Spring 2017

SPRING 2017 Texts

Students should purchase their own copies of the assigned readings not reprinted in the Paideia 112 Reader or linked through the KATIE Common Site.

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.

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 2017. Decorah, IA: Luther College, 2017. Print.

 

Spring 2017 SYLLABUS

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

Wednesday, February 1
Daily Study Guide (Reader 12-15)
• Reader (16-17)
LECTURE: “What Did Bertrande Know and How Can We Tell?” (J. Wilkie; Valders 206)
• Natalie Zemon Davis, The Return of Martin Guerre, Preface (vii-x), Introduction and Ch. 1 (1-18)

Thursday, February 2
• Opening Convocation: 9:40 am, CFL Main Hall (Attendance Optional)

Friday, February 3
• Reader (17-18)
• The Return of Martin Guerre, Chs. 2-5 (19-50)

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

Wednesday, February 8
• 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

Friday, February 10
• 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”

Monday, February 13
• Reader (20-22)
• The Research Project (Your instructor will provide a detailed syllabus for your section’s Research Project)

Wednesday, February 15
• Reader (22-23)
The 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”

Friday, February 17
Research Project: Consult your section syllabus

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, February 20/22/24
Research Project: Consult your section syllabus

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, February 27/March 1/3
Research Project: Consult your section syllabus

Monday/Wednesday, March 6/8
Research Project: Consult your section syllabus

Friday, March 10
• Reader (24-25)
• LECTURE: “Who Knows What Socrates Knows?” (S. Bailey, Valders 206)
Plato, “The Allegory of the Cave,” The Republic (Reader 40-47)
First Version of Research Paper due

Monday, March 13
• Reader (25)
Review “The Allegory of the Cave” (Reader 40-47)

Wednesday, March 15
• Reader (25-26)
• Plato, “The Apology of Socrates,” Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo (21-39)

Friday, March 17
• Reader (26)
• “The Apology of Socrates” (39-44)
 Review and Common Quiz on Plato

Saturday, March 18-Sunday, March 26
• Spring Break

Monday, March 27
• Reader (27-29)
• LECTURE: “Divine Revelation as Reliable Knowledge: Martin Luther and the Bible”
(R. Christman, Valders 206)
Martin Luther, “Address to the German Nobility” (Reader 48-53)

Wednesday, March 29
• Reader (27-29)
• Review “Address to the German Nobility” (Reader 48-53)

Friday, March 31
• Reader (29)
Martin Luther, “To the Councilmen of All Cities in Germany that They Establish and Maintain Christian Schools” (Reader 54-69)

Monday, April 3
• Review and Common Quiz on Luther

Wednesday, April 5
• Reader (30-34)
• LECTURE: “Narrative and Truth in Kurosawa’s Rashōmon” (T. Johnson, Valders 206)
• Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, “In a Grove” and “Rashōmon” (Reader 70-83)
• FILM: Rashōmon 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm, Valders 206

Friday, April 7
• Discussion of “In a Grove” and “Rashōmon”
• Review questions

Monday, April 10
• Discussion of the film Rashōmon
• Review questions

Wednesday, April 12
• Review and Common Quiz on Rashōmon

Friday, April 14 – Monday, April 17
Easter Vacation

Wednesday, April 19
• Reader (34-36)
• LECTURE: “Much Ado About Knowing” (L. Row-Heyveld, Valders 206)
• Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing, Acts 1-2

Friday, April 21
• Reader (36)
Much Ado about Nothing, Acts 1-3
• Review Wednesday’s questions

Monday, April 24
• Reader (36)
Much Ado about Nothing, Act 4
• Review Much Ado about Nothing, Acts 1-3

Wednesday, April 26
• Reader (36-37)
Much Ado about Nothing, Act 5
• Review Much Ado about Nothing, Acts 1-4

Friday, April 28
• Review and Common Quiz on Much Ado about Nothing

Monday, May 1
• Reader (37-38)
• LECTURE: “Chimamanda Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck: Making Sense of Crossing Cultural Borders” (N. Whitsitt, Valders 206)
• Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Thing Around Your Neck (3-56)

Wednesday, May 3
• Reader (38)
The Thing Around Your Neck (57-114)

Friday, May 5
• Celebrating Research: An All-College Symposium (Attendance Required)
Final Essay due

Monday, May 8
• Reader (38-39)
The Thing Around Your Neck (115-166)

Wednesday, May 10
• Reader (39)
The Thing Around Your Neck (167-218)

Friday, May 12
• Review and Common Quiz on The Thing Around Your Neck
• Review for Final Exam

Monday, May 15
• Final Exam