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LASM 102: Justice Section Timetable, Spring 2004

By Dr. Jeremy LewisRevised 12 Apr 2004; click Reload or Refresh for latest version.
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    Week 1: January 19, 21, 23--Introducing Justice
    Spring semester classes begin on Tuesday, January 20
    Friday, "Justice From the Scottsboro Case," by Dan T. Carter, Chapel.
    Week 2: January 26, 28, 30--Defining Justice
    Frank W. Buckner, "Justice and the Bible" (Online essay)
    Alden Nowlan, "The Practice of Mercy" (Justice, p. 5)
    Plato, Thrasymachus, dialog from the Republic (Justice, p. 1) 
    Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics, Book V (Justice, p. 6)
    John Rawls, "Justice as Fairness" (Justice, p. 13)
    Week 3: February 2, 4, 6--Economic Justice
    Friday, February 6: Temple Beth Or, [Map], 6:30 p.m.
    N.O.A.B.: Luke 19:1 - 20:18
    Milton Friedman, "The Social Responsibilitiy of Business" (Justice, p. 25)
    Elizabeth Kolbert, "The Calculator"
    Barbara Ehrenreich, "Nickel-and-Dimed"
    Karl Marx, Economic & Philosophical Manuscripts (Justice, p. 17)
    "The Ford Pinto Memorandum" (Justice, p. 28)
    Bertolt Brecht, "The World's One Hope" (Justice, p. 29)
    Week 4: February 9, 11, 13--Justice in Gender
    N.O.A.B.: Ruth, Romans I
    U.S. Magistrate Judge Kristi D. Lee, "Justice in Gender" [Notes]
    Virginia Woolf, from A Room of One's Own (Justice, p. 83) [Notes]
    Ellis Cose, "Stirrings of Discontent" (Justice, p. 90)
    Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, "Response to ... Poetess Sor Filotea" (p.101)
    June Jordan, "Poem About My Rights" (Justice, p. 114)
    Week 5: February 16, 18, 20--Justice in Sexuality
    No class on Monday, February 16 (Winter Break)
    N.O.A.B.: Leviticus 18, I Corinthians 5, Proverbs 31
    David Nimmons, "Sex and the Brain" (Justice, p. 117)
    Michael Ruse, "Is Homosexuality Bad Sexuality?" (Justice, p. 130)
    Peter J. Gomes, from The Good Book (Justice, p. 145)
    U.S. Supreme Court, Bowers v. Hardwick (Justice, p. 124)
    Larry Gonick, "Honey I Shrank the Neurons" (Justice, p. 152)
    20% Friday Week 5 & Monday, week 6: essay test. (20% )
     Week 6: February 23, 25, 27--Justice, Beauty, and Power
    Friday, Lecture: "The Bluest Eye," by Jacqueline Trimble, Chapel.
    N.O.A.B.: Philemon, I Peter 2:11-25
    Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
    Pearl Cleage, "Can You See Them?" (Justice, p. 154)
    Week 7: March 1, 3, 5--The Civil Rights Movement
    Friday, March 5: Lecture: "Macbeth," by Robin Gunther, Chapel.
    AL Shakespeare Festival, Macbeth, Festival Stage, Blount Park, 7:00 p.m.
    N.O.A.B.: Romans 13, Acts 5:29
    Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from Birmingham Jail" (Justice, p. 163)
    Malcolm X, "from The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Justice, p. 172)
    U.S. Supreme Court, "Brown v. Board of Education" (Justice, p. 182), "Bolling v. Sharpe" (p. 185), "Brown II" (p. 186)
     Week 8: March 8, 10, 12--Global Justice
    Monday, Film: The Day the Earth Stood Still, Capri Theatre, Capri theatre. (Runtime: 92 mins.)
    United Nations, "Globalization With a Human Face" (Justice, p. 30)
    Benjamin Barber, from Jihad vs. McWorld (Justice, p. 44) [Notes]
    Samuel P. Huntington, "The Clash of Civilizations?" (Justice, p. 49)
    "Fundamentalism," by R. Scott Appleby and Martin E. Marty, Foreign Policy, Jan/Feb 2002
    Week 9: March 15, 17, 19--The Holocaust
    Monday, Lecture: "The Holocaust," by Rabbi David Baylinson, Chapel.
    N.O.A.B.: Psalm 83, Job 1-3
    Elie Wiesel, Night
    Nelly Sachs, "O the Chimneys" (Justice, p. 200)
    Krister Stendahl, "Anti-Semitism" (Online essay)
    Week 10: March 22, 24, 26--Spring Break
     Week 11: March 29, 31, April 2--Human Rights [Notes]
    Monday, Lecture: "Living Under an Unjust Regime," by Harald Rohlig, Chapel.
    N.O.A.B.: Isaiah 65:17-25
    United Nations, Universal Decloration of Human Rights (Justice, p. 187)
    Fitjof Capra, "Deep Ecology--A New Paradigm" (Justice, p. 191)
    U.N. Fourth Conference on Women, Beijing Declaration (Justice, p. 197)
     Week 12: April 5, 7, 9--Justice in War
    Mon., April 5 (Section 3), Lecture: The Green Table, [Notes], Diana Green, Recital Hall.
    N.O.A.B.: Joshua 1-12
    Thomas Aquinas, "Of War" from Summa Theologica (Justice, p. 201)
    Wray R. Johnson, "Just War and Law of War: A Primer" (Online essay)
    No class on Friday, April 9 (Good Friday)
    Before you leave: Friday Week 12: paper due, 4 pages with citations. (20%) May be slipped under door of FL 209 or in Box 947.
     Week 13: April 12, 14, 16--Justice, Science, and Technology
    Wed. (Section 3): Video: The Day After Trinity, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., Smith Recital Hall
    N.O.A.B.: Psalm 11
    Linus Pauling, "The Social Responsibility of Scientists and Science" (Justice, p. 237)
    Yehuda Amichai, "Like Our Bodies' Imprint" (Justice, p. 245)
    Friday classes cancelled for Presidential inauguration.
    Week 14: April 19, 21, 23--Justice in Statecraft
    N.O.A.B.: Matthew 5-7
    Niccolo Machiavelli, from The Prince (Justice, p. 246)
    Lao Tzu, from Tao te Ching (Justice, p. 264)
    Declaration of Independence (Justice, p. 268)
    The Constitution of the United States (Justice, p. 271)
    Last chances for presentations (10%) and discussion (20%).
    Week 15: April 26, 28, 30--Unsettled Issues and Neglected Questions
    Wednesday, April 28: Lecture by Ellen Brooks, Montgomery County District Attorney, Chapel.
    Reminder: last chances for presentations (10%) and discussion (20%).
    Week 16: May 3, 5, 7--Final Examination
    Last class Monday, May 3; No class on Wed, May 5 (Dead Day)
    Final Examination: 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 7