Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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English 101 Section A05. Writing About Dreaming and Knowing

How do we know what we know? Is the unconscious as valid as the conscious mind in thought-making? Are some ways of knowing privileged over others and why? How does a body of knowledge reside with in us? Are creativity and analysis mutually exclusive, or complementary aspects of the same process? Through readings, short film showings, gallery visits, and conversation with faculty in various fields, we will explore these and other questions as points of departure for deepening critical writing and thinking. Be prepared for surprise discovery, and embracing the unknown.