Student are challenged to think about the meaning of democracy by evaluating whether section is democratic. This discussion led to the installation of several semester-long democratic tools. Read more about Is Section Democratic?
This group discussion format can be used in a week that covers several big concepts, each of which can be discussed along a similar ("parallel") sequence of discussion questions. The concepts in this particular class are: Wisdom of crowds, Heuristic decision-making, Groupthink, and Cooperation. Read more about Parallel Discussions about Decision-making