Democracy in America Forum
5 sessions, 10 hours
This interactive lecture and discussion forum examines aspects of democracy in contemporary American society. We’ll examine constitutional principles in the light of such issues as equality, diversity, immigration, terrorism, partisanship, political ideologies, education, interpreting history, science and critical thinking, health care, the social safety net, civic responsibility, and the future of American democracy. We will review the statistics, present a breadth of viewpoints, and discuss ways to educate the public about civic involvement.
Instructor: Julie Castillo is a college anthropology instructor, children’s enrichment instructor, writing instructor, enrichment curriculum designer, entrepreneur, writer, and futurist. She holds an MA in sociocultural anthropology from Catholic University with a specialty in gender studies and ethnopsychology. Her current interests include development anthropology, human ecology, and poverty and affluence. She is fascinated by concepts of self and identity and frequently taps into literature, film, philosophy, and psychology in order to enhance her understanding. She loves books, movies, wildlife, adventure travel, and kayaking.
ILR424 Democracy in America Forum
5-Digit Number: 16331
Sat, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 10/13 – 11/10
Location: Conference Center/E-123
Tuition: $30.00 Fee: $84.00 Total: $114.00
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only