Fall 2006

FALL 2006 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

Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York: Bantam Classics, 1994.

Antigone. Director Don Taylor. Produced by Films for the Humanities, Princeton, N.J., 1980.

The Bhagavad-Gita: Krishna’s Counsel in Time of War. Trans. Barbara Stoler Miller. New York: Bantam Classics, 1986.

Dante. The Inferno. Trans. John Ciardi. Signet Classics. New York: New American Library, 2001.

Darwin, Charles. “Introduction,” “Struggle for Existence.” And “Natural Selection; or The Survival of the Fittest” from Origin of Species. New York: P.F. Collier and Son, 1900.  Paideia I Reader 95-121.

Dawkins, Richard. The Selfish Gene. 1976, 30th Anniversary ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Erasmus and Martin Luther. Discourse on Free Will: Milestones of Thought. Trans. Ernst F. Winter. London: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2005.

Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth. New York: Grove Press, 2005.

Kidder, Tracy. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World. New York: Random House, 2003.

Lunsford, Andrea. A. Easy Writer: A Pocket Guide. 3rd ed. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006.

Marx, Karl and Friedrich Engels. The Communist Manifesto. New York: International Publishers Company, 1948.

Paideia I Reader: Fall 2006. Storm Bailey. Decorah, IA: Luther College, 2006.

Sophocles, Antigone. Oedipus the King and Antigone. Trans. Peter D. Arnott. Arlington Heights, IL: Davidson, Crofts Classics, 1960.

FALL 2006 SYLLABUS

How do individuals and communities exercise agency in the face of forces that constrain them?

Monday, August 28 (Week I)
• Paideia I Reading Guide: Summer 2006
• Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World

Wednesday, August 30
• Reader
(14-19)
Mountains Beyond Mountains

Friday, September 1
• Reader
(20-32)
Mountains Beyond Mountains
• General Notes on Writing in Paideia I

Monday, September 4 (Week II)
Lecture: Maya Angelou; the constraints of race and gender (M. Klammer)
• Reader
(33-39)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Chs. 1-5 (1-33)
• Paper 1 due

Wednesday, September 6
Reader (39-40)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Chs. 6-16 (34-111)

Friday, September 8
• Reader
(40)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Chs.17-25 (112-200)

Monday, September 11 (Week III)
• Reader (40-41)
• I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,
Chs. 26-36 (201-281)

Wednesday, September 13
• Reader
(42-46)
Getting Ready for Paper Two:  Writing Thesis-Driven Papers
• Easy Writer
, 12-31

Friday, September 15
• Lecture:  Franz Fanon; economic determinism and social injustice (J. Stonerook)
• Reader
(47-48)
The Communist Manifesto, “Bourgeois and Proletarians” and “Proletarians and Communists” (9-31)

Monday, September 18  (Week IV)
• Reader
(49-54)
Wretched of the Earth, “On Violence” (1-17, 30-36, 52-62)

Tuesday, September 19
• Reader
(55)
Fall Distinguished Lecture:  Arun Gandhi (7:30 p.m. CFL)

Wednesday, September 20
• Reader
(55-56)
• Wretched of the Earth,
“The Trials and Tribulations of National Consciousness” (97-144)

Friday, September 22
Reader (56-57)
Wretched of the Earth, “Colonial War and Mental Disorders” and “Conclusion” (181-207, 219-233 and 235-239)

Monday, September 25  (Week V)
Reader (58-59)
In-Class Workshop for Paper 2

Wednesday, September 27
• Lecture:  How are people constrained by duty? (B. Caton)
• Reader
(60-65)
Bhagavad-Gita, “Introduction” and “Translator Note” (1-17)

Friday, September 29
• Reader
(66)
Bhagavad-Gita, 21-69
• Paper 2 due in class

Monday, October 2 (Week VI)
• Reader
(67)
Bhagavad-Gita, 71-113

Wednesday, October 4
Reader (67-68)
Bhagavad-Gita, 115-154

Friday, Monday, Wednesday/October 6, 9, 11
Reader (68-71)
• Thomas More, Utopia, or alternative reading
• Paper Three: Revision, Reconsideration, Expansion

Friday, October 13
• Common Quiz 1 and Midterm Exam

Saturday, October 14—Wednesday, October 18
• Fall Break

Friday, October 20
• Reader
(72-76)
• Lecture: Dante’s Inferno; human action and divine will
Read The Inferno, “Introduction” and “Cantos I-II” (xiii-xxvi and 27-40)

Monday, October 23 (Week VIII)
Reader (76, 78-81)
• The Inferno,
“Cantos III-X” (41-102)

Wednesday, October 25
• Reader
(77-81)
• The Inferno, “Cantos XI-XVII” (103-156)

Friday, October 27
Paper 3 Workshop

Monday, October 30 (Week IX)
• Reader (82-83)
• The Inferno,
“Cantos XVIII-XXVI” (157-226)

Wednesday, November 1
Reader (83-84)
• The Inferno,
“Cantos XXVII-XXXIV” (227-288)

Friday, November 3
• Lecture: Luther and Erasmus; freedom of the will? (V. Christman)
Reader (85-89)
Discourse on Free Will: Milestones of Thought, “Introduction” (v-x)
Paper 3 due

Monday, November 6 (Week X)
• Reader
(89-90)
Discourse on Free Will Erasmus I: “Preface: Man and Truth” (3-11)
• Luther I: “Introduction” (85-87)
• Luther II: “Refutation of Erasmus’ Preface” (88-99)
• Erasmus II: “Introduction: Objective Criterion for Truth” (12-18)
• Luther III: “Refutation of Erasmus’ Introduction” (100-102)

Wednesday, November 8
• Reader
(90)
Discourse on Free Will
• Erasmus III: “Old Testament Proofs Supporting the Free Will” (19-32)
• Erasmus IV: “New Testament Proofs Supporting the Free Will” (33-39)
• Luther IV: “Refutation of Erasmus’s Old and New Testament Proofs Supporting the Free Will” (103-110)
• Erasmus V: “Apparent Proofs Against the Free Will” (40-52)

Friday, November 10
• Reader
(91)
Discourse on Free Will
• Erasmus VI: “Luther’s Proofs Against the Free Will” (53-59)
• Erasmus VII: “Postscript on Apparent Proofs Against the Free Will” (60-67)
• Luther V: “Comments on Erasmus’ Treatment of Passages Denying Free Will” (111-115)
• Erasmus VIII: “Summary and Conclusion” (68-81)
• Luther VI: “Summary on the Bondage of the Will” (116-118)
• Luther VII: “Conclusion” (119-120)

Monday, November 13 (Week XI)
• Lecture:  Darwin and Dawkins; can we upset our genetic design? (S. Bailey)
Reader (92-125)
Origins of the Species, “Introduction,” Chs. III and IV (Included in Reader) and The Selfish Gene, Chs. 1-2 (1-20)

Wednesday, November 15
• Paper 4 Workshop

Friday, November 17
• Reader
(126)
The Selfish Gene, Chs. 3-5 (21-87)

Monday, November 20 (Week XII)
• Reader
(127-129)
The Selfish Gene, Chs. 10-11 (166-201)

Tuesday, November 21
• Paper 4 due

Wednesday, November 22 - Sunday, November 26
• Thanksgiving Vacation

Monday, November 27 (Week XIII)
• Reader
(130)
The Selfish Gene, Chs. 12-13 (202-266)

Wednesday, November 29
• Lecture: Antigone; constraints of character (D. Faldet)

Friday, December 1
• Reader
(131-135)
• Antigone
(lines 1-215)

Monday, December 4 (Week XIV)
• Reader
(135-136)
• Antigone (lines 216-1275)

Monday, December 4/Tuesday, December 5
• Reader
(136-137)
Film: Antigone (4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Channel 73 or Hovde Lounge)

Wednesday, December 6
Review Antigone

Friday, December 8
• Portfolios due

Exam Week Dec. 11 thru Dec. 13
• Common Quiz 2 and Final Exam