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HUMAN EXPERIENCE

General Education

Fall 2013 Assignment Calendar


Week One

Sept. 2 - Fox Hall
9:30 am

LECTURE:  Liberal Arts - A Journey
Professor William Felice

Watch the Livestream of the lecture here

In preparation read:
Syllabus
       • An Overview of the Course: Human Experience, pp x - xii,

PDF on Moodle
       • Nussbaum, "Foreword," Alive at the Core
       • Hughes, "Let America Be America Again"


Sept. 4
9:30 am

DISCUSSION:

In preparation read:
Syllabus
       • Eastman, "No shortcuts to a true education," pp. 1 - 2
       • Eastman, "Online education no substitute for the real thing," pp. 3 - 4
       • Felice, "Happiness and compassion go hand in hand," pp. 5 - 6

PDF on Moodle:
       • Nussbaum, "Patriotism and Cosmopolitism"


Sept. 6
9:30 am

DISCUSSION:  Cronon, "Only Connect"
Havel, "The Need for Transcendence in the Postmodern World"

In preparation read:
Syllabus
       • Cronon, "Only Connect," pp. 7 - 12
       • Havel, "The Need for Transcendence in the Postmodern World," pp. 13          - 17

Week Two

Sept. 9
9:30 am

DISCUSSION:  Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers

In preparation read:
Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers
       • Entire Book


Sept. 11
9:30 am

DISCUSSION:  Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers

In preparation read:
Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers
       • Entire Book


Sept. 13 - Fox Hall
9:30 am

FACULTY PANEL:  Katherine Boo & the Integration of Knowledge
Asst. Prof. Yanira Angulo-Cano (Spanish);
Prof. David Bryant (Religious Studies);
Asst. Prof. Jonathan Chopan (Creative Writing);
Olivier Debure (Director, International Students);
Asst. Prof. Christina Petersen (Film Studies)

Week Three

Sept. 16
9:30 am

DISCUSSION:  The Ramayana

In preparation read:
The Ramayana
       • Introduction by R.K. Narayan, pp. xxiii - xxv
       • Prologue - Chapter 5, pp. 3 - 89


Sept. 18
9:30 am

DISCUSSION:  The Ramayana

In preparation read:
The Ramayana
      • Chapter 6 - Epilogue, pp. 90 - 157


Sept. 20 - Miller Auditorium*
9:30 am and 5:10 pm

LECTURE:  Art Bridging Time, Bridging Cultures
Professor Arthur Skinner & Colleagues

In preparation read:
      • On-line resources, additional readings and handouts to be announced

* Because Miller Auditorium only seats 410, one half of the sections will attend the lecture at 9:30 am and the other sections will attend at 5:10 pm. Check with your instructor for the time your section is scheduled to attend. If you are scheduled for the 5:10 pm lecture and cannot attend because of a college sanctioned conflict (e.g. class, practice), please discuss this with your instructor and plan to attend the 9:30 am lecture instead.

Week Four

Sept. 23
9:30 am

DISCUSSION:  Art

In preparation read:
      • On-line resources, additional readings and handouts to be announced


Sept. 25
9:30 am

SECTION DAY:  Attendance Required


Sept. 27 - Fox Hall
9:30 am

LECTURE:  What is Justice?
Professor Davina Lopez

In preparation read:
The Harper Collins Study Bible
      • Genesis, Chapters 1 – 25

Week Five

Sept. 30
9:30 am

DISCUSSION:  Genesis

In preparation read:
The Harper Collins Study Bible
         • Genesis, Chapters 26-50


Oct. 2
9:30 am

DISCUSSION:  Mencius

In preparation read:
Mencius
       • Introduction, pp. vii - xix (end of paragraph one)
       • Book I, Part A, pp. 3 - 14
       • Book II, Part A, pp. 29 - 40
       • Book III, Part A, pp. 52 - 63


Oct. 4
9:30 am

DISCUSSION:  Mencius

In preparation read:
Mencius
       • Book IV, Part A, pp. 76 - 87
       • Book VI, Part A, pp. 122 - 132
       • Book VII, Part A, pp. 145 - 156

Week Six

Oct. 7
9:30 am

DISCUSSION:  Euripides, Iphigenia at Aulis

In preparation read:
Euripides,Ten Plays
       • Iphigenia at Aulis, pp. 217 - 244 (end at subheading "Third Choral                   Ode")


Oct. 9
9:30 am

DISCUSSION: Euripides, Iphigenia at Aulis

In preparation read:
Euripides, Ten Plays
       • Iphigenia at Aulis, pp. 244 - 275


Oct. 11
9:30 am

SECTION DAY: Attendance Required

Week Seven

Oct. 14
9:30 am

DISCUSSION:  Islam: The Five Pillars of Faith

In preparation read:
PDF on Moodle:
      • Qur'an, Surah 37
      • Hadith of Gabriel


Oct. 16
9:30 am

DISCUSSION: Aristide, Eyes of the Heart

In preparation read:
Aristide, Eyes of the Heart
      • Entire Book


Oct. 18 - Miller Auditorium*
9:30 am and 5:30 pm

LECTURE:  The Power of Imagery
Professor Arthur Skinner

In preparation read:
      • On-line resources, additional readings and handouts to be announced

* Because Miller Auditorium only seats 410, one half of the sections will attend the lecture at 9:30 am and the other sections will attend at 5:10 pm. Check with your instructor for the time your section is scheduled to attend. If you are scheduled for the 5:10 pm lecture and cannot attend because of a college sanctioned conflict (e.g. class, practice), please discuss this with your instructor and plan to attend the 9:30 am lecture instead.

Week Eight

Oct. 21
9:30 am

DISCUSSION: Art

In preparation read:
      • On-line resources, additional readings and handouts to be announced


* Because Miller Auditorium only seats 410, one half of the sections will attend the lecture at 9:30 am and the other sections will attend at 5:10 pm.  Check with your instructor for the time your section is scheduled to attend.  If you are scheduled for the 5:10 pm lecture and can not attend because of a college sanctioned conflict (e.g. class, practice), please discuss this with your instructor and plan to attend the 9:30 am lecture instead.


Oct. 23 - Fox Hall
9:30 am

LECTURE:  Katherine Boo
Katherine Boo discusses her book Behind the Beautiful Forevers


Oct. 25
9:30 am

DISCUSSION: Plato, The Republic

In preparation read:
Plato, The Republic
      • Book 1, pp. 25 - 52
      • Book 2, pp. 53 - 81

Week Nine

Oct. 28:  FALL BREAK - NO CLASS


Oct. 30 - Fox Hall
9:30 am

LECTURE:  What is Power?
Professor Heather Vincent

In preparation read:
Plato, The Republic
      • Book 4, pp. 116 - 139
      • Book 5, pp. 140 - 153 (stop with "Very Good")
      • Figure and Translator's Notes, pp. 204 - 208


Nov. 1
9:30 am

DISCUSSION: Plato, The Republic

In preparation read:
Plato,The Republic
      • Book 7, pp. 209 - 234
      • Book 10, pp. 285 - 311

Week Ten

Nov. 4
9:30 am

DISCUSSION: Brecht, Life of Galileo

In preparation read:
Brecht, Life of Galileo
      • Scenes 1 - 8, pp. 5 - 65


Nov. 6
9:30 am

DISCUSSION: Brecht, Life of Galileo

In preparation read:
Brecht, Life of Galileo
      • Scenes 9 - 15, pp. 66 - 109


Nov. 8 - Fox Hall
9:30 am

LECTURE: What is Freedom?
Professor Anthony Brunello

In preparation read:
Syllabus
       •  Marx, Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844, "Estranged                  Labor", pp. 18 - 27

Week Eleven

Nov. 11
9:30 am

DISCUSSION: Marx and Skinner

In preparation read:
Syllabus
      • Skinner, "What is Wrong with Daily LIfe in the Western World," pp. 28                - 38


Nov. 13
9:30 am

DISCUSSION: Freud

In preparation read:
PDF on Moodle:
      • Freud,Civilization and its Discontents, Chapter 5, pp. 64 - 74


Nov. 15
9:30 am

DISCUSSION:  Seneca Falls

In preparation read:
Syllabus
      • Seneca Falls Declaration, pp. 39 - 42

Week Twelve

Nov. 18
9:30 am

DISCUSSION: Selma

In preparation read:
Syllabus
      • Baldwin, "A Report from Occupied Territory," pp. 43 - 49

PDF on Moodle:
      • Baldwin, "The American Dream and the American Negro"


Nov. 20
9:30 am

DISCUSSION: Stonewall

In preparation read:
PDF on Moodle:
      Duberman,Stonewall, pp. 190 - 212


Nov. 22 - Fox Hall
9:30 am

PERFORMANCE:  Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes
Bob Devin Jones and Phyllis McEwen

In preparation read:
Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
      • Forward, pp. ix - xviii
      • Chapters 1 - 5, pp. 1 - 50

Week Thirteen

Nov. 25
9:30 am

DISCUSSION: Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

In preparation read:
Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
      • Chapter 6 - 12, pp. 51 - 115


Nov 27

9:30 am

DISCUSSION: Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

In preparation read:
Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
      • Chapters 13 - 20, pp. 116 - 193


Nov. 29   THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY - NO CLASS

Week Fourteen

Dec. 2  - Miller Auditorium*
9:30 am or 5:10 pm

LECTURE: Sacred Art and Sacred Space
Professor Arthur Skinner

In preparation read:
      • On-line resources, additional readings and handouts to be announced

* Because Miller Auditorium only seats 410, one half of the sections will attend the lecture at 9:30 am and the other sections will attend at 5:10 pm.  Check with your instructor for the time your section is scheduled to attend.  If you are scheduled for the 5:10 pm lecture and can not attend because of a college sanctioned conflict (e.g. class, practice), please discuss this with your instructor and plan to attend the 9:30 am lecture instead.


Dec. 4
9:30 am

DISCUSSION: Art

In preparation read:
      • On-line resources, additional readings and handouts to be announced


Dec. 6
9:30 am

SECTION DAY:  Attendance Required


Dec. 11
8:00 am - 11:00 am

FINAL EXAM

What is Human Experience?

Human Experience will engage some of the influential works and ideas of Western civilization in a conversation with important works of non-Western civilizations. We will also listen to voices that have often gone unrecognized in traditional Western Civilization courses. What we envision is a journey through time that creates cross-cultural communication and allows students to consider alternatives to the received wisdom of their own culture.