Full course description
In this project students will engage in the ‘deep reading’ of a provided seminal, influential or otherwise significant text related to the social sciences, natural sciences and/or humanities. Rather than selectively skimming for facts or speed-reading for summaries, the process of deep reading means slowing down, re-reading and even stopping periodically to more fully contemplate specific pages or passages. ‘Deep reading’ is a process of slow, thoughtful and deliberate reading through which the reader actively works to critically contemplate, understand and ultimately enjoy a particular text to the fullest extent possible. Having considered and recognized what a text says, deep reading asks us to also reflect upon the broader intellectual, scientific, social, cultural or political implications of the text. Students will work through the processes of deep reading individually and collaboratively through individual, partner and group-based deliberation/ discussion.
- Students recognize what the basic principles of deep reading are.
- Students implement deep reading principles when reading a seminal text linked to a scientific field.
- Students individually author a critical book review.
A single seminal text/book (classic or contemporary) will be assigned by individual tutors.