College Of Arts And Sciences | Dangerous Minds
S103 | 0216 | Cariello, M.

This course will be particularly valuable for first-year students at
Indiana University for several reasons. First, it will give students
practice in reading critically their culture by closely examining
written and visual texts. Second, it will enable students to develop
the written skills necessary for argument-based college level
writing. Third, by examining closely the presumptions that popular
film and literature make about schooling, students will be enabled to
examine their own beliefs about the processes of teaching and
learning. Such self-reflection is empowering in that it allows us to
reconsider the value and usefulness of critically-centered education
in a democratic society.