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    Reading Materials:

    World’s Wisdom (You should already have it)

    Ch. 3. Confucianism, Introduction & Selections 1-24.

    Ch. 4 Daoism, Whole Chapter.

    Canvas Reading 4.1: Han Feizi, The Five Vermin

    Canvas Reading 4.2: Richard Kim. Well-Being and Confucianism in Diana Lobel.
    Philosophies of Happiness: A Comparative Introduction to the Flourishing Life. New
    York: Columbia UP, 2017: 40-55. (Perusall)

    Instruction and Prompt:

    My dear friends, happy Monday ­čÖé

    This week we have one discussion board consisting of two parts.

    In Part 1, we have three questions to consider for analyzing the readings for Week 4.  Please only choose two of the three questions in Part 1, and then comment on one other post using the 3C+Q model.

    In Part 2, we are focusing on writing and researching skills, and aiming to practice with Level-3 questions.

    PART 1:

    For Part 1, please only choose two of the questions below (~300 words per answer) and then comment on at least one other post responding only to one of their answers.

    Drawing and citing specifically from this weeks readings:

    1. Please first choose and then compare and contrast two traditions in terms of how they establish a moral order without reference to a divinity (Daoism, Confucianism, Legalism).

    2. Please choose two traditions and compare how they approach the human relationship with the environment (Daoism, Confucianism, Legalism).

    3. Based on your analysis of the readings for this week, which one of the three traditions offers a more stable social structure and community, and why? (Daoism, Confucianism, Legalism).

    PART 2:

    Please make sure to read the Assignment 2: Plan for the Project Assignment Sheet and the Narrow Down and Focus Topics for MMW Papers and Level-3 Questions and Claims worksheets, and to watch the Assignment #2 video first.

    Then, please craft and pose a level-3 question using any or all of the readings assigned for Week 4 (One sentence). 

    All of the listed sources are part of this weeks assigned content and can be found in the following locations:

    1. Assignment 2: Plan for the Project Assignment Sheet (Canvas section site: Assignment 2: Plan for the Project page under the module Writing Assignment Sheets, Guidelines, and Resources.)

    2. Assignment 2 Video (Canvas section site: Assignment 2:  Plan for the Project page under the module Writing Assignment Sheets, Guidelines, and Resources.)

    3. Narrow Down and Focus Topics for MMW Papers worksheet (Canvas section site: Narrowing Your Topic page under the module Writing Assignment Sheets, Guidelines, and Resources)

    4. Level-3 Questions and Claims worksheet (Canvas section site: Narrowing Your Topic page under the module Writing Assignment Sheets, Guidelines, and Resources)

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    3C+Q Model:

    This model stands for:

    1. Compliment: Constructiveness is key.  Compliment your friend on something they wrote that you particularly liked: Great/excellent reading of, I really liked how/that

    2. Comment: Engage and reflect on your friends post.  You can agree or politely disagree with their statement: I agree that because or I can see how that could be read in this way; however, I think that because

    3. Connection: Connect what your friend shared to something you wrote, to the lectures, or the readings: This also ties really well intobecause

    4. Question: Ask a specific question about the post to keep the conversation going.  I wonder if this could also suggest/Could this be also related to?/This could perhaps

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