CSP 105 - Reading and Writing Seminar: Insiders/Outsiders
Fall 2020, Section 001 - Insiders and Outsiders
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP)
Department: LSA Comprehensive Studies
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Other Course Info:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Reading and writing seminar that examines the causes and effects of discrimination in a pluralistic society. Course readings are be 20th-century authors: American, African American, Native American, Asian, Puerto Rican and Mexican American. Students examine ways in which ethnicity, race, and racism affect communities, educational institutions, families, and interpersonal relationships.

Class Format:

As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning.The course will have weekly discussions held once a week requiring synchronous participation [at course designated time] using Zoom. All course readings and media will be be made available asynchronously. We will also have biweekly individual or small group sessions that require synchronous participation. All testing, writing and projects will be created for submission asynchronously on Canvas.Projects, including creative media, podcasts, videos, or other mixed media, will all be made available for creation and production asynchronously and for submission on Canvas. There will be a final presentation date (last day of class) that will be mandatory for students projects.


CSP 105 - Reading and Writing Seminar: Insiders/Outsiders
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Partial Term 8/31/20 - 12/10/20
Note: The majority of seats for this section are reserved for students in the Comprehensive Studies Program. A limited number of seats are available to any undergraduate student during early registration. 10 seats reserved for first or second year CSP students, 5 seats reserved for any undergraduate students. Any undergraduate student may join the waitlist once the section is closed. Given the enrollment restrictions, most sections may not close until early August. On 08/18/2020 any remaining available seats will be released for any undergraduates who wish to register.

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