Fall Semester Class Offering: Banned! Challenges to Intellectual Freedom around the World
A First Year Experience Seminar -- 1 credit, FREE course
Harry Potter, Fahrenheit 451, Twilight, Captain Underpants…What do all these books have in common? They’ve been Banned! Have you ever seen a library display for Banned Books Week? It’s not just a publicity stunt; books, movies and more really do get censored in today’s information-rich world. Join the debate and understand the dilemmas faced by librarians, publishers, booksellers and writers when faced with information that may be “too hot to handle.” In this course we will examine the motives for and means of censorship in print and online, and discuss why it is sometimes difficult - yet vital – for libraries to defend intellectual freedom.
FYE 100, Sec F02; CRN 80282
September 5 – October 31, 2013: Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:00pm
Location: Gruening 408
Contact Instructor for more info, or Register for CRN 80282, First year students only!
Associate Professor of Library Science