We will be discussing matters that may be sensitive or triggering to some people. You are not required to share out in class, nor speak in specifics in your learning journal. You may be uncomfortable with the topic, and that’s okay. Intellectual discomfort is fundamental to a university education - it means our ideas re being challenged as we struggle to resolve cognitive dissonance. This is different from emotional trauma that can be harmful.
Our classroom provides an open space for the critical and civil exchange of ideas. Some readings and other content in this course will include topics that some students may find triggering. If you believe that you will find the discussion to be traumatizing, you may choose to not participate in the discussion or leave the classroom. You will still, however, be responsible for material. Speak to me if this will be a problem.
I request that all students be sensitive to your classmates’ vulnerabilities when we have our discussions.
Here is what I will be looking for from your final report.
Class cancelled. Open work time with your team on the case study.