Grassroots Democracy: Leadership and Power - HONORS

Course Description

Applied and theoretical training for students of social justice, this course is a multidisciplinary exploration of social change and popular democratic action with a focus on the meaning and development of political power in modern democracies. Topics to be explored include: gender and race sensitive approaches to leadership style, institutional and mass forums for civic engagement, mass recruitment and mobilization, consciousness development, democratic ethics, and strategic and tactical action. As an honors course the students will be expected to complete extra assignments to gain deeper insight into the issues raised in this class.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
36154 POLI 17H 1SH ·T·R··· 01:30 PM-03:20 PM Cynthia Kaufman L74

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2019-01-07 to 2019-03-29.
POLI-017H-1SH: Honors section of POLI-017. The parent course involves 12 hours of active, hands-on, work making a difference in our communities and has been modified so that this does not involve more time than a regular class.

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading
Also Listed As
(Also listed as ICS 27H. Students may enroll in either department, but not both, for credit.)


See general education pages for the requirement this course meets.
Not open to students with credit in POLI 17 or ICS 27 or ICS 27H.
Admission into this course requires consent of the Honors Program Coordinator.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or ESL 5.
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