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POLI 123 (AR) Colloquium: Citizenship and Apathy (1)

In contemporary politics, the phrase "self-government" appears to have lost its meaning for the average citizen who is increasingly less politically engaged and less socially active. This course examines the arguments about the political and social obligations of citizenship in democracies. We analyze the role of social capital and civic engagement in sustaining political life and consider the theories advanced to explain their decline. Open to freshman and sophomores only.

Mode of Inquiry: Analyzing Arguments, Reasons, and Values

  • Offering: Fall
  • Instructor: Michaux