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COMX 205Y - Deliberative Democracy. 3 Credits.

Offered at Missoula College. This course introduces you to the theory and practice of deliberative democracy, in which citizens and other individuals actively participate to help society reach decisions that are just, sound and sustainable. You will learn how deliberative and other participatory democratic processes have been used around the globe to allocate limited resources, meet collective needs, and achieve common goals. You will build your capacities for inquiry, listening to understand, appreciation, reflection, considering multiple perspectives, and finding common ground, all of which are part of dialogue and deliberation. Case studies and hands-on practice will help you appreciate the challenges and opportunities of deliberative democracy. This course will build your capacities to be an informed, engaged and empowered global citizen. Level: Undergraduate

Gen Ed Attributes: Democracy and Citizenship (Y)