This course addresses explicit material and concepts, including race, sexuality, bodies, gender, war, religion, violence, etc. If you are uncomfortable critically, respectfully, and professionally engaging with these topics, consider dropping the course.
I encourage everyone to ask questions, challenge your own assumptions, and explore new ideas that may be uncomfortable or difficult. Hateful language (such as homophobia, transphobia, sexism, or racism), personal attacks, and belittling others with whom you disagree, however, will not be tolerated.
All course material, assignments, and discussions are required. This syllabus is a contract between students and the instructor. By taking this class students agree to abide by the requirements and complete all of the coursework.