Prof. Dr. Holger Kersten
Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik

 
 
Wintersemester 2004/2005
Introduction to Critical Thinking

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Oct 13 General Introduction: Course Outline, Course Basics
2 Oct 20 Selected bibliographies adn webliographies; research techniques and evaluation of results results
3 Oct 27 What is Popular Culture? Why analyze popular culture? – Texts: Inge and Dunne: Popular Culture
4 Nov 03 What is Critical Thinking? – Texts: "Reading Critically" (8-14) / Rottenberg, Intro: "Argument (6-17)
  Nov 10 No class
5 Nov 17 "Analyzing Beliefs and Needs We Live By"
6 Nov 24 "Claims"
7 Dec 01 "Support"
8 Dec 08 "Warrants"
9 Dec 15 "American Advertising and the Subtle Art of Manipulation" (Sotirou, 173-214) [1]
  Dec 22 Christmas Break
  Dec 29
  Jan 05, 2005
10 Jan 12 American Advertising [2]
11 Jan 19 "Popular Culture in Speeches" (Sotirou, 219-256) [1]
12  Jan 26 Speeches [2]
13 Feb 02 Summary and Conclusion – Text: " Becoming a Strong Reader" (Nadell, McMeniman, Langan, 3-11)
 
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