Spring 2023 Course

Who Should Vote?


Questions surrounding the ballot box are as contested today as they have ever been in the history of our democracy. Using methods from multiple humanities disciplines, in this course we will explore questions such as: Should voting be required? Should the voting age be changed? Should felons forfeit their ability to vote, or do even prisoners have a right to participate in elections? Should voting be easier to do, or do more requirements protect the integrity of the ballot? Should non-citizens also be able to vote, at least some of the time? Should the Electoral College be reformed? Can the study of the past help us think about big questions in the present?

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