Tuesday, September 10, 2013

PACE 2nd 8 weeks course on Making Democracy Work

PACE-C 300, class #34131, Moving Beyond Gridlock: Making Democracy Work

        TuTh 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Ballantine 016  [starting Oct. 22] L Napoli

Do you wonder about political gridlock? Do you have concerns about how the U.S. government functions? This course explores the concepts of debate, dialogue, conflict and deliberation and the impact on the U.S. democratic system. Through interactive exercises, case studies and class discussions, students will gain insight about the essential role of deliberative democracy. In this 8-week course, students will choose contemporary issues to analyze by exploring the issue, identifying areas of conflict and finding alternatives to polarized debate. Throughout the course, students will examine the role of citizen participation and its potential for strengthening democracy at local, state and federal levels.


Political and Civic Engagement Program -- PACE

Indiana University, Ballantine Hall 132

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