Home ] Up ] Joint Syllabus… ] [ Reading Schedule ] Journal Assignments ] Study Guides ] Current Event Presentations ] Individual Articles ] Group Project Guidelines ] Current News Resources ] Suggested Films ] Suggested Websites ] Suggested Books ] Suggested Events ]

 

 

 

 

TENTATIVE READING SCHEDULE

 

Honors Core Seminar on Ethics and Globalization

Fall 2011

 

Dr. Holly Graff and Dr. Richard Stacewicz

 

 

 

GLOBAL STUDIES

ETHICS

Week 1

 

Introduction to Course

 

8/23

Course and Student Introductions

 

Student questionnaires

 

How to read philosophy

8/25

History and Interpretations of Development: Modernization, Marx, Dependency and World Systems Theory.

World Systems Theory by Carlos A. Martínez-Vela at:  http://web.mit.edu/esd.83/www/notebook/WorldSystem.pdf

And

http://edu.learnsoc.org/Chapters/3%20theories%20of%20sociology/11%20modernization%20theory.htm

 

 

Locke…..Selections from the Second Treatise of Government…Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 (pp.450-456 in Cahn’s Classics of Political and Moral Philosophy)

Week 2

History of Globalization and the Philosophical Justification of Colonization

 

8/30

Quiz #1

 

The World in 1400

Reading: Origins of the Modern World, pp. 1 - 42.

Locke…..Chapter 5 and 6 in the Second Treatise on Government (pp. 456-471 in CPMP)

9/1

Survey of the Regions of the World

Reading: Origins of the Modern World, pp. 43 – 66.

 

Locke…. Chapters 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 in the Second Treatise on Government  (pp. 495-516 in CPMP)

Week 3

Empires and the Modern World System and a Major Philosophical Challenge to this System

 

9/6

Quiz # 2

 

Europe and the New World

Reading: Origins of the Modern World, pp. 67 – 94.

 

Selections from Smith’s The Wealth of Nations (pp. 662-680 in CPMP)

9/8

Industrialization and the Modern World

Reading: Origins of the Modern World, pp.  95 – 121. 

 

******Journal Collection****

Marx….Selections from the 1844 Manuscripts (pp. 862-869 in CPMP) plus Holly's  “Summary of the Theory of Alienation

Week 4

The Global Divergence

 

9/13

Quiz # 3

 

The Gap Between the West and the Rest

Reading: Origins of the Modern World, pp. 123 – 154.

 

Marx…Selections from The Communist Manifesto (pp. 878-895 in CPMP)

9/15

The 20th Century and the Rise of the United States

Reading:  Origins of the Modern World, pp. 155 – 207

 

Marx, Selections from The German Ideology (pp. 869-878 in CPMP) and Holly's “Summary of the Theory of Ideology

Week 5

Economics and Global Development and the Emergence of Modern Liberalism

 

9/20

Quiz # 4

 

Economic Theory and Development: Smith, Marx, Keynes, and Friedman

 

Liberal Perspectives on Distributive Justice….Rawls….Selections from A Theory of Justice (pp. 1038-1058 in CPMP)

9/22

The Ideological Origins of Neoliberalism

Reading, Brief History, pp. 1 – 38.

 

…Rawls continued…

Week 6

The Dominance of Neoliberalism and its Philosophical Basis

 

9/27

Quiz # 5

 

The Spread of Neoliberal Theory

Reading, Brief History, pp. 39 – 63.

Also look at the memo sent by Lewis Powell. To bring these developments up to date, review this link on Corporate Taxes.  And also a list of the richest counties in the US.

 

Conservative/Neo-liberal Perspectives on Distributive Justice…. Nozick…. Selections from Anarchy, State, and Utopia (pp. 1064-1074 in CPMP)

 

 

9/29

Government and Neoliberalism

Reading, Brief History, pp. 64 – 86.

 

 

…Nozick continued

 

Read...."The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits" by Milton Friedman

Week  7

The Global Impacts of Neoliberalism and the Renewed Debate

10/4

Quiz # 6

 

Brief Tour of the World

Reading: Brief History, pp. 87 – 119.

 

Marxist Perspectives…. Schweickart’s After Capitalism, Chapters 1 and 3

10/6

China’s Neoliberal Model

Reading: Brief History, pp. 120 – 151.

  *******Journal Collection*****

Schweickart continued....Schweickart’s After Capitalism, Chapters  4 and 5

Week  8

 

10/11

Neoliberalism and the Future of the Global Economy

Reading: pp. 152 – 206.

 

Schweickart continued.....Schweickart’s After Capitalism, Chapter 6

10/13

EXAM

 

Group meetings

Week  9

Political Science and International Relations and the Muslim World

10/18

 

Theories of International Relations

 

 

Hobbes….Selections from Leviathan, Chapters 13, 14, 15 (pp. 391-400 in CPMP), Chapter 17

10/20

The United States and the Muslim World

Reading: Engaging the Muslim World, pp. 1 – 39.

 

 

Hobbes….Chapters 20, 21, 29.....There will be an emphasis on Chapter 21!

Week  10

Understanding the Revolutions in The Middle East

10/25

Quiz # 7

 

Islamic Activism and Radicalism in Egypt

Reading, Engaging the Muslim World, pp. 41 – 81

 

Selections from Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth on violence, as well as the conclusion to the chapter on violence.

10/27

Saudi Arabia

Reading: Engaging the Muslim World, pp. 83 – 113.

 

Fanon continued

 

Week 11

Wars…What are they really good for?

  ***Please note that the original schedule has been modified at this point since we have gotten behind.  

 

11/1

Quiz # 8

 

The US in Iraq

Reading, Engaging the Muslim World, pp. 115 – 155.

Ethics of War and Peace….Selections from Gandhi 's Hind Swaraj

You can skip over chapters 11, 12, and 15.

**Please print the readings and bring them to class.  You may have to adjust your printer's settings with this particular link.

 

11/3

 Iraq continued

Gandhi continued

Week 12

The Future of the Region (and the World)

11/8

Quiz # 9

 

The Decade-Long War in Afghanistan

Reading: Engaging the Muslim World, pp. 157 – 191

 

Discussion of structure of teach-in

 

Finish Gandhi

 

Plus look at  Just War Theory as presented in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

 

Environmental Ethics – Challenges to the traditional paradigms

Earth Democracy by Vandana Shiva, pp. 1-13.

11/10

Finish Cole

Reading: Engaging the Muslim World, pp. 193 – 247

 

 

Shiva, pp. 14-

Week 13

The Global Environment....Please note that this is International Education Week, and we recommend that you attend as many relevant events as you can.  These Events can be used for credit towards your outside events!

11/15

Quiz # 10
Chapter 1, Earth Democracy

 

 ******Journal Collection******

 

Bullshit

11/17

International Education Week Event:
9:30am, Room 1610, George Lungu: Current Situation in North Africa and the Middle East.

International Education Week Event:  11:00am, Room 1610, Noha Forester, PH.D., Professor of Arabic, University of Chicago: Women within Social Change Movements in North Africa and the Middle East.

Week 14

International Activism

11/22

Quiz # 11

Chapters 2-4, Earth Democracy

 

REMINDER!!!  Tonight at 7:00pm we will have our first practice session for the December 1st Teach-In.

 

Report from International Education Week Events

 

Global activism....Jake and Emma on Palestine at
11:00am

(Feel free to invite your friends!)

11/24

Thanksgiving

 

Thanksgiving

Week 15

Teach-In!.....You must not miss class unless there is a major emergency, and you must notify us in advance.

11/29

Rehearsal
 

Rehearsal.......

 

REMINDER....Don't forget the special Wednesday night rehearsal at Skokie, 7-10

 

12/1

Teach-In
 

Teach-In

Week 16

Finishing Up

12/6

Review of Teach-In

 

Finish Shiva

12/8

Review for final

*****Journal Collection********

 

Overview of your intellectual development in this class

12/13

 Final exam plus optional 12th quiz on geography.....Hand in your journal if you didn't already do that.

Party...BRING FOOD!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Hollace Graff
Oakton Community College
Updated: November 16, 2011