New Humanities Reader / Edition 1by Miller, Kurt Spellmeyer, Kurt Spellmeyer
Pub. Date: 08/08/2002
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
The New Humanities Reader is the cross-disciplinary anthology for first-year composition that has revolutionized the esteemed writing program at Rutgers University. This text requires students to make connections for themselves as they think, read, and write. Thousands of students who have class tested the new humanities approach and many of the readings in this volume, have responded with more reflective and interesting papers.
Designed to help students attain the analytical skills and big-picture overview necessary to become informed citizens, the collection contains challenging and important readings from diverse fields that address critical issues in contemporary society. Ideas and research from wide-ranging sources provide opportunities for students to synthesize materials and come up with their own ideas and solutions. Students will be engaged by reading and rereading, analyzing, and working with these selections because they present powerful ideas, not simply because they are models of good writing style.
- Articles and essays are alphabetically organized by last name of writer to allow instructors maximum flexibility in organization.
- The 32 high-interest selections are drawn from well-known nonfiction trade books, newly published writers, and periodicals, including The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Magazine, and The New York Times.
- Selections address such significant, global issues as the population explosion, a diminishing water supply, and racial inequities.
- The New Humanities Web Site for students features more information on each author and his or her areas of interest, hot links to related sites, sample studentpapers, advice on protecting against plagiarism, grading criteria, and more
- The New Humanities Web Site for instructors provides numerous sample assignments and assignment sequences submitted by users of the text, professional issue essays by the authors, essays on how to use text, and more.
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