Fall 2005

FALL  2005 READING  LIST

Students should purchase their own copies of the assigned readings that are not reprinted in the Paideia I Reader.  In addition, the Paideia I faculty require that students own a good hardback dictionary such as The American Heritage, The Random House, or The Webster’s New Collegiate

Aristophanes. Lysistrata. Trans. Sarah Ruden. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing, 2003.

The Bible. The New Revised Standard Version. Copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Genesis 39-50. 
Paideia I Reader
86-105

Cabeza de Vaca. Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America. Translated by Cyclone Covey. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1999.

Dante. The Inferno. Trans. John Ciardi. Signet Classic. New York: New American Library, 1982.

Hamdun, Said and Noel King. Ibn Battuta in Black Africa. Princeton: Markus Wiener Publishers, 1998.

The Collection of the Middle Length Sayings, Vol. II and III. Trans. I.B. Horner. United Kingdom: The Pali Text Society, 1997. Paideia I Reader 73-85.

The Koran. Trans. N. J. Dawood. 5th Rev. Ed. Reprinted with Revisions. New York: Viking Penguin, 1999. Joseph 12:1-112. Paideia I Reader 106-115.

Luther, Martin. Address to the German Nobility. Trans. C. A Buchheim (Harvard Classics, Vol. 36, 1910, 276-288). Paideia I Reader 116-127. 

Luther, Martin. Concerning Christian Liberty. 1520. Trans. R. S. Grignon. Harvard Classics. Vol. 36. New York: Collier, 1910. 362-97. Excerpted, Paideia I Reader 128-136.

Lunsford, Andrea  A. Easy Writer: A Pocket Guide. 2nd ed. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2002.

More, Thomas. Utopia. Trans. Clarence H. Miller. New Haven: Yale UP, 2001.

Ozment Steven, Journal of Family History, Vol. 21 No. 1, January 1996, Sage Publications, Inc. “The Private Life of an Early Modern Teenager: A Nuremberg Lutheran Visits Catholic Louvain (1577)” 22-43. Paideia I Reader 137-158.

Paideia I Reader: Fall 2005. Storm Bailey. Decorah, IA: Luther College, 2005.

Paideia I Study Guide: Fall 2005. Storm Bailey. Decorah, IA: Luther College, 2005.

Paideia I Writing Guide: Fall 2005. Nancy Barry. Decorah, IA: Luther College, 2005.

Plato. The Apology, Phaedo and Crito of Plato. Trans. Benjamin Jowett. New York: P. F. Collier & Son, 1909. 3-29. Paideia I Reader 46-72.

Plato. The Republic. Trans. Francis MacDonald Cornford. Oxford UP: London, 1941; New York, 1945. “The Allegory of the Cave” 227-35. Paideia I Reader 37-45.

Shakespeare, William. The Merchant of Venice. Ed. Sylvan Barnet. The Signet Classic Shakespeare. 2nd Ed. New York: Penguin Putnam, 1998.

Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali. Transcribed andtranslated into French by D. T. Niane. Translated into English by G. D. Pickett. Harlow, England: Longman, 1965.

Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. Trans. Walter Blanco. New York: WW Norton & Company, 1998. Excerpted, Paideia I Reader 23-36.

Todd, Kim. Tinkering with Eden: A Natural History of Exotic Species in America. New York: WW Norton & Company, 2001.

Xenophon. Aristotle and Xenophon on Democracy and Oligarchy. Trans. J. M. Moore. U of California Press: Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1986. “The Politeia of the Spartans” 75-92. Paideia I Reader 5-22.

FALL 2005 SYLLABUS

New Worlds and Imagined Lands

Prologue

Monday, August 29 (Week I)
• Paideia I Reading Guide: Summer 2005
• Tinkering with Eden

Tuesday, August 30
• Lecture: New Worlds and Imagined Lands (Kim Todd) 

Wednesday, August 31
• Study Guide
(14-17)
• Paideia I Reading Guide: Summer 2005

Tinkering with Eden
• Preface and Selections up to Writing and Revision from “Writing in Paideia I” (Writing Guide 4-16)
• Reading Response 1 (due Aug. 31 - Sept. 2)

Friday, September 2
• Study Guide
(17-22)
• Lecture: “Sparta and Athens: A Tale of Two Cities” (P. Freeman)
Read Thomas Martin, An Overview of Classical Greek History from Mycenae to Alexander (on the Perseus Project webpage at www.perseus.tufts.edu)

Monday, September 5 (Week II)
• Study Guide
(23)
“The Politeia of the Spartans” Aristotle and Xenophon on Democracy and Oligarchy (Reader 5-22)
Reading Response 2 (due Sept. 5 - 9)

Wednesday, September 7
Study Guide (24-25)
• “Introduction” and “The Funeral Oration,” The Peloponnesian War (Reader 23-29, Book 2  Sec. 46)

Friday, September 9
• Study Guide
(25)
• “The Plague Years,” The Peloponnesian War (Reader 29-36)

Monday, September 12 (Week III)
• Study Guide
(25-26)
• Lysistrata

Wednesday, September 14
• Study Guide
(26-27)
Sarah Ruden, Commentaries 1-3  (74-109) in Aristophanes Lysistrata
Selections from “Writing in Paideia I” (Writing Guide 17-26)

Friday, September 16
• Paper 1 Workshop
• Sample paper: “Defending Freedom or Hubris,” (Writing Guide 34-43)

Monday, September 19  (Week IV)
• Study Guide
(27)
Sarah Ruden, Commentaries 4 (110-118) in Aristophanes Lysistrata

Tuesday, September 20
• Paper 1 due

Wednesday, September 21
• Study Guide
(27-30)
Lecture: Classical Philosophy (S. Bailey)
• Read “Allegory of the Cave,” The Republic (Reader  37-45)

Friday, September 23
• Study Guide (30-32)
• “The Apology of Socrates,” The Apology, Phaedo and Crito of Plato (Reader 46-72)

Monday, September 26  (Week V)
Study Guide (32-35)
• “Discourse on the Analysis of the Truths” and “Discourse to Potaliya” Middle Length Sayings (Reader 73-85 )
• Common Quiz 1
• Reading Response 3 (due Sept. 26-Sept. 30)

Wednesday, September 28
• Study Guide
(35-37)
• Lecture: Muhammad and the Abrahamic Tradition
• Read The Bible (NRSV), Genesis 39-50; The Koran, Sura 12 (Reader 86-115) and the Encyclopædia Brittanica on-line.

Friday, September 30
• Study Guide
(38-41)
Ibn Battuta in Black Africa (ix-xxxii; 1-12)

Monday, October 3 (Week VI)
• Study Guide
(41-45)
Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali (i-40)

Wednesday, October 5
Study Guide (45)
Sundiata (40-84)

Friday, October 7
• Paper 2 Workshop
• “Using Evidence Essay” (Writing Guide 27-32)

Monday, October 10 (Week VII)
Study Guide (46)
Ibn Batutta in Black Africa,  29-75

Tuesday, October 11
• Paper 2 due

Wednesday, October 12
• Study Guide
(46-47)
• Review Ibn Batutta in Black Africa

Friday, October 14
• Common Quiz 2 and Midterm Exam
• Refer to Chronology at the end of the Study Guide

Saturday, October 15— Wednesday, October 19
• Fall Break

Friday, October 21   (Week VIII)
• Study Guide
(47-52)
• The
Inferno (Cantos I-V)

Monday, October 24
Study Guide (52-56)
• Lecture:  Dante’s Inferno (D. Scholl)
Read The Inferno (Cantos VI-XI)
Reading Response 4 due

Wednesday, October 26
• Study Guide
(57)
• The Inferno
(Cantos XII-XXII)

Friday, October 28
• Study Guide (58-59)
• The Inferno
(Cantos XXIII-XXXIV)

Monday, October 31 (Week IX)
• Paper 3 Workshop
• Writing in Paideia I:  A Checklist (Writing Guide 57-58)

Wednesday, November 2
Study Guide (60-61)
• Lecture: Luther and the Reformation (R. Christman) Read Address to the German Nobility (Reader 116-127)

Thursday, November 3
Paper 3 due

Friday, November 4
Study Guide (61-63)
Concerning Christian Liberty (Reader 128-136)
• Reading Response (due Nov. 4 - Nov. 11)

Monday, November 7 (Week X)
• Study Guide
(63-66)
• “The Private Life of an Early Modern Teenager: A Nuremberg Lutheran Visits Catholic Louvain (1577)” (Paideia I Reader137-158)

Wednesday, November 9
• Study Guide
(66-70)
Utopia (Introduction, vii-xxiii, 1-50)

Friday, November 11
• Study Guide
(70)
Utopia (51-139)

Monday, November 14 (Week XI)
Study Guide (71-74)
• Lecture: New Worlds in the Americas (D. Faldet)
Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America (7 -55)

Wednesday, November 16
• Study Guide
(74-75)
Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America (55-97)

Friday, November 18
Paper 4 Workshop
Sample paper: “Martin Luther—Master the Rhetorician” (Writing Guide  44-56)

Monday, November 21 (Week XII)
• Study Guide
(75-76)
Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America (98-143)

Tuesday, November 22
• Paper 4 due

Wednesday, November 23—  Sunday, November 27
Thanksgiving Vacation

Monday, November 28 (Week XIII)
• Study Guide
(76-79)
• Merchant of Venice
(Act 1)

Wednesday, November 30
• Study Guide
(79)
• Lecture: “The Merchant of Venice in Performance”
• Read The Merchant of Venice (Acts 2-3)

Friday, December 2
• Study Guide
(80)
• The Merchant of Venice
(Acts 4-5)

Monday, December 5 (Week XIV)
• Study Guide
(80)
• The Merchant of Venice
(Acts 1-5)
Portfolio and Self Assessment (due Dec. 5 - Dec. 9)

Wednesday, December 7
• Lecture: Overview and Review (B. Caton)

Friday, December 9
• Conclusions, Exam Preparation, Evaluations

Exam Week Dec. 12 thru Dec. 15
• Common Quiz 3 and Final Exam