2011-2012

Unless otherwise noted, the selections are indicated by section, chapter, part, act, sura, or book, NOT pages.

Fall 2011

Unit I Journeys

W Aug. 31 Homer, Odyssey, 1-4.
F Sep. 2 Odyssey, 5-8.
M Sep. 5 Odyssey, 9-12.
W Sep. 7 Odyssey, 13-16.
F Sep. 9 Odyssey, 17-20.
M Sep. 12 Odyssey, 21-24.
W Sep. 14 Bhagavad-Gita, 1-2
F Sep. 16 Bhagavad-Gita, 3-6.
M Sep. 19 Bhagavad-Gita, 7-12.
W Sep. 21 Bhagavad-Gita, 13-18
F Sep. 23 Spiegelman, Maus, I.1-3
M Sep. 26 Maus, I.4-6
W Sep. 28 Maus, II, 1-2
F Sept. 30 Maus, II, 3-5.
M Oct. 3 Instructor's choice

Unit 2 Encounters with Divinity

W Oct. 5 Tanakh, Genesis, 1-11.
F Oct. 7 Genesis, 12-22.
M Oct. 10 Fall Break
W Oct. 12 Tanakh, Exodus, 1-15.
F Oct. 14 Exodus, 16-24, 32-34.
M Oct. 17 Euripides, The Bacchae, entire.
W Oct. 19 The Bacchae.
F Oct. 21 Bible, The Gospel According to Luke, 1-9:50.
M Oct. 23 Luke, 9:51-19:27.
W Oct. 25 Luke, 19:28-24:53.
F Oct. 28 Ibn Ishaq, Life of Muhammad (e-reserve); Qur’an 1, 96:1-4, 112, 113, 114, 2:255, and 24:35.
M Oct. 31 Qur’an, 11, 14, 29, 37, and 54.
W Nov. 2 Qur’an, 2:29-39, 2:117; 4:1; 7:10-36, 7:54, 7:189; 10:4; 20:116-123; 21:16-17; 23:12-14; 27:64; 29:19-20; 32:4; 35 (all); 36:82; 50:38; 51:47-49; 57:4-6; 79:27-33.
F Nov. 4 Qur’an, 2, esp. 149-286.
M Nov. 7 Instructor's choice

Unit 3 Social and Political Encounters

Thanksgiving Break

W Nov. 9 Seneca, Selected Letters, 8, 9, 16, 18, 48, 84, and 90.
F Nov. 11 Seneca, “On the Private Life” (e-reserve)
M Nov. 14 Marx, Selected Writings, pp. 54-79.
W Nov. 16 Marx, pp. 98-101, 209-13.
F Nov. 18 Marx, pp. 157-76, 185-86.
M Nov. 28 Gandhi, Message of the Gita, (e-reserve); Selected Political Writings, pp. 35-37, 41-42, 44-45, 51-57, 69-71, and 75-79
W Nov. 30 Gandhi, pp. 98-100, 103-07, 121-22, 135-37, and 148-50
F Dec. 2 Pontecorvo, Battle of Algiers.
M Dec 5 Battle of Algiers
W Dec. 7 King, Letter from Birmingham Jail.
F Dec. 9 Instructor's choice

Spring 2012

Unit 4 Truth and Doubt

W Jan. 18 Plato, The Symposium, pp. 1-39.
F Jan. 20 Symposium, pp. 40-60.
M Jan. 23 Symposium, pp. 61-77.
W Jan. 25 Augustine, Confessions, 1-3.
F Jan. 27 Confessions, 4-6.
M Jan. 30 Confessions, 7.
W Feb. 1 Confessions, 8-9.
F Feb. 3 Confessions, 10.
M Feb 6 Shakespeare, Othello, I.
W Feb. 8 Othello, II-III.
F Feb. 10 Othello, IV.
M Feb. 13 Othello, V.
W Feb. 15 Galileo, “Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina.”
F Feb. 17 Instructor's choice
M Feb. 20 President’s Day
W Feb. 22 Descartes, Discourse on the Method, 1-3.
F Feb. 24 Discourse, 4.
M Feb. 27 Discourse, 5-6.
W Feb. 29 Kurosawa, Rashomon.
F Mar. 2 Rashomon.
M Mar. 5 Rashomon.
W Mar. 7 Frayn, Copenhagen, I.
F Mar. 9 Copenhagen, II.

Spring Break

Unit 5 Identity and Difference

M Mar. 26 Euripides, Trojan Women, entire
W Mar. 28 Trojan Women.
F Mar. 30 Bible, Paul, Romans 1-8.
M Apr. 2 Romans, 9-end.
W Apr. 4 Broken Spears, 1-5.
F Apr. 6 Broken Spears, 6-10.
M Apr. 9 Broken Spears, 11-15.
W Apr. 11 Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Poems, Protest, and a Dream, “Loa” to “The Divine Narcissus”, pp. 195-239.
F Apr. 13 Sor Juana, “Response to the Most Illustrious Poetess Sor Filotea,” pp. 1-75.
M Apr. 16 Instructor's choice
W Apr. 18 Conrad, Heart of Darkness, Part I
F Apr. 20 Heart of Darkness, Part II
M Apr. 23 Heart of Darkness, Part III
W Apr. 25 Morrison, Beloved, I to end of carnival
F Apr. 27 Beloved, I to Beloved’s dress in the water
M Apr. 30 Beloved, rest of I.
W May 2 Beloved, II.
F May 4 Beloved, IIII.
M May 7 Instructor's choice