Trigger warnings would warn students of classroom material that may be troubling (Catherine Kolodziej/Flickr CC).
A growing movement has students urging professors to be more transparent about sensitive material in their coursework.
Those students are arguing that certain content -- like depictions of rape, suicide or political violence -- can act as a trigger to students who have experienced trauma. To help prevent this, professors can issue "trigger warnings."
This week on, political science professor Ari Cohen talked about why he uses trigger warnings for some of his class material -- but doesn't necessarily think the practice should be mandated.
University of California, Santa Barbara has become the first school to require trigger warnings for their courses. But the policy isn't universally accepted.
In a recentin the Boston Globe, Renée Loth argues that trigger warnings have become a serious threat to intellectual freedom.
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