Fall 2014 Syllabus

FALL 2014 BOOK LIST

Students should purchase their own copies of all assigned readings not reprinted in the Paideia 111 Reader or linked through the KATIE Common Site.

Čapek, Karel. R.U.R. Rossum's Universal Robots. Tr. Claudia Novack. New York: Penguin Classics, 2004. Print.

Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, Written by Himself. Intro by Robert B. Septo. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2009. Print.

Orwell, George.  Nineteen Eight-Four. New York: Plume, 2003. Print.

Satrapi, Marjane.  The Complete Persepolis.  New York: Pantheon Books, 2003.  Print.

Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus: The 1818 Text. New York: Oxford UP, 1998. Print.

Sullivan, Rebecca, Ed. Paideia 111 Reader: Fall 2014. Decorah, IA: Luther College, 2014. Print.

Writing Handbooks – Bundled Together

Bullock, Richard H. and Francine Weinberg. Little Seagull Handbook. 2nd edition and Digital Access. New York:  W.W. Norton & Company, 2014. Print.

Graff, Gerald and Cathy Birkenstein. They Say/I Say. The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. 3rd edition. New York: W.W. Norton, 2014. Print.

FALL 2014

Enduring Question: What makes us human?  What does it mean to be human?

Monday, September 1

  • Reader (14-24)
  • Introduction to the semester and Summer Reading Guide
  • Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four

Wednesday, September 3

  • Reader (18-24)
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • They Say/I Say, 163-166 (“Entering Class Discussion”)

Thursday, September 4

  • Opening Convocation: Tony Rogers (9:40 a.m., Center for Faith and Life)

Friday, September 5

  • Reader (18-27)
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • “Writing in Paideia:  Getting Started” (Reader 25-27)
  • They Say/I Say, 1-15 and 19-29 (“Entering the Conversation” and “Starting with What Others
    Are Saying”)

Monday, September 8

  • Reader (18-24)
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
  • Little Seagull, 75-78 (“Reading Strategies”)
  • Reading Response Due on Nineteen Eighty-Four

Wednesday, September 10

  • Reader (27-28)
  •  LECTURE:  “What it Means to be Human: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass”
    (M. Klammer; Valders 206)
  • Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, Written by Himself, Preface by Wm. Lloyd Garrison, Letter From Wendell Phillips, Esq., Chs. 1-2 (1-27)
  • They Say/I Say, 173-183 (“Reading for Conversation”)

Friday, September 12

  • Reader (28)
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Chs. 3-6 (28-46)

Monday, September 15

  • Reader (28-29)
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Chs. 7-10 (47-99)

Wednesday, September 17

  • Reader (29)
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Ch. 11 and Appendix (100-122)
  • Common Quiz on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Friday, September 19

  • Writing Workshop on Paper One
  • (Your instructor will give you a specific assignment one week in advance of this class. Be certain you consult it and come to class prepared to fully participate in the writing workshop.)
  • They Say/I Say, 30-41 and 68-77 (“The Art of Summarizing,” and “Distinguishing What You Say from What They Say”)
  • Little Seagull, 49-53 (“Rhetorical Analyses”)

Monday, September 22

  • LECTURE: “Birthing the Human: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” (A. Weldon; Valders 206)
  • Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein, Preface (3-4), Vol. I - Letters I-IV and Chs. I-III (5-38)

Wednesday, September 24

  • Reader (34)
  • Frankenstein, Vol. I - Chs. IV-VII (38-68), Vol. II - Chs. I-II (68-79)

Friday, September 26

  • Reader (34)
  • Frankenstein, Vol. II - Chs. III-VIII (79-110)

Paper One Due

Monday, September 29

  • Reader (34)
  • Frankenstein, Vol. II - Chs. VIII-IX (110-123), Vol. III - Chs. I-III (124-146)

Wednesday, October 1

  • Reader (35)
  • Frankenstein, Vol. III - Chs. IV-VII (146-191)
  • Common Quiz on Frankenstein

Friday, October 3

  • Reader (35-38)
  • LECTURE: “Paley and Darwin: Conversations about the Nature of Humanity” (T. Pedlar; Valders 206)
  • Paley, William. “Excerpts from Chapters I - III,” Natural Theology or, Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity, Collected from the Appearances of Nature. (Reader 53-57)
  • Darwin, Charles. “Excerpts from Introduction and Chapters I and III,” On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.
    (Reader 58-65)

Monday, October 6

  • Review October 3 readings, assignments, and questions

Wednesday, October 8

  • Reader (38-39)
  • Darwin, Charles. “Excerpts from Chs. IV, VI, XIV,” On the Origin of Species… (Reader 65-80)

Friday, October 10

  • Reader (39-40)
  • Darwin, Charles. “Excerpts from Vol. 1, Introduction, Chs. VII, and VIII, and Vol. 2, Chs. XVIII, XIX, and XX,” The Descent of Man (Reader 81-97)
  • Common Quiz on Paley and Darwin

Monday, October 13

  • Writing Workshop on Paper Two
  • (Your instructor will give you a specific assignment one week in advance of this class.  Be certain you consult it and come to class prepared to fully participate in the writing workshop)
  • They Say/I Say, 92-101 (“Saying Why It Matters”)
  • Little Seagull, 9-25 (“Writing Processes” and “Developing Paragraphs”)

Wednesday, October 15

  • Midterm Review

Friday, October 17

  • Midterm Exam
  • Saturday, October 18 thru Wednesday, October 22
  • Fall Break

Friday, October 24

  • Reader (40-42)
  • Satrapi, Marjane.  The Complete Persepolis (1-153)
  • Paper Two Due 

Saturday, October 25

  • Distinguished Lecture: Marjane Satrapi (7:00 p.m., Center for Faith and Life)

Monday, October 27

  • Reader (40-42)
  • Review Persepolis

Wednesday, October 29

  • Reader (40-42)
  • Review Persepolis

Friday, October 31

  • Review and Common Quiz on Persepolis 

Monday, November 3

  • Writing Workshop on Paper Three
    (Your instructor will give you a specific assignment one week in advance of this class. Be certain you consult it and come to class prepared to fully participate in the writing workshop.)
  • They Say/I Say, 105-120 (“Connecting the Parts”)
  • Little Seagull, 25-28 and 43-48 (“Making Paragraphs Flow” and “Arguments”)

Wednesday, November 5

  • Reader (43-44)
  • LECTURE:  “R.U.R. and Humanity” (A. Hageman; Valders 206)
  • Čapek, Karel. R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots), Introduction by Ivan Klima (vii-xxv)

Friday, November 7

  • Reader (44-45)
  • R.U.R., Prologue (1-24)

Monday, November 10

  • Reader (45)
  • R.U.R., Act 1 (25-49)
  • Paper Three due

Wednesday, November 12

  • Reader (45)
  • R.U.R., Acts 2 and 3 (51-84)

Monday, November 14

  • Review and Common Quiz on R.U.R.

Monday, November 17

  • Writing Instruction
  • They Say/I Say, 55-67 and 78-91 (“Three Ways to Respond” and “Planting a Naysayer
    in Your Text”)

Wednesday, November 19

  • Writing Workshop on Paper Four

(Your instructor will give you a specific assignment one week in advance of this class. Be certain you consult it and come to class prepared to fully participate in the writing workshop.)

Friday, November 21

  • Reader (46-48)
  • LECTURE:  “Michelangelo: Giving Body to the Human and the Divine” (D. Faldet;
    Valders 206)
  • Buonarroti, Michelangelo. Sistine Chapel Fresco Paintings: Creation of Adam, Creation of Eve, Temptation and Expulsion, and Last Judgment (Reader 113-116)
  • Virtual Exploration of the Sistine Chapel at <http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/CSN/CSN_Main.html> and < http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/sistina_vr/>

Monday, November 24

  • Reader (48-50)
  • Review Sistine Chapel Fresco Paintings
  • Genesis 1-2, Proverbs 8, Revelation 20: 11-15 (Reader 108-111)

Wednesday, November 26 thru Sunday, November 30

  • Thanksgiving Break

Monday, December 1

  • Reader (48-50)
  • Review Sistine Chapel Fresco Paintings
  • Paper Four Due

Wednesday, December 3

  • Reader (50-51)
  • LECTURE:  “Humans and Nature in Haydn’s Creation” (K. Reed; Valders 206)
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph. The Creation (Reader 98-107)

Friday, December 5

  • Reader (51-52)
  • The Creation, Listen to Part I, numbers 1-13 of the oratorio

Monday, December 8

  • Reader (52)
  • The Creation, Listen to Parts II and III of the oratorio

Wednesday, December 10

  • Review and Common Quiz on the Fresco paintings and Haydn’s The Creation

Writing Portfolio with Self-Assessment Due

Friday, December 12

  • Final Review

Monday, December 15 thru Thursday, December 18

  • Final Exam