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Winter 2025 Course

JuryX Workshop

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: No Exam
Assessment method: Participation and a concluding short paper (1000 words)

With Fern Nesson

This course offers an innovative and immersive experience in which students will explore the fundamental question of whether we are capable of governing ourselves. Using a variety of environments, both digital and in-person and both deliberative and in play (of poker) students will explore issues of identity, of relationship to peers, of group dynamics and of deliberative decision making.

By becoming jurors and “players in the game” students will practice setting rules, making decisions, and resolving conflicts. They will also meet the challenges and opportunities that inevitably arise when diverse individuals, including issues of identity, diversity, inclusivity and belonging.

By the end of the course, students will have gained a deeper understanding of the dynamics of self-governance, as well as the skills and tools needed to be effective participants in our democratic process.

There will be no exam in this course. Assessment is based on participation in the variety of activities integrating work and play.