The Empire Strikes Back

SCHEDULE (Draft #1)

 

INSTRUCTOR: Professor Jean Shackelford

OFFICE HOURS: W 9-12 , Others by appointment (Coleman 165)

ADDRESSES: e-mail: jshackel@bucknell.edu, phone: X- 73441

REQUIRED TEXTs and NEWSPAPER:

*Benjamin R. Barber, Fear’s Empire: War, Terrorism, and Democracy , W.W. Norton, 2004.
*Niall Ferguson, Colossus: The Price of America’s Empire, The Penguin Press, 2004.
*THE NEW YORK TIMES - daily
*Additional reading assigments are on e-reserve and others will be handed out during the semester.

Tentative SCHEDULE: | Sept. | Oct. | Nov. | Dec.

August 20 - Introduction to Foundation Seminars and to the course
August 23 - Convocation
August 25 - Discussion of readings. Goal setting. (ABC assignment and Introductory Materials )
August 30 -
Sept. 1 -
Sept.6 -
Sept. 8 -

Sept. 13 -
Sept. 15 -
Sept. 20 - (Jihad vs. McWorld , Blowback Chronicles)

Sept. 22 -

Sept. 27 -
Sept. 29 -

October 4 -
October 6 -

Fall Break - October 8-11

October 13

October 18 -

October 20 -

October 25 -

October 27 -

Nov. 1-

Nov. 3-

Nov. 8 -

Nov. 10 -

Nov. 15 -

Nov. 17 -

Nov. 22 -

Thanksgiving Break November 23 - 27

Nov 29 -

Dec. 1 -

Dec. 5 - Goals revisited

Final Project Presentations

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