Course Calendar

A calendar of reading, forum, and writing assignments

Course Calendar

Date

Focus

Reading

Writing

Tues 9/4

The Golden Age

Shorris I-IV

Post on Exegesis Forum

Thurs 9/6

Let the journey begin

Odyssey I - VIII

 

Tues 9/11

Corruption & Justice

Odyssey IX-XVI

Post on Exegesis Forum

Thurs 9/13

The final return

Odyssey XVII-XXIV

 

Tues 9/18

What is justice?

The Republic I-IV

Post on Exegesis Forum

Thurs 9/20

The healthy city

The Republic V-VII

 

Tues 9/25

The myth of Er

Finish the Republic

Post on Exegesis Forum

Thurs 9/27

Force or Polis

Shorris V-X

 

Tues 10/2

Socrates’ last stand

Apology, Crito, Phaedo

Draft of 5-page essay

Thurs 10/4

Being a better person

Nicomachean Ethics, Book I - VI

 

Tues 10/9

Practicing Virtue

Finish NE

 

Thurs 10/11

Building a better community

Politics, through Book III

5-page essay due

Tues 10/16

Walter Hendricks

No Class

 

Thurs 10/18

Being a better friend

Finish Politics

Post on Concept Forum

Tues 10/23

The problem of morality

Antigone

 

Thurs 10/25

The problem of fate

Oedipus Rex

Post on Concept Forum

Tues 10/30

Categories of art

Poetics

 

Thurs 11/1

The problem of knowledge

Bacchae

Post on Concept Forum

Tues 11/6

Savoring the small

Sappho

Draft of 5-page essay

Thurs 11/8

You can’t take it with you

Epictetus

 

Tues 11/13

How to deal with lovesickness

De Rerum Natura (first half)

 

Thurs 11/15

The materialist perspective

De Rerum Natura (second half)

5-page essay due

Tues 11/20

Prison perspectives

Shorris IX-XII

 

Thurs 11/22

Thanksgiving

No Class

 

Tues 11/27

The effects of reading ancient books

Shorris XIII

Post on Exegesis Forum

Thurs 11/29

What is love?

The Symposium

 

Tues 12/4

Final Class

 

Reflection 5-pager

 

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