Democracy: Ancient and Modern

POLSCI 211

Examines democracy in its ancient and modern forms, with special attention to Athenian and American democracy. Does modern democracy fulfill the promise of ancient democracy, or betray its fundamental tenets? Topics may include freedom, equality, and rights; democratic institutions; citizenship; rhetoric; democratic knowledge and decision-making; foreign policy; corruption; religion; and hope. One course.

Course originates in Classical Studies.

Crosslisting Numbers: 

CLST 275
HISTORY 234

Curriculum Codes: 

CCI, CZ, EI, SS