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Approx. 6 hours to complete
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


Week 1

6 hours to complete

Free Speech on Campus Teach-Out

6 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 143 min), 16 readings, 1 quiz
14 videos
Faculty Opinion, Professor Niehoff: Freedom of Speech - History and Legal Theory27m
Student Opinion, Jesse Arm: Free Speech as a Marketplace of Ideas9m
Faculty Opinion, Professor Chavous: The Social Environment and Individual Outcomes17m
Faculty Opinion, Professor Berg: Limitations on Free Speech15m
Student Opinion, Hoai An Pham: "Hate Speech" on Campus12m
Faculty Opinion, Professor Torres: Trigger Warnings, Historical Context6m
Student Opinion, Jacob Thorne: Trigger Warnings4m
Student Opinion, Mateusz Borowiecki: Trigger Warnings14m
Interview with U of M President Mark Schlissel20m
U of M Student Voices on Free Speech3m
Kentaro Toyama's Response to the Executive Order3m
16 readings
What is a Teach-Out?10m
Groundrules for Engagement10m
Free Speech on Campus: Background10m
The History of the Term "Free Speech"10m
20th Century "American" Views of Free Speech10m
Questioning 20th Century Views of Free Speech10m
Free Speech in the Classroom: Trigger Warnings10m
University of Chicago Welcome Letter10m
External Video: Van Jones on Trigger Warnings10m
Campus Views on Free Speech10m
Student Responses: What Does "Free Speech" Mean to You?10m
President Trump's Executive Order on Free Speech on Campus10m
Kentaro Toyama Responds to the Executive Order10m
Additional Readings: Free Speech Executive Order and the U-M Bias Response Team10m
Suggested Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Considering Problems of Free Speech on Campus6m

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  • Teach-Outs are short learning experiences, each focused on a specific current issue. Attendees will come together over a few days to learn about a subject or event and gain skills. Teach-Outs are open to the world and are designed to bring together individuals with wide-ranging perspectives in respectful and deep conversation. These events provide opportunities for diverse learners and a multitude of experts to come together to ask questions of one another and explore new solutions to the pressing concerns of our global community.

  • The U-M Teach-Out Series is part of our deep commitment to engage the public in exploring and understanding the problems, events, and phenomena most important to society. Teach-Outs are just-in-time community learning events that encourage participants around the world to come together in conversation with the U-M campus community and faculty experts.

  • We're offering these Teach-Outs on a platform designed for learning, so sometimes we take advantage of the platform tools. Quizzes are one way of helping everyone "get on the same page" about the topic, and be better able to discuss and ask questions. You can take the quizzes as many times as you want in order to pass, or you can move past them if you aren't interested in testing your knowledge.

  • Teach-Outs are free learning experiences!

  • No, this isn't a course, therefore we don't offer a Course Certificate.

  • Check out other Teach-Outs on Teach-Out.org.

  • Yes! Our faculty are actively working to develop new Teach-Outs. Check out upcoming Teach-Outs on Teach-Out.org.

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