Textbook availability

  1. Kolbert, Elizabeth. The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. Picador, 2014. [AmazonKindleiBooks
  2. Frayn, Michael. Copenhagen. Anchor, 1998. [Amazon | Kindle | iBooks]
  3. Unamuno, Miguel de. Abel Sánchez and Other Stores. Translated by Anthony Kerrigan, Regnery, 1996. [Amazon | Kindle | iBooks]
  4. Martel, Yann. Life of Pi. Mariner, 2003. [AmazonKindleiBooks]
  5. Mendoza, Eduardo. No Word from Gurb. Translated by Nick Caistor, Telegram, 2013. [Amazon]
  6. Los cronocrímenes [Timecrimes]. Directed by Nacho Vigalondo, Magnolia Entertainment, 2009. [DVD | Amazon | iTunes]
  7. Primer. Directed by Shane Corruth. New Line, 2004. [DRM-Free Download | DVD | iTunes | Amazon]
  8. Extraterrestre [Extraterrestrial]. Directed by Nacho Vigalondo. Sayaka Producciones, 2011.[DVD | iTunes | Amazon]
 

HONORS 102 Homework Assignments

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Thursday 25 January 2018 [Slides: Sixth Extinction]

  • Read Course Syllabus
  • Purchase all course textbooks and films (see Textbook Availability list above); bring to class the text that corresponds to each day's assignment
  • Access your Google Drive Honors 102 course documents by following the instructions sent to your go.olemiss.edu email after today's class
  • Read and study The Sixth Extinction Prologue + Chapters 1-3 (1-69; Chapter 4 is optional)

Tuesday 30 January 2018 [Slides: Sixth Extinction] [Slides: Thesis Statement]

  • Read and study The Sixth Extinction Chapters 5, 6, 8, 9 (92-124, 148-192; Chapter 7 is optional)
  • In class: Mini-workshop on writing thesis statements

Thursday 1 February 2018 [Slides: Sixth Extinction] [Slides: MLA formatting]

  • Read and study The Sixth Extinction Chapters 10-13 (193-269)
  • In class: Mini-workshop on MLA formatting

Friday 2 February 2018

Tuesday 6 February 2018 [Slides: Copenhagen]

  • Read and study Copenhagen Act 1 (3-54)

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Thursday 8 February 2018

Friday 9 February 2018

Tuesday 13 February 2018 [Slides: Nacho Vigalondo Bio]

  • Watch and study Los cronocrímenes (2007) at least twice. Consult the linked resources and timelines on our website to understand the film. By this class you must understand the plot of the film and be prepared to analyze the meanings of Los cronocrímenes

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Thursday 15 February 2018 [Slides: Bike Girl + Schrödinger's Cat]

Tuesday 20 February 2018 [Slides: Shane Carruth Bio]

  • Watch and study Primer (2004) at least three times. Consult the linked resources and timelines on our website to understand the film. By this class you must understand the plot of the film and be prepared to analyze the meanings of Primer

Thursday 22 February 2018

Friday 23 February 2018

Tuesday 27 February 2018

  • In class: Art of Sarah Maple (see links on our website)

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Thursday 1 March 2018

Tuesday 6 March 2018 [Slides: Miguel de Unamuno Bio]

  • Read and study the novella San Manuel Bueno, Martyr (207-267)

Thursday 8 March 2018 [Slides: San Manuel Bueno, Martyr Historical Background]

  • In class: Analysis of San Manuel Bueno, Martyr
  • Please remember the substantial reading assignment––Life of Pi (Chapters 1-36: 1-93)––following Spring Break (20 March 2018) 

Tuesday 13 March 2018

  • No class: Spring Break

Thursday 15 March 2018 

  • No class: Spring Break
 Sarah Maple "Inaction Is A Weapon of Mass Destruction" (2010)

Sarah Maple "Inaction Is A Weapon of Mass Destruction" (2010)

Tuesday 20 March 2018 [Slides: Yann Martel]

  • Read and study Life of Pi Chapters 1-36 (3-93)

Thursday 22 March 2018 [Slides: Life of Pi]

  • Read and study Life of Pi Chapters 37-59 (97-176)

Tuesday 27 March 2018 [Slides: Life of Pi]

    • Read and study Life of Pi Chapters 60-94 (177-286)

    Thursday 29 March 2018

      • Read and study Life of Pi Chapters 95-100 (289-319)

      Tuesday 3 April 2018 [Slides: Archibald Motley] [Slides: Beverly McIver]

      • In class: Art of Archibald Motley + Beverly McIver (see links on our website)
      • Submit thesis, outline, and preliminary interpretation for Essay 4: Life of Pi by 5:00p

      Thursday 5 April 2018 [Slides: Paco Pomet] [Intro to the Cosmos + Rifftrax: Flying Saucer Mystery]

      Friday 6 April 2018

      Tuesday 10 April 2018 [Slides: Eduardo Mendoza]

      • Read and study No Word from Gurb (Day 9-Day 19 [5-81]); consult the cultural references pdf to deepen your understanding of the novel

      Thursday 12 April 2018

      • Read and study No Word from Gurb (Day 20-Day 24 [82-144]); consult the cultural references pdf to deepen your understanding of the novel

      Tuesday 17 April 2018 [Slides: Extraterrestre]

      Thursday 19 April 2018

      • Watch the short film Domingo (Sunday 2005), Nacho Vigalondo's precursor to Extraterrestre
      • Watch the short video narrated by Carl Sagan "The Pale Blue Dot": On 14 February 1990, when Voyager 1 was 4 billion miles away, engineers directed the spacecraft to turn around and take a picture of Earth
      • In class: Analysis of Extraterrestre

      Friday 20 April 2018

      Tuesday 24 April 2018 [Slides: Jen Davis]

      • In class: Art of Jennifer Davis (see links on our website)

      Wednesday 25 April 2018

      Thursday 26 April 2018 [Slides: Global Interpretations]

      • In class: Macro-Messages and Global Interpretations

      Tuesday 1 May 2018

      Thursday 3 May 2018 

      Friday 11 May 2018

       
       Film still from  Extraterrestre  ( Extraterrestrial  2011)

      Film still from Extraterrestre (Extraterrestrial 2011)