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Weekly Planner
10-04-2015, 04:21 PM
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Weekly Planner
September 28

Course Orientation
Texts and Reading Material List
Class Rules and Regulations
Attendance Policy
EDCU Forum

October 3
What is revolution?
Qualitative and quantitative revolutions
Psychological revolutions

Places, faces, and Time:
The Russian Revolution

Dictatorship (types), totalitarianism, despotism, Fascism, Nazism, autocracy, kleptocracy, plutocracy, theocracy

Week two
October 10

Extracts from Animal Farm
From Utopia to Dystopia
Media machine & Propaganda techniques

Places, faces, and Time
George Orwell
The Russian Revolution

Utopia X Dystopia
Socialism, communism, capitalism
Propaganda and Politics (group presentation)

October 13

Animal Farm
Dictatorship and the politics of manipulation
Squealers dialogues

Places, faces and Time:
Czar Nicholas II, Trotsky, Stalin, Lenin, KGB, Propaganda Department
Sloganeering, Proselytism, Political Chants (in protesting rallies and processions), Activism, Fifth Column

October 17
Resistance Literature and the road to revolution

Places, faces, and Time
Ghassan Kanafani
Nagi al Ali
Frantz Fanon, Frederic Jameson, Masao Miyoshi, Ngugi wa Thiongo
World War I, II, the Third World, the cold War, Imperialism and Colonialism

October 20

Sitt Marie Rose by Etel Adnan
Writing as an act of Revolution, Reading as an act of evolution
The Novel: background, Major characters, Conflicts, Themes

Places, faces and Time:
Etel Adnan
The French Mandate for Syria and Lebanon

Acculturation and Enculturation

October 24

Part One

Places, faces, and Time
Nine Waves of Crusades
Tribal Mentality

October 27

Part One

Places, faces, and Time
The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO)
Hamas, Hezbollah
Religious and Ethnic Variety in Lebanon
Kataeb (Phalange)

October 31

Part two: Plurivocal Narration and the Restructuring Imperative of the Reading Act

Places, Faces, and Time:
The Massacres of Lebanon (16 massacres)
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