HMXP 102 (MW section)

Spring 2016

Dr. Fike

 

Note: You are required to read and bring to class each day’s assigned text and strongly urged to annotate it in advance. If you have your HMXP book or a photocopy or printout of the day’s text(s), you are fine. However, if you do not have the book or a photocopy of the day’s text(s), you will be required to go get your book or a photocopy at the library or a printout from a computer center. Leaving class for this purpose will result in an automatic absence or tardy for the day (it depends on when you get back and whether you check in with me after class). You are also required to bring your copy of the common book to class on the assigned days. I expect that all of you will have finished reading the common book by ***. It is not acceptable to share a book with your neighbor. E-books are not okay, but a photocopy of the whole text is acceptable. Finally, be aware of the university’s policy: “Personal conflicts such as travel plans and work schedules do not warrant a change in examination times.”

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This calendar includes 25 texts from the HMXP anthology + The Glass Castle.

Date

Reading

Writing

M 1/11

Introduction to the course; “First Day Slide Show

 

W 1/13

Read the following before coming to class:

Note: It is a really bad idea to skip class today because we are going to discuss how to write the papers. The Day Two Handout is here.

 

M 1/18 MLK Day--no class  

W 1/20

Plato, “The Allegory of the Cave,” 3-6; Newman, “The Idea of a University,” 27-28; Hiner, “Critical Thinking and the Techno Brain: How Electronic Media Consumption Impacts Critical Thinking Skills,” 209-15.

  • Note: You need to bring to class either your HMXP book or a printout of the linked document.

  • Who will volunteer their papers for class discussion? You can get up to 5 points for doing so (see syllabus).

  • Plato Handout

Optional assignment: Submit a focused topic and a thesis statement.

 

Reminders:

  • This course has absence and tardy policies.

  • You should be reading the common book for February 22 and 24.

  • Work on your papers.

 

M 1/25

Plato, continued; visit from a Writing Center tutor.

 

W 1/27

Writing workshop:  Discussion of two sample papers: read, mark, and bring hardcopies of the two sample papers that you received on the listserv.

 

M 2/1

Writing workshop:  Bring to class the “Peer Editing” handout and a hardcopy of your full draft (you must contribute a paper in order to participate in peer editing). You may not view the handout on your electronic device.

Bring draft.

W 2/3

Film: TP:A

Paper One is due in  class (see this link: Paper One).

M 2/8

Lakoff and JohnsonMetaphors We Live By,  7-11. Lakoff and Johnson Handout.

 

W 2/10

Mill, “Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion,” 53-56. Mill Handout.

 

M 2/15

Emerson, “Self-Reliance,” 69-74; bring Emerson worksheet to class; fallacy handouts for your reference. Emerson Handout.

 

W 2/17

Myers, “Ingroup and Outgroup,” 99-100; DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk, 129-33. Myers & DuBois Handout.

 

M 2/22

Walls, The Glass Castle. Optional reading: Thomas, “Poem on His Birthday.” Walls Day One Handout. Bring to class either Walls's book or a scanned and printed hardcopy of the book.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5QpQ3x42NQ

Who would like to volunteer a paper for class discussion?

 

W 2/24

Walls, continued. Bring The Glass Castle to class. Walls Day Two Handout. Also read:

  • Friedman, “The Relationship between Economic Freedom and Political Freedom,” 57-64.

  • Camus, “The Myth of Sisyphus,” 275-77.

  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” 111-14.

Optional assignment: Submit a focused topic and a thesis statement

M 2/29 Writing workshop—discussion of two sample papers.  

W 3/2

Writing workshop:  Bring to class the “Peer Editing” handout and a hardcopy of your full draft (you must contribute a paper in order to participate in peer editing).

Bring draft.

M 3/7

Loury, “Free at Last? A Personal Perspective on Race and Identity in America,” 134-39; McIntosh, “White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women's Studies (1988),” 140-47. Loury and McIntosh Handout. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gina-crosleycorcoran/explaining-white-privilege-to-a-broke-white-person_b_5269255.html

Paper Two is due in class (see this link: Paper Two)

W 3/9

Swimme, “How Do Our Kids Get So Caught Up in Consumerism?” 169-71; Kilbourne, “Jesus Is a Brand of Jeans,” 165-68. In class today we may watch Annie Leonard’s The Story of Stuff. Swimme Handout. 

 

M 3/14 Spring Break--no class  
W 3/16 Spring Break--no class

M 3/21

LeGuin, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas,” 172-76.

We will watch this film in class:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwhJHleFhMU.

There is no LeGuin handout, just the LeGuin PowerPoint. Concentrate on your papers but be sure to do the reading. Today's activity depends on it.

 

W 3/23

Marx“Manifesto of the Communist Party”; “The Alienation of Labor (1),” 176-81; and Camus (again), “The Myth of Sisyphus,” 275-77. Marx Handout.

  • Note: You need to print off a copy of the linked document and bring it to class. Obviously, you also need to read it ahead of time.

 

M 3/28

Quinn, “An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit,” 202-08. Quinn handout.

 

W 3/30

Orr, “Love It or Lose It: the Coming Biophilia Revolution,” 226-30. Gore handout; Orr handout. Bring both of these linked documents: bring to class.

Note that Orr is in the current edition of the HMXP book but that it is not in the preceding edition. For those of you using the older edition, here is Orrs text.

We will watch this video in class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v40kCIpgEWw.

Here is another resource that you can view on your own:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/12/09/249728994/what-happened-on-easter-island-a-new-even-scarier-scenario

 

M 4/4

Eiseley, “The Secret of Life,” 238-43; Frost, “Birches,” 12-13. Eiseley Handout. The Frost poem is in the current edition of the HMXP book but not the earlier ones. Here is an electronic copy: http://www.bartleby.com/104/66.html.

Do you want to look at two papers on our final workshop day? Or would you prefer to do peer editing?

Optional assignment: Submit a focused topic and a thesis statement

W 4/6

Lewis, Mere Christianity, 264-69; Peterson et al., “Religious Diversity,” 252-63. Lewis handout.

 

M 4/11

Tillich, “What Faith Is,” 247-51. Tillich handout.

 

W 4/13

Moore, “The Sacred Arts of Life,” 278-81. Moore Handout.

 

M 4/18

Writing Workshop--we will look at 2 papers

 

W 4/20 Writing Workshop—bring a full draft of your paper. Bring to class the “Peer Editing” handout and a hardcopy of your full draft (you must contribute a paper in order to participate in peer editing). Draft

M 4/25

Last day of class. Bring your laptop computer to do the course evaluation on Blackboard. Discussion of final examination.  

Paper Three is due in class (see this link: 

Paper Three)

T 5/3

11:30-2:00

Final Examination in our usual classroom; for day and time see https://www.winthrop.edu/uploadedFiles/acadschedule/Exams-Spring.pdf . University policy: “Personal conflicts such as travel plans and work schedules do not warrant a change in examination times.”