WSU Community Education Courses Highlight Voting and Civil Rights

Posted by Weber State University on November 3, 2020

Weber State University’s College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, in partnership with WSU Community Education, is offering two free courses this fall that will explore the United States’ election system and the civil rights movement throughout history.

The first course, “Politics and People: Election 2020,” will discuss why people vote, how people vote and to what extent a person’s vote matters in nationwide elections. In addition, it will examine what happens on election day and why it happens. The course will run for 14 weeks, from Aug. 25 to Nov. 24.

“Every four years, U.S. citizens have an opportunity to participate in shaping the future of this country,” said Leah Murray, WSU political science professor. “It is important for us to vote and make our voices heard, but it is perhaps more important for us to be informed and engaged voters. This course will help people learn how to do that.”

Over the 14 weeks, participants will hear from experts in various fields, including journalists, historians and political science experts. The class will also watch a presidential debate together and examine the ongoing election cycle as it unfolds.

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