Core Texts in Conversation

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Co-published with the Association for Core Text and Courses, this book contains a collection of core texts that are appropriate for students of all majors. The volume is a resource for educators attempting to create a cohesive structure to their curriculum, integrating it with texts of cultural significance. Students, through critical thinking, bridge discipline (science and the arts), culture (East and West), and time period (ancient and modern). Rich with possibility for either public or private colleges, Core ...

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Overview

Co-published with the Association for Core Text and Courses, this book contains a collection of core texts that are appropriate for students of all majors. The volume is a resource for educators attempting to create a cohesive structure to their curriculum, integrating it with texts of cultural significance. Students, through critical thinking, bridge discipline (science and the arts), culture (East and West), and time period (ancient and modern). Rich with possibility for either public or private colleges, Core Texts in Conversation is a valuable guide for curriculum building in any discipline.

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Jane Kelley Rodeheffer is Professor of Humanities, Associate Professor of Philosophy, and Director of the Lasallian Honors Program at St. Mary's University of Minnesota. J. Scott Lee is Visiting Assistant Professor in Intellectual Heritage and in English at Temple University. David Sokolowski is a Professor at St. Mary's University of Minnesota.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Core Texts and Philosophy of Science: Chapter 4 Core Text/Context: Reading Darwin Between the Lines Chapter 5 Gould's "Nonoverlapping Magisteria:" The Real Issue Between Theism and Darwinism Chapter 6 Galileo's Faith Chapter 7 Following the Passionate Atoms: Epicurus and Lucretius Chapter 8 Symbol, the Infinite, and Paradox: Euclidean Essentials Chapter 9 A Crack in the Surface, 1601: Hamlet Reads Lucretian Atomism Chapter 10 Why Read Ptolemy?; Feminist and Modernist Issues in Core Texts: Chapter 11 Under the Gaze of the Ancients: Dante, Foucault and the Discipline of Being Seen by the Curriculum Chapter 12 Marguerite De Navarre, Louise Labé, Rabelais, and Montaigne: Feminist Issues in the Sixteenth Century Chapter 13 Milton's Satan: Victim of Sibling Rivalry? Chapter 14 Confronting the Fragments: Eliot's Four Quartets Chapter 15 When Learning Goes Awry: Meditations on the Malleus Malificarum Chapter 16 Ancient and Medieval Gaps: Classical Core Texts from Eastern and Western Traditions: Chapter 17 A Social Science Core Text from the Medieval Islamic World: Ibn Khaldun's Muquaddimah and its Models of Social Change Chapter 18 Teaching the Confucian Analects Chapter 19 Core Texts and the Cultivation of Virtue Chapter 20 Reading Confucius Reading Plato Chapter 21 Confronting Preconceptions Concerning the Past in Gilgamesh and its Biblical Parallels Chapter 22 In the Medieval Gap with Dante's Admiral Beatrice Chapter 23 Machiavelli's Debt to Medieval Thought Chapter 24 New Perspectives on Shakespeare as Core Text: Chapter 25 Shakespeare in the Core Curriculum Chapter 26 Prophecy Eclipsed: Hamlet as a Tragedy of Knowledge Chapter 27 Speech in Dumbness: Female Eloquence and Male Authority in The Winter's Tale Chapter 28 Forgiving Prospero: The Audience's "Rarer Action" in The Tempest Chapter 29 Instructions to Ariel: A Way to Understand Prospero's Political Plan Chapter 30 Core Texts and Writing: Chapter 31 Antigone, Writing and Linked Classes Chapter 32 Memories, Stories, Histories: Student Journal Writing and the Construction of Meaning Chapter 33 Writing About and Through Herman Melville's Moby Dick: Reading and Thinking Interdisciplinarily

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