Schedule

WEEK 1, JAN 9,11:

--OVERVIEW
--PREVIEW OF COURSE COMICS and GRAPHIC NOVELS
--PREVIEW OF RELEVANT POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY: ARISTOTLE’S TREATISE ON HAPPINESS, TOQUEVILLE ON TYRANNY OF THE MAJORITY AND AMBITION, NIETZSCHE ON THE WILL TO POWER AND THE ÜBERMENSCH, FEDERALIST PAPER #10.

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WEEK 2: JAN 16,18
--NO CLASS JAN 16: MLK, Jr. B'day

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WEEK 3: JAN 23, 25
V FOR VENDETTA
RESERVE READING: BAKUNIN ON ANARCHY
Brief interview with "V for Vendetta" author Alan Moore on anarchism
Second wider-ranging interview with Moore

FILM: "V FOR VENDETTA" (2005) 

PAPER #1

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WEEK 4: JANUARY 30, FEBRUARY 1

PERSEPOLIS
"NOT WITHOUT MY DAUGHTER" (1991) or THE STONING OF SORAYA M. (2008) 

RESERVE READING: LINCOLN’S “YOUNG MEN’S LYCEUM SPEECH;” BILL OF RIGHTS, 
PAPER #2

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WEEK 5: FEBRUARY 6,8

PERSEPOLIS II
"A SEPERATION" (2011) OR "THE IRAN JOB" (2012) 
RESERVE READING: FEDERALIST PAPER #37.
PAPER #3

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WEEK 6: FEBRUARY 13,15

ARISTOTLE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY 
JOHN LOCKE ON PROPERTY

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WEEK 7: FEB 20,22

THE BEGINNING OF THE AMERICAN FALL: A COMICS JOURNALIST INSIDE THE OCCUPY WALL STREET MOVEMENT

"WALL STREET" (1987) 

PAPER #4 (over (Week 6 and Week 7)

NOT TO BE MISSED: 
Colbert and Occupy Wall Street PAPPAPA

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WEEK 8: FEB 27, MARCH 1
THE ART OF CHARLIE CHAN HOCK CHYE 
BY SONNY LIEW

PAPER #5

See NPR article HERE and NYTimes article HERE
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WEEK 9: MAR 6, 8
(MARCH 6 LAST DAY TO DROP W/O ACADEMIC PENALTY)

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WEEK 10: MAR 13, 15
ARMY OF GOD Army of God: Joseph Kony's War in Central Africa
David Axe (Author), Tim Hamilton (Author) 
FILM: 
"HOTEL RWANDA"(2004) or
FILM: KONY 2012
PLATO ON "TYRANNY" (from The Republic)
WSJ article on Kony HERE (optional)
PAPER #6
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WEEK 11: MAR 20, 22
SPRING BREAK

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WEEK 12: MAR 27,29

MAUS
FILM: "SCHINDLER'S LIST" (1993)

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WEEK 13: APRIL 3,5

PALESTINE
FILM: "PARADISE NOW" (2005)
PAPER #7 (BOTH WEEK 12 AND 13)
Photos from the 
Holocaust HERE

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WEEK 14: APRIL 10, 12

WATCHMEN
READINGS: "REVOLT OF THE MASSES," BY JOSE ORTEGA Y GASSET (EXCERPT)

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WEEK 15: APRIL 17, 19
WATCHMEN
READINGS: “THE NOBLE LIE” (excerpt from Plato's Republic) 
FILM: "WATCHMEN” (2009)
PAPER #8 (OVER WEEK 14 AND 15)

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WEEK 16: APRIL 24, 26
Research Paper activity

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WEEK 17: MAY 3
RESEARCH PAPER DUE (COUNTS AS 2 WEEKLY PAPERS #9 and #10)

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