Jan 18, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSCI 20716 - Civic Engagement & Political Particion

Course Credit: 1
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION This class examines what it means to be a citizen of the United States and the ways that individuals can be political engaged. We will start by questioning what we expect of citizens in the United States and the implications of these expectations for our government. We then will examine the levels of participation before focusing on factors that influence levels of political participation, from one’s socio-economic status to the homes where we grew up. We will also examine how levels of political participation are unequally distributed across the population in the United States. We extend our discussion of the foundations of political participation by studying two key components of civic society: trust and tolerance. Finally, we will examine how policies and what government does shape our engagement in politics. [HSS]