Fall 2012

FALL 2012 BOOK LIST

Students should purchase their own copies of all assigned readings not reprinted in the Paideia 111 Reader or linked through the KATIE Common Site. 

Bullock, Richard H.  The Little Seagull Handbook.  New York:  W.W. Norton & Company, 2011. Print.

Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, Written by Himself. Intro by Robert B. Septo. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2009. Print.

Graff, Gerald and Cathy Birkenstein.  They Say/I Say. The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing.  2nd edition. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Print.

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

Plato. Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo Tr. G.M.A. Grube. Rev. by John M. Cooper.  Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing, 2002.  Print.

Pritam, Amrita.  Pinjar: Skeleton and other stories.  New Dehli: Tara Press, 2009. Print.

Skloot, Rebecca.  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  New York: Broadway Paperbacks, 2011.  Print.

Stavinsky, Igor, The Rake’s Progress. Opera in Three Acts, libretto by W.H. Auden, and Kallman, Chester.  New York: Boosey and Hawkes, 1951.  Print.

Wilkie, Jacqueline, Ed. Paideia I Reader: Fall 2012. Decorah, IA: Luther College, 2012. Print.

FALL 2012 SYLLABUS

Enduring Question 1:  To what extent are humans free? What shapes our choices?

Monday, August 27
• Introduction and Summer Reading Guide (Reader 16-31)
• Skloot, Rebecca, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Wednesday, August 29
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
They Say/I Say, 141-144 (“Entering Class Discussion”)

Thursday, August 30
• Opening Convocation: Marjorie Opuni-Akuamoa ’92
(9:40 a.m., Center for Faith and Life)

Friday, August 31
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
• “Writing in Paideia:  Getting Started” (Reader 32-38)
They Say/I Say, 1-15 and 145-155 (“Entering the Conversation” and “Reading for the Conversation”)

Monday, September 3
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
They Say/I Say, 42-51 (“The Art of Quoting”)
Reading Response Due on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Wednesday, September 5
Reader (38-41)
• LECTURE: “From Slavery to Freedom: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” (M. Klammer; Valders 206)
• Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, Written by Himself: Preface by Wm. Lloyd Garrison, Letter From Wendell Phillips, Esq., Chs. 1-2 (1-27)

Friday, September 7
Reader (41)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Chs. 3-6 (28-46)

Monday, September 10
Reader (41-42)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Chs. 7-10 (47-99)

Wednesday, September 12
Reader (42-43)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Ch. 11 and Appendix (100-122)
• Common Quiz on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Friday, September 14
Reader (43-45)
• Writing Workshop on Paper One
(Your instructor will give you a specific assignment one week in advance of this class.  Be certain you consult it and come to class prepared to fully participate in the writing workshop.)
They Say/I Say, 19-41 (“Starting with What Others are Saying” and “The Art of Summarizing”)

Monday, September 17
• Open Unit (Your instructor will provide a detailed syllabus for your section’s open unit.)

Wednesday, September 19
• Open Unit: Consult your section syllabus

Friday, September 21
• Open Unit: Consult your section syllabus
Paper One Due

Monday, September 24
• Open Unit: Consult your section syllabus

Wednesday, September 26
• Open Unit: Consult your section syllabus

Friday, September 28
• Writing Workshop on Paper Two
(Your instructor will give you a specific assignment one week in advance of this class.  Be certain you consult it and come to class prepared to fully participate in the writing workshop.)
They Say/I Say, 55-67 (“Three Ways to Respond”)

Monday, October 1
Reader (45-48)
• LECTURE: “Back to Bedlam: Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress
(R. Sullivan and K. Elliott; V206)
• Hogarth, William.  A Rake’s Progress (Reader 96-103)

Wednesday, October 3
Reader (48-50)
A Rake’s Progress, review woodcut plates before class
• Hogarth, William. A Rake’s Progress: Eight Paintings. 1733. Sir John Soane’s Museum, London. Soane Museum, London. Web: <http://www.soane.org/collections_legacy/the_soane_hogarths/rakes_progress/>

Friday, October 5
Reader (50-51)
A Rake’s Progress, review woodcut plates and paintings
• Paper Two Due 

Monday, October 8
Reader (51-58)
• LECTURE: “Freedom and Risk in Opera: Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress” (K. Reed; V206)
• Stavinsky, Igor. The Rake’s Progress libretto, 5-60

Wednesday, October 10
Reader (59)
The Rake’s Progress, review libretto before class
• Stravinsky, Igor. The Rake’s Progress. Glyndebourne Opera, 2005; view and listen to Acts I and II (streamed on the KATIE Paideia Common Site)

Friday, October 12
Reader (59-60)
The Rake’s Progress; view and listen to Act III (streamed on the KATIE Paideia Common Site)
• Common Quiz on Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress and Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress

Saturday, October 13 thru Wednesday, October 17
Fall Break

Friday, October 19
Midterm Exam

Enduring Question 2:  What does freedom mean in community? What does it mean to have collective responsibility?

Monday, October 22
Reader (60-62)
• LECTURE:  “Freedom, Community and Knowledge in Plato”
(S. Bailey; V206)
Plato. “The Allegory of the Cave,” The Republic (Reader 104-111)

Wednesday, October 24
• “The Allegory of the Cave” (Reader 104-111)

Friday, October 26
• Writing Workshop on Revision of Paper Three
(Your instructor will give you a specific assignment one week in advance of this class.  Be certain you consult it and come to class prepared to fully participate in the writing workshop.)
• They Say/I Say
, 92-120 (“Saying Why It Matters” and “Connecting the Parts”)

Monday, October 29
Reader (63-65)
Plato. “The Apology of Socrates,” Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo, 21-39

Wednesday, October 31
Reader (65)
“The Apology of Socrates,” 39-44
Common Quiz on Plato
Paper Three Revision Due

Friday, November 2
Reader (65-69)
• LECTURE:  “If Philosophers were King:  Social Justice through Social Engineering?” (K. Narveson; V206)
More, Thomas. Utopia, Introduction (vii-xxiii), 1-35

Monday, November 5
Reader (69-70)
• Utopia
, 35-50

Wednesday, November 7
Reader (70-71)
• Utopia
, 51-95

Friday, November 9
Reader (71-72)
• Utopia,
95-end
Common Quiz on Utopia

Monday, November 12
Writing Workshop on Paper Four
(Your instructor will give you a specific assignment one week in advance of this class. Be certain you consult it and come to class prepared to fully participate in the writing workshop.)
• The Say/I Say,
78-91 (“Planting a Naysayer in Your Text”)

Wednesday, November 14
Reader (72-77)
LECTURE:  “The Politics of Liberty: Founding the U.S.” (J. Wilkie; V206)
“The Declaration of Independence” (Reader 112-117) and “The Constitution of the United States of America,” Preamble, Article I Sections 1-3, 9; Article IV Sections 1, 2 (Reader 118-140)

Friday, November 16
• Founding Documents, review before class
• “The Constitution of the United States of America” (Amendments I-X) (Reader 118-140)

Monday, November 19
Reader (78-81)
• Dred Scott v Sandford
(Reader 141-153)
Paper Four Due

Wednesday, November 21 thru Sunday, November 25
• Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 26
Reader (81-84)
“Declaration of Sentiments” Reader (154-159)
• “The Constitution of the United States of America” (Amendments XIII-XV, XIX) (Reader 118-140)

Wednesday, November 28
Review and Common Quiz on U.S. Political Documents

Friday, November 30
Reader (84-93)
LECTURE:  “Personal and Political Freedom in Amrita Pritam’s Pinjar” (L. Kildegaard; V206)
Pinjar, Amrita. Pinjar (The Skeleton, 1-25)

Monday, December 3
• The Skeleton
, review before class
Writing Portfolio with self-assessment due

Wednesday, December 5
Reader (93-95)
Ritu Menon and Kamla Bhasin, “Honourably Dead: Permissible Violence Against Women” (Reader 160-192)

Friday, December 7
Common Quiz on Pinjar (The Skeleton) and “Honourably Dead: Permissible Violence Against Women”

Exam Week, December 10 thru December 13
Final Exam Wednesday, December 12