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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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Featured Course: Introduction to the Black Experience

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AFST 100 - Introduction to the Black Experience

AFST 100: Introduction to the Black Experience helps students to understand the black experience in the African Diaspora. The course covers current and historical events, the historical and sociocultural ties that link people of African descent, and the economic, cultural, and political challenges confronting people of African descent in the twenty-first century. AFST 100 is a 4-week, online course that fulfills […]

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Featured Course: American Culture in Global Perspective

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AMST 352

  Facebook. Fast food. The TV show Friends. The consumable objects and activities that make up what we call popular culture or consumer culture circle the globe millions of times every day. In the process, they carry images of “the good life” recognized around the world as the American Dream, both shaping and reflecting the complex technological, political and economic […]

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Featured Course: History of Film

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  Film greatly influences the way we see, feel, and understand the world around us. This summer, explore the fascinating world of cinema with ART 325: History of Film and Video: 1965 to Present. Topics covered include the political, economic, artistic, and technical factors influencing film and video production. Films from the counter culture of the 60s, the American New Wave of […]

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Featured Course: Ancient Greeks

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  The rise and fall of ancient Greece has provided the bases of many things we take for granted in the modern word. For example, the first historians and mathematicians developed their crafts in reaction to the the shift to empirical thinking and reasoning. Additionally, the democratic political and judicial system was used to organize society, while poetry, theater, and […]

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