2019-2020 Catalog 
    
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GOVT128 JT - The University Blacklist

Like every age, ours has its dangerous ideas. Hundreds of disinvitation movements have sprung up on American college campuses in recent years to protect students from ideas they might find threatening, offensive, or dangerous. These movements have targeted a broad spectrum of influential intellectuals-from classical liberals like Ayaan Hirsi Ali to leftists like Angela Davis to conservatives like Christina Hoff Sommers. By exploring books by many such disinvited authors, this course explores contemporary contention over free speech, provides a window into the dangerous ideas of our time, and will help students think more deeply about the virtues and costs of censoring them. Co-taught and cross-listed as SOC 128 JT at Pitzer.

Prerequisite: GOVT 020 CM  

Offered: Every year

Credit: 1

Course Number: GOVT128 JT