Search 201 – Bridges

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Course Documents

Course Syllabus ← Red = Clickable link.

Paper Grading Rubric


Next Paper Assignment <= Paper 3 Assignment Added – click for details

Paper 3, Due November 24 in class – Print out for your reference.


Week 15

Tuesday – 12/1

In class:

  • Kindred

Homework / Reminders

  • Finish reading Kindred

Thursday – 12/3

In class:

  • Kindred
  • Evaluations

Homework / Reminders

  • Have a nice weekend.

Week 16

Tuesday – 12/8

In class:

  • Final Study Guide handout
  • Final Review

Homework / Reminders

  • Continue reviewing for final.

 FINAL

Monday, December 14 at 1 p.m.  in our classroom.


Week 1

Thursday – 8/27

In class:syllabusMatrix

  • Syllabus
  • Literature
  • Speculation

Homework / Reminders


Week 2

Tuesday – 9/1

MLK

In class:

  • “Birmingham Jail”
  • Utopian / Dystopian Thought
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates

Homework / Reminders

  • Read short handout excerpt by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Read Martin Luther: Letter to Pope Leo and “Concerning Christian Liberty” (begins on p. 104 of the text, after the 95 Theses)
  • You can also skim the 95 Theses if you want, but a lot of the content is the same as the letter and “Christian Liberty.”

Thursday – 9/3

UtopiaIn class:

  • Luther
  • Christian Liberty
  • Utopianism

Homework / Reminders

  • More, Utopia – Book 2 (you can skim Book 1 if you like, or read a summary online.)

Week 3

utopia2Tuesday – 9/8 

In class:

Homework / Reminders

  • Doctor Faustus, pp. xi-xxvii + 67-102

Thursday – 9/10faustbuch

In class:

  • The Faust Book

Homework / Reminders

  • Doctor Faustus, pp. 102-151

Week 4

faust2Tuesday – 9/15

In class:

  • Intro to the Enlightenment / Kant

Homework / Reminders

  • Sven Beckeret Poster.FinalsmRecommended: Public lecture by Sven Beckert on the Empire of Cotton Thursday 9/17 in Blount Auditorium at 6 p.m. (reception at 5:30 in Buckman Hall). Beckert’s Empire of Cotton: A Global History won the Bancroft Prize, the most prestigious award for a work in American history and it was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. With Memphis and Delta “cotton country” at the center of this story, his lecture will discuss the links between slavery, imperialism and capitalism, cotton production, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the history of globalization.

 


kantThursday – 9/17

In class:

  • Perpetual peace?
  • Utopianism and the perfectibility of mankind
  • Enlightenment contradictions

Homework / Reminders

  • Sven Beckeret Poster.FinalsmRecommended: Public lecture by Sven Beckert on the Empire of Cotton Thursday 9/17 in Blount Auditorium at 6 p.m. (reception at 5:30 in Buckman Hall). Beckert’s Empire of Cotton: A Global History won the Bancroft Prize, the most prestigious award for a work in American history and it was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. With Memphis and Delta “cotton country” at the center of this story, his lecture will discuss the links between slavery, imperialism and capitalism, cotton production, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the history of globalization.

 


Week 5

Toussaint_L'OuvertureTuesday – 9/22

In class:

Homework / Reminders

  • Frankenstein, v-46

Frank1Thursday – 9/24

In class:

  • Frankenstein

Homework / Reminders

  • Frankenstein, 47-104

Week 6

Frank2Dienstag – 9/29

In class:

Homework / Reminders

  • Frankenstein, 104-end
  • Study for midterm!

conferencesThursday – 10/1

NO CLASS TODAY – PROF. B IS AT A CONFERENCE IN DC

Homework / Reminders

  • Read the rest of Frankenstein
  • Study for Midterm!

Week 7

Frank3Tuesday – 10/6

In class:

  • Frankenstein

Homework / Reminders

  • Study for Midterm!

Thursday – 10/8

In class:

  • Midterm

Homework / Reminders


Week 8

MarxTuesday – 10/13

In class:

Homework / Reminders


493_MachineStops1Thursday – 10/15

In class:

  • “The Machine Stops”

Homework / Reminders

  • Dorian Gray, v-67

Week 9

Tuesday – 10/20

In class:

  • Dorian Gray

Homework / Reminders

  • Dorian Gray, 78-end

Thursday – 10/22

In class:

  • Dorian Gray, cont.

Homework / Reminders


Week 10

utopiadystopia-1024x799Tuesday – 10/27

In class:

  • Turn in Paper 2
  • Utopia / Dystopia / Speculation

Homework / Reminders

  • 1984, Part One

george-orwellThursday – 10/29

In class:

  • 1984

Homework / Reminders

  • 1984, Part Two

Week 11

1984

Tuesday – 11/3

In class:

  • 1984, cont.

Homework / Reminders

  • 1984, Part Three

orwell-history-209peuaThursday – 11/5

In class:

  • 1984, cont.

Homework / Reminders

  • The Handmaid’s Tale at least to p. 100

Week 12

curtains_ahandmaidstale.wideaTuesday – 11/10

In class:

  • The Handmaid’s Tale

Homework / Reminders

  • The Handmaid’s Tale  at least to p. 188

margaret-atwoods-the-hand-007Thursday – 11/12

In class:

  • The Handmaid’s Tale, cont.

Homework / Reminders


Week 13

Tuesday – 11/17

In class:

  • The Handmaid’s Tale, cont.

Homework / Reminders


Thursday – 11/19

In class:

  • NO CLASS TODAY – PROF. B IS AT A CONFERENCE

Homework / Reminders


Week 14

Tuesday – 11/24

In class:

Homework / Reminders

  • Over Thanksgiving: Read Kindred at least to p. 189 (end of chapter “The Fight”)

Thursday – 11/26

In class:

  • NO CLASS – THANKSGIVING!

Homework / Reminders

  • Continue reading Kindred to at least p. 189 (or further…)