Spring 2008

SPRING 2008 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.

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

Martel, Yann. Life of Pi: A Novel. San Diego, Harvest Books, 2004.

Pilkey, Orin and Linda Pilkey-Jarvis. Useless Arithmetic: Why Environmental Scientists Can’t Predict the Future. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.

Tyson, Timothy B. Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2004.

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

FILMS:

Carriere, Jean-Claude and Daniel Vigne. Le retour de Martin Guerre. DVD. Directed by Daniel Vigne. New York, NY: Fox Lorber Home Video, c1997.

READINGS and ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Plato. The Republic. Trans. Francis MacDonald Cornford. Oxford UP: London, 1941; New York, 1945.

“The Allegory of the Cave” 227-35. Paideia I Reader 33-41. 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 45-71.

Naomi Shihab Nye. “Because of Libraries We Can Say These Things.” from Fuel. Rochester, NY: BOA Editions, 1998. 19. Paideia I Reader 94. Permission granted by BOA Editions, Ltd.

Dana Gioia. “Words” from Interrogations at Noon. Saint Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 2001. 3. <http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15972>

SPRING 2008 SYLLABUS

The Search for Knowledge

Friday, February 1 (Week I)
Reader (14-19)
• Lecture: “Knowing the Painful Past” (Weldon; Valders 117)
• Tyson, Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story, Chs. 1-2 (1-42)

Monday, February 4 (Week II)
Reader (19-20)
Blood Done Sign My Name, Chs. 3-4 (43-81)

Wednesday, February 6
Reader (20-21)
Blood Done Sign My Name, Chs. 5-7 (82-166)

Friday, February 8
Reader (21-22)
Blood Done Sign My Name, Chs. 8-10 (167-246)

Monday, February 11 (Week III)
Reader (22-23)
Blood Done Sign My Name, Chs. 11-12, Epilogue, Author’s Notes (247-325)
• Common Quiz on Blood Done Sign My Name

Wednesday, February 13
• Research Unit (Your instructor will provide a detailed syllabus for your section’s Research Unit.)

Friday, February 15
• Research Unit

Monday, February 18 (Week IV)
• Research Unit

First Research Essay due Wed. Feb. 20-Fri. Feb. 22

Wednesday, February 20
• Research Unit

Friday, February 22
• Research Unit

Monday, February 25 (Week V)
• Research Unit

Wednesday, February 27
• Research Unit

Friday, February 29
• Tyson Lecture — “Memory as Historical Moment” CFL 3:45
• Research Unit

Monday, March 3 (Week VI)
• Research Unit

Wednesday, March 5
• Research Unit

Friday, March 7
• Research Unit

Saturday/Sunday, March 8/9
• Reader (24)
• Film: Le retour de Martin Guerre

Monday, March 10 (Week VII)
• Lecture: “The Historian’s Craft: Reconstructing the Past” (Slind; V117)
Reader (24-27)
• Davis, The Return of Martin Guerre, Preface (vii-x), Introduction and Ch. 1 (1-18)
• Research Paper version 1 due

Wednesday, March 12
Reader (27-28)
The Return of Martin Guerre, Chs. 2-5 (19-50)

Friday, March 14
Reader (28)
The Return of Martin Guerre, Chs. 3-9 (51-93)

Monday, March 17 (Week VII)
Reader (28-29)
The Return of Martin Guerre, Chs. 10-12 and Epilogue (94-125)
• Common Quiz on Martin Guerre

Wednesday, March 19
• Midterm Exam

Friday, March 21 — Monday, March 31
• Spring Break

Wednesday, April 2 (Week IX)
• Lecture: “The Desire for Wisdom” (Simpson; V117)
Reader (29-32)
• Plato, “The Allegory of the Cave,” The Republic. (Reader 33-41)

Friday, April 4
Reader (42-43)
• Plato, “The Apology of Socrates,” The Apology, Phaedo and Crito of Plato (Reader 45-71)

Monday, April 7 (Week X)
• Review Plato
• Common Quiz on Plato

Wednesday, April 9
• Lecture: “Scientific Ways of Knowing” (Njus; V117)
Reader (72-74)
• Pilkey and Pilkey-Jarvis. Useless Arithmetic: Why Environmental Scientists Can’t Predict the Future, Preface and Ch. 1, (1-21)

Friday, April 11
Reader (74-75)
Useless Arithmetic, Chs. 2-3, (22-65)

Monday, April 14 (Week XI)
Reader (75-76)
Useless Arithmetic, Chs. 4-5, (66-113)

Wednesday, April 16
Reader (76-77)
Useless Arithmetic, Chs. 6-7, (114-163)

Friday, April 18
Reader (77-78)
Useless Arithmetic, Chs. 8-9, (164-204)
• Common Quiz on Useless Arithmetic

Sections studying Life of Pi

Monday, April 21 (Week XII)
Reader (79-82)
• Martel. Life of Pi: A Novel, Author’s Note and Chs. 1-36 (v-xi, 3-117)

Wednesday, April 23
• Lecture: “Art, the Imagination, and Crude Reality” (Wee; V117)
Reader (82)
Life of Pi, Chs. 37-54 (121-200)

Friday, April 25
Reader (82-83)
Life of Pi, Chs. 55-81 (200-282)

Monday, April 28 (Week XIII)
Reader (83-84)
• Life of Pi, Chs. 82-94 (282-362)

Wednesday, April 30
Reader (84)
Life of Pi, Chs. 95-100 (363-401)
• Common Quiz on Life of Pi

Sections studying Ambiguous Adventure

Monday, April 21 (Week XII)
• Lecture: “Knowledge Beyond Knowledge” (Scholl, D.; V117)
Reader (85-87)
• Kane, Ambiguous Adventure, Part I. Chs. 1-2 (1-28)

Wednesday, April 23
Reader (87)
Ambiguous Adventure, Part I. Chs. 3-4 (29-47)

Friday, April 25
Reader (88)
Ambiguous Adventure, Part I. Chs. 5-9 (48-105)

Monday, April 28 (Week XIII)
Reader (88-89)
Ambiguous Adventure, Part II. Chs. 1-5 (109-157)

Wednesday, April 30
Reader (89)
Ambiguous Adventure, Part II. Chs. 6-10 (158-178)
• Common Quiz on Ambiguous Adventure

All Sections

Friday, May 2
Reader (89-93)
• Final Lecture: “The Solid, Airy Words of Our Knowing” (Gilbertson; V117)
• “Because of Libraries We Can Say These Things” (Reader 94)
• “Words” <http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15972>

Monday, May 5 (Week XIV)
• Research Presentations

Wednesday, May 7
• Final discussion and Review

Friday, May 9
• Reading Day

Saturday, May 10 - Wednesday, May 14
• Final Exam