Fall 2007

FALL 2007 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. One is available for purchase in the Luther Bookstore.

Beals, Melba Pattillo. Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High. New York: Washington Square Press, 1994.

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

Coen, Joel and Ethan. O Brother, Where Art Thou? DVD. Directed by Joel Coen. Burbank, CA: Buena Vista Home Video, June 2001.

Dangarembga, Tsitsi. Nervous Conditions. New York: Seal Press, 2005.

Williams, Juan. “Fighting Back 1957-62” (part 2). Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years. VHS. Directed by Judith Vecchione. Boston, MA: Produced by Blackside Inc. and Telecast by PBS at WGBH, 1986.

Hijiya, James A. “The Gita of J. Robert Oppenheimer.” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Philadelphia, PA: 2000. 123-167. Paideia I Reader 72-116.

Homer, The Odyssey. Trans. Robert Fagles. New York: Penguin Classics, 1997.

Hughes, Langston. “Theme for English B.” The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes. Ed. Arnold Rampersad. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. 409-410. Paideia I Reader 123-124.

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

Luther, Martin. On Christian Liberty. Trans. W. A. Lambert. Rev. by Harold J. Grimm. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2003.

“Dear Christians, One and All” Text: Martin Luther, 1483-1546; tr. Richard Massie, 1800-1887, alt. Music: NUN FREUT EUCH, Etlich christlich Lieder, Wittenberg, 1524. Paideia I Reader
56-57.

Paideia I Reader: Fall 2007. Jacqueline Wilkie. Decorah, IA: Luther College, 2007.

Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing. New York: Signet Classics, 1998.

FALL 2007 SYLLABUS

Theme: Self and Community

Monday, August 27 (Week I)
• Reader
(15-26)
Beals, Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High

Tuesday, August 28
• Reader
(26-27)
• “Fighting Back 1957-62” (part 2). Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years (11:00 a.m., Olin 102 and streamed on the Katie Common Site)

Wednesday, August 29
• Reader (15-27)
• Review Warriors Don’t Cry and Eyes on the Prize

Thursday, August 30
Opening Convocation: Melba Beals (9:40 a.m., Center for Faith and Life)

Friday, August 31
• Reader
(27-32)
• Writing Workshop #1
• General Notes on Writing in Paideia
• Paideia I Writing Guide (Reader 127-139)
• Common Quiz on Warriors

Monday, September 3 (Week II)
Lecture: “Finding Your Way Home” (Freeman; Valders 117)
• Reader
(33-35)
• Homer, The Odyssey, Books 1-4 (77-151) (see also 68-73 for maps; 521-541 for pronouncing glossary)

Wednesday, September 5
Reader (36)
The Odyssey, Books 5-8 (152-210)
• Paper 1 due

Friday, September 7
• Reader
(36-37)
The Odyssey, Books 9-12 (211-285)

Monday, September 10 (Week III)
• Reader
(37)
• The Odyssey
, Books 13-16 (286-353)

Wednesday, September 12
• Reader (37)
• The Odyssey
, Books 17-20 (354-423)

Friday, September 14
Reader (38)
The Odyssey, Books 21-24 (424-485)

Saturday/Sunday, September 15/16
Reader (38-41)
• Film: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Sat. 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m; Sun. 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., V117)

Monday, September 17 (Week IV)
• Reader
(38-41)
Discussion of O Brother, Where Art Thou?
• Common Quiz on The Odyssey and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Wednesday, September 19
Writing Workshop #2
Paideia I Writing Guide (Reader 127-139)

Friday, September 21
Lecture: “Journeys of Self and Community in Nervous Conditions” (Klammer and Mtisi; Valders 117)
Reader (41-47)
• Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nervous Conditions, Chs. 1-2 (1-34)

Monday, September 24 (Week V)
Reader (48-49)
Nervous Conditions, Chs. 3-4 (35-76)
• Paper 2 due

Wednesday, September 26
• Reader
(49-50)
Nervous Conditions, Chs. 5-6 (77-119)

Friday, September 28
• Reader
(50-51)
Nervous Conditions, Chs. 7-8 (120-175)

Monday, October 1 (Week VI)
• Reader
(51-52)
Nervous Conditions, Chs. 9-10 (176-204)
• Common Quiz on Nervous Conditions

Wednesday, October 3
• Lecture: “ ‘A Christian…is the most dutiful servant of all’: Martin Luther on Christian Obligation” (R. Christman; Valders 117)
• Reader (52-55)
• Martin Luther, “Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice,” (Reader 56-57)

Friday, October 5
Reader (58-59)
• Martin Luther, On Christian Liberty, 1-23

Monday, October 8 (Week VII)
Reader (59)
On Christian Liberty, 23-54

Wednesday, October 10
Reader (59-60)
On Christian Liberty, 54-74

Friday, October 12
• Midterm Exam Review
• Common Quiz on Luther

Monday, October 15 (Week VIII)
Midterm Exam

Wednesday/Friday, October 17/19
Reader (60)
Open Unit

Saturday, October 20 thru Wednesday, October 24
• Fall Break

Friday/Monday/Wednesday, October 26, 29, 31 (Week IX)
Open Unit

Friday, November 2
Open Unit
• Common Quiz on Open Unit Text

Monday, November 5 (Week X)
• Lecture: “The Dividual Self and the Bhagavad-Gita” (Caton; V117)
• Reader
(60-66)
• Bhagavad-Gita, “Introduction” and “Translator Note” (1-18)
Paper 3 due

Wednesday, November 7
Reader (67)
• Bhagavad-Gita,
21-72

Friday, November 9
Reader (67-68)
Bhagavad-Gita, 73-112

Monday, November 12 (Week XI)
• Reader
(68-69)
Bhagavad-Gita, 113-146

Wednesday, November 14
• Reader
(69-71)
• James A. Hijiya, “The Gita of J. Robert Oppenheimer” (Reader 72-116)

Friday, November 16
• Review “The Gita of J. Robert Oppenheimer”
• Common Quiz on the Gita and Hijiya

Monday, November 19 (Week XII)
• Workshop #4
• Paideia I Writing Guide (Reader 127-139)

Wednesday, November 21 – Sunday, November 25
• Thanksgiving Vacation

Monday, November 26 (Week XIII)
• Reader
(117-119)
• Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Acts 1-2

Tuesday, November 27
• Paper 4 (due 12 noon, instructor’s office)

Wednesday, November 28
• Reader
(119-120)
Much Ado About Nothing, Acts 1-4

Friday, November 30
• Reader
(120)
Much Ado About Nothing, Acts 1-5

Monday, December 3 (Week XIV)
• Reader
(120-121)
Much Ado About Nothing Performance
Review Acts 1-5

Wednesday, December 5
• Reader
(122-123)
Lecture: “Paideia in Community” (Wilkie; V117)
“A Theme for English B” (Reader 123-124)

Friday, December 7
• Portfolios (due in class)
• Common Quiz on Much Ado About Nothing
• Semester Review

Exam Week Dec. 10 thru Dec. 13
• Final Exam