California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Soka University Japan - Transcend Art and Peace
Created: July 27, 2003
Latest Update: September 14, 2005
You will be held accountable for purposes of grading for the readings and exercises 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 2: Week of September 11, 2005
Optional Dear Habermas Workshop - Wednesday, September 14th, 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the microcomputing classroom (D1 level in the library).
- Fellman. Rambo and the Dalai Lama. -- Parts 1 through 3.
- Kennedy. Race, Crime and the Law. --
- Walker. Color of Justice . --
- Gordon Fellman related materials on the Dear Habermas site.
- "The Case Against Gold Stars" by Alfie Kohn.
- Cooperative Learning
- Join the Yahoo Discussion Group with CSUDH students.
Lecture related links:
- "Academic Accountability"
- "Who's Habermas? Why Habermas?"
- W.I. Thomas "Definition of the Situation
- "They Ain't Us: Identity as an Anti-Norm"
Concepts to be covered:
- the aesthetics of answerability
- taxonomy of learning
- the 5Cs
- the external and internal motivations of learning
- dog letters
Discussion Question Sets:
- Link to The Aesthetics of Answerability . Due Monday, September 19th.If you have already completed this discussion set in a previous course, check out the alternate assignment.
- Link to Teaching/Learning. Due Monday, September 19th. If you have already completed this set of discussion questions, answer the "experiential activities questions" instead.
Suggested Creative Measures:
- Start thinking about ideas for your creative measures. Must relate to "race, crime, law." Must be pre-approved. Cannot be something that you are doing 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).
- The 9-11 Commission Report
- Alfie Kohn. No Contest. The Case Against Competition. Alfie Kohn's website
- Thomas Kuhn. Structure of Scientific Revolutions.
- 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.