Core Studies 3
PEOPLE, POWER, AND POLITICS
Since democratic participation is the life-blood of a healthy democratic culture,
"People, Power, and Politics" plays a vital role in the transmission of the
kinds of knowledges essential for the your full and active participation in the public
life of the city, the state, and the nation. Core Studies 3 presents you with a variety of
viewpoints to encourage you to come to your own conclusions about contemporary U.S.
society, including the diversity of peoples that constitute it, the workings of power
within it, and the possibility of participating to full effect in the politics of it. This
course is designed as an introduction to the social sciences. It focuses on the concept of
power and thus will explore different theories of power. Readings and assignments are
structured to give students the opportunity to examine critically the operations of power
in American society, including the dynamics of race, gender, class, and sexuality.
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