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|Salvador Dalí: Faust Reading
||The Old Faust
Assignments for Part 1 of 7.
II. Reading and Writing Assignments (R&W
1, R&W 2, R&W
III. Discussion Board posting 1
IV. Read Marlowe and
V. Discussion Board posting 2
VI. Responses to Discussion Boards, Article Summaries
I. Syllabus Quiz.
In the Blackboard menu under "Course Information"
you will find the course Syllabus. Please read and review the
Syllabus thoroughly. To assure that you understand the course
parameters, check yourself by taking the Syllabus
Quiz. Then go on to the following assignment.
II. Introduce yourself to the central
concerns of this course and to your fellow students
At the top of this page you will find links for
our first reading and writing assignment: R&W 1, R&W 2, R&W 3. Selections
from the Tao Te Ching date from around the fifth century B.C.E. and
are attributed to the sage (possibly legendary) Lao Tzo. The myth of
Prometheus appears in a play by Hesiod from the eighth century B.C.E.
The oldest reading of the three, Genesis, was written around 950
B.C.E. All address issues of the origin of humankind and address
the question of evil and the quest for knowledge.
This assignment introduces you not only to the
core questions of the course, but also to the methodology we will employ
to approach them. After each selection, enter your notes while the reading
is fresh in your mind, including any questions that you have. Jot
down what you think and move on to the next reading. This
assignment employs writing used for analysis. In Blackboard's vocabulary,
these response areas are labeled tests, but in reality they are not
tests but rather tools for processing the reading and developing your
ideas. To manage this tool best in Blackboard, click "save"
rather than "submit" when you finish a response, so that
you will be able to return to it later to read it or add to it.
After some selections there are questions. Jot
down your answers to these questions and then go on to the next reading.
When completed, review what you have written.
Then compose and submit your response to the following question. Post
it to the Discussion Board in Blackboard to introduce yourself to your
Discussion 1: What issues do these readings
raise concerning the relationship between good and evil, the nature
of humanity and the quest for knowledge?
Return to the top of the page for links to continue this unit.