Model Syllabus Spring 2019

"What is Personal Freedom?"

Week Date Assignment
1 1/29 INTRODUCTION
1/31 Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self Reliance"
I. Ethics and Evil
2 2/5 Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Book I
2/7 Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Book II
3 2/12 Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Book X
2/14 Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra: Zarathustra's Prologue; First Part, chs. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9-12, 22
4 2/19 Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra; Second Part, chs. 1-2, 6, 9,12, 20, 22; Third Part, chs. 1-2, 11-12, 16
2/21 Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra; Fourth and Last Part, chs. 1, 17-20
II. Conversions and Creeds
5 2/26 Augustine, Confessions, bk. I-II
2/28 Augustine, Confessions, bk. III-IV
6 3/5 Augustine, Confessions, bk. V-VII
3/7 Augustine, Confessions, bk. VIII-IX
7 3/12 Martin Luther King, Jr. "Letter from Birmingham Jail"  (photocopy)
3/13 Experience Day:   Experiencing Zarathustra: Richard Strauss and Nietzsche, Sosnoff Theater,
Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
5:00 - 6:30 pm
3/14 The Autobiography of Malcolm X, chs. 1-3, 7-8
8 3/19 SPRING RECESS
3/21 SPRING RECESS
9 3/26 The Autobiography of Malcolm X, chs. 9-12
3/28 The Autobiography of Malcolm X, chs. 16-18; epilogue (pp. 441-455, 496-523)
III. Scientific Freedom and the Boundaries of Knowledge
10 4/2 Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, pp. 1-27
4/4 Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, pp. 28-53
11 4/9 Shelley, Frankenstein, vol. 1
4/11 Shelley, Frankenstein, vol. 2
12 4/16 Shelley, Frankenstein, vol. 3
IV. Artistic Freedom and the Boundaries of the Imagination
4/18 Sappho, If Not, Winter, pp. 1-177
13 4/23 Sappho, If Not, Winter, pp. 178-355
4/25 Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, pt. 1
14 4/30 ADVISING DAY
5/2 Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, pt. II

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5/7 Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, pt. III-IV
5/9 Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, pt. V
16 5/14 Conclusions
5/16 COMPLETION DAY
17 5/21 COMPLETION DAY
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Richard Aldous, Eugene Meyer Professor of British History and Literature
Karen Sullivan, Irma Brandeis Professor of Romance Culture and Literature

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