This course is designed to reinvigorate people’s interest and participation in our representative democracy as it was designed. Course content is designed toward a general audience, so participants do not need to be a “history buff” or have a political science degree to enjoy and be involved in discussions. Attending this course may help participants, as Abraham Lincoln wrote in 1863, “be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us . . . that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.” Participants will evaluate whether society has become too complacent and even tolerant of ongoing issues, and discussions will investigate how we as citizens may better help effect change. Discussion topics will include current affairs and issues. The course will cover a theory of the principles of Democracy; Form and Content; as well as the Responsibilities and Rights of Constituents, Delegates and Citizens. Students should have a basic interest in current affairs and politics and have a general knowledge of history.
Meets: TH • September 14, 2017 – October 5, 2017
Refund Date: September 12, 2017
See the complete schedule of Glenwood Springs & Carbondale non-credit classes
Glenwood Springs & Carbondale 2017 Fall Continuing Education Class Schedule (pdf)