Spring 2007

SPRING 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.

Texts

Davis, Natalie Zemon. The Return of Martin Guerre. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1983.

Kane, Cheikh H. Ambiguous Adventure. Tr. Katherine Woods. New Hampshire: Heineman, 1963.

Keller, Evelyn Fox. A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock.  New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1984.

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

Paideia I Reader: Spring 2007. Ed. Storm Bailey. Decorah, IA: Luther College, 2007.

Readings

Laur Larsen. “The Norwegian Luther College in Decorah,” from Kirkelig Maanedstidende, 1868. Paideia I Reader 3-13.

Plato. The Apology, Phaedo and Crito of Plato Trans. Benjamin Jowett. New York. P.F. Collier & Son, 1909. 3-29. Paideia I Reader 14-40.

Plato. The Republic Trans. Francis MacDonald Cornford. Oxford UP: London, 1941; New York, 1945. “The Allegory of the Cave” 227-35. Paideia I Reader 41-49.

Ibn Khaldun. The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History. Princeton University Press, 1974. 333-459. Paideia I Reader 50-176.

John Henry Newman. The Idea of a University. New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1921. “Christianity and Scientific Investigation” 456-479. Paideia I Reader 177-200.

SPRING 2007 SYLLABUS

How and why have people attempted to discover the truth?

Wednesday, January 31 (Week I)
• Study Guide
(12-16)
• Introduction
Laur. Larsen. The Norwegian Luther College in Decorah (Reader 3-13)

Friday, February 2
• Study Guide
(16-17)
• Research Unit (Your instructor will provide a detailed syllabus for your section’s Research Unit.)

Monday, February 5  (Week II)
Research Unit

Wednesday, February 7
Research Unit

Friday, February 9
Research Unit

Monday, February 12 (Week III)
Research Unit

Wednesday, February 14
Research Unit

Friday, February 16
Research Unit

Monday, February 19 (Week IV)
Research Unit

Wednesday, February 21
• Research Unit

Friday, February 23
• Research Unit

Monday, February 26 (Week V)
• Research Unit

Wednesday, February 28
• Lecture: The Return of Martin Guerre and the Historians Labor
• Study Guide
(17-19)

Friday, March 2
• Study Guide
(19-20)
Return of Martin Guerre, Chs. 1-4 (1-41)

Sunday, March 4
Distinguished Lecture: Tracy Kidder  (4 p.m. CFL)
• Study Guide (20)

Monday, March 5 (Week VI)
• Study Guide
(21)
Return of Martin Guerre, Chs. 5-8 (42-81)

Wednesday, March 7
• Study Guide
(21-22)
Return of Martin Guerre, Chs. 9-12 and Epilogue (82-125)
Research Paper due

Friday, March 9
• Lecture:  Plato 

Monday, March 12 (Week VII)
• Study Guide
(22-24)
• “The Apology of Socrates,” The Apology, Phaedo and Crito of Plato (Reader 14-40)

Wednesday, March 14
• Study Guide
(24-27)
“Allegory of the Cave,” The Republic  (Reader 41-49)

Friday, March 16
• Review Plato readings: Study Guide, Apology and “Allegory of the Cave”

Saturday, March 17 — Sunday, March 25
• Spring Vacation

Monday, March 26
Lecture: ibn Khaldun’s The Muqaddimah
• Study Guide
(27-32)
• The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History,
333-375 (Reader 50-92)

Wednesday, March 28
• Study Guide
(32-33)
• The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History,
375-411 (Reader 92-128)

Friday, March 30
• Study Guide
(33-35)
• The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History,
411-459 (Reader 128-176)

Monday, April 2 (Week IX)
• Common Quiz 1 and Midsemester Exam

Wednesday, April 4
• Study Guide
(36-38)
• Idea of a University,
“Lecture 8: Christianity and Scientific Investigation” (Reader 177-200)

Friday, April 6 — Monday, April 9
Easter Vacation

Wednesday, April 11 (Week X)
Review Idea of a University, “Lecture 8: Christianity and Scientific Investigation” (Reader 177-200)

Friday, April 13
• Lecture: Science and the Scientific Community
• Study Guide
(38-40)
• A Feeling for the Organism
(xi-xxiii; Ch. 1, 1-14)

Monday, April 16 (Week XI)
• Study Guide
(40-41)
• A Feeling for the Organism
(Chs. 2-4, 16-77)

Wednesday, April 18
• Study Guide
(41)
• A Feeling for the Organism (Chs. 5-8, 79-138)

Friday, April 20
• Study Guide
(41)
• A Feeling for the Organism
(Chs. 9-12, 139-207)

Monday, April 23 (Week XII)
Lecture: Ambiguous Adventure
• Study Guide
(42-44)

Wednesday, April 25
• Study Guide
(44)
Ambiguous Adventure (1-61)

Friday, April 27
Paper Workshop      

Monday, April 30 (Week XIII)
• Study Guide
(45)
Ambiguous Adventure (62-118)

Wednesday, May 2
• Study Guide
(45-46)
Ambiguous Adventure (119-178)

Friday, May 4
Lecture: Final 

Monday, May 7  (Week XIV)
Research Presentations

Wednesday, May 9
Final discussion meeting

Friday, May 11
Reading Day

Saturday, May 12 - Wednesday, May 16
•Final Exam and Common Quiz 2