Junior / Humanities / Global Government

Policy informs students how to use both rhetoric and argument to agree on a common good, so that living together is sustainable and nurturing. In this course, you will study the decades-long civil rights movement in the U.S. and international social justice struggles, examining the process and different roles by which policies – for better or worse—come into being as you pursue the question: What does it take to make policy (for the common) good?

Course Units

  • What is the purpose of the Legislative Branch?

    In this unit, you will learn the purpose and powers of the legislative branch, and how those powers have been executed throughout history.
    Here are the unit sub guiding questions you will pursue:

    • How does the legislative branch legislate?
    • How does the legislative branch work on different levels?
    • How do you propose legislation?
  • What is the purpose of the executive branch?

    In this unit, you will learn the purpose and powers of the executive branch, and how those powers have been executed throughout history.

    Here are the unit sub guiding questions you will pursue:

    • What is the executive branch and how does it work?
    • Who carries out policies?
    • How can a policy be judged “right” or “wrong”?
  • What is the purpose of the judicial branch?

    In this unit, you will learn the purpose and powers of the judicial branch, and how those powers have been executed throughout history.
    Here are the unit sub guiding questions you will pursue:

    • What is the judicial branch and how does it work?
    • What is international law?
    • What policies should govern all nations?