Freshman Studies
Winter 2001
Syllabus

Jan
   8     Mary Shelleyís Frankenstein
 10     Lecture by Brian Rosenberg/2 page summary
 12     Frankenstein  pages 1-86 (Volume I)
 15          "     pages  87-144 (Volume II)
 17          "     pages  145-215 (Volume III)
 19     Discuss paper topics and writing styles

First Essay: Due January 22 before class

 22     Jonathan Weinerís Beak of the Finch  pages 1-82 (I-V)
 24          "     pages 83-156 (VI-X)
 26          "     pages 157-235 (XI-XVI)
 29          "     pages 236-303 (XVII-Epilogue)
 31     Essay Writing

Feb
  1     Individual meetings with instructor
  2     Thomas Kuhnís Structure of Scientific Revolutions  1-51
  5     Lecture by Matthew Stoneking/1 page outline

Essay Rewrite: Due February 7 before class

   7     Structure of Scientific Revolutions  pages 52-110
   9          "     pages 111-159
 12          "     pages 160-210
 14     Mid-term Examination (in class)
 16     Mid-term Break/no class
 19          "
 
Second Essay: Due February 21 before class

 21     Virginia Woolfís A Room of Oneís Own  pages 3-40
          Lecture by Wendy Nicholson/ Contest one point
 23     A Room of Oneís Own  pages 41-78
 26          "     pages 79-114
 28     Class debate

Mar
   2     Chinua Achebeís Things Fall Apart  pages 1-62
   5     Lecture by Lifongo Vetinde/Pinpoint main arguments
   7     Things Fall Apart  pages 63-125 (end of Part One)
   9          "     pages 130-209
 12     West Africa-slides and discussion/Defining "gender"
 14     Art Exhibit: "Interpreting Gender"
          Lecture by Frank Lewis

Third Essay: Due March 14 by noon in my office
 
 16     "Interpreting Gender"

 20     Final Examination 8:30 a.m.