Citizenship and Pluralism OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Graduate Study Course by MIT on Political Philosophy

Published Feb 08, 2009

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Expand your knowledge of political philosophy in this free OpenCourseWare from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Citizenship and Pluralism' focuses on the subject of diverse citizenship and how to enact separate rights in a liberal society. For those pursuing a master's degree in Political Science, this course is an excellent resource.

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Citizenship and Pluralism: Course Description

As societies become more diverse, leaders and communities need to figure out how to address the needs and rights of minority groups. This free course developed by Professor Sarah Song explores philosophical theories regarding the challenges democratic and liberal societies face when addressing the rights of distinct cultural groups. The fundamentals of political philosophy are introduced, including the concepts of citizenship, justice and pluralism. These concepts are considered with respect to the multicultural groups and minorities that exist within a liberal society. This OpenCourseWare addresses the roles and responsibilities of a society in granting separate rights to a particular group and whether a society can maintain itself with these arrangements. Students will read books related to the topic and write two papers. Offered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), this lecture course was originally a part of the Political Science Department.

'Citizenship and Pluralism' OpenCourseWare includes a syllabus, a detailed reading list, assignment topics and reading questions available online. If you're interested in taking this free online course, visit the political philosophy of multiculturalism course page.

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