Issues in Modern America
Jeff Gundy Bluffton College
Links, Journals, and Class Plans--Spring
Below are my daily plans for class during the Spring
2003 term, along with links to web sites and journal entries by students
in the course. Correspondence between these plans and what actually occurred
in class on that day is never perfect and sometimes quite inexact. In
particular, these notes usually contain more than we actually managed
to cover in class.
Day 2 On Howard Zinn, Jacob Needleman,
"The American Ideology," and "The American Soul."
Day 3 On The Missing Peace, varieties
of nonviolence, and the myth of redemptive violence.
Day 4 On the Revolutionary War and the abolition
Day 5 On the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Day 6 On industrialization and labor organizing,
and gender issues.
Day 7 On Progressivism, Populism, WW I,
Day 8 On the civil rights movement and
the Cold War..
Day 9 On
Platoon, the Cold War, and Vietnam.
Day 10 On "peace with the earth" and reflections
on the course so far.
Day 11 Color Purple, introduction.
Day 12 Color Purple, cont.
Day 13 Color Purple, cont. "Womanist"
theory and "Panentheism."
Day 14 Last day on Color Purple.
Day 16 War Memorials.
Day 17 War Memorials, part 2.
Day 18 War Memorials, part 3.
Day 19 Nickel and Dimed, part
Day 20 Nickel and Dimed, part
Day 21 Nickel and Dimed, part 3.
Day 22 On Roger and Me.
Days 23 and 24 were spent on poster presentations.
Day 25 What's in the News? Links and comments
on current issues and how they're being reported.
Special Note: Response from Radley Balko on "Tax