Welcome to Wayne State University Fall 2007 Term
Interdisciplinary Studies Program
ISP 4760/4860: Senior Seminar I/II
15698 / Wednesday / Campus / 6:00-9:40 p.m.
is no frigate like a book
This class aims at fostering a love for both literature and the world of ideas, placing special emphasis on the development of research, reading, writing, interdisciplinary, and critical thinking skills. It offers a guided discovery approach, interactive instructional style, fun readings, and computer-assisted writing workshops.
& Weekly Schedule: ISP 4760 (Senior Seminar I)
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Table of Contents: One Reading at a Time (note: some readings are not available online)
Caught in a Lie Major Research Paper: Instructions
Corporate Media: April 14, 2002. Who is nearer the truth about a Venezuela "Coup":
The Associated Press (NY Times)
Midterm & Final Test Questions: Update and a Guide (forget the syllabus--these are the REAL questions)
The Open Window (Saki)
Critical Thinking in Action: I. U.S. Justice II. This Cow is Their Cow III. The Founding Sachems IV. Icecaps and hurricanes: the proof of climate change V. Anti-Capitalism in Five Minutes VI. Unsung Hero VII. The Great Iraq Swindle
Basic Punctuation Rules (Courtesy of Joe Karr)
Leonard Pitts, Jr.
The scorning lover
If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer . . . .
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
--Shel Silverstein (courtesy of Nichelle Ussery)
The scorned lover
Giving the slip to the
corporate media: 1.
2. www.dissidentvoice.org/ 3.
10. http://www.granma.cu/ingles/index.html 11.
Faces of Poverty 12.
7. http://www.tomdispatch.com/ 8. http://www.middleeast.org/launch/ 9. http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/ 10. http://www.granma.cu/ingles/index.html 11. Faces of Poverty 12. www.Antiwar.com/
Enter a word or phrase
Internet Films of Interest: 1. Prescription for Disaster 2. Senator Mike Gravel 3. Loose Change 4. Michael Moore (and many others)
Songs: I. This Land (Guthrie/Springstein) 2. Man in Black (Cash) 3. Lives in the Balance (Browne) 4. Happy Christmas (Lennon)
Sounds: Venezuela Way off All Wrong Pitching