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Course: Politics and Society
University of Southern Maine
This is a 3-credit undergraduate elective sociology course offered in the spring of odd-numbered years, open to majors and non-majors. Description of learning objectives and activities:
This course provides an overview of political sociology, the study of power and power structures at all levels of society. Students’ active participation in class, attention to the readings and engagement in group and individual learning activities will enable them to achieve familiarity with many significant aspects of this subdiscipline and to apply them to their own life experiences. A number of students have become involved in political or civic issues for the first time as a consequence of work initially undertaken while they were enrolled in this course. Discussions have included the significance of the “under God” clause in the Pledge of Allegiance; the complexity of political beliefs; and projects geared towards community economic development.
Civic Learning Goals
Donna Bird, adjunct assistant professor of sociology at USM
See information about the course at http://www.usm.maine.edu/~donnab/dbteaching.html
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