Literature of Travel and Discovery: The Journey of the Self  (Spring, 2009) [Home]

 

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime. 
-- Mark Twain, Innocents Abroad                   [COURSE SYLLABUS] // [weblog]

                                                               

Week 1    March 23 (4)

1              Intro / Geography

2              Alchemist 1-34;                                                       On-line sources & Notes

3              Alchemist 34-72;   &  “Searching for Abdelati” “   Tourist & Traveler” Notes

4              Alchemist 72-105; & “The Spanish Church:         Tourist & Traveler Notes

 

Week 2  March 30 (4)

5              Alchemist 106-139  &   Special Delivery “           Writing On-line 

6              Alchemist 140-167  & “The Boatman’s Gift”          Class Notes

7              Alchemist Complete   &  L’Air du Temps”            Class Notes

8              Catch up. Writing

 

Week 3  April 6 (3/4) … Long Weekend (Sat-> Mon)

8.5           Essay # 1 Due        A Block                   Long Block:Hightstown Partner Trip Exercise #1

9              Bones of the Master 3-46;                                      Notes

10            Bones of the Master 47-77                                     Notes

11            Bones of the Master 81-107;                                  Notes …..  Partner Trip Exercise #1

                

Week 4 April 13 (4) Into Philadelphia Trip

12            Bones of the Master 107-122; Partner/ Trip Research // Philadelphia Trip // Notes

13            Bones of the Master 122-149; Partner/Trip Research // Philadelphia Trip // Notes

14             Bones of the Master  (catch up) Partner/Trip Research // Philadelphia Trip

                ….Trip to Philadelphia (Sunday, April 19) ………..10.22 am -> 5.45 pm….

 

Week 5 April 20 (4)

15            Monday:  Day off (exchange for Philly trip)

16            Bones of the Master  150-178;     (Philadelphia Travel Summary due)

17            Bones of the Master 179-209;      Notes

18            Bones of the Master 210-254;  

 

Week 6 April 27 (4)      Peddie Day (Saturday)

19            Bones of the Master ; 257-270; (Philadelphia Travelogue Due, for publishing) ..

20            Bones of the Master. 271-293

21           

 

Week 7 May 4 (4)  

21.5          “The Color Red” (Barbara Kingsolver)   & “Picka Pocketoni” (David Sedaris)

22            Journey Research

23/24       BATW2008, ed.Anthony Bourdain  “Extreme Chocolate”

24/23       In Class Writing Bones of the Master             

 

Week 8 May 11 (4)

25            BATW2008, ed.Anthony Bourdain  “Extreme Chocolate”
26            Read Blog: BootsnAll // Journey Research // Notes                 

27            Journey Research BATW2008, ed. Bourdain  “The Train to Tibet”
28           
Journey Research

 

Week 9 May 18 (4)

30            Text TBD Journey Research

31            Text TBD Journey Research

32            Text TBD Journey Research

33            Senior Presentations 1 and   

Text TBD

 

Week 10 May 25  (3) Senior Week / Graduation

34            Senior Presentations  2

35            Junior Presentations  1

36            Junior Presentations  2