The warning on all of my syllabi

trigger, noun.
“An event that is the cause of a particular action, process, or situation.” or “An event that precipitates other events.”
That being said if I do my job correctly this class will be a cascade of triggers. Change is how we learn, grow and overcome obstacles. You will be confronted in this class. There will be ideas you haven’t heard as well as familiar ones with which you disagree. You will face, with openness, curiosity and a genuine desire to understand, opinions and actions which you may find disturbing. You may even have to question your own assumptions and beliefs. All of this will be because something has triggered something else in you. Some will be pleasant some not so much so. We can’t be selective if we want to continue to change and grow. Consider yourself warned.

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