Democracy in Danger (SIGNATURE COURSE)

Course Code
HIST 2559/MDST 2559
Credits
3
Department
Will Hitchcock and
Siva Vaidhyanathan

Democracy is in trouble today. Why? This course explores the growing threats to democracy in the United States and globally. Topics include:  the impact of xenophobia, racism and radical nationalism on democracy; the rise of far-right media; the growth of White Power militias; legal barriers against voting, immigration and citizenship; as well as the impact of social media and cyber-based disinformation.