FT 05-C All The News That’s Fit to Print
David Hadley, Department of Political Science, TTh, 2:40
Whether or not you agree that The New York Times lives up to its motto (“All the news…”) or its claim to be the nation’s “newspaper of record,” The Times opens a big window into current events, politics and government, the economy, science, literature and the arts, sports, fashion, entertainment, and opinion. It is also a window into history. We will use The New York Times, both daily and achieved issues, as our text and see where it takes us. We will use The Times to become better readers, develop capacities for critical thinking, understand and appreciate what constitutes effective writing, stimulate class discussion about important issues, make connections between your other Wabash courses and the contemporary world beyond the campus, become more informed and effective citizens, and to increase your awareness and understanding of where we fit into the global community.