Fall 2018 Syllabus and Reading List

FALL 2018 BOOK LIST

Fugard, Athol. “Master Harold” … and the Boys. Vintage, 2009.

Homer, The Odyssey. Tr. Emily Wilson. Norton, 2018.

Jacobs, Harriet. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Penguin, 2000.

Paideia 111 Reader: Fall 2018. Edited by Rebecca Sullivan, Luther College, 2018.

Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein: or The Modern Prometheus: The 1818 Text. Oxford UP, 1998.

 

Writing Handbooks

Bullock, Richard H., et. al. Little Seagull Handbook. 3rd ed., W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.

Graff, Gerald and Cathy Birkenstein. They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. 4th ed., W.W. Norton & Company, 2018.

 

Fall 2018 Syllabus

Enduring Question: What connects and divides us?

Monday, August 27

  • Reader (13-21)
  • Introduction to the semester and Summer Reading Guide
  • Homer. The Odyssey. Translated by Emily Wilson

Wednesday, August 29

  • Reader (17-21)
  • Homer. The Odyssey. Translated by Emily Wilson
  • They Say/I Say, 162-165 (“Entering Class Discussions”)

Thursday, August 30

  • Opening Convocation: Emily Wilson (9:40 a.m., Center for Faith and Life)

Friday, August 31

  • Reader (17-21)
  • The Odyssey
  • “Writing in Paideia: Getting Started” (Reader 22-28)
  • They Say/I Say, 30-42 (“The Art of Summarizing”)

Monday, September 3

  • Reader (17-21)
  • Review The Odyssey
  • They Say/I Say, 43-52 (“The Art of Quoting”)

Wednesday, September 5

  • Reader (17-21)
  • Review The Odyssey
  • Reading Response on The Odyssey Due

Friday, September 7

  • Reader (29-30)
  • LECTURE: “Spaces, Contradictions, Loves” (A. Hageman; Valders 206)
  • Hao Jingfang, Tr. Ken Liu. “Folding Beijing” (Reader 100-121)

Monday, September 10

  • Reader (30-31)
  • Read “Folding Beijing” a second time in preparation for discussion

Wednesday, September 12

  • Reader (31)
  • Review and Common Quiz on “Folding Beijing”
  • Little Seagull, 107-118 (“Integrating Sources, Avoiding Plagiarism”)

Friday, September 14

  • Writing Workshop on Paper One
    (Your instructor will give you a specific assignment one week in advance of this class.  Be certain you consult it and come to class prepared to fully participate in the writing workshop.)
  • Little Seagull, 43-48 (“Arguments”)

Monday, September 17

  • Open Unit (Your instructor will provide a detailed syllabus for your section’s open unit.)

Wednesday, September 19

  • Open Unit
  • Paper One Due

Friday, September 21

  • Open Unit

Monday, September 24

  • Open Unit

Wednesday, September 26

  • Open Unit

Friday, September 28

  • Writing Workshop on Paper Two
    (Your instructor will give you a specific assignment one week in advance of this class.  Be certain you consult it and come to class prepared to fully participate in the writing workshop.)
  • Little Seagull 17-19 (“Developing Paragraphs”) and 25-29 (“Making Paragraphs Flow”)
  • They Say/I Say 101-116 (“Connecting the Parts”)

Monday, October 1

  • Reader (33-35)
  • LECTURE:  “Friend or Foe? ‘Master Harold’ … and the boys”  (M. Klammer; Valders 206)
  • Fugard, Athol. “Master Harold” … and the Boys (3-60)

Wednesday, October 3

  • Reader (36)
  • Read “Master Harold” … and the Boys a second time in preparation for discussion

Friday, October 5

  • Review and Common Quiz on “Master Harold” … and the Boys
  • Paper Two Due

Monday, October 8

  • Review for Midterm

Wednesday, October 10

  • Midterm Exam

Friday, October 12 - Tuesday, October 16

  • Fall Break

Wednesday, October 17

  • Reader (37-40)
  • LECTURE: “Human Connections?: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” (A. Weldon; Valders 206)
  • Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein, Preface (3-4), Vol. I - Letters I-IV and Chs. I-V (5-51)

Friday, October 19

  • Reader (40-41)
  • Frankenstein, Vol. I - Chs. VI-VII (51-68), Vol. II - Chs. I-VII (69-110)
  • Aquila Theatre Production of Frankenstein (7:30 p.m.; Center for Faith and Life)
    (Attendance Required)

Monday, October 22

  • Reader (41)
  • Frankenstein, Vol. II - Chs. VIII-IX (110-123), Vol. III - Chs. I-III (124-146)

Wednesday, October 24

  • Reader (41-42)
  • Frankenstein, Vol. III - Chs. IV-VII (146-191)

Friday, October 26

  • Review and Common Quiz on Frankenstein
  • Reading Response on Frankenstein Due

Monday, October 29

  • Reader (43-45)
  • LECTURE: “The Ties that Bind and Divide: Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
    (J. Wilkie; Valders 206)
  • Jacobs, Harriet. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Front Matter (xxxv-xxxvi) and (1-6) and
    Chs. I-IX (7-58)

Wednesday, October 31

  • Reader (45-46)
  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Chs. X-XIX (59-122)

Friday, November 2

  • Reader (46)
  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Chs. XX-XXX (123-178)

Monday, November 5

  • Reader (46)
  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Chs. XXXI-XLI (179-225) and Appendix (226-228)
  • Review and Common Quiz on Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Wednesday, November 7

  • Writing Instruction on Revision
  • Little Seagull, 13-16 (“Revising; Editing and Proofreading”)
  • Paper Three Due

Friday, November 9

  • Reader (47-50)
  • LECTURE: “Charles Darwin: Exploring Our Connections to Each Other and the Natural World”
    (T. Pedlar; Valders 206)
  • Darwin, Charles. “Excerpts from Introduction and Chapters I and III,” On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
    (Reader 60-67)

Monday, November 12

  • Reader (50)
  • Darwin, Charles. Excerpts from Chs. IV, VI, XIV,” Origin of Species… (Reader 67-83)

Wednesday, November 14

  • Reader (50-51)
  • Darwin, Charles. “Excerpts from Vol. 1, Introduction, Chs. V and VII, and Vol. 2, Ch. XXI,” The Descent of Man (Reader 84-99)

Friday, November 16

  • Review and Common Quiz on Darwin

Monday, November 19

  • Reader (52-54)
  • LECTURE: “Michelangelo: Giving Body to the Human and Divine” (K. Elliott; Valders 206)
  • Buonarroti, Michelangelo. Sistine Chapel Fresco Paintings: Creation of Adam, Creation of Eve, Temptation and Expulsion (Reader 131-133)
  • Wednesday, November 21 - Sunday, November 25
  • Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 26

  • Reader (54-55)
  • Review Sistine Chapel Fresco Paintings
  • Genesis 1-3, and 6 (Reader 127-130)

Wednesday, November 28

  • Review Sistine Chapel Fresco Paintings
  • Paper Four Due

Friday, November 30

  • Reader (56-58)
  • LECTURE: “Collaborating Animals and Quarreling Humans: Ojibwe Identity Stories” 
    (D. Faldet; V206)
  • Anishinaabe-Ojibwe Creation Myths: “Turtle Island” and “Ladder to the Sky” (Reader 122-126)
  • The Ojibway Creation Story: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etn92Ms8plo>

Monday, December 3

  • Review “Turtle Island” and “Ladder to the Sky”

Wednesday, December 5

  • Review and Common Quiz on the Fresco Paintings and Ojibwe Stories
  • Self-Assessment Due

Friday, December 7

  • Final Exam Review

Monday, December 10 – Thursday, December 13

  • Final Exam Week