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English 99: Introduction to College Reading & Writing: "Big Ideas"

Themes & Keywords

1.  Abandonment
2.   Abuse
3.   Acceptance
4.   Adjustment
5.   Adolescence
6.   Adoption
7.   After life
8.   Alienation
9.   Ambition  
10.    Anger
11.    Anxiety
12.    Appearances
13.    Appreciation
14.    Beauty
15.    Belonging
16.    Betrayal
17.    Bondage
18.    Bravery
19.    Brotherhood
20.    Bullies
21.    Capitalism
22.    Caring
23.    Censorship
24.    Challenges
25.    Change
26.    Chaos and order
27.    Character
28.    Circle of life
29.    Coming of age
30.    Commitment
31.    Communication
32.    Community
33.    Companionship
34.    Convention
35.    Cooperation
36.    Coping
37.    Corruption
38.    Courage
39.    Cultural Diversity
40.    Customs
41.    Danger
42.    Darkness
43.    Dealing
44.    Death/Dying
45.    Denial
46.    Desire
47.    Destruction
48.    Determination
49.    Discrimination
50.    Disillusionment
51.    Displacement
52.    Diversity
53.    Doubt
54.    Dreams
55.    Effects
56.    Emigrants
57.    Emotions
58.    Empowerment
59.    Emptiness
60.    Escape
61.    Eternity
62.    Ethical Dilemmas
63.    Euthanasia
64.    Everlasting love
65.    Evils of racism
66.    Experience
67.    Facing reality
68.    Fading beauty
69.    Failure
70.    Faith
71.    Family
72.    Fate
73.    Fear
74.    Feelings
75.    Forgiveness
76.    Free Will
77.    Freedom
78.    Friendship
79.    Fulfillment
80.    Gender Issues
81.    Genealogy
82.    Getting Along
83.    Good versus Bad
84.    Gratitude
85.    Greed as downfall
86.    Grief
87.    Growing up
88.    Guilt
89.    Handicaps
90.    Hazards
91.    Heartbreak
92.    Heroism
93.    Hierarchy
94.    History
95.    Honesty
96.    Honor
97.    Hope
98.    Humor
99.    Hypocrisy
100.  Identity crisis
101.  Ignorance
102.  Illusions
103.  Immigrants
104.  Immortality
105.  Individuality
106.  Inevitability
107.  Initiation
108.  Injustice
109.  Innocence
110.  Intergenerational
111.  Interrogation
112.  Invincibility
113.  Isolation
114.  Jealousy
115.  Judgments
116.  Justice
117.  Knowledge
118.  Leadership
119.  Learning
120.  Light
121.  Living
122.  Loneliness
123.  Loss
124.  Love
125.  Loyalty
126.  Making Choices
127.  Manipulation
128.  Materialism
129.  Media
130.  Memories
131.  Morals
132.  Motherhood
133.  Nationalism
134.  Nature
135.  Necessity
136.  Oppression
137.  Optimism
138.  Overcoming
139.  Patriotism
140.  Peace
141.  Peer Pressure
142.  Poverty
143.  Power
144.  Pride
145.  Progress
146.  Quest
147.  Rebellion
148.  Rebirth
149.  Relationships
150.  Religion
151.  Reunion
152.  Roles
153.  Self-awareness
154.  Self-esteem
155.  Self-preservation
156.  Self-reliance
157.  Separation and loss
158.  Silence
159.  Social Change or mobility
160.  Strength
161.  Survival
162.  Taking a stand
163.  Teamwork
164.  Technology
165.  Temporary
166.  Temptation
167.  Totalitarianism
168.  Traditions
169.  Tragedy
170.  Trust
171.  Values
172.  Vanity
173.  Violence
174.  Virtue
175.  Vulnerability
176.  War
177.  Wealth
178.  Will
179.  Wisdom
180.  Youth

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Mortimer Adler's Great Ideas

‚ÄčANGEL  ANIMAL               ARISTOCRACY

ART        ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY               BEAUTY

BEING   CAUSE  CHANCE

CHANGE              CITIZEN CONSTITUTION

COURAGE           CUSTOM AND CONVENTION      DEFINITION

DEMOCRACY      DESIRE  DIALECTIC

DUTY     EDUCATION       ELEMENT

EMOTION            EQUALITY            ETERNITY

EVOLUTION        EXPERIENCE       FAMILY

FATE      FORM   GOD

GOOD AND EVIL               GOVERNMENT  HABIT

HAPPINESS         HISTORY               HONOR

HYPOTHESIS       IDEA      IMMORTALITY

INDUCTION        INFINITY              JUDGMENT

JUSTICE                KNOWLEDGE     LABOR

LANGUAGE        LAW       LIBERTY

LIFE AND DEATH               LOGIC   LOVE

MAN     MATHEMATICS MATTER

MECHANICS       MEDICINE           MEMORY AND IMAGINATION

METAPHYSICS   MIND    MONARCHY

NATURE               NECESSITY AND CONTINGENCY OLIGARCHY

ONE AND MANY               OPINION             OPPOSITION

PHILOSOPHY      PHYSICS               PLEASURE AND PAIN

POETRY PRINCIPLE           PROGRESS

PROPHECY          PRUDENCE          PUNISHMENT

QUALITY              QUANTITY           REASONING

RELATION            RELIGION            REVOLUTION

RHETORIC            SAME AND OTHER           SCIENCE

SENSE   SIGN AND SYMBOL         SIN

SLAVERY              SOUL     SPACE

STATE    TEMPERANCE    THEOLOGY

TIME      TRUTH  TYRANNY AND DESPOTISM

UNIVERSAL AND PARTICULAR    VIRTUE AND VICE            WAR AND PEACE

WEALTH               WILL      WISDOM

WORLD                

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