California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Soka University Japan - Transcend Art and Peace
Created: July 27, 2003
Latest Update: August 26, 2009
You will be held accountable for the readings and discussion questions listed here. There will be no "testing." That means that you will not have to live in anxious anticipation of what we will ask and how much you will have to know. Instead, we will provide weekly discussion questions, lectures, essays, and concepts we feel that you should know as a result of having taken this course. You will assure us of that learning and receive your grade for the questions and concepts about which you choose to write and talk with us. In addition you will find detailed explanations and examples on our grading policies in the first week's reading.
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Week 1: Week of August 30, 2009
No class (Labor Day) - Monday, September 7th
Optional Dear Habermas Workshop - Wednesday, September 9th @ 12 noon in the microcomputing classroom (D1 level in the library).
- Those Infamous Grades and Letters of Recommendation
- "The Case Against Gold Stars" by Alfie Kohn.
- Cooperative Learning
- "Who's Habermas? Why Habermas?"
- Spencer Johnson. Who Moved My Cheese? --- read entire book.
- Mark Jones. Criminal Justice Pioneers in U.S. History. --- .
- Susan Takata and Jeanne Curran. Theory, Policy, Practice of a Career. [online] --- Preface and Chapter 1
- J. Scott Harrs & Karen Hess. Careers in Criminal Justice and Other Related Fields bundled with free access to the Cengage Learning's Career in Criminal Justice website.
- Randy Pausch. The Last Lecture.
Lecture related links:
Concepts to be covered:
- illocutionary discourse
- the aesthetics of answerability
- monologic non-answerability
- taxonomy of learning
- the 6Cs
- the external and internal motivations of learning
- dog letters
- academic accountability
- career change
Note: In order to answer these discussion questions, you will need to read all of the assigned reading linked above
- What is a "dog letter"? Why are dog letters so important in this course? How do dog letters relate to the "6Cs"?" Why.
- How does this course differ from other courses that you have taken? How are grades and grading determined in this course? How do you earn a "C"? How do you earn an "A"?
- If you are a new student to this teaching/learning model, a) do you understand how and why this course is organized the way it is? and b) what questions do you have? Or, if you are a returning student to this teaching/learning model, a) what will you do differently this semester and b) what advice would you give to a new student? Why.
- How does Who Moved My Cheese? relate to you? Why. Which character do you identify with the most? Why. What is the connection between Who Moved My Cheese? and the criminal justice profession?
Suggestions for your Career Portfolio:
Note: Start thinking about ideas for your career portfolio. Cannot be something that you are doing or have done for another course. Research cannot be 100% online (i.e., google, askjeeves). Must conduct library research using scholarly works, (not the popular press -- Time Magazine, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated). You will need to submit a bibliography with each project. No term papers! Allow time to dialogue, and obtain feedback. Email me your ideas ASAP!
- What is your career goal? Why did you select this profession? What do you know about this profession?
- Explore how individual career paths vary. Why?
- Juggling: How does one juggle career, family and other demands?
- Richard Bolles. What Color is Your Parachute?
- Malcolm Gladwell. Outliers: The Story of Success.
- Dennis W. Bakke. Joy at Work.
- Megan Hustad. How to be Useful.
--- Jurgen Habermas. Between Facts and Norms.
--- Martha Minow. Making All the Difference: Exclusion, Inclusion and American Law. Check out this link Martha Minow on the Dear Habermas site.