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.
January 26, 2023
Congratulations to our 2021/22 undergraduate award & scholarship recipients! Following a two-year hiatus, the department was delighted to return to hosting our undergraduate awards in-person this year to celebrate our...
June 3, 2021
In a bid to motivate her students in what has been a very difficult academic year, Professor Rebecca Kingston decided to give those enrolled in the winter 2021 term of...
May 21, 2020
Congratulations to undergraduate student Cheryl Cheung who has received a University of Toronto Excellence Award (UTEA). Going into her third year majoring in political science, with minors in visual studies...
January 29, 2020
Congratulations to all our amazing undergraduate students who picked up one the department’s twenty-three awards and scholarships at our annual undergraduate awards ceremony. In attendance were Dean of Arts &...