Iowa State English Professor Bans Papers "Towards Homosexual Marriage, Abortion, Black Lives Matter"
Here is the curriculum (from The History of Young America & # 39; s Foundation):
The key passage:
HUGE WARNING: Any incidents of others in which you intentionally participate (racism, sexism, ability awareness, homophobia, sorophobia, transphobia, classicism, ridicule of mental health problems, body embarrassment, etc.) in class are grounds for dismissal from the classroom. Same goes for papers / projects: you can't pick a topic where one side doesn't deserve the same basic human rights as you (i.e. no arguments against gay marriage, abortion, black lives matter, etc.). I take it seriously.
Fortunately, Iowa State University also takes student academic freedom seriously, at least until this statement is made (which I confirmed to the university myself):
The written statement of the curriculum was contrary to the standards of the university and its commitment to student initial adaptation rights. After examining this issue with the faculty member, the curriculum was corrected to ensure that it was consistent with university policy. In addition, the faculty member receives additional information about the university's First Amendment guidelines.
The State of Iowa is determined to protect the initial adjustment rights of its students, faculties, and staff. In relation to student expression in the classroom, including completing assignments, the University will not take any disciplinary action against students based on the content or viewpoints expressed in their speech.