Digital Dilemmas 

Social Science

Course Description

This course aims to bridge the divide between those who live happily in the digital world and those who dread technological advances. We will explore the following questions: What are the advantages and disadvantages of engaging in our 21st-century digitally connected environment? What evidence is there that our youth, and our culture more generally, are suffering from addiction to the gratifications offered by smartphones and social media? How do these forms of communication impact the development and ongoing cultivation of our capacity for reflection and critical thinking? Are we yet in a position to judge the impact of the technological world on our mental health? The course will focus on Stephen Kurczy’s The Quiet Zone: Unravelling the Mystery of a Town Suspended in Silence as well as supplementary readings.

Books to Purchase (will be available at Argo Bookshop during the weeks prior to the course beginning):

    • Stephen Kurczy, The Quiet Zone: Unravelling the Mystery of a Town Suspended in Silence

Please note that this course has a maximum enrollment of 16 students and that TMI does not allow participants to audit courses for free.

Course Details

Location: Pointe-Claire

First Session: Mondays, September 18th, 2023

Course Length: 12 weeks, Mondays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Discussion Team: Mary Allen, Jennifer MacGregor, Len Richman   

Degree Credit: 0 credits

Course Fee: 

$150.00 (standard tuition)
$100.00 (promotion for new students)

Administrative Fee:



$185.00 (standard tuition)
$135.00 (promotion for new students)

Course fees are refundable in full before the second session. After the second session, a fee of $50 for the withdrawal will be applied. Refunds will not be issued after the third session. Please note that non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal.

Course leaders, and students wishing to use credit vouchers, should call (514) 935-9585 to pay by phone or to schedule an appointment to pay in person.

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