Fall 2006

FALL 2006 READING  LIST

Students should purchase their own copies of the assigned readings 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, AntigoneOedipus 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 in class

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 Midsemester 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 in class

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 12 noon, instructor’s office)

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