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New Humanities Reader

ISBN-10: 0618216057

ISBN-13: 9780618216055

Edition: 2003

Authors: Richard E. Miller, Kurt Spellmeyer

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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 have class tested the "new humanities" approach 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. The 32 high-interest selections are drawn from well-known nonfiction trade books, newly published writers, and periodicals, and selections address such 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 student papers, 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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Book details

List price: $60.76
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 721
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Contents
""The Ecology of Magic""
""Honor and Shame""
""Does God Have a Future?""
""Waiting for a Jew""
""A World on the Edge""
""The Wreck of Time: Taking Our Century's Measure""
""The Naked Citadel""
""The Futile Pursuit of Happiness""
""The Power of Context: Bernie Goetz and the Rise and Fall of New York City Crime""
""What does the dreaded 'E'