Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.
Do you enjoy arguing…in defense of your ideas? Are you endlessly curious about the world? Are you often searching for what lies beneath the surface? Then this is the class for you! You can become a modern day philosopher as we learn the finer points of critical thinking, debating, and creative writing. We’ll draw on texts as varied as Tolstoy’s The Three Questions, John Muth’s, Zen Shorts, and even Dr. Seuss’ The Sneetches to help us explore all that we wonder about. Also the use of personal journals will help students explore their own truths, and define what their philosophies are. Class activities will include invigorating discussions, evocative writing prompts, and guidance in how to skillfully craft a debate. The class will culminate in a final presentation shaped by the participants.