The Ethics of Democracy


Exploration of the ways in which, in an American context, social, political, or historical issues can become focused in moments of individual ethical decision, or indecision. In-depth probing through literary analysis and other methods of the ways in which novels and films approach characteristically American tensions surrounding issues of race, sex, inequality, religion, education, and patriotism. Open only to students in the Focus Program. Instructor consent required.

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Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • ETHICS 171FS
Typically Offered
Fall Only