Description: Examine the interrelationships between civic engagement in the informal democratic sector (nonprofits, social movements) and the formal institutions and practices of representative democracy (local, regional, and state levels). Study the variety of ways in which diverse organizations in the informal sector seek to influence, contest, change, or transform the processes and outcomes of formal representative and administrative institutions. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Fall 2021
Prerequisite: (FYS 111, FYS 121, FYS 131, FYS 141, SYS 211, SYS 221, SYS 231, or SYS 241 with associated Action Research Team) and SUS 230