Political Science | Political Controversies
Y100 | 10179 | McDougall


Political controversies are all around us.  From organized protests
on TV to impromptu dining hall discussions, few people can escape
them.

Whether a prevalence of such personal encounters makes you feel as
though you’ve “chosen your side” on most issues, or an unfamiliarity
with “what they’re all talking about” has you a little anxious about
being here, it is essential that we each gain a greater
understanding of the issues that affect ourselves and our nation.
But perhaps more important, we will endeavor to learn how to take an
active role in determining how these issues are resolved in our
community.  Examining numerous issues, this course focuses on
the "crisis of community" in American politics and political
culture.