Encounters Reading Assignments, 2009-10

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

Fall Semester

Unit One

W Sept. 2 Bhagavad Gita, 1-6
F Sept. 4 Bhagavad Gita, 7-12
M Sept 7 Bhagavad Gita, 13-18
W Sept. 9 Homer, The Odyssey, 1-4
F Sept. 11 The Odyssey, 5-8
M Sept. 14 The Odyssey, 9-12
W Sept. 16 The Odyssey, 13-16
F Sept. 18 The Odyssey, 17-20
M Sept. 21 The Odyssey, 21-24
W Sept. 23 Sappho, selected poems (e-reserve)
F Sept. 25 Sappho, selected poems
M Sept. 28 Chaplin, City Lights (screenings Saturday and Sunday)
W Sept. 30 City Lights
F Oct. 2 City Lights
M Oct. 5 Free day

Unit Two

W Oct. 7 Tanakh: Genesis, 1-11
F Oct. 9 Genesis, 12-22
M Oct. 12 Fall Break
W Oct. 14 Euripides, The Bacchae, entire
F Oct. 16 Euripides, The Bacchae
M Oct. 19 The Gospel According to Luke, 1-9:50
W Oct. 21 Luke, 9:51-19:27
F Oct. 23 Luke, 19:28-24:53
M Oct. 26 Ibn Ishaq, the life of Muhammad (e-reserve) and The Qur'an, 1 (including other translations at www.altafsir.com) and 96. Also look at the Arabic text and listen to sura 1 (various reciters available) at www.quranexplorer.com.
W Oct. 28 Qur’an, 2
F Oct. 30 Qur’an, 3 and 18
M Nov. 2 Free day

Unit Three

W Nov. 4 Cicero, On Duties, I.1-120
F Nov. 6 On Duties, II
M Nov. 9 Machiavelli, The Prince, 1-11
W Nov. 11 The Prince, 12-20
F Nov. 13 The Prince, 21-26
M Nov. 16 Rousseau, Origins of Inequality, Dedication and Preface, pp. 1-18
W Nov. 18 Origins of Inequality, I
F Nov. 20 Origins of Inequality, II

Thanksgiving Break

Spring Semester

Unit Four

M Nov. 30 Marx, Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts, pp. 54-79
W Dec. 2 Marx, Theses on Feuerbach, pp. 98-101; Preface to a Contribution to Political Economy, pp. 209-13
F Dec. 4 Marx, Communist Manifesto
M Dec. 7 Gandhi, Message of The Gita (e-reserve); Selected Political Writings, I, pp. 29-37, 40-64, 79-91
W Dec. 9 Gandhi, Selected Political Writings, II; Martin Luther King, Letter from Birmingham Jail: http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/resources/article/annotated_letter_from_birmingham/
F Dec. 11 Free day
M Dec. 14, 2-4 P.M. Final Exam
W Jan. 20 Plato, The Symposium, pp. 1-39
F Jan. 22 Symposium, pp. 40-60
M Jan. 25 Symposium, pp. 61-77
W Jan. 27 Augustine, Confessions, 1-3
F Jan. 29 Confessions, 4-6
M Feb. 1 Confessions, 7
W Feb. 3 Confessions, 8-9
F Feb. 5 Confessions, 10
M Feb 8 Shakespeare, Othello, I
W Feb. 10 Othello, II-III
F Feb. 12 Othello, IV
M Feb. 15 President’s Day
W Feb. 17 Othello, V
F Feb. 19 Galileo, Letter to Grand Duchess Christina: http://www.disf.org/en/documentation/03-Galileo_Cristina.asp
M Feb. 22 Descartes, Discourse on the Method, 1-2
W Feb. 24 Discourse on the Method, 3-4
F Feb. 26 Discourse on the method, 5-6
M Mar. 1 Kurosawa, Rashomon (1951)
W Mar. 3 Rashomon
F Mar. 5 Rashomon
M Mar. 8, Frayn, Copenhagen, I
W Mar. 10 Copenhagen, II
F Mar. 12 Free day

Spring Break

Unit Five

M Mar. 29 Euripides, Medea, entire
W Mar. 31 Medea
F Apr. 2, Tanakh, Exodus, 1-15
M Apr. 5 Exodus, 16-24, 32-34
W Apr. 7 The Broken Spears, cc. 1-5
F Apr. 9 Broken Spears, 6-10
M Apr. 12 Broken Spears, 11-15
W Apr. 14, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, “Loa” to El Divino Narcisso, pp. 195-239
F Apr. 16, Sor Juana, “Response to the Most Illustrious Poetess Sor Filotea”, pp. 1-75
M Apr. 19, Sor Juana, comparison
W Apr. 21 Voltaire, Candide, 1-13
F Apr. 23, Candide, 14-21
M Apr. 26 Candide, 22-30
W Apr. 28 Morrison, Beloved, I to end of carnival
F Apr. 30 Beloved, I to Beloved’s dress in the water
M May 3 Beloved, rest of I
W May 5 Beloved, II
F May 7 Beloved, III
M May 10 Free day
M May 17, 9-11 Final exam