CRITICAL THINKING                                                                                                                                 LOZANO
SPRING 2002                                                                                                                                                SYLLABUS
 


l. Jan. 28              Introduction
                           Chapter 1

2. Feb. 4             Chapters 1&2                 Rousseau, "Children" 171
                                                                  Freud, "Human Nature" 41
3. Feb. 11           Chapter 2                        Darwin, "On Evolution" 165
                                                                  Gould, "Dinosaurs" 143

                            [February 15 & 18--Presidents' Days]

4. Feb. 19            Chapter 3
                            PAPER 1 DUE

5. Feb. 25            Chapter 3
                            Debate                             Wigmore, "Borden Case" 68

6. Mar. 4              Chapter 4                         Jefferson, "Decl. of Independence" 213
                                                                    Bird, "College Is a Waste of Time" 185

7. Mar. 11            Chapter 5 Helms,             "Amendment 420" 114
                             Research Paper Intro.      Samuelson, "Highbrow Pork Barrel" 125

8. Mar. 18            Chapter 6                        Shulman, "Love Is a Fallacy" 197
                                                                    Dershowitz, "Fire!" 225
                             PAPER 2 DUE

9. Mar. 25            Chapter 7                        Tobias, "Mathematics and Sex" 174
                                                                     Smith, "God Does Not Exist" 314

                             [March 30-April 5--Spring Break]

10. Apr. 8             Midterm

11. Apr. 15          Chapter 8                             Daniel, "Two Proofs of God" 309
                                                                        Brody, "Fetal Humanity and Brain" 286

12. Apr. 22          Chapter 8
                            PAPER 3 DUE

13. Apr. 29         Chapter 11                            Kates, "Handgun Bans" 51
                            Debate                                  Sloan et al, "Handgun" 61

14. May 6           Chapter 11-12
                           RESEARCH PAPER DUE

15. May 13         Chapter 12                             Pencil, "Salt Passage Research" 153

16. May 20         PAPER 4 DUE
                           Chapter 12, 13                     Mencken, "Penalty of Death" 81
                                                                        Levin, "The Case for Torture" 1
17. May 28         Chapter 13
 
 

 FINAL     THURSDAY, JUNE 6     10:30-12:30