Above: the Homeric teacher Phoenix and his student Ajax.
Greek warriors were taught to fight on the battlefield
AND to speak in council.
module includes Lessons 3 to 10.
"Euthyphro," an introduction to the Academy
Lesson 4: The Library: house of truth
Lesson 5: "The Apology of Socrates"|
Lesson 6: Citation and Plagiarism
Lesson 7: "Crito" or Values
Lesson 8: "Phaedo"
Lesson 9: Preparing for the Plato Exam
Lesson 10: Plato Exam
at a Glance
"Boot Camp" is
intensive basic training for the wars to come. In this challenging module of
eight lessons students should
to read college
level material with improved comprehension; for practice, we will study four
of Plato's Five Dialogues;
to research academic
subjects by finding and evaluating appropriate library resources;
summarize source information, to avoid plagiarism, and to document
borrowings from sources by following the citation rules of the Modern Language Association of
America ("MLA"); proper MLA citations disclose source
borrowings through the use of quotation marks, in-text signal phrases,
references, and reference lists of Works Cited.
Greek to you? This
module is disorienting in bringing you into contact with two unfamiliar and
complex worlds at the same time: Plato and MLA citation. As noted in module 1, orientation
Spend the time
that's intended on each Lesson. Don't shortcut your skill development: don't be
tempted to race ahead and finish as quickly as possible. Pay plenty of
attention to each Lesson. Read carefully, ask questions, and discuss the issues,
and complete all of the assignments.