Why have so many Democratic systems failed?
One of the goals of this course is to help you become more proficient at critically examining a topic and succinctly presenting an analysis of that topic.
For this Position Paper, you will need to answer the question:
- Is the U.S. democracy most threatened from the right or the left?
[REMINDER: Revolutions from the right desire to replace the existing system with ideas from the past, while revolutions from the left desire to replace the existing system with new, untested ideas.]
Another goal of this course is to help you become a participating citizen in a democratic society. In order to effectively participate, you have to not only learn about the issues facing democracy, but you have to show personal development in your understanding of these issues.
For the Reflective Journal assignment, you will need to take one of the Objectives listed for this module and show evidence of your ability to not only comprehend the significance of that objective, but also how you are personally impacted by that objective. For example, do you expect your communications with individuals from non-democratic countries to improve as a result of this module? Finally, relate your thoughts to the Saint Leo core value of personal development.