HIST 100U | Special Topics in Comparative History: The Art of Writing as Exercises Promoting the Common Good

2022 Spring | Tues, Thurs 5–6:30 pm | COURSE #32418 | UNITS: 4

Michael Nylan & Nick Constantino

Learning how to listen to others (living and dead, in person and in print), how to read, and how to write are hardly self-evident tasks.  This course explores pressing concerns in an increasingly interconnected world, as well as how best to articulate one’s own ideas while addressing others’ experiences and insights.  Grappling with rival notions of the common good and hurdles to promoting it, while honing our ability to write clear and forceful prose, is a form of political engagement likely not only to improve our own lives but also those of others in this era of rising global tensions.