Fall 2008

FALL 2008 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. One is available for purchase in the Luther Bookstore.

Alexie, Sherman. Reservation Blues. New York: Grove Press, 1995.

Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. New York: Anchor Books, 1994.

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

Menchu, Rigoberta. I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala. Scranton: W.W. Norton, 1987.

Paideia I Reader: Fall 2008. Jacqueline Wilkie. Decorah, IA: Luther College, 2008.

Sophocles. Oedipus the King and Antigone. Tr. Peter D. Arnott. Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson, Inc., 1960.

Martin Luther. Luther’s Works: The Christian in Society II. Volume 45. Ed.Walther I. Brandt. Philadelphia: Muhlenberg Press, 1962. “Temporal Authority: To What Extent It Should Be Obeyed,” 81-129. Paideia I Reader 62-110. Copyright 1962 Fortress Press. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

Martin Luther. Luther’s Works: The Christian in Society III. Volume 46. Ed. Robert C. Schultz. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1967. “Admonition to Peace A Reply to The Twelve Articles of the Peasants in Swabia,” 17-43 and “Against the Robbing and Murdering Hordes of Peasants,” 49-55. Paideia I Reader 111-144. Copyright 1967 Fortress Press. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

David Stoll. Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans. Westview Press, 1999. 177-188, 189-200, 300-304. Paideia I Reader 164-191. Copyright 1999 by Perseus Books Group. Reproduced with permission of Perseus Books Group in the format Copy via Copyright Clearance Center.

Plato. The Republic. Trans. Francis MacDonald Cornford. Oxford UP: London, 1941; New York, 1945. “The Allegory of the Cave” 227-35. Paideia I Reader 199-207. Reproduced with permission of Oxford University Press Inc. —Books in the format Copy via Copyright Clearance Center.

Plato. The Apology, Phaedo and Crito of Plato. Trans. Benjamin Jowett. New York. P.F. Collier & Son, 1909. 3-29. Paideia I Reader 208-234.

FALL 2008 SYLLABUS

Theme: Justice and Power

Monday, September 1 (Week I)
Reader (15-27)
• Sherman Alexie, Reservation Blues

Wednesday, September 3
• Sherman Alexie, Reservation Blues

Thursday, September 4
Reader (27-29)
• Opening Convocation: David Treuer (9:40 a.m., Center for Faith and Life)

Friday, September 5
• General Notes on Writing in Paideia I (Reader 29-38)
• Common Quiz on Reservation Blues

Monday, September 8 (Week II)
• Lecture: “Born for Love” (L. Kildegaard; Valders 117)
Reader (38)
• Sophocles, Antigone, Introduction (v-xi)

Wednesday, September 10
Reader (38-43)
Antigone, (lines 1-215)

Friday, September 12
Reader (43-44)
Antigone (lines 216-1275)

Monday, September 15 (Week III)
• Reader (38-44)
• Review Antigone
• Common Quiz on Antigone

Wednesday, September 17
Reader (44-53)
• Writing Workshop on Paper One

Friday, September 19
Reader (54-59)
• Lecture: “Power and Justice in the Kingdom of the World” (R. Christman; V117)

Monday, September 22 (Week IV)
Reader (59)
• Martin Luther, “Temporal Authority: To What Extent it should be Obeyed,” Part I (Reader 62-85)

Wednesday, September 24
Reader (59-60)
• Luther, “Temporal Authority...” Part Two (Reader 85-110)
• Paper One due

Friday, September 26
Reader (60-61)
• Luther, “Admonition to Peace” (Reader 111-137)

Monday, September 29 (Week V)
Reader (61)
• Luther, “Against the Robbing and Murdering Hordes of Peasants” (Reader 138-144)
• Common Quiz on Martin Luther

Wednesday, October 1
Reader (145-146)
• Writing Workshop on Paper Two

Friday, October 3
Reader (146)
• Open Unit

Monday, October 6 (Week VI)
• Open Unit

Wednesday, October 8
• Open Unit
• Paper Two due

Friday, October 10
• Open Unit

Monday, October 13 (Week VII)
• Open Unit

Wednesday, October 15
• Open Unit
• Common Quiz on Open Unit

Friday, October 17
• Midterm Exam

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

Friday, October 24
Reader (147-149)
• Lecture: “Fear and Loathing in Umuofia: Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart ” (M. Klammer; V117)
• Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart, Chs. 1-3 (1-25)

Monday, October 27 (Week VIII)
Reader (149-150)
• Things Fall Apart, Chs. 4-8 (26-74)

Wednesday, October 29
Reader (150-151)
Things Fall Apart, Chs. 9-13 (75-125)

Friday, October 31
Reader (151)
Things Fall Apart, Chs. 14-19 (127-167)

Monday, November 3 (Week IX)
Reader (151-152)
Things Fall Apart, Chs. 20-25 (169-209)
• Common Quiz on Things Fall Apart

Wednesday, November 5
Reader (152-153)
• Writing Workshop on Paper Three

Friday, November 7
Reader (153-157)
• Lecture: “Power and Representation in Rigoberta Menchú’s testimonio” (D. Thompson; V117)
• Rigoberta Menchu, I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala, Translator’s Note (viii-ix), Introduction (xi-xxi), Chs. 1-6 (1-37)

Monday, November 10 (Week X)
Reader (157-158)
I, Rigoberta Menchu Chs. 7-13 (38-90)

Wednesday, November 12
Reader (158-159)
I, Rigoberta Menchu Chs. 14-20 (91-152)
• Paper Three due

Friday, November 14
Reader (159-160)
I, Rigoberta Menchu Chs. 21-28 (153-203)

Monday, November 17 (Week XI)
Reader (160)
• I, Rigoberta Menchu, Chs. 29-34 (204-247)

Wednesday, November 19
Reader (161)
• David Stoll, Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans, Ch. 13 (Reader 164-175, 188-190)

Friday, November 21
• Reader (161-162)
• David Stoll, Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans, Ch. 14 (Reader 176-187, 190-191)

Monday, November 24 (Week XII)
Reader (162-163)
• Writing Workshop on Paper Four
• Common Quiz on Stoll, and I, Rigoberta Menchu

Wednesday, November 26—Sunday, November 30
• Thanksgiving Break

Monday, December 1 (Week XIII)
Reader (192-195)
• Lecture: “Tyrannical Democracy” (M. Simpson; V117)
• Plato, “Allegory of the Cave” (Reader 199-207)

Wednesday, December 3
Reader (195-196)
• Review Plato, “Allegory of the Cave” (Reader 199-207)
• Paper Four due

Friday, December 5
Reader (196-198)
• Plato, “The Apology of Socrates” (Reader 208-234 )

Monday, December 8 (Week XIV)
• Review Plato, “The Apology of Socrates” (Reader 208-234)

Wednesday, December 10
• Review Plato, “The Apology of Socrates” (Reader 208-234)

Friday, December 12
• Review Day
• Common Quiz on Plato

Exam Week, December 15 thru December 18
• Final Exam
• Portfolio due