The Trolley Problem

Germ U short courses are learning experiences that will enrich your life on even the busiest of days. They take under fifteen minutes but are worth a lifetime of thought. This week we look at the BBC’s short animation of a famous ethical dilemma, “The Trolley Problem.” To learn more, watch Michael Sandel’s lecture here: […]

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Reason and Emotion

Germ U short courses are learning experiences that will enrich your life on even the busiest of days.  They take under fifteen minutes but are worth a lifetime of thought. This week we look at a 1940s Disney film addressing the roles of reason and emotion in critical thinking in the context of World War […]

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Zentangle Bookmarks

Germ U short courses feature learning experiences that will educate and empower you on even the busiest of days.  Each segment is under fifteen minutes, but is worth a lifetime of thought.   This week Tiffany Lovering teaches us how to make Sharpie Zentangle Bookmarks. [su_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcYWH47RLKg” width=”480″ height=”300″][/su_youtube]

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Change a Toy, Change the World

Germ U short courses feature learning experiences that will educate and empower you on even the busiest of days.  Each segment is under fifteen minutes, but is worth a lifetime of thought.  This week McKenna Pope teaches us in under six minutes how a thirteen-year-old girl can change the way the world views toys. [su_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTK_cJVryIc” […]

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This is Water

  Germ U short courses feature learning experiences that will educate and empower you on even the busiest of days.  Each segment is under fifteen minutes but worth a lifetime of thought.   This week we feature an excerpt from David Foster Wallace’s commencement speech to Kenyon College in 2005.  Learn why he believes that the […]

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History of Halloween

Germ U short courses feature learning experiences that will educate and empower you on even the busiest of days.  Each segment is under fifteen minutes but worth a lifetime of thought.  This week the History Channel teaches us about the history of this Celtic holiday and how the American film industry has shaped how we […]

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