2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CHUMS 1180 FYS: Thinking outside the Bubble: Learning to Communicate with the “Other Side”

During the 2016 presidential election, many scholars, reporters, and commentators observed how polarized our society had become; at times, it seemed we were not speaking the same language or accepting the same facts.  So, how can we change this?  The first step is learning what those who are different from us believe, and understanding why they believe it. This First Year Seminar (FYS) course will provide many opportunities for that inquiry to take place. Throughout this course, students will not only participate in an extended conversation on the issues that divide our society, but they will debate and analyze some potential solutions that scholars and theorists have proposed.




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