Thanks! Yeah, it's a combination of current events meets critical thinking all thrown into a 'philosophy-lite' sort of class. This is the only course 'text book'
that I use. I have some reference books that I use to design lessons, but I like to keep it as current and fresh, and not get too bogged down in the structure of a formal class text. We break the course into ways of knowing (perception, reason, memory...) and areas of knowledge (math, art, history, natural science...). Then based on lots of different sources and materials engage in discussions, activities and student generated presentations (3-30 min long).
One of my favorite discussions this year was in our Human Sciences (psychology, econ, sociology...) unit. We were talking about measurement and validity/reliability. Over a few days I introduced this story
about measuring/quantifying psychopathy and we discussed its implications, as well as this scenario
about the eligibility of a convict to receive the death penalty based on their IQ. The students handled these very mature topics exceptionally well, and fully impressed me with the wisdom they spoke. Yeah... it's a great job:)