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Social Science Week is an annual effort by WGU's General Education Social Science Course Mentors to spotlight the important contributions that a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach can bring to our shared understanding of the major political, economic, and social issues of our times. The combined contributions of historians, geographers, political scientists, economists, psychologists, sociologists, and anthropologists paint a rich portrait of our world in its wonderful complexity.
This month, the WGU Social Science team will be hosting Social Science Week June 23-26, 2014, to examine The Future of Democracy in the 21st Century. We have organized four panel discussions that will examine the many global and domestic dimensions of democratic practice.
The four panels will pose thought-provoking questions on topics including: 1) the relationship among democracy, justice, and human rights; 2) the complex connections among U.S. democracy, religion, and popular culture; 3) the challenging relationship among democracy, wealth, and power in U.S. society; and 4) the future of U.S. democracy in light of recent U.S. Supreme Court and federal government actions.
Check out the schedule below and be sure to make yourself a calendar reminder to attend the sessions you're interested in. Then, on the day and time of the event, visit our Social Science Week room at http://wgu.adobeconnect.com/socialscienceweek/ and call into 1-855-810-8948, Participant Passcode 579813#.
SCHEDULE OF PANEL PRESENTATIONS:
Monday, June 23: Justice, Human Rights, and Democracy
9:00am PT / 10:00am MT / 11:00am CT / 12:00pm ET
Meeting Room Information: http://wgu.adobeconnect.com/socialscienceweek/
Audio Bridge: 1-855-810-8948 | Participant Code: 579813#
Tuesday, June 24: Social Relationships, Culture, and Democracy
Wednesday, June 25: Oligarchy, Elections and Interest Group Competition
Thursday, June 26: The U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Government, and the Future of U.S. Democracy
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