Penn State College of the Liberal Arts
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Courses and Seminars

Courses and Seminars

As part of the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State, the McCourtney Institute for Democracy is a contributor to the Liberal Arts Edge seminar series, which is designed to apply classic liberal arts training to real-world problems facing the U.S. and the world.

Course material is drawn from current events and contemporary literature to demonstrate the power of a liberal arts education in solving 21st-century problems and conflicts.

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Democratic Erosion

Democratic Leadership

Democratic Dissent — From Protest to Policy

Donald Trump — The Candidate and the Campaign

Rhetoric and Civic Life