Fall 2016

FALL 2016 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.

Fowler, Karen Joy. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. New York: Plume, 2014. Print

Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. New York: Harper Perennial, 2013. Print

Mann, Abby.Judgment at Nuremberg. New York: New Directions Publishing, 2002. Print.

Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus: The 1818 Text. New York: Oxford UP, 1998. Print.

Sullivan, Rebecca, Ed. Paideia 111 Reader: Fall 2016. Decorah, IA: Luther College, 2016. Print.

 

FALL 2016

Enduring Question: What makes us human?  What does it mean to be human?

Monday, August 29
Reader (14-20)
• Introduction to the semester and Summer Reading Guide
• Fowler, Karen Joy. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Wednesday, August 31
Reader (17-20)
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
They Say/I Say, 163-166 (“Entering Class Discussions”)
• Question and Answer Event: Karen Joy Fowler (7:30 p.m., Center for Faith and Life)

Thursday, September 1
• Opening Convocation: Karen Joy Fowler (9:40 a.m., Center for Faith and Life)

Friday, September 2
Reader (17-20)
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
• “Writing in Paideia: Getting Started” (Reader 21-23)
Little Seagull, 75-78 (“Reading Strategies”)

Monday, September 5
Reader (25)
• LECTURE:  “Appreciating Their Eyes Were Watching God” (M. Klammer; Valders 206)
• Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God, Forward (ix-xviii), Chs. 1-4 (1-33)
Little Seagull, 97-108 (“Integrating Sources, Avoiding Plagiarism”) and They Say/I Say, 42-51 (“The Art of Quoting”)
Reading Response Due on We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Wednesday, September 7
Reader (25-26)
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Chs. 5-9 (34-93)

Friday, September 9
Reader (26)
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Chs. 10-15 (94-138)

Monday, September 12
Reader (26)
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Chs. 16-20 (139-193)
• Review and Common Quiz on Their Eyes Were Watching God

Wednesday, September 14
• 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.)
Little Seagull, 9-16 (“Writing Processes”) and They Say/I Say, 1-15 (“Entering the Conversation”)

Friday, September 16
• Open Unit (Your instructor will provide a detailed syllabus for your section’s open unit.)

Monday, September 19
• Open Unit
• Paper One Due

Wednesday, September 21
• Open Unit

Friday, September 23
• Open Unit

Monday, September 26
• Open Unit

Wednesday, 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.)
Little Seagull, 17-19 and 43-48 (“Developing Paragraphs” and “Arguments”)

Friday, September 30
Reader (27-30)
• LECTURE: “It’s Human Nature to Wonder about the Nature of Humanity” (T. Pedlar; Valders 206)
• Darwin, Charles. “Excerpts from Introduction and Chapters I and III,” On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. (Reader 51-58)

Monday, October 3
Reader (30)
• Darwin, Charles. “Excerpts from Chs. IV, VI, XIV,” On the Origin of Species… (Reader 58-74)

Wednesday, October 5
Reader (30-31)
• Darwin, Charles. “Excerpts from Vol. 1, Introduction, Chs. V and VII, and Vol. 2, Ch. XXI,” The Descent of Man (Reader 75-90)
• Paper Two Due

Friday, October 7
•Review and Common Quiz on Darwin

Monday, October 10
•Review for Midterm

Wednesday, October 12
• Midterm Exam

Friday, October 14—Tuesday, October 18
• Fall Break

Wednesday, October 19
Reader (31-35)
• LECTURE: “Birthing the Human: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” (A. Weldon; Valders 206)
• Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein, Preface (3-4), Vol. I - Letters I-IV and Chs. I-V (5-51)

Friday, October 21
Reader (35-36)
Frankenstein, Vol. I - Chs. VI-VII (51-68), Vol. II - Chs. I-VII (69-110)

Monday, October 24
Reader (36)
Frankenstein, Vol. II - Chs. VIII-IX (110-123), Vol. III - Chs. I-III (124-146)

Wednesday, October 26
Reader (36)
Frankenstein, Vol. III - Chs. IV-VII (146-191)
• Review and Common Quiz on Frankenstein

Friday, October 28
• Writing Workshop on 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.)
Little Seagull, 25-29 (“Making Paragraphs Flow”) and They Say/I Say, 105-120 (“Connecting the Parts”)

Monday, October 31
Reader (37-39)
• LECTURE: “Humanity on Trial: Judgment at Nuremberg and the Postwar World”
(A. Peterson; Valders 206)
• Mann, Abby. Judgment at Nuremberg, Introduction (vii-xxii), Prologue (3-4) and Act 1 (5-57)

Wednesday, November 2
Reader (39)
Judgment at Nuremburg, Act 2 (59-110)

Thursday, November 3
• Performance: Judgment at Nuremberg (7:30 pm; CFL)

Friday, November 4
• Discussion of Judgment at Nuremberg performance
Paper Three Due

Monday, November 7
Reader (40)
• Review and Common Quiz on Judgment at Nuremberg

• Wednesday, November 9
Writing Instruction
• Little Seagull, 289-290, 291-292, and 306-307 (“Appropriate Words,” “Precise Words,” and “Unnecessary Words”)

Friday, November 11
Reader (40-43)
• LECTURE:  “To Be Anishinaabe Means To Be Human” (D. Faldet; V206)
• Anishinaabe-Ojibwe Creation Myths: “Turtle Island” and “Ladder to the Sky” (Reader 91-95)
• The Ojibway Creation Story:  <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etn92Ms8plo>

Monday, November 14
Reader (40-43)
• Review “Turtle Island” and “Ladder to the Sky” (Reader 91-95) 

Wednesday, November 16
• Review and Common Quiz on “Turtle Island” and “Ladder to the Sky”
Paper Four Due

Friday, November 18
Reader (43-46)
• LECTURE:  “Michelangelo: Giving Body to the Human and the Divine” (K. Elliott; Valders 206)
Buonarroti, Michelangelo. Sistine Chapel Fresco Paintings: Creation of Adam, Creation of Eve, Temptation and Expulsion, and Last Judgment (Reader 111-114)

Monday, November 21
Reader (46)
Review Sistine Chapel Fresco Paintings or Introduction to Library Research
Genesis 1-2, Proverbs 8, Revelation 20: 11-15 (Reader 107-110)

Wednesday, November 23—Sunday, November 27
Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 28
Reader (47)
Review Sistine Chapel Fresco Paintings or Introduction to Library Research

Wednesday, November 30
Review Sistine Chapel Fresco Paintings or Introduction to Library Research

Friday, December 2
Reader (48-49)
• LECTURE:  “Human Creation in Music: Haydn’s Die Schöpfung
(K. Reed; Valders 206)
Haydn, Franz Joseph. The Creation (Reader 96-106)

Monday, December 5
Reader (49-50)
• The Creation, Listen to Part I, numbers 1-13 of the oratorio

Wednesday, December 7
Reader (50)
• The Creation, Listen to Parts II and III of the oratorio
 Self-Assessment Due

Friday, December 9
• Review and Common Quiz on the Fresco Paintings and Haydn’s Creation; Final Review

Monday, December 12—Thursday, December 15
• Final Exam Week