2017-2018 Residential Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 20, 2019  
2017-2018 Residential Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAS 1120 (LAS 2) - The Civic Environment


This course grows out of the foundation provided in LAS 1110 . LAS 2  seminars, ideally taken in the second semester, will address human nature in context. Students will ask, what constitutes community and how can diverse communities coexist in a pluralistic world? In addition, the seminar allows for consideration of the role of the ‘outsider’ or ‘other’ within communities and society as a whole. With a focus on American culture these seminars will explore how different communities can both succeed within and challenge the principles of democratic society. From the meaning of social identity and difference to the significance of political, professional and religious affiliations, to the facts of disability, discrimination, and prejudice, these seminars will look at the social construction of difference and the challenges and opportunities of diversity. (4 Credits)