PACE-C 300, class #34131, Moving Beyond Gridlock: Making Democracy Work
TuTh 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Ballantine 016 [starting Oct. 22]
Interested students: consider adding this class on the topic of effective citizen engagement and
alternatives to political gridlock. See description below.
Prof. Lisa-Marie Napoli, lecturer with the Political and Civic Engagement program, will teach
this new second eight weeks course.
Enrollment is open now and limited to 25 students for this active learning class.
Questions may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
This course will count as one of the required electives toward the certificate in Political and Civic Engagement. See http://pace.indiana.edu for more information.