Educating for a Democracy (POP2281.02)

Brian Campion & Susan Sgorbati

Democracy in the United States is being threatened and countless Americans do not understand enough of our country’s history or political systems to comprehend the threat. This has led to inaction by the American people, media outlets that share disinformation and individuals who care more about power than participating in democratic governance. To reach this point, it took time and planning, and in order to dismantle the crisis and restore our democracy we must both understand how we got to where we are and work together to fix it. Americans must understand what democracy is, how to recognize when it’s under threat, and what steps need to be taken in order for it to thrive.  To that end, this course works to develop tools, resources and strategies for teachers, parents, and students to accomplish these important goals.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 1
M 3:40PM -5:30PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 25
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: Advancement of Public Action , All courses , Hybrid In-Person and Remote , Updates