Reading Through the Millennia


The nature of this course is such that only the most general outline of activities can be provided. This schedule is a work in progress.

Jan. 14 Millennial Introductions
Jan. 16 Gould's Questioning the Millennium
Jan. 21 Gould's Questioning the Millennium

Jan. 23 Vergil's Aeneid
Jan. 28 Vergil's Aeneid Calendar Reports: Muslim (Alexis); French Republic (Zack); Julian (Brittany)
Jan. 30 Vergil's Aeneid Webpage Design. Calendar Reports: Tolkein (Tiffany); Egyptian (Mike); Hebrew (Ryan)
Feb. 4 Vergil's Aeneid Books I-III
Calendar Reports: Chinese (Wendy); Babylonian (Mat); Mayan (Sherri-Gae)

Feb. 6 Vergil's Aeneid. Books IV-VI
Calendar Reports: Buddhist (Christine); Hindu (Bill); Ethiopian (Jimmy)

Feb. 11 Vergil's Aeneid:Books VII-VIII
Dido (Wendy); Prophecy (Sherri-Gae)

Feb. 13 Vergil's Aeneid Books IX-X
Mike (Underworld). Calendar Report:
Aztec (Nick)
Feb. 18
Vergil's Aeneid Books XI-XII and Vergil's Messianic Eclogue
Aeneid in Art (Alexis)
Feb. 20 Vergil's Aeneid
Aeneas the Anti-Hero (Jimmy)
Feb. 25 Vergil's Aeneid XII and Eclogue IV (the Messianic Eclogue)

Feb. 27 Dante's Inferno Introduction and Canto I.
Geography of Dante's Underworld (Christine)
Dante's Biography (Brittany)
March 4 Dante's Inferno Cantos II-VIII: Wendy, Brittany and Christine
Dante and Florence (Mat Underwood)

Vergil paper due.

March 6
Dante's Inferno
Mar. 11-13 Spring Break
Mar. 18 Dante's Inferno Cantos IX-XV: Tiffany, Mike, Alexis, Nick
Dante in Pop Culture (Nick)
Women in Dante (Wendy)

Mar. 20 Dante's Inferno Cantos XVI-XXIII: Zach, Ryan, Jimmy
Psychology in Dante (Tiffany)
Mar 25 Dante's Inferno Cantos XXIV-XXXIV: Sherri-Gae, Bill and Mat
Mar. 27 The World of Dante (Zach)
Dante (Bill)
Apr. 1 Dante in Art (Alexis)

Apr. 3 Clark's 2001: A Space Odyssey The Film (at Boone House)
Apr. 8 Clark's 2001: A Space Odyssey (Tiffany) Inferno paper due
Apr. 10 Clark's 2001: A Space Odyssey (Ryan and Mathew)
Apr. 15
Clark's 2001: A Space Odyssey
Odyssey and Pop Culture (Nick); 2010 (Mike);

Apr. 17  Cicero's The Dream of Scipio (Ryan)
Clark's 2001: A Space Odyssey 2001 paper due.
Apr. 22 Pear's The Dream of Scipio
Sophia (Sherri-Gae); The Plague (Brittany)

Apr. 24 FOUNDERS' DAY (No Classes)
Apr. 29 Pear's The Dream of Scipio
May 1 Pear's The Dream of Scipio
May 4 Final Meeting: Dinner and Evaluation.1 P.M. 

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