CSP 105.203 • Summer Bridge Scholars • Summer 2019

Culture and Community: A Race and Ethnicity Intensive Writing Course
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Class M/W/F 10-11:50am in EQ 1507

Workshop T/TH 6-9pm in EH 1372 

Instructor: Jill Darling, Ph.D. (jldarlin@umich.edu)

Office: 1707 Haven Hall; conferences in EQ/Library TBA

“To think incisively and to think for one’s self is very difficult. We are prone to let our mental life become invaded by legions of half truths, prejudices, and propaganda … A great majority of the so-called educated people do not think logically and scientifically. Even the press, the classroom, the platform, and the pulpit in many instances do not give us objective and unbiased truths … Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction.

The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.”  – Martin Luther King, Jr., “The Purpose of Education” 


Course Texts

o   Course readings and materials are available (and required) as PDF files posted on the class Canvas site or linked from the Schedule page of the Class WordPress Site: https://writing100darling.wordpress.com/

o   Purdue Online Writing Lab (“OWL”): https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_formatting_and_style_guide.html

o   Kanopy, a free video-streaming service through U-M Library: https://www.lib.umich.edu/database/kanopy-streaming-video-0 (sign-in with uniqname and password)

o   Filmsforaction.org: a site offering free access to a variety of social-issues films and shorts