Virtue Ethics in a Digital Mediascape

Virtue Ethics in a Digital Mediascape

Trans Social Communication and the Human Person | taught by Sr Nancy Usselmann, FSP
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Sr Nancy Usselmann, FSP
Sr Nancy Usselmann, FSP

About the instructor

Sr. Nancy Usselmann, FSP is the Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Los Angeles, CA and a Media Literacy Education Specialist. She has degrees in Communications Arts and a Masters in Theology and the Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary. She has extensive experience in the creative aspects of social media, print media, radio and video production as well as in marketing, advertising, retail management and administration.

Sr. Nancy has given numerous media mindfulness workshops, presentations and film retreats around the US to youth, young adults, catechists, seminarians, teachers and media professionals helping to create that dialogue between faith and media. She is a board member of CIMA (Catholics in Media Associates) and a member of NAMLE (National Association of Media Literacy Educators), SIGNIS (World Catholic Association for Communicators) and THEOCOM (Theology and Communications in Dialogue).

She is writes film reviews and articles for and is a regular contributor to Fuller’s Reel Spirituality website: Her book on Cultural Mysticism is in the process of being published by Wipf & Stock publishing.


How does the emergence of the digital technologies affect what it means to be human? How can we live virtuous lives in our digital spaces? This course lays a foundation of virtue ethics based on the fundamental ethic of the dignity of the human person and brings that into dialogue with the issues of isolation, communion, honesty, dishonesty, real and not real that come from our online experiences. It shows that virtue is the core of character education for our digital age. 

Course Contents

5 Videos
2 Texts
1.5 hrs

Course Curriculum

Welcome to this Course!
Fundamental Ethic-The Human Person
Isolation vs Communion
Honesty vs Dishonesty