Directed by Prof. Brook Thomas (English). Rationality and Rhetoric; Politics and Ethics; Race and Gender.
Rationality and Rhetoric: Professors John Smith, Albert Wlecke, Jeffrey Barrett.
Texts included Plato: Phaedrus; Shakespeare: Julius Caesar; Whitman: Leaves of Grass; Orwell: 1984; Aristotle’s Rhetoric (selected portions); Descartes: Meditations; Galileo: Starry Messenger; Newton: Principia; Seneca Falls “Declaration of Sentiments,” King: “Letter from Birmingham Jail”; Malcolm X’: “The Ballot or the Bullet”; Combahee River Collective: “Black Feminist Statement”; Kuhn: The Structure of Scientific Revolution.
Politics and Ethics: Professors Gerasimos Santas, Jane Newman, Jon Jacobson.
Texts included Plato: Trial and Death of Socrates, Gorgias; Sophocles: Antigone; Abel: Autobiographies of early Nazis; Riefenstahl: Triumph of the Will; Arendt: Eichmann in Jerusalem; Scholl: The White Rose, Morrison: Beloved.
Race and Gender: Professors Julia Lupton, Gail Hart, Brook Thomas.
Texts included Shakespeare: Othello, Kafka: Metamorphosis and “A Report to an Academy”; Woolf: A Room of One’s Own; Gilman: “The Yellow Wallpaper”; Cisneros: The House on Mango Street; The Book of Judith; Jacobs: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Plessy v. Ferguson, Mendez v. Westminster, Brown v. Bd. of Education; Kingston: China Men.