CMNS 430 Civil Discourse and Democracy




This course helps student develop the skills necessary to engage in productive, respectful dialogues on political, social, and religious issues to promote a greater understanding and freedom of expression. Students will study democracy in the context of free speech versus hate speech through conducting content and discourse analyses of a selection of debates on local, national, and international issues, with emphasis on topics relating to colonization, climate change, religious freedoms, and gender identity.


45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework

Course Notes

CMNS 430 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.

Course Outlines

Please note: Course outlines of record posted may vary from the section syllabus distributed by each instructor (e.g. textbooks, assignments, timing of midterms).

Effective Term
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