Fall 2019

Fall 2019 Readings and Syllabus

Book List
Cantú, Francisco. The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border. Riverhead Books, 2018.
Fugard, Athol. “Master Harold” … and the boys. Vintage, 2009.
Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. Harper Perennial, 2013.
Paideia 111 Reader: Fall 2019. Edited by Kathryn Reed. Luther College, 2019.
Silberman, Steve.  Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity. Penguin Random House,  2016.

Writing Handbooks
Bullock, Richard H., et. al. The 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.

Readings
Hao Jingfang. “Folding Beijing,” Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation. Tr. and Ed. by Ken Liu. Used by permission of Hao Jingfang and Ken Liu. Paideia 111 (Reader 48-69).

Owen, David. “The Psychology of Space: Can a Norwegian Firm Solve the Problems of Times Square?” The New Yorker, January 13, 2013. Reprinted with permission of the author. Paideia 111 (Reader 70-78).

Paletta, Anthony. “Snøhetta Makes the Daily Lunch Break the Central Focus of Its Workplace.” Metropolis Magazine, November 10, 2015. Reprinted with permission of Metropolis Magazine. Paideia 111 (Reader 79-82).

Fall 2019 Syllabus

Enduring Question: What connects and divides us?

Monday, September 2
Reader (13-20)
Cantú, Francisco. The Line Becomes a River
“Introduction to the Semester” and “Summer Reading Guide” (Reader 13-17)

Wednesday, September 4
Reader (16, 20)
The Line Becomes a River Review Prologue and Part I (3-77)
They Say/I Say 162-165 (“Entering Class Discussions”)

Thursday, September 5
Opening Convocation: Francisco Cantú (9:40 a.m., Center for Faith and Life)

Friday, September 6
Reader (16-17, 20)
The Line Becomes a River Review Part II (81-160)
“Writing in Paideia: Getting Started” (Reader 21-26)

Monday, September 9
Reader (17, 20)
The Line Becomes a River Review Part III and Epilogue (163-247)
They Say/I Say, 43-52 (“The Art of Quoting”)

Wednesday, September 11
Reader (20)
LECTURE: “Perspectives on Paideia” (Bailey, Row-Heyveld, Whitsitt; Valders 206)
Reading Response on The Line Becomes a River Due

Friday, September 13
Reader (27-28)
Hao Jingfang, Tr. Ken Liu. “Folding Beijing” (Reader 48-69)

Monday, September 16
Reader (28-29)
Read “Folding Beijing” a second time in preparation for discussion

Wednesday, September 18
Reader (29)
Review and Common Quiz on “Folding Beijing”

Friday, September 20
Writing Instruction Day
Little Seagull, 9-16 and 107-118 (“Writing Processes” and “Integrating Sources, Avoiding Plagiarism”)

Monday, September 23
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”)

Wednesday, September 25
Open Unit (Your instructor will provide a detailed syllabus for your section’s open unit.)

Friday, September 27
Open Unit
Paper One Due

Monday, September 30
Open Unit

Wednesday, October 2
Open Unit

Friday, October 4
Open Unit

Monday, October 7
Open Unit

Wednesday, October 9
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, 17-25 (“Developing Paragraphs”)

Friday, October 11
Reader (31-33)
LECTURE: “Friend or Foe? ‘Master Harold’ … and the boys” (M. Klammer; Valders 206)
Fugard, Athol. “Master Harold” … and the boys (3-60)

Monday, October 14
Reader (34)
Read “Master Harold” … and the boys a second time in preparation for discussion
Paper Two Due

Wednesday, October 16
Reader (34)
Review “Master Harold” … and the boys

Friday, October 18
Review and Common Quiz on “Master Harold” … and the boys
Monday, October 21 – Wednesday, October 23
Fall Break

Friday, October 25
Review for Midterm Exam

Monday, October 28
Midterm Exam

Wednesday, October 30
Reader (35)
LECTURE: “Crossing Borders in Their Eyes Were Watching God” (L. Kildegaard; Valders 206)
Hurston, Zora Neale. Their Eyes Were Watching God. Forward (ix-xviii), Chs. 1-4 (1-33)

Friday, November 1
Reader (35)
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Chs. 5-9 (34-93)

Monday, November 4
Reader (36)
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Chs. 10-15 (94-138)

Wednesday, November 6
Reader (36)
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Chs. 16-20 (139-193)

Friday, November 8
Review and Common Quiz on Their Eyes Were Watching God

Sunday, November 10
The Luther College Jazz Orchestra will perform Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at 4:00 in the CFL.  You are required to attend in preparation for Wednesday’s lecture.

Monday, November 11
Writing Workshop on Paper Three  (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.)
They Say/I Say, 101-116 (“Connecting the Parts”)

Wednesday, November 13
Reader (38-40)
LECTURE: “Music as Connector and Divider: George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue" (K. Reed; Valders 206)
Gershwin, George. Rhapsody in Blue (you will have attended the live performance on Sunday the 10th at 4:00 p.m.)
Paper Three Due

Friday, November 15
Reader (41)
Review Rhapsody in Blue

Monday, November 18
Reader (41-42)
Oja, Carol. “Gershwin and American Modernists of the 1920s.” JSTOR
Review and Common Quiz on Rhapsody in Blue

Wednesday, November 20
Reader (43-44)
LECTURE: “Neuro-huh? Diverse-wha?: An Introduction to Neurodiversity” (S. Travers; Valders 206)
Silberman, Steve. Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.  “Introduction: Beyond the Geek Syndrome” (1-17)

Friday, November 22
Reader (44)
Neurotribes Chapter 11, “In Autistic Space” 424-468; Chapter 12, “Building the Enterprise: Designs for a Neurodiverse World” (469-473); and Epilogue (474-477)

Monday, November 25
Reader (44)
Review and Common Quiz on Neurotribes

Wednesday, November 27 – Friday, November 29
Thanksgiving Break

Monday, December 2
Reader (45-46)
LECTURE: “Space Inhabiting People” (A. Hageman; Valders 206)
Snøhetta website: https://snohetta.com.

Wednesday, December 4
Reader (46)
Owen, David. “The Psychology of Space: Can a Norwegian Firm Solve the Problems of Times Square?” Article in The New Yorker (Reader 70)
Paper Four Due

Friday, December 6
Reader (47)
Paletta, Anthony. “Snøhetta Makes the Daily Lunch Break the Central Focus of Its Workplace.” Article in Metropolis Magazine (Reader 79)

Monday, December 9
Reader (47)
View Video: Design Indaba.“Learn to Approach Design with Empathy, says Co-founder of Snøhetta.” Lecture by Craig Dykers. March, 2017.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-4USfCirF8.
Review and Common Quiz on Snøhetta

Wednesday, December 11
Semester end discussion and course evaluations
Self-Assessment Due

Friday, December 13
Final Exam Review

Monday, December 16 – Thursday, December 19
Final Exam Week