2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog

EEDUC 5160 Civics and Democracy

This course prepares teachers to provide instruction on the roots and foundations of U.S. democracy, how and why it has developed over time, and the role of individuals in maintaining a healthy democracy. The guiding questions for this course are: “How have concepts of liberty and justice affected the United States democratic system of government?”, “How can power be balanced in government?”, and  “What is the role of the individual in maintaining a healthy democracy?”