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  1. Students:

  1. Intertextuality and Foundational Scholarship
  2. Our use of the term "intertextuality" means reading texts across disciplines and across perspectives (scholars, professionals, students, teachers) for a synthesis of understanding across their differences and similarities. Intertextuality also includes an understanding of the value of all texts, including those produced by teachers and their students, as providing a richness and an accessibility to the learning.

    By "foundational scholarship" we mean theory, research tools, and scholarly literature, again, across disciplines and across perspectives. Research and explanatory tools are not limited to traditional texts and writing, and oral/aural expression, but also include the arts.

    Aesthetics
    Critical Race Theory
    Education
    Feminist Theory
    Justice Theory

    Criminal Justice
    Distributive Justice
    Idigenous Peoples and Justice
    Intersectionality and Justice
    Law and Justice
    Love and Justice
    Restorative Justice
    Poverty and Social Justice
    Sovereignty and Social Justice
    Peacemaking and the Peacemaking Identity
    Forgiveness
    Good Faith Hearing
    Sovereign Power and Disciplinary Power
    Institutional Discrimination
    Older Adults
    Philosophy
    Social Theory and Sociological Theory
    The Interdependence of Theory, Statistics, and Methods
    Teaching
    Technology
    Theology
    Tolerance of Ambiguity
    Tolerance of Others

  3. Methodology and Statistical Foundations
  4. Interpretation
    Seeing Tables
    Using Tables to Simplify Complexities
    Theory to Policy to Practice and Back
    Variables: Nominal, Ordinal, Variable
    Variables: Independent, Dependent
    Frequencies and Graphs
    Dummy Tables
    Descriptive Statistics
    Dispersion: What's Under the Bell Curve?
    Cross Tabs
    Correlation and Percentage Reduction in Error

  5. Locating Material on the Site
    1. Topic Indices
      Author Index
      Concept Index
      Essay Index
      Graduate Review of Theory
      Site Index
      Thematic Index

    2. Original Work on Site
      Academic Discourse Forum Index
      Papers on Site Index
      Process Text Index

    3. Recommended Sites
      Virtual Faculty
      Jeanne Curran, Member. Dear Habermas is an included Project. Justice Studies Association
      Jeanne Curran and Patricia Acone, members of Executive Council.
      Hal Pepinsky, Secretary.

    4. Author Index
      The author index was not kept up during the Spring 2000 semester. We have decided, however, that it is important enough that we need to catch it up. Years from now, when you come back to Dear Habermas, you're going to want to find your publication, and this index will be the easiest way.

  6. Aesthetics and Its Role in Discourse
    1. Visual Theory
      Disciplined Expression: Doing the Best We Can
      Visual Hegemony: Learning to See the World
    2. Praxis
      Art Gallery
      Museums
      Poem Gallery

  7. Measures of Learning
    1. Quantitative: Measures by You, for You - Self-Report

      Journal - A record you must keep for yourself.

      Prepared? - Self-reports of preparedness.
      Vocabulary and Writing Paw Prints - Disciplined growth in academic skills. Self-report counting evidence.
      Confirmations of Concepts - Self-report.

      All self-report records are kept in your journal. The journal is for your use, so that when you need to remind us of your learning activities you will have an accurate record to guide you.

    2. Qualitative: Interdependent Measures
      Academic Discourse - Submit comment to one of the discussion threads
      Reactions to Reading - Submit reactions to your reading
      Interactive Projects - These projects offer more than traditional reading and question answering. They include field projects, field trips, data collection, art work, drama, poetry, etc.
      Exam Q Forum - This forum offers you an opportunity to explore the exam questions, to think about ambiguities, and to clarify your understanding throughout the semester.

  8. Academic Support
    1. Project ASK. Director: Marlene Boykin. E-Mail IconMarlene.
    2. SBS B 326 - 310-243-3831. Ask us for help connecting. The office is at CSUDH, but you can e-mail us: E-Mail jeanne.

      1. Speak to a classmate willing to share.
      2. Create an e-mail group that you can share work with.
      3. Ask for help in using what you are learning to help you in teaching others: older adults, teenagers, neighborhood kids, school children, the indigent, someone who needs a lift and a little love.
      4. Share some office time; talk to us, or write to us. Jeanne is online Thursday and Friday.

    3. Apply What You're Learning in Formal Teaching and in Everyday Relationships
      1. Investigate Peace Teaching Sites like Teaching Tolerance
      2. Investigate Justice Sites like The Justice Studies Site for ways that you can involve what you are learning in everyday life.
      3. Visit the class project that Dr. Notess is conducting for ideas on how what we are learning can be used to help our communities grow. Share ideas with others on his local site.

    4. Problems? Please talk to us. Project Ask will help you connect. You are not alone.
      1. Plagiarism
        1. Confused by what it is? Read Babbie's Essay on Plagiarism.
        2. Wondering how to tell when you've safely avoided it? See our Plagairism Series.

      2. Job Concerns?
        1. Look at Opportunities We'll be revising it shortly. Help us.
        2. Letters of recommendation? Plan ahead. Last minute letters are a problem. Look at How to Plan Effective Letters of Recommendation.
        3. Questions about life, work, and what it means? Consider what you mean by "helping" people, whether you want to move more closely towards counseling, talking solutions, or administrative and management solutions, whether you want to make systems work, or help people work, whether you want to work in a large, relatively secure agency or institution, or work more freely on your own. All these choices matter in your career decisions. But the good news is that career decisions are never over. Our lives today can take many paths. We'll have a file up on this soon. Nag jeanne at CSUDH, if you need it.

      3. Finding Support within the Academy
        1. The academy has all the same range of problems as the rest of the world. We suffer illness, disability, grief, victimization. Project Ask will help you find ways to connect around some amazing obstacles we encounter. Visit the file, Staying in School through Challenge

    5. Writing and Critical Thinking
    6. There are extensive materials on Dear Habermas to help you with writing. There wasn't time to update them all this summer, so we'll be working on that through the Fall.
      1. The Writer's Reference Shelf
      2. Evaluating Academic Authority
      3. Evaluating Authority of Web Sites
      4. Evaluating the Authenticity of E-Mail
      5. Basic Columbia Guide to Online Style by Janice R. Walker and Todd Taylor, (Columbia UP, 1998)

    7. Joining in Scholarly Discourse
      1. What Do You Say After You Say Hello?
      2. Sample Response to "Risky Promises" Questions
        with jeanne's comments.
      3. Identifying the Opposing Positions on Drug Use and Punishment

    8. Taking Advantage of the Site's Extensive References.
      1. Scholarly References
      2. Sociology Associations
      3. Concept Index - Not sure what a concept means? Look it up here!
      4. Join the graduate research group on Tuesday evenings before distributive justice, and talk with us. Or join its forum discussions online.

    9. Taking advantage of the Site's Moot Court Origins.
      1. Join us in our Moot Court Practice sessions all year. Our graduate research group shares their office hour with practicing adversarial argument.
      2. Follow our themes on rhetoric and argument. Practice with us, using both.
      3. Keep abreast of Moot Court Planning for Spring 2001.

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