<p>My son isn't attending GWU this fall, but he was interested in this program and emailed Prof Kelts last fall for info. He also got emails from two current students in the course and they both loved it. if my son had enrolled in GWU, he would have definitely applied for this program. Here's a copy of the flier that Kelts emailed:</p>
<p>Politics and Values</p>
<p>A Living and Learning Community</p>
<pre><code>Do societies have shared values? Is politics the proper arena for expressing values? Are there any values that can be shared and enforced internationally?
In the Politics and Values community, you will have the opportunity to explore these questions together with a select group of your peers. You will live and study together, in an intensive year-long course that counts for 6 credits (2 courses) each semester, and fulfills all of the introductory requirements of a Political Science major.
During the fall semester, we will examine the ancient view that states exist to mold good men; the early modern view that states create their own right and wrong; the founding American view that states must tolerate and respect the different value-orientations of their citizens (including Supreme Court cases on the issue); and the skepticism of modern political science about the project of democratic values.
In the spring, we will look at the connection of values with cultures and nations; the problems of national and ethnic violence; and international attempts to curb violence and establish boundary-crossing values.
If you’re up for the challenge, submit a resume with academic credentials or a photocopy of your GWU application, along with an essay you wrote in high school on any political topic. Notification of admission will be given in late-July.
<p>If you have further questions,
or to submit an application:</p>
<p>Contact Professor Steven Kelts
<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a><a href="202">/email</a> 365-9342</p>