Spring 2012 Week 1

January 23 – 26

Controversies in Public Policy
[X] Exercise 0 (very easy) due Jan. 27 – Email me what policies you are interested in and what relevant courses you have taken
[ ] Tufte “Do Auto Safety Programs Save Lives?” (excerpt)
[ ] “10 Years of Assessing Students with Scientific Exactidude”

Comparative Legislative Institutions
Week 1: What is an institution and why does it matter? (January 25)
[ ] Cox and McCubbins I (Legislative Leviathan), Ch. 4
[ ] Daniel Diermeier and Keith Krehbiel. 2003. “Institutionalism as a Methodology.” Journal of Theoretical Politics 15, no. 2: 201-232.

Classical Literature and Philosophy
[ ] Odyssey, Books 1-4 [THURSDAY]
[ ] Adriana Cavarero, “Penelope” [THURSDAY]
[ ] Pick what week you want to present [THURSDAY]
** Obtain book. Needed after Spring Break though.
[ ]Anne Carson, If Not Winter: Fragments of Sappho

Poetry and Politics in New York City
[ ] Read pp 537-545
[ ] Read & Annotate Hart Crane Poems (The Idiot, Episode of Hands, The Harbor Dawn)
[ ] Must purchase Norton book by next class. MUST!
* Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, 3rd Edition, Vol. 1

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