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SYLLABUS FOR FFC100 FRESHMAN FOUNDATIONS, CHAPMAN U FALL 2002

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Note: all links have been removed from this archival copy, but the author questions (bundled according to subject/period) and study guides referenced below can be found in relevant sections of the Resource Gallery. Instructions pages for journals, presentations, etc. were similar to those available in my current courses. MP3 audio of class sessions for selected courses is still available in the Audio Archive. My blog entries for most courses are available from the Blogs Index.


Required Texts (Chapman Bookstore)

Alighieri, Dante. Inferno. Trans. Allen Mandelbaum. New York: Bantam, 1982. ISBN 0553213393, paperback.

Borges, Jorge Luis. Ficciones. Trans. Anthony Bonner. New York: Grove Press, 1989. ISBN 0802130305, paperback.

Camus, Albert. The Stranger. Trans. Matthew Ward. New York: Vintage, 1989. ISBN 0679720200.

Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. Notes from Underground / The Double. Trans. Jessie Coulson. New York: Penguin, 1972. ISBN 0140442529.

Homer. The Odyssey. Trans. Robert Fagles. New York: Penguin, 1999. ISBN 0140268863.

Machiavelli, Niccolo. The Prince. 2nd ed. New York: Norton, 1992. ISBN 0393962202.

Marx, Karl and Friedrich Engels. The Communist Manifesto. New York: International Publishers, 1948. ISBN 0717802418.

Ovid. Metamorphoses. Trans. A.D. Melville. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1986. ISBN 019283472X.

Plato. The Symposium. Trans. Robin Waterfield. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1994. ISBN 0192834274.

Rousseau, Jean- Jacques. Confessions. Trans. Angela Scholar. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2000. ISBN 0192822756.

Shakespeare, William. Titus Andronicus. New York: Penguin, 2000. ISBN 014071491X.

Voltaire. Candide. Trans. Robert Adams. New York: Norton. ISBN 0393960587.


General: College | Sample Paper | Grammar Guide | Deductive Essays | Citation | Analysis | Editing | Plagiphrasing | Rubric | Links

Guides: Titus: Honorable | Titus: Lucretia | Titus: Scaevola | Odyssey Frame | Dantean Allegory | Renaissance Soul | Tragedy | Typology | Marx on Commodities

Questions: Homer | Plato | Ovid | Dante | Machiavelli | Shakespeare | Voltaire | Rousseau | Marx | Dostoyevsky | Borges | Camus


SCHEDULE: WE WILL DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING WORKS ON THE DATES INDICATED

WEEK 1

Mon. 08/26. Intro to class and to Homer's Odyssey.

Wed. 08/28. Homer, The Odyssey.

WEEK 2

Mon. 09/02. Labor Day Holiday.

Wed. 09/04. Homer, The Odyssey.

WEEK 3

Mon. 09/09. Homer, The Odyssey.

Wed. 09/11. Plato, The Symposium.

WEEK 4

Mon. 09/16. Plato, The Symposium.

Wed. 09/18. Ovid, from Metamorphoses, required: "Pentheus and Bacchus" (66-73); "The Rape of Proserpine" (109-16); "Arethusa" (116-18); "Tereus, Procne, and Philomela" (134-42); "Orpheus and Eurydice" (225-28); "The Death of Orpheus" (249-52). Suggested: "Diana and Actaeon"; (55-58); "Narcissus and Echo" (61-66); "Hyacinth" (230-32); "Pygmalion" (232-34); ; "Caenis" (279-80); "The Apotheosis of Julius Caesar" (374-78); "Epilogue" (379). I may refer to some of these stories in our session on Ovid, so if you have time, look them over. Rough Draft of Paper #1 due.

WEEK 5

Mon. 09/23. Intro to Medieval period. Dante, Inferno.

Wed. 09/25. Dante, Inferno.

WEEK 6

Mon. 09/30. Dante, Inferno.

Wed. 10/02. Intro to Renaissance. Machiavelli, The Prince.

WEEK 7

Mon. 10/07. Machiavelli, The Prince.

Wed. 10/09. Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus. Final Draft of Paper #1 due.

WEEK 8

Mon. 10/14. Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus.

Wed. 10/16. Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus.

WEEK 9

Mon. 10/21. Midterm Exam.

Wed. 10/23. Intro to Enlightenment. Voltaire, Candide.

WEEK 10

Mon. 10/28. Voltaire, Candide.

Wed. 10/30. Voltaire, Candide.

WEEK 11

Mon. 11/04. Rousseau, from Confessions. (Book 1)

Wed. 11/06. Rousseau, from Confessions. (Book 2)

WEEK 12

Mon. 11/11. Marx. Communist Manifesto (Sections 1-2).

Wed. 11/13. Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground.

WEEK 13

Mon. 11/18. Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground.

Wed. 11/20. Optional Attendance Day: Rough Drafts discussed in class. Rough Draft of Paper #2 due Wed., 11/20.

WEEK 14

Mon. 11/25. Intro to C20 Lit. Borges, from Ficciones -- "The Circular Ruins," "The Babylon Lottery," "The Secret Miracle," and "The South."

Wed. 11/27. Thanksgiving Holiday.

WEEK 15

Mon. 12/02. Camus, The Stranger (First Half.)

Wed. 12/04. Camus, The Stranger (Second Half.)

FINAL EXAM

12/09-12/14. Turn in Final Exam on Tuesday, December 10th from 1:30-4:00 pm, in our usual room, 202 Argyros Forum. You may also turn in the exam before that date and time if it proves convenient for you. Final Draft of Paper #2 due on Friday of Finals Week or earlier.


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