Perspectives on Contemporary Issues: Readings across the Disciplines

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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 ...
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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.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780155080515
  • Publisher: Dryden Press FL
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 685
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 1.01 (d)

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.
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