Fall 2010


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  One is available for purchase in the Luther Bookstore.

Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart. New York: Anchor Books, 1994.

Euripides. Medea. Tr. Rex Warner. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1993.

Faldet, David. S. Oneota Flow. The Upper Iowa River & Its People. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 2009.

Graff, Gerald and Cathy Birkenstein. They Say/I Say. The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. 2nd edition. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010.

King, Jr., Martin Luther. A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. Ed. James Melvin Washington. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986. “Letter from Birmingham City Jail,” 289-302.  Paideia I Reader 97-110.

King, Jr., Martin Luther. Nobel Lectures, Peace 1951-1970. Ed. Frederick W. Haberman. Amsterdam: Elsevier Publishing Company, 1972. “The Quest for Peace and Justice,” 333-346. Paideia I Reader 111-124.

Luther, Martin. On Christian Liberty. Trans. W. A. Lambert. Rev. by Harold J. Grimm. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2003.

Menon, Ritu and Kamla Bhasin. Borders and Boundaries: Women in India’s Partition. New Dehli: Kali for Women, 1998. “Honourably Dead: Permissible Violence Against Women,” 32-64. Paideia I Reader 125-157.

More, Thomas. Utopia. Tr. Clarence H. Miller. New Haven: Yale UP, 2001.

Paideia I Reader: Fall 2010. Jacqueline Wilkie. Decorah, IA: Luther College, 2010.

Pritam, Amrita. Pinjar: Skeleton and other stories. New Dehli: Tara Press, 2009.

Scott, Bede. Interventions Vol. 11(1). Abingdon, UK: Taylor & Francis: 2009. “Partitioning Bodies: Literature, Abduction and the State,” 35-49. Paideia I Reader 158-172.

Turabian, Kate L. Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers, 4th edition. Revised by Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, and the University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff. Chicago: University of Chicago Pres

Theme:  Connections and Commitments

Sunday, August 29
• Reader
• Oneota Flow Orientation Walking Tour
David Faldet Q & A Session (7:30 p.m., CFL Main Hall)

Monday, August 30 (Week I)
• Reader (26-28)
David Faldet, Oneota Flow

Wednesday, September 1
• Reader (28-30)
• Oneota Flow
• They Say/I Say
, 141-144 (“Entering Class Discussions”)

Thursday, September 2
• Reader (30)
Opening Convocation: David Faldet (9:40 a.m., Center for Faith and Life)

Friday, September 3
• Reader (31)
• Oneota Flow
“Writing in Paideia: Getting Started” (Reader 32-41)
• They Say/I Say, 145-155 (“Reading for the Conversation”)

Monday, September 6 (Week II)
• Reader (41)
Reading Response due on Oneota Flow
Review and Common Quiz on Oneota Flow

Wednesday, September 8
• Lecture: “Broken Oaths in Medea: Vengeful Justice or Just Revenge?” (Gilbertson; V206)
• Reader (41-45)
Euripides, Medea (1-47)

Friday, September 10
Reader (46)
• Reread Medea

Monday, September 13 (Week III)
• Reader (46-47)
• Review Medea

Wednesday, September 15
• Reader (47-48)
Review and Common Quiz on Medea

Friday, September 17
• Reader (48-54)
• They Say/I Say, “Introduction” (1-15) and “They Say” (19-29)
Writing Workshop on Paper One

Monday, September 20 (Week IV)
Lecture:  “Competition and Connections in Igbo Land”
(Mtisi; V206)
• Reader (54-57)
• Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart, Chs. 1-3 (1-25)

Wednesday, September 22
• Reader (57-58)
• Things Fall Apart, Chs. 4-8 (26-74)

Friday, September 24
Reader (58-59)
• Things Fall Apart, Chs. 9-13 (75-125)
• Paper One due

Monday, September 27  (Week V)
Reader (59)
Things Fall Apart, Chs. 14-19 (127-167)

Wednesday, September 29
• Reader (60)
Things Fall Apart, Chs. 20-25 (169-209)
• Review and Common Quiz on Things Fall Apart

Friday, October 1
Lecture: “Martin Luther and Martin Luther King, Jr.: Connecting God and Our Worldly Commitments” (Klammer; V206)
Reader (60-66)
• Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from Birmingham City Jail” (Reader 97-110)

Monday, October 4 (Week VI)
• Reader (60-66)
• “Letter from Birmingham City Jail” (Reader 97-110)
They Say/I Say, 30-41 (“The Art of Summarizing”)

Wednesday, October 6
• Reader (66-67)
• Martin Luther King, Jr., “The Quest for Peace and Justice”
(Reader 111-124)
They Say/I Say, 42-51 (“The Art of Quoting”)

Friday, October 8
• Reader (67-69)
Writing Workshop on Paper Two
• They Say/I Say, 55-77

Monday, October 11 (Week VII)
• Reader (70-73)
• Martin Luther, On Christian Liberty, 1-36

Wednesday, October 13
Reader (73-74)
On Christian Liberty, 37-74

Friday, October 15
• Review On Christian Liberty
• Midterm Review, Common Quiz on Luther and King
Paper Two due

Saturday, October 16—Wednesday, October 20
• Fall Break

Friday, October 22
Midterm Exam

Monday, October 25 (Week VIII)
• Open Unit (Your instructor will provide a detailed syllabus for your section’s open unit)

Wednesday, October 27
• Open Unit: Consult your section syllabus

Friday, October 29
• Open Unit: Consult your section syllabus

Monday, November 1 (Week IX)
• Open Unit: Consult your section syllabus

Wednesday, November 3
• Open Unit: Consult your section syllabus

Friday, November 5
• Open Unit: Consult your section syllabus

Monday, November 8 (Week X)
Reader (75)
• Writing Workshop on Paper Three
They Say/I Say 78-101; 105-120

Wednesday, November 10
• Lecture: “Nation and Narration: Connections and Commitments in Amrita Pritam’s Pinjar” (Caton; V206)
Reader  (75-84)
• Amrita Pritam, Pinjar (The Skeleton), 1-125

Friday, November 12
The Skeleton, reviewbefore class
• Paper Three due

Monday, November 15 (Week XI)
• Reader (84-86)
Ritu Menon and Kamla Bhasin, “Honourably Dead: Permissible Violence Against Women” (Reader 125-157)

Wednesday, November 17
• Reader (86-88)
• Bede Scott, “Partitioning Bodies: Literature, Abduction and the State” (Reader 158-172)

Friday, November 19
• Reader (88)
• Review and Common Quiz on The Skeleton and The Partition.

Monday, November 22 (Week XII)
• Reader (88-89)
• Writing Workshop on Paper Four
They Say/I Say, 121-138

Wednesday, November 24—Sunday, November 28
Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 29 (Week XIII)
Lecture: “Prison or Paradise:  Committed to Utopia” (Narveson; V206)
Reader (90-94)
Thomas More, Utopia (Introduction, vii-xxiii, 1-35)

Wednesday, December 1
• Reader (94)
• Utopia (35-51)
Paper Four due

Friday, December 3
• Reader (95)
Utopia (51-95)

Monday, December 6  (Week XIV)
• Reader (95-96)
Utopia (95-end)

Wednesday, December 8
• Review and Common Quiz on Utopia

Friday, December 10
• Semester Review

Exam Week, December 13 thru December 16
• Reader (96)
• Final Exam
• Writing Portfolio with self-assessment due