Course Detail

What is a Good Citizen?

Subject: INQS

Catalog Number: 125

Registration Number: 6715

Description:
Explores ideas about and commitments to citizenship. Is being a good citizen more than the occasional paying of taxes and casting of ballots? Has the concept of citizenship changed over time? Are the duties, obligations and privileges of US citizenship peculiar to its borders? Has technology undermined nationalism and dissolved borders? This class will consider these questions and more as well as outline many forms of civic engagement taking insights from philosophy, political activism and history. Using literature, film, and classroom debate, students will be challenged to create their own critical assessments and agendas for wider community engagement.

Instructor: Thomas Mertes
Is consent of Instructor Required? No



Course Type: LEC
Location: TAYH 106
Time: 1:05PM- 2:45PM  TTh