FDN 5840, Social and Philosophical Foundations
On Competition and the Difficulties of Creating a Just Society
Dewey, John. TBA (Selected text will be available on line.)
Leman, Nicholas. Behind the SAT.
Card, Orson Scott. Ender's Game.
On Life In SchoolDelpit, Lisa. from Other Peoples Children.
Kozol, Jonathan. from The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America.
Gould, Stephan Jay. Ghosts of Bell Curves Past. (Online)
On the Nature of Truth and ObjectivityRorty, Richard. "Solidarity or objectivity," and "Science as solidarity." From Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth, by Richard Rorty. (Both essays available as PDF online on your syllabus.)
Kingsolver, Barbara. The Poisonwood Bible.On Changing Social Structures
Quinn, Daniel. Ishmael.
Sendak, Mauric. Where the Wild Things Are. (Supplemental)
1. Reading. Read each assignment before the date it is scheduled for class discussion.
1. You begin the course with an “A.” To keep the “A”: