Course Description

Diversity and Disagreement: How to Succeed in Politics without Really Trying, POL SCI 60A

Lecture, three or four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). To study the question of can't we all just get along, students play games of cooperation, coordination, collaboration, and competition and examine whether and how diversity, disagreement, and democracy influence game play, to understand under what conditions diversity feeds productively or counterproductively into group effort. Development of self- and other-awareness of emergent properties of disagreement to appreciate how different kinds of social organization promote or undercut social cognition and collective action. Such understanding needs to develop bottom-up through experiential and interactive learning, active and analytical learning, systems thinking, and real-world application. P/NP or letter grading.

Key Information

Credit: 5 quarter units / 3.33 semester units credit
UC Los Angeles, Political Science

Course Credit:

All online courses will earn UC unit credit, upon successful completion of the course. Some courses have been approved for GE, major preparation, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus. If only unit credit is provided, please take this printout with the course syllabus to your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs to determine if the course applies to your major or fulfills GE requirements.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
General Education: III - Social and Behavioral Sciences

UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Social Analysis & UCLA's Diversity requirement
Major Preparation: pre-major Political Science Req

UC Merced:
Units toward degree (see your adviser)
Units toward degree (see your adviser)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective Units

UC San Diego:
General Education: Revelle - Revelle GE Social Science; 
Sixth - Social Analysis; 
Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC/AS

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Cruz:
Unit Credit

Prerequisites

None

Course Fees

None

More About The Course

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Course Creator

S. Lohmann
Susanne Lohmann received her Ph.D. in economics and political economy from Carnegie Mellon University in 1991. She taught at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business before joining UCLA in 1993. Professor Lohmann was John M. Olin Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University; Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, also at Carnegie Mellon University; James and Doris McNamara Fellow at Stanford University; John M. Olin Fellow at the University of Southern California; Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences; and Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Professor Lohmann's articles on collective action and ce ntral banking have appeared in the American Economic Review, t he Amer ican Political Science Review, t he American Journal of Political Science, World Politics, International Organization , and other leading social science journals. Her current research focus is the political economy of research universities and higher education. Professor Lohmann is completing a book entitled  Genius of Place: Universities and the Making of the Modern Mind , which is under contract with Cambridge University Press. She teaches courses on ethics and governance. Professor Lohmann is the recipient of two teaching awards. Susanne Lohmann received her Ph.D. in economics and political economy from Carnegie Mellon University in 1991. She taught at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business before joining UCLA in 1993. Professor Lohmann was John M. Olin Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University; Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, also at Carnegie Mellon University; James and Doris McNamara Fellow at Stanford University; ...

Susanne Lohmann received her Ph.D. in economics and political economy from Carnegie Mellon University in 1991. She taught at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business before joining UCLA in 1993. Professor Lohmann was John M. Olin Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University; Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, also at Carnegie Mellon University; James and Doris McNamara Fellow at Stanford University; John M. Olin Fellow at the University of Southern California; Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences; and Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Professor Lohmann's articles on collective action and ce ntral banking have appeared in the American Economic Review, t he Amer ican Political Science Review, t he American Journal of Political Science, World Politics, International Organization , and other leading social science journals. Her current research focus is the political economy of research universities and higher education. Professor Lohmann is completing a book entitled  Genius of Place: Universities and the Making of the Modern Mind , which is under contract with Cambridge University Press. She teaches courses on ethics and governance. Professor Lohmann is the recipient of two teaching awards.

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