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Featured Course: Introduction to Moral Theory

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Ever considered the moral motivation of characters in The Dark Knight? The Joker, one might say, strives for a Hobbesian “state of nature” by trying to eliminate social values. Thomas Hobbes argued that social structures eliminate the inclinations of the state of nature, which pit all men in a war against one another. Bruce Wayne, on the other hand, could be considered moral using […]

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Featured Course: Introduction to Philosophy

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  PHIL 100: Introduction to Philosophy allows you the opportunity to earn Arts and Humanities GEP as you’re introduced to the fascinating world of philosophical concepts and methods. Explore historic and modern answers to perennial philosophical questions such as how one might gain knowledge of reality, whether persons have free will or are determined, and what a person’s identity over time can […]

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Featured Course: Studies in Asian American Culture

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  One of the best ways to track cultural contributions is through literature and film. AMST 375 – Studies in Asian American Culture explores the role of cultural expression and artistic representation in Asian American culture as it attempts to establish a sense of belonging and cultural presence in the U.S. The course begins with historical information on patterns of immigration for various […]

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Featured Course: Ethical Theory

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  Ethical theories focus on identifying the best possible life for human beings to live. In this course we will explore answers to the questions “what is the good life?” and “what ought I to do?” offered by historical and contemporary sources. Some answers focus on character traits, others on desirable consequences of actions, some on obligations, and still others on […]

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