USW 42 | The Democracy Project

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2018

A fast-paced and sweeping introduction to American political history, from past to present, structured around one of the most important democratic institutions: debate. Class debates wrestle with questions like citizenship, rights, and race, using readings from primary documents chronicling pivotal struggles over ongoing issues. No formal debating experience required or expected! 

(An earlier version of this course was offered with the title, "The Great Experiment.")