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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: American Culture in a Global Perspective

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  While the American Dream means different things to different people, a recognizable “good life” that communicates the American Dream often revolves around consumption: well-appointed homes, cars that signal status, the elaborate Promposals, weddings, and vacations shared on Facebook or Instagram. Explore all this and more in AMST 352: American Culture in a Global Perspective, a comparative study into how […]

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Featured Course: Human Geography

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  Why does the United States have a per capita Gross Domestic Product of $55,000, while many countries in Africa have per capita GDPs of $5,000 or less? What accounts for poverty in American cities, and what can be done to foster more equitable outcomes? What is a population pyramid and how can it help us to understand rates of […]

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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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