Film and Television as Course Material

In my courses, video content such as film and television are an integral part of the teaching and learning process. These in-class viewings in addition to provided articles and lecture notes supplement the traditional textbook. The paragraphs below explain the importance of video content in classes. In the years I have been teaching philosophy, religious…

Political Ethics

Criticism of democracy dates back about 2500 years to two of the greatest thinkers in the history of philosophy.

The Mass Media

Individuals and organizations using electronic and print platforms to convey information and messages to mass numbers of people.

As News Consumers Age, Newspapers Continue Death March

I was shocked earlier this week when someone told me about a 39-year-old person who reads the newspaper every morning. I’m 40, and I haven’t picked up a newspaper in … well, I can’t really remember. I tried to rationalize by imagining that this person must look at each article and say, “I saw that…