Instructors: Stephanie Sanders and Paula Lantz
This is a required course open only to current Ford School BA students.
1. Students will explore their social identities, values and emotions about a public policy issue (gun control) and examine the factors that have contributed to their beliefs.
2. Students will gain an understanding of the ways their beliefs and emotions are embedded in social networks and shared values.
3. Students will learn to consciously employ effective communication (i.e. reflection, empathy, asking, and listening), as a tool for understanding public policy debates and advancing public policy solutions.
4. Students will practice using narratives, reframing, and dialogue to work across differences.