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    Otterbein University
  Dec 11, 2017
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

FYS 1008 - Finding Voice; Making Noise

Hours: 4
In his self-help/management book, “The 8th Habit,” Steven Covey states, “the crucial challenge of our world today is to find our voice and inspire others to find theirs.” While Covey brings the concept of voice into popular culture, critical scholars in many disciplines have wrestled with the notion of voice, specifically seeking to hear and understand the voices of marginalized individuals, who have often been silenced. This course will examine power and identity. Through readings, activities and lectures, student will explore the concept of voice, and uncover how those who have been silenced have found and used their voices. The ultimate goal is for students to apply the lessons to their own experiences, discovering their own voices and the power that they have to be heard and make a difference on campus and in our society.