Cancelled, Blocked, Banned: Junior Colloquium|
This seminar focuses on ideas, texts, and debates that have come to be considered politically and culturally provocative, perilous, or particularly acrimonious. We will read, think about, and discuss a host of issues that inspire discord, passionate debates, and a range of complex perspectives. Students will be asked to consider multiple, often conflicting, arguments and come to class ready to engage in good faith discussion.
The class focuses on diverse topics and examines multiple perspectives surrounding each issue. Course discussions will include debates over reproductive healthcare, the legalization or prohibition of sex work, carceral politics and the drug war, nature vs. nurture narratives and sex differentiation, challenges to free speech, diverse perspectives on best practice education policies (including affirmative action and standardized testing), as well as arguments as how to best achieve racial equity, equality and justice.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Elizabeth Bornstein, BROKERED SUBJECTS: SEX, TRAFFICKING, AND THE POLITICS OF FREEDOM
Angela Davis, ARE PRISONS OBSOLETE?
Freddie Deboer, THE CULT OF SMART: HOW OUR BROKEN EDUCATION SYSTEM PERPETUATES SOCIAL INJUSTICE
Andrew Doyle, FREE SPEECH AND WHY IT MATTERS
Carl Hart, DRUG USE FOR GROWN-UPS: CHASING LIBERTY IN A LAND OF FEAR
Carole Hooven T, THE STORY OF TESTOSTERONE, THE HORMONE THAT DOMINATES AND DIVIDES US
John McWhorter, WOKE RACISM: HOW A NEW RELIGION HAS PORTRAYED BLACK AMERICA
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Assignments will include a midterm essay, a final research paper, and short Moodle forum posts
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
|Instructor(s): Grappo,Laura Times: ....R.. 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: CAMS 1; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: -2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 1||SO: 1||FR: 1|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 7||1st Ranked: 3||2nd Ranked: 2||3rd Ranked: 2||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 0|