Fall 2007 McCarthy CRE 101 Tentative Outline Week 1 (Introduction)Questions on
the Emperor and the Calligrapher (p. XXVIII)Crossword Puzzle (p. 10)Creativity
handoutCommencement Address Comprehension Checkup (p. 14-16)Critical Thinking
vocabulary, My Uncle Terwilliger Vocabulary IntroductionWeek 2 (Chapter 1-Life in
College)Stress Comprehension Checkup (p. 36-37, vocabulary handout)Vocabulary:
Words in ContextContext Clues Exercises 1, 2, 3, nonsense words handoutWin By a
Decision Comprehension Checkup (p. 61-63)Restoration handoutWeek 3 (Chapter 2-
Topics, Main Ideas, Details) Black Men and Public Space Comprehension Checkup
(p. 78-80)The Look of a Victim Comprehension Checkup (p. 81-82)Review Test 1 (p.
82-83)Islamic Folk Stories (p. 87-89)Dave Barry Comprehension Checkup (p. 94-
95)Public Art Comprehension Checkup (p. 98-99, puzzle handout)Homonym Quiz (p.
105)Crossword Puzzle (p. 106)Week 4 (Chapter 3-Purpose) Motivation and
Emotion Comprehension Checkup (p. 117, handout)The Country Mouse
Comprehension Checkup (p. 119-121)Crossings (p. 122)Review Test 2 (p. 132-
134)Leaving Their Mark Behind handoutHomonym Quiz (p. 137)Crossword Puzzle (p.
138)Week 5 (Chapter 4-Transitions and Patterns)Cassatt’s The Boating Party and
Manet’s Boating handoutReview Test 3 (p. 151-153)Review Test 4 (p. 160-162)School
Cheating Scandal Comprehension Checkup (p. 167-170)Review Test 5 (p. 171-
173)Whose Grave Is This? Comprehension Checkup (p. 175-176)Vocabulary Unit 1 (p.
485-488)Week 6 (Chapter 5-Inference)Barney and Remote-Controlled Rat
(handout)The Life and Death of a Western Gladiator Comprehension Checkup (p. 197-
198, puzzle handout) Wolf Songs- George Comprehension Checkup (p. 205-207,
vocabulary handout)Reverence handoutVocabulary Unit 2 (p. 489-492)Week 7
(Chapter 6-Figurative Language)Symposium (p. 223)To Be of Use Comprehension
Checkup (p. 226-227)Why Leaves Turn Color Comprehension Checkup (p. 231-
232)Frida Comprehension Checkup (p. 239-241)Vocabulary Unit 3 (p. 493-497)Week 8
(Chapter 7-Tone)Bodybuilders’ Contest (p. 263)Waiting in Life’s Long Lines
Comprehension Checkup (p. 265-266)Vincenzo Perugia Comprehension Checkup (p.
300-301, vocabulary handout )Vocabulary Unit 4 (p. 498-502) Mid-Term ExamWeek 9
(Chapter 8-Fact and Opinion)Astrology Comprehension Checkup (p. 278-279) When
Health Supplements May Do Harm, Are We Dying to Be Thin?Evaluating Health
NewsBug Hairs handoutVocabulary Unit 5 (p. 503-507)Week 10 (Chapter 9-Point of
View)Popular Mechanics In Your Own Words (p. 310, handout)The Lady or the Tiger?
Comprehension Checkup (p. 314-317, handout)Vocabulary Unit 6 (p. 508-512) Week
11 (Chapter 9)Vietnam War Memorial: Multiple Points of View Vocabulary Unit 7 (p.
513-517) Week 12 (Chapter 10-Bias)Seven forms of Bias Comprehension Checkup (p.
344-345)Textbook Bias Cops Ban Ideas Comprehension Checkup (p. 347-349)Adults
Only handoutPropaganda devices (p. 363-368)Vocabulary Unit 8 (p. 518-522)Week 13
(Chapter 11-Arguments) Logical Fallacies (p. 375-376)Identifying Arguments (p. 377-
381)excerpt from John Adams Comprehension Checkup (p. 385-387)George
Washington Paintings handoutWeek 14 (Chapter 11)The Declaration of Independence
Comprehension Checkup (p. 395-396)excerpt from The Majesty of the Law
Comprehension Checkup (p. 402-403)The Bill of Rights Comprehension Checkup (p.
405-406) Week 15 (Chapter 12-Evaluating Evidence)Evaluating Persuasive
WritingDeductive and Inductive ReasoningChoose one essay from Death and
DyingInterpret The Tragedy by Picasso (p. 422)Week 16 (Chapter 12)Final Exam*You
are responsible for presenting a project on an art-related topic to the class. *Your
instructor reserves the right to change any part of the course stated in this outline and
syllabus. Course content may vary to meet the needs of this particular group.
received a copy of the course syllabus for this class and the instructor has discussed
the contents of the syllabus. I have read it and understand the course content, class
procedures, and what is expected of me to earn credit with a specific grade in this class.
I understand that any of these policies and procedures may be subject to change during
the semester. I understand my responsibilities as a student and agree not to engage in
any behavior that interferes with or obstructs the teaching and learning process such as
profanity, derogatory words, and rude or improper classroom