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.

"Once upon a time...," the old familiar words used to introduce the stories we listened to and then read as children, are words that we may use one day to explain to others what happened in the late 80s and the early 90s. In this course we will explore some issues facing us as the 20th century enters its last decade. In our readings and class discussions, we will consider ethnic issues, the environment, science and technology, and women's issues. Using our analysis of the readings by established authors as well as student essays, your own and those of others, we will be able to examine how the issues affect our relationships with family and friends. Some of the papers you write will be short narratives and descriptions that may become part of a larger essay developed by process analysis, comparison and contrast, cause and effect, or persuasion. When a fictional approach to a topic is in order, that option will be available. We will use computers to generate ideas, take notes, organize and draft paragraphs and entire essays. The authors on our reading list will include: Maya Angelou, Isaac Asimov, James Baldwin, Larraine Lansberry, Jesse Jackson, Sidney Hook, Langston Hughes, Maxine Hong Kingston, Jamaica Kincaid, Martin Luther King, John McPhee, Toni Morrison, Richard Rodriguez, Lewis Thomas, John Updike, Alice Walker, Virginia Woolf, W.E. Washburn. Students will have an opportunity to suggest works not on the reading list. (F.Zorn)

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

ECONOMICS 271/ACCOUNTING 271.

LECTURE Sections 001-002, and RECITATION Section 014: 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.

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.

BIOLOGY 305

Sections 001 and 013: Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP).

CHEMISTRY 123.

Section 114: 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 223

Section 016: Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP).

ENGLISH 225

Sections 010, 015, and 025: 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.

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

Section 010 and 012: Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP).

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 152

Section 001 Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP).


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