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Featured Course: Sports Production

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  There is nothing quite like curling up in front of the television and watching your favorite team play. But have you ever stopped to think about what goes on behind the scenes, both leading up to and during the broadcast? “The five P’s of sports television: Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.” – Mark Wallace, Television Sports Director There is […]

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Featured Course: Introduction to Philosophy

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PHIL 100

  To what extent do you shape your own destiny, and how much is down to fate? How do you know that your experience of consciousness is the same as other people’s experience of consciousness? What makes you, you? PHIL 100 – Introduction to Philosophy explores these questions (and more!) with an introduction to fundamental philosophical concepts and methods. Discuss intriguing […]

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Featured Course: Social Problems in American Society

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SOCY 201 - Social Problems in America

“San Francisco 49ers National Anthem Knee” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Keith Allison “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” – Colin Kaepernick   Since the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback first refused to stand for the national anthem, dozens of current NFL players (as well as […]

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Featured Course: Politics & Film

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Politics and Film

  Politics has been defined as the authoritative allocation of values within a society. Because of this emphasis on social values, politics and popular culture frequently intersect, which means going to the movies is often a form of political engagement. Film, like politics, is most effective when it is persuasive. Sometimes, movies seek to challenge our preconceptions and assumptions, while […]

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