Political Science 115D: Diversity, Disagreement, and Democracy, POL SCI 115D
Lecture, three or four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Designed for juniors/seniors. Can't we all just get along? Study of diversity, disagreement, and democracy. Diversity covers individual differences, cultural differences, and human universals; groupism, factionalism, and identity politics; multiculturalism and one-world ethics. Disagreement includes moral, ideological, and party-political disagreement; resolvable and irresolvable kinds of disagreement; groupthink and group polarization; herding and information cascades. Democracy stands for political mechanisms of information aggregation; political mechanisms to resolve differences, or to keep peace among people with irresolvable differences; emergence and spread of democracy, liberty, and rule of law. Letter grading.
Spring Quarter 2017
Instruction start date: April 3, 2017
Instruction end date: June 9, 2017
Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Los Angeles, Political Science
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General Education: III - Social and Behavioral Sciences
UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Upper division elective credit
Units toward degree (see your advisor)
General Education: Elective Units (POSC elective)
UC San Diego:
General Education: Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC/AS, Transfer students may use for UD noncontiguous GE depending on major; Sixth - Social Analysis GE, Revelle Natural Science GE; TMC 1 course toward upper division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major
Major Requirement: UCSD Political Science major, upper-division elective (letter grade of C- or better)
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