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Team-Taught Honors Course to Examine Issues of Democracy from an Interdisciplinary Approach

Posted Oct. 15, 2013

Students in the Honors College will have a special opportunity to explore an important theme: democracy. The Honors College is offering a special topics course called "Democracy Symposium."

Using Parker J. Palmer's book Healing the Heart of Democracy as the central text, students in this class will explore issues of democracy using an interdisciplinary approach. This course will be team taught by faculty from a variety of academic units including the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Pan-African Studies, the Wick Poetry Center, and the School of Theatre and Dance.

The course is linked to the University’s Democracy Symposium, which is scheduled for April and will feature documentarian Ken Burns as keynote speaker. Students in this class will participate in the symposium and will have an opportunity for a question and answer session with Ken Burns. 

Other guest speakers for the class will include Provost Todd Diacon, poet Martin Espada, and scholar/activist Dr. Shannon French.  

This course is an exciting opportunity for students interested in all aspects of democracy and will include discussions on politics, art, race, social justice, and other topics presented by participants.

Interested students should see their Honors advisor to enroll in this course.