Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

POSC 150   America as a Democracy (AM)
Credits1
Restrictions
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
DistributionSocial Relations,Inst.& Agents
Core AreaGlobal Engagements

While most Americans take it for granted that our political system is a democracy and that it serves as an ideal by which other systems might be measured, the United States is only one of many stable democratic polities in existence today. In our analysis of American democracy, this course places an emphasis on how the U.S. government fits within the multicultural and global world of the 21st century. To this end, students compare America's democracy with other forms of democratic government across the globe. Students also consider how the growing racial-ethnic, class, sexuality, and gender diversity of the American population may impact the future of American politics. In our analysis of American democracy, this course places an emphasis on how the U.S. government fits within the multicultural and global world of the 21st century. To this end, we will compare America's democracy with other forms of democratic government across the globe. We will also consider how the growing racial-ethnic, class, sexuality, and gender diversity of the American population may impact the future of American politics. (AM)