Homework Due Monday, February 13

For Monday, please read these three articles debating the place of political correctness, safe spaces, and trigger warnings on the college campus:

The New York Times’s report on the University of Chicago’s letter to freshmen at the beginning of last semester.

This letter to the Washington Post from the president of  Northwestern University

This explanation of trigger warnings.

Take notes and come to class Monday ready to discuss all three.

 

Homework 2/8

For class on Friday, do some exploration on the Generation Progress website. We’re going to be talking in class about issues pertinent to college campuses and potential movements for you to research for your first project, so getting familiar with some issues that are featured on this website is a good place to start. Keep in mind that this isn’t the be all end all of campus activism, but it should give you some ideas. You can also poke around in other places to help you begin to brainstorm what movement to research for the Mapping the Movement project.

Remember that your first blog post is due Friday at 11!

Homework 2/6

For class on Wednesday, in addition to the textbook reading, look over the website for Campaign Zero  and take notes about how they use their website to get out information. Also, take a look into the protests at the University of Missouri that took place last year. Some places to start: the Wikipedia page (always a good place for background information), and the background on graduate student issues/ involvement to give a bit of backstory. Please find one more either news source or informational source to get another angle and more information about these protests and what caused them/ what they caused. Take note of where you got your source, and bring it and your notes to class Wednesday.

Welcome to Honors English 110!

Hello and welcome to the course website for Honors English 110-088, Creating Identity and Advocating Change on the College Campus! We’ll be using this site to post informally about our work as well as to comment on each others’ ideas and contributions. Please feel free to get creative on our blog– use images, write bulleted lists, use gifs, use tags, write descriptive titles, and do whatever else you want (within reason) to make your posts your own.

You will also find here important information about our course. The Canvas site is still your go-to for the syllabus, materials I post, turning in your assignments, and grades. Here on WordPress, we have links to other useful websites, our course description and blogging assignment, and of course our class community.

Happy blogging!