Kresge CollegeKRSG 85S Critical Writing Practicum: Subject and System

Writing practicum on the philosophy of social systems and their implications for power. Students investigate social epistemology and ontology—the "how do we know" and "what do we mean" questions—in relation to texts on social systems and their subjects. Questions addressed may concern what systems in society enact "systemic" racism, or other systemic bias; how our knowledge and views of society may privilege some systems and structures over others. Students consider these concepts and questions as broad starting points for weekly reading responses, and 2-3 longer explorations of analytical texts, with a concentration on research-driven non-fiction writing.


Enrollment restricted to students in the College Scholars Program.



General Education Code


Quarter offered



Jeremy Gauger