- At times the cultural focus is a little more than an instructor might want to deal with in CO130, depending on what focus s/he is using.
- In Part 2, the authors emphasize an "interview" activity that would require some adaptation on the instructor's part. Unless the instructor wants to substitute that interview for the summary/response, the reading may become confusing for students.
- While readings are plentiful, the book still does not contain as many essays as a reader would, so the instructor will either have to supplement or deal with limited choices.
- The order doesn't always work perfectly with the weekly syllabus as written (although I think the pages I suggest can easily be read out of order).
- It might stay too close to narrative, by the end. The "story" metaphor gets a little tenuous for me by the end. However, toward the end of the course instructors and students will probably feel more comfortable straying from the text. I don't suggest using Part 4 at all for CO130, since it gets more into what we do in CO150.
In other words, this book isn't one that can be followed page by page; it requires some active involvement on the instructor's part if it is to work with the syllabus as written.