Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts

The McCourtney Institute for Democracy

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