Submit one or more drafts of your web pages.  Make sure you include the following:

    Also, meet with the instructors and/or the T.A. to discuss your project, to get feedback for resources and revisions, and to get tips on the web-technological aspects of the project.  Also, see below for further tips.

    Stage 3 - April 18-27 (the last two weeks of classes)
    In-class presentations of your group project's web-pages (ca. 20-30 minutes for each group, depending on how many different groups we end up having)

    Stage 4 - Friday, May 5, 8:00 a.m. (the scheduled time for Final Exam - argh!)
    Final versions of web-pages must be submitted on disk. These will be uploaded and published on the web as a permanent part of the course's website, and/or in other locations on the LMU website.




    Some Tips for Webpage Construction:


    Class Photos Page


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