Identify Yourself! Is One Enough?

HON 298 – Professor Ken Scaglia

Modes of Inquiry: Textual Analysis, Artistic Creation and Analysis

Course Description:

This course will explore various forms of personal identity and how they can manifest. One’s inner self versus the outer self they present to the public may vary. Students will create artwork in various mediums that will express how they present themselves personally and how they will view themselves in the larger world after leaving WCSU. Each project will start with a class forum and result in a creative, tangible response to the discussion.

We will discuss current affairs of immigration, travel concerns and restrictions, public and private personas, and what it means to make your way in a global society. We will explore several outlets for expression, such as masks, passports, color, typography, and baking.

This course has an overall goal of increased self-awareness and empathy, which we will reach through discussion and projects. Students will complete projects which change the expectations of those they encounter.