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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.
This course is about changing the world, or at least figuring out how. To do that, we have to think clearly about how to turn knowledge into action. We know many of the problems the world has and we understand what causes those problems. The challenge is to figure out how to take that knowledge and apply it; how to use our knowledge to create effective change. This is the central challenge for any decision-maker, public or private. They must make decisions about what to do and how to do it, whether in dealing with natural disasters, winning elections, and everything in between. They base those decisions on larger bodies of knowledge, whether political, economic, historical, ethical, or any of the other broad range of disciplines. The key question is how to apply that knowledge: what is the problem? What is the goal? What will change the current situation? What policies or actions could start that change? Changing the world requires both knowledge and action. This course is about a careful figuring out of both.
When Offered Spring.
Regular Academic Session. Combined with: NS 4998
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
- Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
Instruction Mode: In Person
Taught in Washington, DC. This is part of the Cornell in Washington program. This course does not satisfies the government senior seminar requirement.
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