|(3 cr.) This interdisciplinary seminar for
sophomores/juniors builds on experiences and
learning from QU 101 and focuses on the major
themes and concepts that structure life in the
cultures of the pluralistic American community.
The course challenges students to critically
examine what it means to assume a role of informed
citizenship and leadership in the United States.
The topics can range from social media to
spirituality, from bioethics to refugee
narratives, depending on the specialty of the
instructor. All sections address the common course
questions: 1) What is the meaning of community in
a national context; 2) What is the effect of
individualism on our concept of national community
and citizenship; and 3) What is the effect of our
pluralistic and multicultural heritage on our
concept of national community and citizenship?
Prerequisite: QU 101; As Needed, Fall and Spring|