3.4 West Point Cadet (3-7-14)
You are a West Point cadet (US. Military Academy) bound by a strict honor code. You witness another cadet, who is also a friend, cheating on an exam. Do you turn him in?
3.3 Nietzsche 1 (2-28-14)
Friedrich Nietzsche once stated, "There are no facts, only interpretations." Apply this to your historical research. What is more important...the facts of what happened or the interpretations of those facts (and how they not only affected those at the time, but continue to affect us through today)?
3.2 Public Position (2-7-14)
A TV news crew stops you on the street and asks your position on premarital sex, drug use, and abortion. Do you agree to voice your opinion on the air...to be seen and heard by all of your friends and family (including grandparents, religious leader, and potential employers)?
3.1 Slavery (1-31-14)
Would you rather be a slave-owner or a slave? You must be one or the other. Consider all aspects of either role; what you can do and what you have to put up with on a regular basis. As always, think and explain.
2.6 Equitability (& Harrison Bergeron)
What role does "Equitability" play in civilized society? Define it. Should it be a goal? Can it be achieved? How so? If not, why not? If possible, incorporate what we studied in class on Weds, Vonnegut's story, Rush's lyrics, and the de Tocqueville quote wherever possible and/or necessary.
2.5 Media War & Propaganda (11-13-15)
Consider the increasingly important role played by media representation - print (nespaper & internet), film (TV & movies), & audio (radio & music). What are the problems and benefits of such influence? Can news organizations truly be "fair and balanced"? If not, how can a population be properly informed, if at all? As always, please reference material presented for/in class.