Honors Course: GOVT 2305 – US Government

“Changes in US Government: It’s Not Just About The Vote”

In addition to the comprehensive one semester survey of United States national government provided in a standard course, this class will challenge students to think critically about the polarization of politics in the United States today and the historical context for political dissent, participation, and change over time.  This will require a careful examination of both rhetoric and reality, and an exploration of political participation that includes but extends well beyond voting and elections.  We will consider protests, civil disobedience, lawsuits, music, art, literature, film, television, movies, news media, social media, advertising and the like as forms of political participation.