-Diversity on college campuses; freedom of speech and thought; fragility, emotional reasoning, polarization, “good vs. evil,” mental illness, “wising up”
Primary Text: The Coddling of the American Mind;
Secondary texts: 2 researched sources.
Basic Description/Overview of Assignment:
Write a thesis-driven essay that takes a stand on a central premise found in your primary text, The Coddling of the American Mind, and synthesizes 2 external sources. At least one of the two secondary sources must engage a counterargument/ opposing viewpoint/s. The thesis should be supported by ample textual evidence, the essay’s controlling idea unified throughout and developed with sufficient context, analysis, and synthesis that provides a larger significance.
Consider the following questions as you formulate your thesis:
*Preliminary starting point; your thesis may take a variety of forms.
Do you agree with authors, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, concerning the “coddling” they describe as taking place on American campuses, today? Why, or Why not?