Crown College Core Courses
GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
An Intro to University Discourse
Your core course is an introduction to university discourse, and it is designed to prepare you for the styles of critical reading, thinking, and engagement that you will encounter throughout your university experience. The course subject matter is distinct to each of the colleges; each course is designed to build unique intellectual communities, bringing entering first-year students together around distinctive themes and questions.
Ethical and Political Implications in Emerging Technologies
Each week is devoted to an aspect of how emerging technologies are transforming our world, including:
- artificial intelligence
- challenges on a planetary scale
- impact on democracy
Students will work through the texts by responding to specific prompts on Canvas, which will launch discussions and debates in class, both in small-groups and with the entire class. Students will read actively as participants in a guided conversation between text and reader, empowered to find meaning in the texts they read—reading with or against the grain. Students will form an opinion on what a text is advocating–its point of view, key concepts, purpose, and perspective. To record their personal engagement with the texts, strategies used to engage with texts, and how each text resonated with them, students will also keep a log.