Critical Thinking: A Casebook

Critical Thinking: A Casebook

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For courses in Introduction to College, Freshman Seminar, Freshman Orientation, Leadership Training or as a reader for Freshman Composition and Basic Writing. This text, consisting of 15 true-to-life cases set in a fictional college, uses well-defined characters to depict the goings-on during a single semester and to raise a variety of critical-thinking issues based on campus life. The author creates a lively, contemporary, engaging text that is educational and thought-provoking for students to read. Students learn to present their views clearly, coherently, and convincingly through oral and written exercises which follow each case.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 172.72 x 223.52 x 12.7mm | 317.51g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130400254
  • 9780130400253

Table of contents

Introduction-Thinking Critically. Welcome to Cromwell College. Map of the Campus. Case 1. Getting to Know You: Disability and Discriminatory Harassment. Case 2. Flag Day: Race, Rights, and Roommates. Case 3. Cult Following: Religious Freedom on Campus. Case 4. BOZ Will Be BOZ: Acquaintance Rape and Responsibility. Case 5. Down in the Dumps: Fraternity Initiation or Hazing? Case 6. Paper Chase: Freedom of the Press and Unpopular Views. Case 7. On Your Honor: Academic Dishonesty and Its Consequences. Case 8. Unite and Fight: College Employees and Student Support. Case 9. Core Wars: Conflicting Views of General Education. Case 10. It's a Riot: Same-Sex Relationships and Public Opinion. Case 11. Speak Up: Controversial Speakers and College Policies. Case 12. With Child: Dealing With Unplanned Pregnancy. Case 13. Technical Difficulties: Financial Aid and Computer Fraud. Case 14 Lights Out: Living and Learning Off Campus. Case 15. Saturday Night Fever: Faculty-Student Romance. Mini-Case 1. The Letter: Race and Faculty Hiring. Mini-Case 2. Believe It or Not: Religion in the Classroom. Mini-Case 3. Beg, Borrow, or Steal: Theft, Trust, and Friendship. Mini-Case 4. Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Keeping Bad Company. Mini-Case 5. Something in the Air: Conflicting Claims and Culpability. Mini-Case 6. Food Fight: Eating Disorders and Intervention. Mini-Case 7. On or Off: Inequities in Campus Communications. Mini-Case 8. Doorway Dilemma: Campus Security vs. Accessibility. Appendix-Cromwell College Regulations and Responsibilities.show more