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Meeting a need for teaching critical reading, writing, and the techniques for research, Perspectives on Contemporary Issues: Readings Across the Disciplines, demonstrates to students the interconnectedness of ideas and the relationship of different areas of curriculum studies to one another. The goals of the book are to sharpen students' thinking skills by presenting them with a variety of perspectives on current individual, national, and global issues. The variety of issues and opinions are aimed to provoke lively classroom discussions and provide writing topics, giving students practice in both oral and written communication.
Table of Contents
Part I. Writing Critically and Conducting Research 1. Reading Critically 2. Summarizing, Paraphrasing, Quoting, and Documenting Sources 3. Writing a Critique and Writing a Synthesis 4. Writing a Research Paper Using MLA Style 5. Writing a Research Paper Using APA Style Part II. The Arts and Media Studies 6. The Arts 7. Music 8. Film and Popular Culture 9. Advertising 10. Television Part III. Social and Behavioral Sciences 11. Education 12. Poverty and Homelessness 13. Criminal Behavior 14. Gender and Sex Roles 15. Race and Ethnicity 16. International Relations Part IV. Science and Technology 17. Computers and Cyberspace 18. Natural Sciences 19. Bioethics 20. Public Health 21. Environmental Sciences Part V. Business and Economics 22. Marketing and the American Consumer 23. The Workplace 24. The American Image Abroad 25. The United States in the Global Marketplace