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Casebook Series

The University of Oregon casebooks are compiled, edited, and designed by the instructors in the Composition Program for use in the composition classroom. The casebooks are produced and printed at the University of Oregon. Each casebook explores a single issue through multidisciplinary readings relevant to local and global concerns.

Each casebook collects readings that address an open question, one that gives students room to reason about the issues raised and to learn about reasoning in the process. Thus, the readings do not invite yes/no or good/bad responses, nor are they designed simply to provoke discussion. Rather, they introduce students to a real field of controversy in which many different questions at issue and reasonable approaches to answering them are available.

You can find the descriptions and contents of each casebook by clicking on its title.

Writing 121
Entertaining Violence, edited by Kristy Bryant-Berg, 2nd ed., 2016
Free Speechedited by Bethany Jacobs, 2nd ed., 2016
Sustainability, edited by Robert Zandstra, 2014

Writing 122/3
The Culture of Scienceedited by Patricia Oman, 2008
Food Justice, edited by Rosalie Roberts, 2nd ed., 2010
Minding the Body, edited by Katherine McAlvage and Martina Miles, 2015
Social Protest, edited by Bethany Jacobs, 2014

Writing 123 Digital Casebooks
Disability Studies, edited by Mitch Macrae: 2015
Exploring the Anthropocene, edited by Stephen Siperstein, 2015
The Politics of Sportsedited by Anna Carroll, 2015
The Uses and Abuses of Technology, edited by Brian Gazaille, 2015
What’s in a Word? The Politics of Language, edited by Alexis Kielb, 2015