Epic of GilgameshGenesisAntigonePlatoConstantine and the Council of NicaeaConfessionsBhagavad GitaZhuangziMengziPopol Vuh
"Authority" and "Freedom" on opposite sides of a scale
Authority & Freedom
Syllabus
 
DATE
READINGS
1/25
Course Introduction
1/27
The Epic of Gilgamesh: xxxi-lv, 1-29
1/29
The Epic of Gilgamesh: 30-62
2/1
The Epic of Gilgamesh: 62-99
2/3
Introduction to Genesis (Blackboard/Additional Readings)    Genesis: Chapters 1-6
2/5
Genesis: Chapters 7-11    Map showing the journeys of Abram/Abraham
2/8Genesis: Chapters 12-19
2/10
Genesis: Chapters 20-24
2/12
Genesis: Chapters 25-30, 32
2/15
Sophocles ~ Antigone: vii-xxvii, 1-26
2/17
Sophocles ~ Antigone: 26-62
2/19 Plato ~ Apology: xi-xxvi, 29-62
Optional
Event
EAST@NCC FILMFEST: AINU MOSIR Saturday, February 20 @ 3:00 pm
Recommended but not required • Co-hosted by East Asian Studies and the Department of Religious Studies
Click link for details
2/22
Plato ~ Phaedo: 83-125
2/24
Plato ~ Phaedo: 125-169
2/26
RTTP Setup Session 1: Constantine and the Council of Nicaea
Gamebook: 1-40
3/1
RTTP Setup Session 2: The Synoptic Gospels
Gamebook: 41-49 New Testament: Luke Matthew 1-3, 5, 12:15-37, 16:13-20, 24:1-3, 24:30-51, 25:31-46 Mark 14:32-71, 15-16
3/3
RTTP Setup Session 3: The History of the Church
Gamebook: 49-58
New Testament: Acts Romans I Corinthians Optional: Eusebius' History of the Church
3/5
RTTP Game Session 1: The Creed, Part I (God the Father)
Gamebook: 61-64, 67-69 Role Sheet?
3/8
RTTP Game Session 2: The Creed, Part II (God the Son)
New Testament: John Role Sheet?
3/10
RTTP Game Session 3: The Creed, Part III (God the Holy Spirit)
New Testament: Galatians Role Sheet?
3/12
SPRING BREAK
3/15
RTTP Game Session 4: Celebrating the Resurrection
Gamebook: 65-66
Role Sheet?
3/17
RTTP Game Session 5: Alexander vs. Meletius & Other Church Organization Issues
Meletius of Lycopolis Role Sheet?
3/19
RTTP Debriefing
3/22
St. Augustine ~ Confessions: ix-xxvi, 3-23
3/24St. Augustine ~ Confessions: 24-51
3/26
St. Augustine ~ Confessions: 52-89
3/29St. Augustine ~ Confessions: 90-132
3/31 St. Augustine ~ Confessions: 133-178
4/2 GOOD FRIDAY
Optional
Event
EAST@NCC FILMFEST: CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH Saturday, April 3 @ 3:00 pm
Recommended but not required • Co-hosted by East Asian Studies and the Department of History
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4/5 Bhagavad Gita: xxiii-xlvii, 3-20
4/7 Bhagavad Gita: 21-52
4/9 Bhagavad Gita: 53-88
4/12 Zhuangzi: vii-xviii, 3-21, 68-76, 84
4/14 Zhuangzi: 21-38, 77-83, 85-92
4/16 Zhuangzi: 39-54, 95-103
4/19 Zhuangzi: 57-66, 103-12  Topic Paper
4/21 Mengzi: xiii-xliv, 1A
4/23 Mengzi: 2A, 4B26, 4B33, 6A, 7A15
4/26 Mengzi: 1B5-6, 1B8, 3A3, 3B9, 5A, 6B1-2, 7A1-4, 7A35, 7B24, 7B37-8
4/28 Popol Vuh (Blackboard/Additional Readings)
4/30 Concluding Reflections    Final Paper