Related Resources

Outside Resources


Required Texts:

- Dell Publishing. The American Heritage Dictionary. 4th ed.. New York: Dell, 2001.

- Des Jardins, Joseph R. Environmental Ethics: An Introduction to Environmental Philosophy. 3rd ed. Belmont, California: Wadsworth, 2001.

- Hacker, Diana. A Writer's Reference. 5th ed. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003.

- Paul, Richard and Linda Elder. Critical Thinking. Tools for Taking Charge of Your Learning and Your Life. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice
Hall, 2001.

- The Thinker's Guide for Conscientious Citizens on How to Detect Media Bias & Propaganda in National and World News, 2nd ed. Dillon Beach,
California: The Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2003. (Note: To be distributed in class.)

Assigned Readings:

- Associated Press. Suit Names Chemical, Water Companies. Staten Island Advance 2 Aug. 2000: A12.

- Avril, Tom. "Toms River Cancer Deal Gives Children $13 Million" The Philadelphia Inquirer 23 Jan. 2002: A1, A8.

- Ciba Specialty Chemicals. "Driving Responsible Care to the Next Level." Tarrytown, New York: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation, 2001.

- Exxon Mobil Corporation. "Corporate Citizenship in a Changing World." Irving, Texas: Exxon Mobil Corporation, May 2002.

- Facione, Peter and Noreen Facione. The Holistic Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric. In Facione, Peter; Facione, Noreen; Giancarlo, Carlo and Steve Blohm. The CT Album and Workshop Materials. Millbrae, California: Insight Assessment and The California Academic Press, 2002.

- Facione, Peter; Facione, Noreen; Giancarlo, Carlo and Steve Blohm. The Reflective Journal [modified from their "The Reflective Log." The CT Album" and Workshop Materials. Millbrae, California: Insight and Assessment , The California Academic Press, 2002.

- Feeney, Tom. "In their Hearts, the Parents of Stricken Kids Find Truth." The Star-Ledger 20 Dec. 2001: A26.

- Feeney, Tom and Mark Mueller. "Crusading Mom Shrugs off Vindication." The Star-Ledger 19 Dec 2001: A22.

-Gawande, Atul. "The Cancer Cluster Myth. The New Yorker Feb. 8, 1999: 34-37.

- Kaye, Richard A. "Tie-Dyed Food." The New York Times 21 Apr 2002, sec. 14: 1,9.

- Krauss, Lawrence M. "The Citizen-Scientist's Obligation to Stand up for Standards." The New York Times 22 April 2003: F3.

- Lesman, Alex. "Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle: The Coop's Environmental Policies and Practices." The Linewaiters' Gazette. Park Slope Food Coop, 782 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York.

- Los Alamos National Laboratory. "The Karen Silkwood Story" Los Alamos Science 23 Nov. 1995.

- MacPherson, Kitta. "Toms River Cancer Tied to Pollutants." The Star-Ledger 19 Dec. 2001: A1, A22.

- MacPherson, Kitta and Ted Sherman. "Experts Hail 6-year Toms River Cancer Study." The Star-Ledger 20 Dec. 2001: A23, A26.

- "After 30 Years, Some Resolution." The Star-Ledger 20 Dec. 2001:A26.

- Park Slope Food Coop. "Frequently Asked Questions." Park Slope Food Coop, 782 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY. 16 Sep 1999.

- "Mission Statement." The Linewaiters' Gazette 25 Jul 2002: 9.

- Pearce, Jeremy. "Trouble in Paradise." The New York Times 23 Jun 2002, sec. 14, 1, 8.

- Peterson, Iver. "Many Cancers in Toms River Still Shrouded in Mystery." The New York Times 19 Dec. 2001: A30.

- Picard, Joseph. "Cancer Cases at OCC Spur State Investigation." Asbury Park Press 4 May 2002: A1, A6.

- Rampton, Sheldon, and Stauber, John. Toxic Sludge is Good for You: Lies, Damn Lies, and the Public Relations Industry. Monroe, Maine: Common
Courage Press, 1995.

- Revkin, Andrew C. and Katharine Q. Seelye. "Report by E.P.A. Leaves out Data on Climate Change." The New York Times 19 June 2003: A1, A20.

- Robinson, David. "Cancer Clusters: Findings vs. Feelings." American Council on Science and Health, March 2002.

- Rock, Andrea. "Toxicville."Ladies' Home Journal Sep. 1999: 106, 108-109, 114, 116.

- Seelye, Katharine Q. "Congress Online: Much Sizzle, Little Steak." The New York Times 24 June 2003, A16.

- Shermer, Michael and Pat Linse. "How Thinking Goes Wrong." The Baloney Detection Kit. Skeptics Society, 2001.

- Sucato, Kirsty. "What's Wrong in Toms River?" The New York Times 16 Dec. 2001, sec. 14: 1, 10.

- "Making a Particle of Difference." The New York Times 16 Dec. 2001, sec.14:10.

- The Wagner College Faculty Writing Collective. "Major Common Paper-Writing Errors." Unpublished.

(Other readings may be assigned as needed.)

Assigned Films/Videos:

- Advertising and the End of the World. Writer, Editor and Producer Sut Jhally. Media Education Foundation, 1997.

- Deadly Neighborhoods: Cancer Clusters. Executive Producer Paul A. Dowling, Writer Alan La Garde. Medstar Communications, Inc., 1996. (Package Copyright 1997 Films for the Humanities and Sciences).

- New Media Ownership Rules (from Now with Bill Moyers, June 13, 2003). Dir. Mark Ganguzza. Written by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship. Sen. Prod. Tom Caciato. Public Affairs Television, Inc., 2003.

- Project Censored. Dir. Steve Keller. Distributor: Media Education Foundation, 1999.

- Toxic Sludge is Good for You. Prod. Margo Robb. Distributor: Media Education Foundation, 2002.

- Trade Secrets. A Moyers Report. Prod./Co-writer Sherry Jones. Executive Editor Bill Moyers. Public Affairs Television, Inc. in association with Washington Media Associates, 2001.

Assigned Audiotape:

- Making Policy at the Intersection of Science and Politics. To the Point, Public Radio International. July 1, 2003.

More Assigned Readings:

- Burns, Lawrence D., J. Byron McCormick, and Christopher E. Borroni-Bird. 2002 Oct.

- Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Could be the Catalyst for a Cleaner Tomorrow. Scientific American 287(4): 64-73.

- Davis, Devra Lee. 2002 October 25. The Heavy Air of Donora, Pa. "The Chronicle Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education 49(9): B7-B12.

- Dixon, Chris. Recipe for Car Power: Heat Vegetable Oil, Flip Switch and Go. The New York Times 22 April 2003: F3.

- Hamilton, Anita. "Why Hybrids are Hot."Time 159(17) (29 April 2002): 52-53.

- Krech, Teal. "Nuclear Waste Makes Haste."Village Voice (6 Aug. 2002): 43.

- Linda Harrar Productions. "Six Billion and Beyond: Case Studies From the Film." Berkeley, California: University of California Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning, 1999.

- Long, Michael E. 2002 July. "The Lethal Legacy of America's Nuclear Waste." National Geographic 202(1): 2-33.

- Pauly, Daniel, and Reg Watson. 2003 July. "Counting the Last Fish." Scientific American 289(1) (July 2003): 42-47.

- Suplee, Curt. "Untangling the Science of Climate." National Geographic (May 1998): 44-51.

Assigned Videos

- Acid Rain: Requiem or Recovery. Dir. Seaton Findlay. Videocassette. National Film Board of Canada, Direct Cinema Limited, 1982.

- Alternative Power Sources and Renewable Energy. Senior Dir. Ed Lerner, Executive Producers Ed Lerner and Ana Christina Lerner, Producer/Writer Kirk Brown. Videocassette. Information Television Network, Inc., 1999. (Copyright 2000 Films for the Humanities and Sciences).

- Green Pacts and Greenbacks. The Environment: When Politics and Industry Intersect. Executive Producer Michael W. Doyle, Writer Gary Sieber. Videocassette. University of Notre Dame/Today's Life Choices Committee, 2000. (Package Copyright 2000 Films for the Humanities and Sciences).

- Mysteries of Easter Island. Videocassette. The Learning Channel Archaeology Series, 1993. Natural Connections. Producer/Writer Sharon Howard, Howard Rosen Productions, Inc., Videocasette. Bullfrog Films, 2001.

- Scientific Spin Doctors. The Environment: When Politics and Industry Intersect. Executive Producer Michael W. Doyle, Writer Gary Sieber. Videocassette. University of Notre Dame/Today's Life Choices Committee, 2000. (Package Copyright 2000 Films for the Humanities and Sciences).

- Six Billion and Beyond. Executive Producer Linda Harrar, Produced by Linda Harrar Productions. Videocassette. University of California Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning, Berkeley, California,1999.

- Smoke But No Fire. Producers Robert G. Anderson and Lisa Marantos. Videocassette. Central Broadcasting System, Inc., 1998.

- Understanding Atoms and Molecules. Executive Producer George H. Russell, Producer/Editor Rodney Cleaver. Videocassette. Educational Video Network, Inc., 2002.

Assigned Audiotape

- Politics of Water. From Troubled Waters. Reporter/Producer Sandy Tolan. Audiocassette. Homelands Productions, 2001. (Package Copyright 2001 Living on Earth and World Media Foundation).