Writing Seminars: Stress and Progress

What compels us to live like Spartans when we could all be hedonists? In this course, you will think and write critically about the commonplace imperative to improve yourself and the world. Topics include the discourse of self-optimization, with its emphasis on education, training, and practice; the rise of occupational burnout; the persistent drive to expand markets abroad and the concomitant return of racism and xenophobia; and extreme pursuits of physical perfection from the cult of CrossFit to detox diets. 


Students who wish to enroll in this seminar should participate in online preregistration, which opens at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 23 and closes promptly at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017.

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MW 4:00pm-5:15pm