Democracy is much more than set of institutions and rules. It requires citizens with a certain spirit, who can form all sorts of judgments and who need to know something about how certain forms of language and cognition can get in the way of making personal and political judgments in a sane manner. This very hands-on course will directly involve students in developing their capacities to perceive, attend, think and even feel in ways that are not oppressive to themselves or others.
This course is open only to newly admitted first year students.
The 199Y seminars do not substitute for POL 101Y/103Y/105/108Y. Also, the 199Y seminars do not count toward the requirements of any of the Political Science programs.