Quest Courses – Spring 2023 / Contemporary Issues / UPHEAVAL IN AMERICAN VALUES
Coordinators: Michael Wellner, Maureen Berman, Howard Salik
America is at a crossroads as different visions of what the United States should stand for at home and abroad directly compete in the national dialogue.
Even basic principles upon which American society was founded — the peaceful transformation of power, freedom of speech, separation of church and state — are being questioned, and, in some cases, outright rejected by segments of society. Beyond the sharp divisions, often expressed most clearly in our Red and Blue States division, our class discussions will focus on momentous social issues likely to have a major impact on the nation’s future.
A WEEK / WEDNESDAY / 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Upheavel in American Life, Spring 2023
Michael Wellner, Terri Hicks, Maureen Berman
Greatest threats to U.S. Democracy
Whither the Supreme Court?
U.S. Media Polarization:
Would De Tocqueville recognize America today?