This course will invite students to grapple with those questions by exploring the history of democracy in America. We will examine how political leaders and social movements have fought to expand the bounds of democratic citizenship ever since the American Revolution, and how others have fought to restrict it. We will trace the evolution of both defenses and critiques of democratic self-governance. We will consider how polarization and inequality strain democratic life today. And we will reflect critically on what exactly democracy has looked like — and can look like — not only in formal politics, but also in economic and social life more broadly.
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
W 10:00AM - 11:50AM & W 2:10PM - 4:00PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: One time only
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