Course Plan
Spring, 2000

Dates for Week Numbers | Readings Sequence
WEEK NO.
ASSIGNMENTS DUE
IN CLASS DO LIST
1 Nothing yet... Who's who, introductions
The Syllabus
How assignments work
How our website works
2 Chapter 1, read thoroughly
Chapter 1, list the six most important points/terms
Chapter 1, identify the BIG QUESTION
Read NOT THE NEWS
Read through the links
Check the bulletin board often
-Presentation on Cooperative Learning
-Chapter 1, develop review list
-Chapter 1, discuss BIG QUESTION
-Study Skills, read over for yourself
-Discuss Not the News
3 -Chapter 2, read thoroughly
-Chapter 2, list the six most important points/terms
-Chapter 2, identify the BIG QUESTION
-Chapter 1, review for quiz
-Chapter 1, write answer to BIG QUESTION
-Read NOT THE NEWS
-Read through the links
-Check the bulletin board often
-Take quizzes on Chapter 1.
-Chapter 2, develop review list
-Chapter 2, discuss BIG QUESTION
-Discuss Not the News
-Begin debate 1 process... discuss; brainstorm topics.
4 -Historical Interlude, read thoroughly
-Historical Interlude, list the six most important points/terms
-Historical Interlude, identify the BIG QUESTION
-Kushner on the Garden of Eden, read thoroughly
-Kushner on the Garden of Eden, list of the six most important points.
-Kushner on the Garden of Eden, identify the BIG QUESTION
-Chapter 2, review for quiz
-Chapter 2, write answer to BIG QUESTION -Read NOT THE NEWS
-Read through the links
-Check the bulletin board often
-Take quizzes on chapter 2.
-Historical interlude and Kushner, develop review list
-Historical interlude and Kushner, discuss BIG QUESTION
-Discuss Not the News
-Debate 1, do a practice debate. Choose topics for teams.
-Presentation on Separating Good from Bad Information
5 -Chapter 3, read thoroughly
-Chapter 3, list the six most important points/terms
-Chapter 3, identify the BIG QUESTION
-Historical Interlude and Kushner, review for quiz
-Historical Interlude and Kushner, write answer to BIG QUESTION
-Read NOT THE NEWS
-Read through the links
-Check the bulletin board often
Take quizzes on historical interlude and Kushner.
-Chapter 3, develop review list
-Chapter 3, discuss BIG QUESTION
-Discuss Not the News
-Debate 1, time for teams to prepare... Debates next week.
-Presentation on critical thinking
6 -Chapter 4, read thoroughly
-Chapter 4, list the six most important points/terms
-Chapter 4, identify the BIG QUESTION
-Chapter 3, review for quiz
-Chapter 3, write answer to BIG QUESTION
-Read NOT THE NEWS
-Read through the links
-Check the bulletin board often
-Take quizzes on chapter 3.
-Chapter 4, develop review list
-Chapter 4, discuss BIG QUESTION
-Discuss Not the News
-Debate 1, hold debates
-Presentation on critical thinking
7 -Historical Interlude, read thoroughly
-Historical Interlude, list the six most important points/terms
-Historical Interlude, identify the BIG QUESTION
-Womens' issues, read thoroughly
-Womens' issues, list the six most important points/terms
-Womens' issues, identify the BIG QUESTION
-Chapter 4, review for quiz
-Chapter 4, write answer to BIG QUESTION
-Read NOT THE NEWS
-Read through the links
-Check the bulletin board often
-Take quizzes on chapter 4.
-Presentation on women
-Historical interlude and women's issues, develop review list
-Historical interlude and women's issues, discuss BIG QUESTION
-Discuss Not the News
-Debate 1, hold debates... finish
-Presentation on critical thinking
8 -Chapter 5, read thoroughly
-Chapter 5, list the six most important points/terms
-Chapter 5, identify the BIG QUESTION
-Historical Interlude and Women's Issues, review for quiz
-Historical Interlude and Women's Issues, write answer to BIG QUESTION
-Read NOT THE NEWS
-Read through the links
-Check the bulletin board often
-Take quizzes on historical interlude and womens' issues.
-Chapter 5, develop review list
-Chapter 5, discuss BIG QUESTION
-Discuss Not the News
-Begin preparation for debate 2. Discuss how it works. Brainstorm topics.
-Presentation on Toffler's Third Wave
9 -Chapter 6, read thoroughly
-Chapter 6, list the six most important points/terms
-Chapter 6, identify the BIG QUESTION
-Chapter 5, review for quiz
-Chapter 5, write answer to BIG QUESTION
-Read NOT THE NEWS
-Read through the links
-Check the bulletin board often
-Take quizzes on chapter 5.
-Chapter 6, develop review list
-Chapter 6, discuss BIG QUESTION
-Discuss Not the News
-Debate 2 preparation time.
-Presentation on Fourth Turning
10 -Chapter 7, read thoroughly
-Chapter 7, list the six most important points/terms
-Chapter 7, identify the BIG QUESTION
-Chapter 6, review for quiz
-Chapter 6, write answer to BIG QUESTION
-Read NOT THE NEWS
-Read through the links
-Check the bulletin board often
-Take quizzes on chapter 6.
-Chapter 7, develop review list
-Chapter 7, discuss BIG QUESTION
-Discuss Not the News
-Debate 2 preparation time.
-Presentation on critical thinking
11 -Historical Interlude, read thoroughly
-Historical Interlude, list the six most important points/terms
-Historical Interlude, identify the BIG QUESTION
-Chapter 7, review for quiz
-Chapter 7, write answer to BIG QUESTION
-Read NOT THE NEWS
-Read through the links
-Check the bulletin board often
-Take quizzes on chapter 7.
-Historical interlude, develop review list
-Historical interlude, discuss BIG QUESTION
-Discuss Not the News
-Debate 2, hold debates
-Presentation on critical thinking
12 -Chapter 8, read thoroughly
-Chapter 8, list the six most important points/terms
-Chapter 8, identify the BIG QUESTION
-Chapter 7, review for quiz
-Chapter 7, write answer to BIG QUESTION
-Read NOT THE NEWS
-Read through the links
-Check the bulletin board often
-Take quizzes on chapter 7.
-Chapter 8, develop review list
-Chapter 8, discuss BIG QUESTION
-Discuss Not the News
-Debate 2, finish debates.
-Presentation on critical thinking
13 -Chapter 9, read thoroughly
-Chapter 9, list the six most important points/terms
-Chapter 9, identify the BIG QUESTION
-Chapter 8, review for quiz
-Chapter 8, write answer to BIG QUESTION
-Read NOT THE NEWS
-Read through the links
-Check the bulletin board often
-Take quizzes on chapter 8.
-Chapter 9, develop review list
-Chapter 9, discuss BIG QUESTION
-Discuss Not the News
-Presentation on critical thinking
14 -Chapter 10, read thoroughly
-Chapter 10, list the six most important points/terms
-Chapter 10, identify the BIG QUESTION
-Chapter 9, review for quiz
-Chapter 9, write answer to BIG QUESTION
-Read NOT THE NEWS
-Read through the links
-Check the bulletin board often
-Take quizzes on chapter 9.
-Chapter 10, develop review list
-Chapter 10, discuss BIG QUESTION
-Discuss Not the News
-Presentation on critical thinking
15 -Dead Week
-Chapter 10, review for quiz
-Chapter 10, write answer to BIG QUESTION
-Read NOT THE NEWS
-Take quizzes on chapter 10.
-Discuss Not the News
-Presentation on critical thinking
16 Final Exam


Readings Sequence

-Chapter 1, Intro & Greek Philosophy
-Not the News
Due Week 2
-Chapter 2, Reality and Being, Ontology, Buddhism, Quantum Theory, Materialism, Cosmology.
-Not the News
Due Week 3
-First Historical Interlude, Early Christianity; and
-Kushner's paper on the Garden of Eden
-Not the News
Due Week 4
-Chapter 3, Who are we? Human nature and human freedom.
-Not the News
Due Week 5
-Chapter 4, Religion
-Not the News
Due Week 6
-Historical Interlude on the Medieval and Modern Worlds
-Readings on Women's Issues
-Not the News
Due Week 7
-Chapter 5, Knowledge
-Not the News
Due Week 8
-Chapter 6, Truth, Social history.
-Not the News
Due Week 9
-Chapter 7, Aesthetics
-Not the News
Due Week 10
-Historical interlude on the brain, postmodernism, neural networks
-Not the News
Due Week 11
-Chapter 8, Politics.
-Not the News
Due Week 12
-Chapter 9, Social philosophy
-Not the News
Due Week 13
-Chapter 10, Ethics.
-Not the News
Due Week 14
-Dead Week...
-Not the News
Due Week 15
-Final Exam
-Not the News
Due Week 16



by Colby Glass, MLIS.

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