Courses in 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.

In this seminar we will examine works by authors who lived and wrote in the early to mid-1900's. We will see how they portray race, ethnicity and gender as criteria for inclusion or exclusion. We will also study the essays and fiction of more recent times, examining how one can be an insider/outsider in cultures, in families, and in educational institutions. Through reading and writing, activities which require imagination, we will add to our understanding of ourselves and others as we enter the last decade of the 20th century. Some of the writing assignments 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. Our reading list will include short works by the following authors: Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Lynda Barry, Toni Cade Bambara, Alice Childress, Ralph Ellison, Richard Gregory, Langston Hughes, James Weldon Johnson, Maxine Hong Kingston, Gloria Naylor, Adrienne Rich, Richard Rodriguez, Tess Slesinger, Piri Thomas, Alice Walker, John Edgar Wideman, Merle Woo and Virginia Woolf. Students will have an opportunity to suggest works not on the reading list. (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.

Section 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, 073, 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. The first CSP laboratory/discussion meetings will begin during the first week of class, September 6 or 7, and CSP students should plan to attend their CSP sections on those days.

BIOLOGY 305

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

CHEMISTRY 130.

Section 115: 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 210 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.

ECONOMICS 201

Section 202 and 207: Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP).

ECONOMICS 202

Section 201.

ENGLISH 125

Sections 024 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 014.

ENGLISH 225

Sections 010, 015, 025, 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.

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). 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 115

Sections 032, 033, and 037: 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.

PHILOSOPHY 154

Sections 001 and 002 Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP).

PHYSICS 140

Section 007 Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP).

SPANISH 102

Sections 019 and 020: Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP).

UNIVERSITY COURSE 151

Section 002 Permission of Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP).


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