In PS 100, we will engage with historical and theoretical treatments of political equality; consider the relationship of political equality to social and social equality; and analyze the status of political equality in the contemporary United States. Throughout, we will work together to improve our skills in reading complex texts, communicating orally and in writing; and asking and answering important and challenging questions about what we read and about our shared world. As you know, PS 100 is part of a first year interest group (FIG). The FIG is designed to ensure thematic connections across the three courses. I encourage you to think both about links between the courses and about differences in approach across academic disciplines. Sometimes, you may find yourselves continuing a conversation in our seminar that started in one of the other courses. That’s great – even if I occasionally feel out of the loop!