May fulfill either History or Social Science requirement (HIS, SOCSCI)
This class focuses primarily on the policies that politicians develop in response to current events and issues in their communities. Students will research different current events, how they affect their communities, and then develop positions to present to their classmates as their hypothetical constituencies. It is a natural progression from Module One, but Module one is not required. Beyond studying what is going on in the world, students will develop the capacity to reflect and deliberate on today’s world within a group that might be more diverse than they encounter outside the classroom. From this practice, students can develop the skills and dispositions they need to be thoughtful participants in society.