VIDEO COURSES

2 Credits

Postmodernism & Critical Theory

This course is unique among university courses in that it is co-taught by two scholars of critical theory and postmodernism who are on opposite sides of many of these questions. It will not only be a three-week discussion but also a civil, respectful debate involving the instructors and participants.

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2 Credits

Talkin’ Shit: The History of African-American Culture

This course examines the origins and ascendancy of the most loved, hated, and powerful popular culture in American history.

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1 credit

Sex Positivity

Sexologist Carol Queen tells the history of this culture-changing movement, whose roots lie in the emergent academic discipline of sexology in the 19th century, and argues for the value of establishing sex-positive cultures in a world full of diverse desires and boundaries.

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1 credit

Race: The History of an Idea

This course examines the origins of the idea of “races” of human beings in the United States, and traces its deployment over two centuries in efforts to conquer, exterminate, civilize, and assimilate various “races” of people both inside the U.S. and across the world.

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1 credit

The Politics of Sex Work

The history, politics, and cultural norms of sex work, with an argument for why it should be decriminalized.

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1 credit

An Introduction to Nietzsche

Examining Nietzsche’s policy and politics of joy, radical life affirmation, and what it means to live outside of morality – with relentless ethics.

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1 credit

What is Postmodernism?

Learn the major arguments of Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, and other postmodernist philosophers – and new ways of thinking about the questions they raise.

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3 credits

Renegade History of the United States

It was not “good” citizens who established American liberty, but “immoral” and “degraded” people on the fringes of society.

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1 credit

Dangerous Nation:The U.S. & The World, 1776-1898

An argument that globalist, imperialist ideas were embedded in America's founding philosophy.

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1 credit
World War II: The Great Blowback. Lecture Series with Thaddeus Russell

World War II: The Great Blowback

Examine the emergent, revisionist history whether America's “good war” was actually America's greatest blowback.

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1 credit

The War on Terror: A Global Catastrophe

An argument that U.S. military interventions created and sustained what appears to be a self-perpetuating war.

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1 credit

Afghanistan: America’s Longest Foreign War

A history of the origins and consequences of America’s longest war.

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