Comprehensive Studies Program (Division 350)

The Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) is part of the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LS&A). Like the Residential College and the Honors Program, CSP offers LS&A students a unique educational opportunity: to be a part of a community of scholars who plan, study, learn, share experiences, and work together toward academic excellence. CSP's offerings are intended to realize each student's potential, particularly in subject areas where the student's prior experience may have been limited but in which solid foundations are indispensable for future success. All LS&A students are eligible for any CSP course or service. However, students who are CSP "Program Affiliates" receive priority access to all CSP intensive course sections. Jointly with the relevant departments, CSP offers intensive "power" sections of major introductory courses.

100. CSP Freshpersons Readings Seminar. (2). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Section 001 THE WORLD OF MEDICINE THROUGH LITERATURE. This seminar, designed for first and second year students, has no prerequisites; students should, however, be interested in exploring the world of medicine. They will read selected essays, poetry, and short stories as well as THE DEATH OF IVAN ILYCH, WARD SIX, WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY? and THE DEATH OF BESSIE SMITH. The objective of this seminar is to increase understanding of how professionals and patients view themselves. Students will read literature which shows how health professionals, people in the 19th and 20th centuries were expected to control life and death and how despite technology, the experiences of being born, becoming ill, getting well, and dying endure. The readings will fall into three broad categories: roles and expectations of patients and practitioners, patient/practitioner relationships, and issues and human values. Students will respond in class discussions to readings and out of class writing assignments. They will use a computer for the stages of writing of the required three to five page papers. (No previous computer experience is necessary). There will be a midterm and a take home final. Class time will be devoted to discussion and introduction to the computer. (F.Zorn)

For complete descriptions of the following courses see the respective department and course.

ECONOMICS 271/ACCOUNTING 271.

LECTURE Sections 001-003, and RECITATION Section 015: Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP). This CSP section, which covers the complete course syllabus, is designed for students who want to be certain that they develop a thorough understanding of accounting principles and are willing to devote the effort necessary to do so. Extra class time is provided for in-depth analysis of central concepts. Therefore, enrollment in Comprehensive Studies Program discussion sections will require additional time and effort for problem-solving and review. Check the Time Schedule for meeting times.

BIOLOGY 152.

Sections 001 and 008 Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP). These CSP sections, which cover the complete course syllabus, are designed for students who want to be certain they are highly prepared for Biology 154 and are willing to devote the effort necessary to do so. Extra class time is provided for in-depth analysis of central concepts. Therefore, enrollment in these sections will entail laboratory exercises and discussion time beyond the regular course requirements. CONTRARY TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE TIME SCHEDULE, the first CSP laboratory/discussion meetings will begin at 10:00 a.m. during the first week of class, January 5-6, and CSP students should plan to attend their CSP sections January 5-6.

BIOLOGY 154.

Sections 030, 037, and 038: Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP). These CSP sections, which cover the complete course syllabus, provide extra class time for in-depth analysis of central concepts. Enrollment in these CSP sections will entail laboratory exercises and discussion time beyond the regular course requirements. CONTRARY TO THE ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE TIME SCHEDULE, the first CSP laboratory/discussion meetings will begin at 10:00 a.m. during the first week of class, January 5-6, and CSP students should plan to attend their CSP sections January 5-6.

CHEMISTRY 123.

Section 202: Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP). This CSP section, which covers the complete course syllabus, is designed for students who want to be certain that they are highly prepared for Chemistry 126 and are willing to devote the effort necessary to do so. Extra class time is provided for in-depth analysis of central concepts. Therefore, enrollment in this CSP section will entail laboratories, exercises and discussion time beyond the regular course requirements.

ENGLISH 125

Sections 024, 051 and 085: Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP). These CSP sections are designed for students who want to be certain that they are highly prepared for writing assignments of all kinds and are willing to devote the effort necessary to do so. These sections will highlight reading materials devoted to minority cultures and experiences and include periodic peer group editing sessions of student compositions.

ENGLISH 225

Sections 010, 015, 025 and 029: Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP). These CSP sections are designed for students who want an additional writing course. They require students to spend additional time outside of class on group projects and in the CSP Writing Workshop. In addition, they are designed for students who want to learn argumentation, write logically and persuasively, recognize fallacies and be exposed to a variety of provocative and interesting contemporary topics. These topics (on minority issues and concerns) are analyzed by students in discussions, in in-class and researched essays and occasionally in midterm and take home examinations. Class sessions typically include writing instruction as well as peer group assignments and editing sessions in which drafts and finished papers are critiqued by the entire class. Students will write approximately eight or nine essays for specific audiences and a final research paper.

FRENCH 102

Section 014: Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP).

MATH 105

Section 008 Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP). This CSP section is designed for students who want to be certain that they are highly prepared for calculus and are willing to devote the necessary effort to do so. The required extra class time is provided for in-depth analysis of central concepts and group problem-solving.

MATH 112

Sections 010 and 012: Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP). These CSP sections are designed for students who want to be certain that they are highly prepared for calculus and are willing to devote the necessary effort to do so. The required extra class time is provided for in-depth analysis of central concepts and group problem-solving.

MATH 115

Sections 032 and 033: Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP). These CSP sections are designed for students who want to be certain that they develop a thorough understanding of calculus and are willing to devote the necessary effort to do so. The required extra class time is provided for in-depth analysis of central concepts and group problem-solving.

MATH 116

Sections 042 and 043: Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP). These CSP sections are designed for students who want to be certain that they develop a thorough understanding of calculus and are willing to devote the effort necessary on calculus. The required extra class time is provided for in-depth analysis of central concepts and group problem-solving.

SPANISH 102.

Section 021: Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP).

UNIVERSITY COURSE 153.

Section 001 Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP).


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