Odyssey Fall 2021 presents 'Teetering on the Brink of Demise: Reevaluating U.S. Democracy'

Current U.S. democracy has been fractured by polarization and tribalism. The new normal of today's politics is being influenced by the mass and immediate communications of the digital age. In this course, we will examine the roles of polarization and denialism in current U.S. politics. We ask, "How strong are the forces of reason, culture, and history to influence politics?" Finally, we explore influences as they shape cultural and historical changes while examining and debating the ways in which the personal and collective realization of civic virtues and the serious, thoughtful, and committed pursuit of the common good have the power to prevent the future destabilization of democracy. This course emphasizes active participation, autonomy-promoting education, and reasonable discussion. For course details, click here.

Wednesdays, Oct. 6 through Nov. 10; 7-8:30 p.m. $180 (6 sessions) JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission and can now register online. You will still need to provide a tuition remission form. For course details, contact odyssey@jhu.edu.