Welcome to Wayne State University Fall 2007 Term

Interdisciplinary Studies Program

ISP 4760/4860:  Senior Seminar I/II

Adventures in Critical Reading


15698 / Wednesday / Campus / 6:00-9:40 p.m.

There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away--    

                            Emily Dickinson 


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. 

Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Socrates: 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.

Come in!

Come in!

--Shel Silverstein (courtesy of Nichelle Ussery)

Alcibiades: The scorned lover

Frederick Douglass


Giving the slip to the corporate media:     1.  http://wanttoknow.info/      2. www.dissidentvoice.org/       3. www.counterpunch.org/        4. www.atimes.com/       5. http://www.globalresearch.ca/   6. www.aljazeera.com/       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

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