Spring 2010

SPRING 2010 READING  LIST

Students should purchase their own copies of the assigned readings not reprinted in the PaideiaI 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.

TEXTS

Arendt, Hannah.  Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil. New York: Penguin Classics, 2006.

Frayn, Michael. Copenhagen.  New York: Anchor, 2000.

Jacobs, Harriet.  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. New York:  New American Library, 2000.

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

Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin, 2007.

Wilkie, Jacqueline, ed. PaideiaI Reader: Spring 2010.   Decorah, IA: Luther College, 2010.

Wilson, August.  The Piano Lesson. New York: Plume, 1990.

FILMS 

Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog, DVD, directed by Alain ResnaisUne co-production Como Films, Argos Films, Cocinor and Janus Films. US Criterion Collection, c2003, c1955.  Permission to stream  by Janus Films/The Criterion Collection.  

Spring 2010 SYLLABUS

Theme:  Freedom and Responsibility

Wednesday, February 3 (Week I)

• Introduction (Reader 14-21) and Reader (22-24)

• Michael Pollan, Omnivore’s Dilemma, Introduction (1-11)

Friday, February 5

Reader (24-25)

Omnivore’s Dilemma, Chs. 1-3 (15-64)

Monday, February 8 (Week II)

Reader (25-27)

Omnivore’s Dilemma, Chs. 4-7 (65-119)

• Reading Response Paper Due in class

Wednesday, February 10

Research Guide (102-110)   

• Research Unit (Your instructor will provide a detailed syllabus for your section’s Research Unit)

Friday, February 12

• Research Unit:  Consult your section syllabus

Monday, February 15 (Week III)

• Research Unit:  Consult your section syllabus

Wednesday, February 17

• Research Unit:  Consult your section syllabus

Friday, February 19

• Research Unit:  Consult your section syllabus

Monday, February 22 (Week IV)

Reader (28-30)

• August Wilson, The Piano Lesson, Act One (1-54)

Tuesday, February 23

• OPTIONAL LECTURE:  Michael Pollan “In Defense of Food: The Omnivore’s Solution” (7 p.m. CFL)

Wednesday, February 24

Reader (30)

• August Wilson, The Piano Lesson, Act Two (55-108)

Thursday, February 25

Reader (30-31)

• LECTURE:  Dr. Sandra Shannon, Professor of African American Literature at Howard University (4:30 p.m. CFL)

Friday, February 26

Reader (28-30)

• Review ThePiano Lesson

• Common Quiz on The Piano Lesson

Monday, March 1 (Week V)

• Research Unit:  Consult your section syllabus

Wednesday, March 3

• Research Unit:  Consult your section syllabus

Friday, March 5

• Research Unit:  Consult your section syllabus

Monday, March 8 (Week VI)

• Research Unit:  Consult your section syllabus

Wednesday, March 10

• Research Unit:  Consult your section syllabus

Friday, March 12

Reader (31-35)

• LECTURE:  “Lu Xun the Intellectual” (S. Hurley; V206)

• Lu Xun “New Year’s Sacrifice” (Reader 65-86)

Monday, March 15 (Week VII)

Reader (35-36)

• Review “New Year’s Sacrifice” (Reader 65-86)

• First Version of Research Paper Due (See Research Guide 104)

Wednesday, March 17

Reader (35-36)

• Review “New Year’s Sacrifice” (Reader 65-86)

• Common quiz on “New Year’s Sacrifice”

Friday, March 19

• Mid-term Exam

Saturday, March 20 thru Sunday, March 28

• Spring Break

Monday, March 29 (Week VIII)

• LECTURE: “Freedom and Responsibility in Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” (J. Wilkie; V206)

Reader (36-40)

• Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Introduction, Preface by the Author, Introduction by the Editor (v-xx)

Wednesday, March 31

Reader (40-41)

• Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Chs. I-XI (1-68)

Friday, April 2 thru Monday, April 5

• Easter Break

Wednesday, April 7 (Week IX)

Reader (41)

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Chs. XII-XX (68-123)

Friday, April 9

Reader (41-42)

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Chs. XXI-XXX (123-180)

Monday, April 12 (Week X)

Reader (42-43)

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Chs. XXXI-Appendix
(180-234)

• Common Quiz on Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Wednesday, April 14

Reader (43-45)

• FILM:  Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog (streamed on Katie Paideia Common Site)

Friday, April 16

• LECTURE: “Hitler’s Third Reich and Eichmann in Jerusalem:  Individual Responsibility in a Totalitarian Terror State” (M. Slind and E. Steding; V206) 

Reader (45-51)

Kagan, Ozment and Turner.  Excerpts from The Western Heritage Combined Volume (Reader 87-100)

Monday, April 19 (Week XI)

Reader (51-55)

• Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem, Chs. 1-3 (3-55)

Wednesday, April 21

Reader (55-56)

Eichmann in Jerusalem, Chs. 4-6 (56-111)

Friday, April 23

Reader (56)

Eichmann in Jerusalem, Chs. 7-9 (112-161)

Monday, April 26 (Week XII)

Reader (56-57)

Eichmann in Jerusalem, Chs. 10-14 (162-233)

Wednesday, April 28

Reader (57)

Eichmann in Jerusalem, Ch. 15, Epilogue, Postscript (234-298)

• Common Quiz on Eichmann in Jerusalem

Friday, April 30

Reader (58-59)

• Writing Workshop for Final Paper

Monday, May 3 (Week XIII)

• LECTURE: “’But why?’: Dramatic Uncertainty in Michael Frayn’s Cophenhagen”  (M. Muggli; Valders 206)

Reader (59-62)

• Michael Frayn, Copenhagen, “Postscript” (95-97); “A diagram outlining Copenhagen’s scientific and historical background” (following page 132); Copenhagen, introductory materials (no page numbers); Act One, (3-54)

Wednesday, May 5

Reader (62)

Copenhagen, Act Two (55-94)

Friday, May 7

Reader (63)

• Celebrating Research: An All-College Symposium

Monday, May 10 (Week IV)

Reader (63-64)

• Review Copenhagen

• Common Quiz on Copenhagen

• Final Paper Due

Wednesday, May 12

• LECTURE:  “Freedom, Responsibility and Justice in our Life at Luther” (D. Faldet; V206)

Reader (64)

Friday, May 14

Reader (64)

• Discussion Section Review

Monday, May 17 - Thursday, May 20

• Final Examinations