Prof Mocks Activists With Syllabus ‘Trigger Warnings’ For Math, Grades
A professor at Auburn University is ridiculing the rising popularity of “trigger warnings” on college campuses by releasing a course syllabus that includes trigger warnings for concepts like math and grades.
Peter Schwartz teaches mechanical engineering at Auburn, and he does not like trigger warnings. So, he decided to mock them by putting them into his utterly inoffensive introductory mechanics course.
At the top of his newly-released syllabus, in bright red, Schwartz warns students “TRIGGER WARNING: physics, trigonometry, sine, cosine, tangent, vector, force, work, energy, stress, quiz, grade.”
“I think trigger warnings are a joke to begin with and I wanted to see what one might look like in an engineering course,” Schwartz told Al.com in an email. “Looks kind of silly, doesn’t it? [That’s] because it is.” – READ MORE