The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas

JSP Fall 2019 Registration Information

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Class of 2023

Congratulations on being accepted into the Jefferson Scholars Program, and welcome to the University of Texas at Austin. We are very glad that you are here.

Here is the information you’ll need on registering for fall JSP courses when you come for orientation. Please show this to your academic advisor as you are selecting courses.

The freshman program for Jefferson Scholars consists of two fall courses, one on the ancient Greeks and one on the Bible. These courses are designed to work as a pair and to address common themes from different perspectives, so you are encouraged to take both JSP courses if you have room in your schedule.

All Jefferson Scholars should begin with a course on Ancient Greece. Unless you are in a special program that requires its own Signature (UGS) Course, you should choose one of the following, which are reserved for you:

UGS 303 The Challenge of the Greeks

Unique            Time                                        Location                      Professor

62085              MWF 1pm-2pm                       UTC 4.124                  Stauffer

                              F 11am-Noon                    MAI 220D

62090              MWF 1pm-2pm                       UTC 4.124                  Stauffer

                              F Noon-1pm                     MAI 220D

62095              MWF 1pm-2pm                       UTC 4.124                  Stauffer

                              F 1pm-2pm                       MAI 220D

62100              MWF 1pm-2pm                       UTC 4.124                  Stauffer

                               F 2pm-3pm                      MAI 220D

 

UGS 302 Classical Philosophy and Literature  

Unique Number                     Day/Time                                          Professor

60395              TTH 930am-11am                  MAI 220F                   Koons

If you are in a special program that requires its own Signature (UGS) Course, you should register for one of the following small sections of our other introductory course, which are also reserved for you:

 

CTI 301G Introduction to Ancient Greece                                              

Unique Number                    Day/Time                                            Professor

28860              MWF 11am-Noon                   GAR 0.120                  Patterson

28870              MWF 1pm-2pm                       GAR 0.120                  Patterson                                  

If you cannot fit any of the above into your schedule, you may take an open seat in the following large lecture section of the same course:

28865              MWF Noon-1pm                    PAI 4.42                      Gulizio

If your schedule permits a second JSP course, please also enroll in:

 

CTI 304 The Bible and Its Interpreters

The following sections are reserved for you.

Unique Number                    Day/Time                                           Professor

28885              MWF 9am-10am                     PAR 208                      Yoo

28890              MWF Noon-1pm                     GAR 0.120                  Yoo

28895              MWF 2pm-3pm                       WAG 208                    Landau

28900              TTH 2pm-3pm                        PAR 103                      Kaplan                                                

In choosing courses, please keep Thursdays from 12:30 – 2 free in your schedule if possible, since we often schedule events for Jefferson Scholars then.

 

JSP Fall 2019 Course Descriptions

CTI 301G Introduction to Ancient Greece                                              

This course introduces students to the history, the culture, the religion, and above all the thought of the ancient Greeks. The material for this course will consist almost entirely of primary sources. We will begin with a unit on Greek history in which we will use passages from Thucydides and Herodotus to try to see what was unique about the Greeks and what they saw as unique about themselves. We will then study closely some of the chief literary and philosophic works of ancient Greece, including Homeric Epic, tragedies, and Platonic dialogues.

UGS 302 Classical Philosophy and Literature

An introduction to the philosophy and literature of ancient Greece and Rome, including Homer's Iliad, some of Plato's dialogues (including the Republic), Aristophanes' Clouds, selections from Aristotle's Ethics and Politics, Cicero's On Obligations and On the Laws, and selections from Virgil's Aeneid and Plutarch's Lives. The course will include two historical simulations from Reacting to the Past, one set in ancient Athens at the time of Socrates' trial, and the other in ancient Rome in the aftermath of Julius Caesar's assassination.

UGS 303 The Challenge of the Greeks

This course will study works of ancient Greek historians, statesmen, tragic and comic dramatists, and philosophers to explore abiding questions and issues of human existence as they first emerged in the brilliant, tumultuous world of ancient republicanism. We will focus especially on the challenge that philosophic rationalism and science posed to traditional conceptions of justice and religious belief, and the ways in which philosophic thinkers defended their claim to provide the best guidance for life. Is unaided human reason adequate for grasping the proper ends and limits of moral and political action? What new understandings of justice and moral responsibility did political philosophy offer? Is a truly enlightened society possible? Is it desirable? 

CTI 304 The Bible and Its Interpreters

A study of basic religious texts, this course includes both the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, examined from various perspectives (including comparative, historical, philosophical, and literary), with emphasis on the fundamental questions and ideas raised in those texts. The course seeks to develop a wide-ranging familiarity with the Jewish and Christian Bibles and with the dominant modes of ancient, medieval, and early modern biblical interpretation. Readings include an extensive range of primary sources, including both the Scriptures themselves and some of their most influential exegetes.

A Message from Academic Advisor Nathan Vickers

Hello Jefferson Scholars!!  Congratulations on being chosen for this wonderful opportunity. We look forward to having you this fall, and meanwhile if you need anything, please feel free to contact me. On Day Three of Orientation, I will have some walk-in time to answer questions from 10:30 to 11:30 am in BAT 2.102A. 

Nathan Vickers, Academic Advising Coordinator
Department of Government and Jefferson Center
1 University Station A1800, BAT 2.102
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas, 78712
512.232.7283
nvickers@austin.utexas.edu 

 


 


Jefferson Scholars Continuing Students

Registration Information

for Fall 2019

If you have not completed the four required courses in the Jefferson Scholars Program, below are the fall 2019 courses that satisfy each area.

Area 1

CTI 301G / CC 301 Introduction to Ancient Greece

28865              MWF Noon-1pm                                 PAI 4.42                      Gulizio

All seats in this large lecture section should be open for you to register yourself.

28860              MWF 11am-Noon                               GAR 0.120                  Patterson

28870              MWF 1pm-2pm                                   GAR 0.120                  Patterson

CTI seats in the above two small sections will be reserved initially for JSP freshmen but you may register for either of these under the Classics number.


Area 2

CTI 304 / RS 315 Bible and Its Interpreters

28885              MWF 9am-10am                                 PAR 208                      Yoo

28890              MWF Noon-1p                                    GAR 0.120                  Yoo

28895              MWF 2pm-3pm                                   WAG 208                    Landau

28900              TTH  2pm-330pm                               PAR 103                      Kaplan

CTI seats in this course will be reserved initially for JSP freshmen but R S seats are open for continuing students to register yourselves.

28905              TTH  330pm-5pm                               MEZ 2.122                

This section is completely open, and you can register yourselves.


Area 3

CTI 302 / GOV 314E  Classics of Social and Political Thought

28875              TTH  930am-11am                             WAG 208                   Wensveen                   

28880              TTH  330pm-5pm                               MEZ 2.102                Gregg

Most CTI seats in this course will be reserved for continuing Jefferson Scholars, so you may register yourselves.


Area 4

GOV 312P Constitutional Principles: Core Texts

37490              MWF 11am-Noon                               SZB 330                      Dempsey

Most seats in this course will be reserved for continuing Jefferson Scholars, so you may register yourselves.

GOV 379S Regime Perspectives on American Politics

37775              W 330pm-630pm                                CAL 21                       Tulis

This course requires you to come in person to the Government Advising Office, BAT 2nd Floor.  We have limited seats in this course.

For your two electives, you may take any course on the CTI Qualifying Course List, bearing in mind that you will need two upper-division courses to complete the certificate. We especially recommend, and have reserved CTI some or all of the seats for you in:

CTI 323 Might and Right Among Nations

28930              MWF 1pm-2pm                                   RLP 0.122                   T. Pangle

CTI 350 Masterworks of World Drama

28970              MWF 9am-10am                                 PAR 304                      Lang

28975              MWF 10am-11am                               PAR 304                      Lang

CTI 375 The Book of Job

28989              TTH 11am-1230pm                            MEZ 1.210                 Yoo

CTI 375 Italian Masterpieces: Literature, Film, and Art

28985              TTH 2pm-330pm                                HRH 2.112                 Carter