Course Description

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.

Key Information

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

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit



UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
General Education: III - Social and Behavioral Sciences

UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Upper division elective credit

UC Merced:
Units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
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)

UC Santa Barbara:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Cruz:
Unit Credit

Course Fees

None

More About The Course

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Additional Course Information

Proctoring Info

Online proctoring by ProctorU: Costs vary depending on number and length of exam. Average cost is between $20 and $60 per course.

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Course Creator

S. Lohmann
Susanne Lohmann received her Ph.D. in economics and political economy from Carnegie Mellon University in 1991. She taught at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business before joining UCLA in 1993. Professor Lohmann was John M. Olin Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University; Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, also at Carnegie Mellon University; James and Doris McNamara Fellow at Stanford University; John M. Olin Fellow at the University of Southern California; Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences; and Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Professor Lohmann's articles on collective action and ce ntral banking have appeared in the American Economic Review, t he Amer ican Political Science Review, t he American Journal of Political Science, World Politics, International Organization , and other leading social science journals. Her current research focus is the political economy of research universities and higher education. Professor Lohmann is completing a book entitled  Genius of Place: Universities and the Making of the Modern Mind , which is under contract with Cambridge University Press. She teaches courses on ethics and governance. Professor Lohmann is the recipient of two teaching awards. Susanne Lohmann received her Ph.D. in economics and political economy from Carnegie Mellon University in 1991. She taught at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business before joining UCLA in 1993. Professor Lohmann was John M. Olin Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University; Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, also at Carnegie Mellon University; James and Doris McNamara Fellow at Stanford University; ...

Susanne Lohmann received her Ph.D. in economics and political economy from Carnegie Mellon University in 1991. She taught at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business before joining UCLA in 1993. Professor Lohmann was John M. Olin Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University; Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, also at Carnegie Mellon University; James and Doris McNamara Fellow at Stanford University; John M. Olin Fellow at the University of Southern California; Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences; and Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Professor Lohmann's articles on collective action and ce ntral banking have appeared in the American Economic Review, t he Amer ican Political Science Review, t he American Journal of Political Science, World Politics, International Organization , and other leading social science journals. Her current research focus is the political economy of research universities and higher education. Professor Lohmann is completing a book entitled  Genius of Place: Universities and the Making of the Modern Mind , which is under contract with Cambridge University Press. She teaches courses on ethics and governance. Professor Lohmann is the recipient of two teaching awards.

Instructor of Term

S. Lohmann
lohmann@ucla.edu

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