The fabric of the U.S. democratic system has started to fray with the rise of revenge politics, extreme partisan politics, and authoritarianism. Learn about the changes needed to rebalance democratic governing power.
The way individuals and organizations communicate has changed dramatically with the widespread adoption of social media. Learn the skillsets obtained from a degree in communication and the constantly evolving career opportunities.
It’s easy to blame social media for recent social problems like cyber bullying and a decline in mental health, but the reality is that social media is powered by people. Learn ways to reframe your relationship with social media.
Public discourse has become increasingly divisive. In this episode, learn how to talk to people with differing viewpoints, how to reach people who may believe in conspiracy theories, and how to maintain civility with those you disagree with.
What is it like to conduct historical research and read original documents from the Civil War? Learn about conducting research to understand why Illinois changed from Democrat to Republican so quickly, the turmoil between slave states and free states, and more.
Teaching ethics is an integral part of higher education, but thinking about ethics—and applying it in a meaningful way—is a life-long endeavor. In this episode, learn how ethics affect all areas of society and the role of ethics when making career decisions.
Many people feel uncomfortable with public speaking, but realize it’s something they’ll have to do in their professional life. In this episode, learn how to improve public speaking skills, even if you’re an introvert, and how to step outside your comfort zone.
The television and film industries have changed dramatically, largely due to the growth of streaming services. In this episode, APU professor Dr. Amanda McClain discusses how Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon have led innovative content creation by focusing on niche audiences and their long-term impact on traditional cable companies.