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DEMOCRACY &
DISOBEDIENCE
SYLLABUS




PART ONE



INTRODUCTION AND ORGANIZATION (August 30)


ANTIGONE'S DEFIANCE AND SOCRATES' TRAIL (September 5-7)

  • Sophocles (496-406 BC) ANTIGONE, Dover Thrift Edition
    Full Text Online ANTIGONE .

  • Plato (428-348 BC) APOLOGY: Defense of Socrates in "The Trail and Death Of Socrates," Dover Thrift Edition
    Fully Seachable Text with Notes, References, Maps, and Discussion Online of Plato's APOLOGY .


    DISOBEYING THE LAW: SOCRATES' AND THOREAU'S ARGUMENTS (Septemner 10-14)

  • Plato (428-348 BC) CRITO in "The Trail and Death Of Socrates," Dover Thrift Edition
    Text with Notes and References Online of Plato's CRITO .

  • Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), "Civil Disobedience" Dover Thrift Edition
    Full Text Online of Thoreau's Essay at Civil Disobedience .


    NON-VIOLENT RESISTANCE: GANDHI AND MARTIN LUTHER KING (September 17-21)

  • Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), Selections from Non-Violent Resistance, Dover Thrift edition
    Some Texts Online at Gandhi Writings

  • Dr. Martin Luther King (1929-1968) , Selections from WHY WE CAN'T WAIT"
    Birmingham Letter is online at Letter from a Birmingham Jail

    On Wednesday, September 19th, the segment "The Montgomery Bus Boycott" from the prize documentary series EYES ON THE PRIZE will be shown in class.

    Paper topics for the first paper will be handed out in clas on Thursday, Sepember 20th. Papers are due on Monday, October 1st, in class. The Paper Topic will also be posted ONLINE on September 20th and you can access the Paper Topic by Clicking HERE.



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