Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking : A Campus Life Casebook

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For Freshman Orientation/Seminar courses, courses in Critical Thinking.This student-friendly text uses fictional college-life scenarios to help the user think critically about a wide range of contemporary issues. Fifteen fully-developed cases and ten mini-cases deal with such topics as academic honesty, freedom of expression, and tolerance of diversity. The lively narrative style keeps students engaged and stimulates analytical thinking with a variety of exercises at the end of each case.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 180.3 x 233.2 x 10.9mm | 344.74g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131115197
  • 9780131115194

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: Cheating 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 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 and Off: Inequities in Campus Communications. Mini-Case 8. Doorway Dilemma: Campus Security vs. Accessibility. Mini-Case 9. Cut and Paste: Internet Plagiarism. Mini-Case 10. Here, There, and Everywhere: Pulled in Different Directions. Appendix: Cromwell College Regulations and Responsibilities.
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About Madeleine Picciotto

Madeleine Picciotto has taught writing and literature courses at a variety of institutions, including Princeton University; Spelman College, UCLA, and the University of California-San Diego. She received an MA in English from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton. She has published journal articles and delivered national presentations on the teaching of writing, critical thinking, and research skills. She currently teaches in the Warren College Writing program at the University of California-San Diego.
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