Critical Conversations in Society, Culture, and Thought: Truth and Lies (SCT2106.01)

Paul Voice, David Anderegg, Carol Pal, David Bond

This course introduces students to some of the key questions, perspectives, and debates that enliven scholarly work within Society, Culture, and Thought (SCT). This course also explores how fluency in the social sciences can inform critical and creative engagements with contemporary problems.  Four faculty members will take students through four different approaches to a shared question, and together we will explore this issue from our various disciplinary perspectives.  This term’s theme is Truth and Lies.  Four faculty members – Paul Voice in Philosophy, David Anderegg in Developmental Psychology, Carol Pal in History, and David Bond (CAPA) in Environment – will discuss how they define these terms, how these terms inform their discipline, and how they frame research questions into the issue.  The course, taught twice a week, combines lecture, discussion, and a roundtable.  On Mondays, we will all meet together for a shared lecture; on Thursdays, we will break up into four small seminar groups for discussion.  At the end of term, we come together for a shared exchange on the topic.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M 10:10am - 12:00pm; Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 72
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as 2000, Advancement of Public Action, All courses, Carol Pal, David Anderegg, David Bond, Four Credit, Monday and/or Thursday Mornings, Paul Voice, SCT, and tagged , , .