COLL 124 - TV MADE ME DO IT
Long Title: TV MADE ME DO IT - MORAL LESSONS IN FICTIONAL MEDIA (DUNCAN)
Department: College Courses
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Description: "How do the stories we tell reflect our values? Aesop’s fables are a classic case of stories with a moral lesson. But moral lessons are all around us and are intrinsic in every story we tell. Heroes and villains wrestle with concepts of good and evil and so do we. Philosophy can seem like an intimidating subject matter, but we use it everyday. We make choices and judge them based on morality. In deciding the right course of action, we make philosophical arguments without even realizing it.
This course is a very basic overview of how philosophers argue and what sort of moral arguments they make. But more than that this course is about the arguments we make, learn and analyze when we tell and listen to stories. In this course, students will read stories and watch TV shows then analyze what moral lesson is being taught and whether that lesson is a good one to teach. A cross between literature/film studies and philosophy, this course is designed to be relaxed, engaging and approachable for everyone. "