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Laverty ENL 1310-06

Tentative Reading List & Schedule

The True Story – Boundaries of Language

Week/Readings

  1. “Mother Tongue” (Tan), “Superman and Me” (Alexie), “Living Like Weasels” (Dillard)
  2. “Pale Blue Dot” (Sagan) http://www.e-reading.club/chapter.php/72440/5/Sagan_-_Pale_Blue_Dot__A_Vision_of_the_Human_Future_in_Space.html
  3. “Shooting an Elephant” (Orwell)
  4. “A Just Cause ≠ A Just War” (Zinn)
  5. “A Plea For Caution From Russia” (Putin), “War and Baked Beans” (Olmstead)
  6. “Pro Archia Poeta” (Cicero)
  7. “Areopagitica” (Milton)
  8. — —
  9. “Saving the Cows, Starving the Children” (Faleiro) Read for Thursday, October 20th
  10. Sample Researched Arguments,
  11. Mass Transit in Detroit: Synthesis
  12. The Speeches: “Mountaintop” (MLK), “Inaugural” (JFK)
  13. Same topic, different voices (3),
  14. “The Veldt” (Bradbury)
  15. — —

 

 

Tentative Schedule

Th Sept. 15: Researched Personal Essay Draft Due

T Sept. 20: Researched Personal Essay Final Draft Due

Th Oct. 6: Summary and Commentary Due

T Oct 25th. : Argument Synthesis Draft Due (Workshop)

Th Oct. 27: Argument Synthesis Final Draft Due

T Nov. 8: Film Review and Response Due

Th Dec. 1: Researched Argument Draft Due

T Dec. 6: Researched Argument Final Draft Due

 

Summary and Commentary suggested magazines:

 

American Enterprise

American Scholar

Atlantic

Commentary

Foreign Affairs

Harper’s

Mother Jones

Ms.

Nation

National Review

New Republic

New Scientist

New York Times Magazine

New York Review of Books

New Yorker

Scientific American

Technology Review

Tikkun