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75 Readings Across the Curriculum

75 Readings Across the Curriculum

1st Edition
By Chris Anson
Copyright: 2008

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ISBN10: 0073405760 | ISBN13: 9780073405766


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(27 Readings in the Humanities)

The Reflective Life

•Joan Didion, On Keeping a Notebook

•Richard Rodriguez, Aria

•Malcolm X, Coming to an Awareness of Language

•Virginia Woolf, Death of a Moth

•Lakoff and Johnson, The Metaphors We Live By


Language and Literature

•Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Whose Canon Is It, Anyway?

•Maxine Hong Kingston, No Name Woman

•Gloria Anzaldua, How to Tame a Wild Tongue

•Gloria Naylor, The Meanings of a Word

•Leslie Marmon Silko, Language and Literature from a Pueblo Indian Perspective

•George Orwell, Politics and the English Language



•Langston Hughes, Salvation

•N. Scott Momaday, The Way to Rainy Mountain

•Joseph Campbell, Follow Your Bliss

•Lewis, Rival Conceptions of God

•Highet, The Mystery of Zen

•Carter, The Culture of Disbelief


Philosophy and Ethics

•Russell, The Value of Philosophy

•Plato, Allegory of the Cave

•Koch, Death and Justice

•Bennett, What Really Ails America

•Meyer, If Hitler Asked You to Execute Someone, Would You, Probably


Cultural Studies

•King, Why We Crave Horror Movies

•Heaton and Wilson, Talk TV: Tuning Into Trouble

•Cepeda, Money, Power, Elect, Where’s the HipHop Agenda

•Gloria Steinem, Sex, Lies and Advertising

•Dave Barry, Red, White and Beer


Social Sciences

(32 Readings in the Social Sciences)


•Frederick Douglass, Learning to Read and Write

•Maya Angelou, Graduation

•Mike Rose, I Just Wanna Be Average

•bell hooks, Keeping Close to Home: Class and Education

•Shelby Steele, The Recoloring of Campus Life



•Ronald Takaki, The Harmful Myth of Asian Superiority

•Zora Neale Hurston, How It Feels to Be Colored Me

•Brent Staples, Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space

•Judith Ortiz Cofer, The Myth of the Latina Woman

•Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream


Gender Studies

•Sojourner Truth, Ain’t I a Woman

•Deborah Tannen, I’m Sorry, I Won’t Apologize

•Alice Walker, Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self

•Margaret Atwood, The Female Body

•Scott Russell Sanders, The Men We Carry In Our Minds


Marriage and Family

•Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, The Making of a Divorce Culture

•Judy Brady, Why I [Still] Want a Wife

•Cornel West, On Black Fathering

•Anna Quindlen, Evan’s Two Moms

•Bruno Bettleheim, Cinderella


Political Science

•Machiavelli, The Qualities of a Prince

•Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence

•Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Declaration of Sentiments

•E.B. White, The Meaning of Democracy

•Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience

•Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail



•Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal

•Jesse Jackson, Who Makes the Clothes We Wear

•Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America

•Jo Goodwin Parker, What Is Poverty

•Patricia J. Williams, Gilded Lilies and Liberal Guilt

•Russell Baker, Work in Corporate America



(16 Readings in the Sciences)

Brave New World

•Neil Postman, Virtual Students, Digital Classrooms

•Howard Rheingold, The Virtual Community

•Sherry Turkle, Cyberspace and Identity

•Michael Snider, The Intimacy of Blogs

•Ester Dyson, Cyberspace, If you Don’t Love It, Leave it



•Carl Sagan, Can We Know the Universe, Reflections on a Grain of Sand

•Rachel Carson, The Obligation to Endure

•Charles Krauthammer, Saving Nature, But Only For Man

•Terry Tempest Williams, The Clan of One-Breasted Women

•Barry Lopez, The Stone Horse

•Noel Perrin, The Greenest Campuses



•Stephen Jay Gould, Terrifying Normalcy of AIDS

•James Rachels, Active and Passive Euthanasia

•Sallie Tisdale, We Do Abortions Here

•Lewis Thomas, The Technology of Medicine

•George W. Bush, Remarks by the President on Stem Cell Research