Spring 2016

Spring 2016

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. The Thing Around Your Neck. New York: Anchor Books, 2009. Print.

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

Galilei, Galileo. Sidereus Nuncius or The Sidereal Messenger. Trans. Albert Van Helden. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989. Print.

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

Rashōmon. Dir. Akira Kurosawa. Janus Films Criterion Collection, 2001. DVD.

Shakespeare, William. Much Ado about Nothing. Ed. Sylvan Barnet. 2nd ed. New York: Penguin-Signet Classic. 1998. Print.

Sullivan, Rebecca. Paideia 112 Reader: Spring 2016. Decorah, IA: Luther College, 2016. Print.

Bullock, Richard H. The Little Seagull Handbook. 2nd ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2014. Print.

Graff, Gerald and Cathy Birkenstein. They Say/I Say. The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. 3rd ed. New York:  W.W. Norton, 2014. Print. 

Spring 2016 Syllabus

Enduring Question: What can we know and how can we know our understanding is reliable?

Thursday, February 4
• Opening Convocation: 9:40 AM, CFL Main Hall (Attendance Optional)

Friday, February 5
Daily Study Guide (Reader 12-15)
• Reader (16-17)
LECTURE:  “What Did Betrande Know and How Can We Tell?” (J. Wilkie, V206)
• Natalie Zemon Davis, The Return of Martin Guerre, Preface (vii-x), Introduction and Ch. 1 (1-18)

Monday, February 8
• Reader (17-18)
• The Return of Martin Guerre, Chs. 2-5 (19-50)

Wednesday, February 10
• Reader (18)
• The Return of Martin Guerre, Chs. 6-9 (51-93)

Friday, February 12
• Reader (18-19)
• The Return of Martin Guerre, Chs. 10-12 and Epilogue (94-125)
• Robert Finlay, “The Refashioning of Martin Guerre” (553-571). JSTOR.

Monday, February 15
Reader (19)
• Natalie Zemon Davis, “On the Lame” (572-603). JSTOR.
• Review and Common Quiz on The Return of Martin Guerre, “On the Lame” and “The Refashioning of Martin Guerre”

Wednesday, February 17
• Reader (20-22)
• The Research Project (Your instructor will provide a detailed syllabus for your section’s Research Project)

Friday, February 19
• Reader (22-23)
Research Project:  Consult your section syllabus
Response Paper due on Natalie Zemon Davis, The Return of Martin Guerre; Robert Finlay, “The Refashioning of Martin Guerre”; and Davis, “On the Lame.”

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, February 22/24/26
Research Project:  Consult your section syllabus

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, February 29/March 2/4
Research Project:  Consult your section syllabus

Monday/Wednesday, March 7/9
Research Project:  Consult your section syllabus

Friday, March 11
• Reader (24-25)
• LECTURE:  “Who Knows What Socrates Knows?” (S. Bailey; V206)
Plato, “The Allegory of the Cave,” The Republic (Reader 41-48)
First Version of Research Paper due

Monday, March 14
• Reader (25)
Review “The Allegory of the Cave” (Reader 41-48)

Wednesday, March 16
• Reader (25-26)
• Plato, “The Apology of Socrates,” Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo (21-39)

Friday, March 18
• Reader (26)
• “The Apology of Socrates” (39-44)
• Review and Common Quiz on Plato

Saturday, March 19-Monday, March 28
• Spring Break

Wednesday, March 30
• Reader (27-28)
• LECTURE:  “Galileo and the Telescope: Comprehending the Incomprehensible” (J. Wilkerson; V206)
Galilei, Galileo, Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger, Introduction (1-24)

Friday, April 1
• Reader (29)
• Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger (25-86)

Monday, April 4
• Reader (30)
• Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger, Conclusion (87-113)
• Review and Common Quiz on The Sidereal Messenger

Wednesday, April 6
• Reader (30-34)
• LECTURE:  “Narrative and Truth in Kurosawa’s Rashōmon” (B. Caton and T. Johnson; V206)
• Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, “In a Grove” and “Rashōmon” (Reader 49-62)
• FILM: Rashōmon 6:30 PM and 9:00 PM, Valders 206

Friday, April 8
• Discussion of “In a Grove” and “Rashōmon.” Review questions

Monday, April 11
• Discussion of the film Rashōmon. Review questions

Wednesday, April 13
• Review and Common Quiz on Rashōmon

Friday, April 15
• Reader (34-36)
• LECTURE:  “Much Ado About Knowing” (L. Row-Heyveld; V206)
• Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing, Acts 1-2

Monday, April 18
Reader (36-37)
Much Ado about Nothing, Acts 1-3
• Review Friday’s questions

Wednesday, April 20
Reader (37)
Much Ado about Nothing, Act 4
• Review Much Ado about Nothing, Acts 1-3

Friday, April 22
Reader (37)
Much Ado about Nothing, Act 5
• Review Much Ado about Nothing, Acts 1-4

Monday, April 25
• Review and Common Quiz on Much Ado about Nothing

Wednesday, April 27
Reader (37-38)
• LECTURE:  “Chimamanda Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck: Making Sense of Crossing Cultural Borders” (N. Whitsitt; V206)
• Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Thing Around Your Neck (3-42)

Friday, April 29
Reader (38)
The Thing Around Your Neck (43-73)

Monday, May 2
Reader (39)
The Thing Around Your Neck (74-114)

Wednesday, May 4
Reader (39)
The Thing Around Your Neck (115-141)

Friday, May 6
• Celebrating Research: An All-College Symposium (Attendance Required)
• Final Essay due

Monday, May 9
Reader (39)
The Thing Around Your Neck (142-186)

Wednesday, May 11
Reader (39-40)
The Thing Around Your Neck (187-218)
• Review and Common Quiz on The Thing Around Your Neck

Friday, May 13
• Review for Final Exam

Monday, May 16
• Final Exam