Information Overload?!

Do you ever feel like you are bombarded with information?  How do you sort through this mass of information to discern nuggets of truth?  How do you determine if something is “true” or not?  An essential outcome for W&J students is to find, evaluate, and use information, with depth of knowledge, for effective reasoning and informed analysis and decision making.  In this seminar, we will discuss how we gather, evaluate, and sort through the myriad of “facts” that assault us every waking moment.  This discussion will be “informed” by Nicholas Carr’s 2008 article from The Atlantic -- Is Google making us stupid?  What this internet is doing to our brains. 

Advanced Assignment: www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/07/is-google-making-us-stupid/...

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Dr. Jason Kilgore, Assistant Professor of Biology