3/18/2013 Class Structure/Homework/Notes

Class Structure:

  • Email Threads
  • Discuss Deborah Christie’s “A Dead New World”
  • Group Reading
  • Small Group Activity

 Dead New World:

  • Title Echoes
  • Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend
  • George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead
  • Humanism/Posthumanism
  • The Other
  • Binary Oppositions
  • Cultural Significance (MOMA)

Group Reading:

Are Too Many People Going to College?” by Charles Murray (222).

Small Group Activity:

Discuss Murray’s article with your small group. Do you agree with his arguments? Disagree? Or maybe you agree with parts of his argument but not others. Discuss your response to the text with your group.

Homework Due:  Blog post RR on  Christie’s “A Dead New World”.

Homework Assigned:  Finish/Reread “Are Too Many People Going to College” by Charles Murray (pg. 222).  Your midterm prompt will require you to take a stance on the issue and use direct quotes from the text. You will be permitted to use your book or a printed copy of the article during your exam. A Blue book is required.

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