This is an openly-licensed open-access textbook that introduces students to critical theory.

This website is a beta-test of trustworthy AI in higher education. Trustworthiness is defined according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NSIT) as explainability, interpretability, accountability, and transparency.

Open access empowers educators and students. This AI-enhanced web-based textbook gives college and high school students as well as teachers “day one access” and perpetual access to all the material.

Click any of the thematic “tiles” on the homepage to access the contents in a non-linear fashion. You may also use the drop-down menu as a more linear “table of contents” to replicate the experience of leafing through a codex book.

This web-based textbook is informed by the principles of open pedagogy. It promotes student-centered learning experiences.

This open education resource project is funded by the Washington Research Library Consortium, George Washington University Libraries and Academic Innovation, Public Interest Scholars Program, Trustworthy AI, and Digital Humanities Institute.