Monthly Archives: March 2012

Still behind

I apologize, but I’m afraid I’m still behind on getting through the essays. They’ve begun to trickle back, and will continue to trickle back over the next several days. You can check the document itself for specific commentary about particular … Continue reading

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Useful links for the annotated bibliography assignment

I’ll be providing specific directions for the annotated bibliography assignment at a later date, but the following links should prove  in the meantime: “Preparing an Annotated Bibliography,” from the University Writing Center at IUPUI (I’ll ask you to use a … Continue reading

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Question for Plato’s Republic, Book VIII

Two questions to keep in mind as we read and discuss Book VIII: In what way(s) might what we love contribute to our downfall? What does that suggest about what we ought to love?  

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Discussion questions for Plato’s Republic, Book VII

Some things to think about in light of Book VII of the Republic: What kind of education do you need to become the best person you can be? What obligations do you have because of your gifts and abilities?  

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Discussion questions for Plato’s Republic, Book II

As we consider Book II, we might reflect on two questions: What (if any) is the relationship between luxury and conflict? How important are stories? In what way(s) do they form and shape us?

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Essay #1

You may access the assignment sheet for the first essay by clicking here. The essay is due, via Google Documents, no later than the start of class on Friday, February 10.

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Group assignments for discussion questions

Here are the group assignments for discussion questions. Not every group will be providing questions every week, so be sure to check the online calendar regularly! Remember that questions are due (using the form linked in the sidebar) by 5 … Continue reading

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Discussion questions for King’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail”

The passage: The whole letter, really. There’s not one specific passage (though I was struck by King’s frustration with white moderates). The question(s): What’s the relationship between law and justice? How can we know whether a law degrades human personality? What … Continue reading

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Antigone materials

You may find this slide show useful for review: Antigone

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